ATT Will Require Purchasers to Buy iPhone Accessories ???

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by bignumbers, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

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    http://www.waitingforiphone.com/2007/06/28/att-will-require-purchasers-to-buy-iphone-accessories/

    I have no idea how accurate this is - haven't seen this anywhere else. Sounds fishy to me, but if true would be very nasty on AT&T's part.
     
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    rdowns

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    Ridiculous.

    Who started this- Verizon or Sprint?
     
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    yoman

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    I was thinking the same thing.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    we just want to try and discourage ebayers....who just want iphone to sell...
     
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    marksman

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    Yeah that is not true at all. Nonsense.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    We seem to have seen all internal communication to At&T employees over the last few days and this hasn't come up anywhere. Looks like a slur campaign.
     
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    brasscat

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    Now that's some ace reporting...
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    In the document leaked yesterday it is very clear that they need to push accessories. But nowhere does it say anything about being required to buy an iAccessory. AT&T needs the accessories to sell well, and they know it, it's the same reason they're going to start selling iTunes Gift Cards. They want as much of a piece of the pie as they can get...but they can't force you to buy an accessory to go with your brand new $600 phone.
     
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    For $600 they should throw in the car charger...
     
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    i call shenanigans
     
  11. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Glad everyone thinks the same thing, that this is just silly.

    I want to review the case options a while before buying anything - several already announced, and I'm sure more are coming. And at last count I had three iPod car chargers.
     
  12. macrumors 68020

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    "when it goes on sale at 6p Friday".

    well that is a huge price reduction. 6p is really cheap. and selling it in british currency to make me feel at home. how thoughtful.
     
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    LxTxNx

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    No it's not required, No one can force you to buy anything. But, wouldn't you want your $600 Investment protected with the cool cases that are available? I "heard" that all APPLE :apple: branded accessories have a 14 Day Return policy and 10% restocking fee if opened and returned.
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    They made me do it

    I bought my 8GB iPhone today at the AT&T store in Manhattan Beach CA and they made me buy a junky car charger and junky protector. I told them I had no disire to purchase them, and they said that they were only selling iPhone "bundles" that included the other junk. They said ni iPhone would leave the store without it's added on junk ($69).

    It does appear that you can take the junk back within 14 days if it's not opened.

    Shady....
     
  15. macrumors 68000

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    It wasn't true at the AT&T store where I went.

    They didn't even try to push any accessories on me. I had to ask to see them.
     
  16. macrumors regular

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    i got my iphone through att and they didnt make me buy any accessories
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    I got mine at an AT&T store succesfully with no accesories. They did try to make me buy stuff but I just said I would be waiting for reviews before buying those at least.
     
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    Chip NoVaMac

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    Hey folks, it is Retail 101....

    Given the blood deal that AT&T made with Apple, it is in their best interests to suggest add-ons. I would find it hard to believe that a AT&T corportate store would require the purchase of add-ons. Franchises are free to set what ever policy they feel is fit for them.
     

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