Apple Promotes Engraved and Gift-Wrapped iPads as Valentine's Day Gifts

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    Apple is running a Valentine's Day promotion on its online store, drawing attention to its free engraving offer and signature gift-wrapping service. The campaign features the iPad and iPad mini as ideal gifts for the holiday, with the iPod touch and iPod nano also being highlighted.

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    Apple has also posted a specific webpage with ordering deadlines to ensure delivery by Valentine's Day. Deadlines for standard shipping range from January 30 to February 5 depending on the product and whether or not it is being engraved.

    A red email gift card option is also available for the holiday.

    Article Link: Apple Promotes Engraved and Gift-Wrapped iPads as Valentine's Day Gifts
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Very romantic
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Because nothing is as romantic as an expensive electrical item or an emailed gift code.
     
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    ... that can't be returned after it's engraved!
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    really? did not know that
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Useful gift with personalised message unless you are sketical about relationship then its expensive :)
     
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    notjustjay

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    Actually, now that I've done some checking, it seems it might be possible to return them still under the 14-day return policy. However, it is still the case that engraving an iDevice might lower its resale value later, should you decide to sell.
     
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    Having my iPad 3 made with an Apple engraving was the worst Apple purchase that I ever made.

    You can't return it and the value is a couple hundred dollars less because of it.
     
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    Don't forget that if you have to send out your device for any repairs or an AppleCare replacement, your new one won't be engraved anymore and getting it done again isn't free. In fact I don't even think there is way to purchase a new engraving if you wanted to; via Apple anyway.
     
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    XboxMySocks

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    Untrue. I had an iPod engraved and it broke. I sent it in and they sent back a new one, engraved.
     
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    Thanks. I need to go back and complain, then. I had a suspicion but felt there really wasn't anything I could do about it.
     
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    You're welcome. I'm kinda surprised that they did this, I haven't heard any grief from others about engravings either so your case would be unique IMO
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    Be sure to fill in the form correctly. Here is a picture of the iPad my daughter ordered for herself.:)

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