Does Apple accept broken iPods for their trade-in/recycling program?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by MykullMyerz, Jan 6, 2010.

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    MykullMyerz

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    A friend of mine took his old iPod to Apple and got 10% off of a new one. Does this apply to broken iPods as well?
     
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    miles01110

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    Hmm, not sure. I doubt it, but other retailers like SmallDog will give you some sort of credit towards a new one even if its broken. You could call the Apple Store and ask.
     
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    angemon89

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    I think so. My cousin took in his iPod and got 10% off. The iPod wouldn't hold a charge, like at all. Wouldn't that be considered "broken?"
     
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    I just bought a Nano. Took my old unit and got 10 % off. The battery in my old unit was dying. I think they strip down the old unit and recycle the usable parts [ if any ]
     
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    01jamcon

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    They don't really care, I think it helps generate a "greener" image by enticing people to recycle old iPods. As long as the exterior isn't smashed to bits they take them, I traded in an old 4g iPod with a broken hard drive and dead battery as well as obvious scuff marks from where I'd opened the thing, still got the 10%.
     
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    BlackiBook

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    I took a iPod mini with the battery completely missing and got the 10%.... (Wish I would have kept it though)
     

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