Return a Just Opened iPod Shuffle?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by tinman623, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2010
    I just opened an ipod shuffle for christmas today and decided id rather return it for store credit and get a better ipod instead. Can I still do this despite having opened it and syncing it already? I have all the stuff it came with and restored the ipod to factory setting. Is it eligible for return at an apple store?

    PS it was bought from
  2. macrumors G4

    Oct 14, 2005
    When I worked at Apple, we couldn't do that (accept a return for a product purchased from another store).

    If you said that you got it as a gift and didn't have a receipt, the managers would scan the serial number. If it was purchased from any Apple store, they'd be able to re-print the receipt. If it was purchased from another company, it would say so. They never took in products purchased elsewhere, although you can try your local store and see what they say.

    Also, if the seal was opened on the product, it couldn't be resold as new, so they charged a 10% restock fee.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Yeah, as the above poster said, probably not. It would have had to been purchased from the last 14 days from an Apple Retail location and have a 10% restocking fee applied to be accepted for return.
  4. macrumors 68020


    May 30, 2010
    If you can't return it perhaps you can sell it online or something and perhaps get some of the money back that way.
  5. macrumors 68030


    Jul 21, 2009
    United Kingdom
    It was bought from amazon, so you can't return it to Apple..

    And I believe amazon have a policy to not accept opened electronics returns. You should have judged that you'd need a bigger one before you opened it.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Dec 10, 2010
  7. macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Los Angeles Area
    Call amazon and find out. What kind iPod were did u have in mind of upgrading?
  8. macrumors 6502

    Nov 24, 2007

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