Is it safe to buy online?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by f41dh1, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. f41dh1 macrumors newbie

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    I'm planning to buy ipod 80GB online from Apple store because in the UK, it still not available yet.
    I am wondering how they packed it? Is it going to be deliver safely??
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Erm... you're afraid that the Apple Store ships Apple products in inferior packaging and that it will break in transit? I'm sorry, I'm not sure if this is a joke or a serious question? Are you for real?
     
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    iPods usually come double-boxed; it will be delivered just fine.
     
  4. f41dh1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just want to make sure man...it's GBP259...if you know what i mean..theres nothing wrong checking out..
     
  5. mdickson macrumors regular

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    It's not like you're the first person to use the apple store.
     
  6. Willis macrumors 68020

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    Everything is packed well. Wish I could say the same about Amazon :mad:
     
  7. daze macrumors 6502

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    Worry not, it'll be delivered safely.
     
  8. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    Check it out when you get it, if there is something wrong the shipping company or Apple will be obligated to make it right...no worries.
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    You should be fine... what seems to be a much bigger focus of complaints is the reliability of ship statuses and delivery estimates. For that matter variation in experience seems to have more to do with carrier than shipping company. Apple and Amazon in my experience both do fine jobs with packaging. I've never really had merchandise damaged in transit, but to the extent that I've had problems getting shipments in a timely fashion, etc, I have my personal hierarchy of American delivery agencies.

    If you're concerned, call Apple and ask who they would use to ship for you, and come back and people here can probably tell you their personal experience with the combination of Apple and that shipper.
     

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