iPad New iPad 4 from Best Buy, Minor Scuff Out Of Box, See Pic, Should I Exchange it?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by wick001, Dec 10, 2012.

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    Here's my story. I originally bought my first iPad 4 from best buy and returned it a few days later to get the Asus TF700 because I didn't like the iOS UI and thought Andriod would better suit my tweaking needs. The first Asus TF700 I bought had quality issues: You could clearly see the glue behind the Gorilla Glass didn't set properly and the screen was flickering. I exchanged it for a 2nd TF700, the quality was perfect but the overall experince was just so slow, and still had the screen flickering issue. So I returned it for the iPad again, now on my 4th purchase in about a week and a half.

    However this iPad has one tiny imperfection on the side wall shown in this picture. My question is should I even bother exchaging this once again, or will they look at me like I have OCD lol?
     

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    dukebound85

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    i wouldnt let it bug me too much personally but take it in if you want.
     
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    MisterKeeks

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    I couldn't see it if not for the thread title and question.
     
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    I don't think it's particularly noticeable, and I'm pretty sure if you return if for another one you're going to end up scuffing the new one immediately somehow ;)
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    If you use the word "minor" then I say it's a non-issue. I can't see it really.
     
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    i would, you paid $499+ (depending on storage) for it. you should expect a perfect device out of the box
     
  7. Guest

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    Exchange it.

    Seems to bother enough to take the time to post here.

    Might look worst over time.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I just don't want to be "that guy". I've already been in there 4 times returning and exchanging. Does anyone know what happens to items that are returned?
     
  9. macrumors member

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    Most of them end up being sold as "open box" items I believe.
     
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    Koodauw

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    Sounds like you already are. I'd keep it if it were me.
     
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    can you try rubbing it off. get a case to cover the edge or exchange.
     
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    Yes, people that want a great deal like me buy it...I got my perfect open box 32 gig iPad 4 for $535 - $60 (black Friday) for $475 total...typing on it now...bring it back and someone else will benefit :)

    That being said, take it back and get another...you made the mistake of not getting iPad from the start, live and learn
     
  13. Guest

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    I've own so many iOS devices and never had to return one for cosmetic issues, so what do I know.

    The iPad Mini I got looks perfect. Don't have an iPad 4, so don't know what the situation is.
     
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    If it bothers you return it. I would.
     
  15. macrumors member

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    Return it. It's unfortunate, and it will waste some of your time and probably shame you a little bit, but you will sleep easier once its taken care of. Just be happy it's not a root canal you have to get re-done!
     
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    I would return it only because I have OCD and it would bother the hell out of me. I don't pay $650 for something that isn't in perfect condition. Now, if you accidentally scuffed it yourself and now want a shiny new one, then I wouldn't do it. That's just bad taste.
     
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    If my $500-600 device had a scuff on it out of the box I would not feel guilty about going back to the store for an exchange. Why accept a cosmetic defect on an expensive product? What if the scuff was on the screen instead? The point is it's not supposed to be there. Period.
     
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    If you have to ask what to do, then I'd say just keep it! Seriously!
     
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    I have no problem with people wanting a pretty ipad, but I think it's hilarious this kind of thinking is prevalent now. Nobody takes a magnifying glass to buy a car for example. It's better to just say you expect perfection at all price levels.
     
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    They are sold to people who do not own microscopes.
     
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    ActionableMango

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    You are certainly entitled, but it doesn't seem worth the time to me. I'd just put my own scuff on it within 3 days, so why bother going to the store?

    If you have nothing to do or if you are some sort of perfectionist who can keep your iPad looking perfect 3 years from now, then I suppose it would be worth the time.

    Also keep in mind stores are tracking return information in order to crack down on serial returners.

    http://consumerist.com/2012/11/19/f...ave-been-tracking-on-your-returned-purchases/
     
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    I agree with Koodauw, you are "that guy."
     
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    Q-Dog

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    Too late, you already are "that guy!"
     
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    We factory erase them, discount them, and sell them.
     
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    Really? Yeah you are definitely OCD on this. Not every device is perfect. This is a NON ISSUE.

    I would suggest relaxing and to just enjoy your iPad.

    Can we just dump posts like this in to an entire "Obnoxious first world problems thread"?
     

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