420$ for repair!??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dadooo, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. dadooo macrumors member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Hi everyone,

    I come from small country, which didn't have iPhone until last month. I am a big apple fan, and i'm using iPhone since 1st generation, and I never had a problem with it until now.Now, my warranty expired like a month ago and problems started.
    Apple authorized service provider in our country wants me to pay 420 $ for repair (replacement), even though that iPhone is not water damaged, or anyway damaged by my fault. I mean that is just insane.:eek:
    What should I do?
    I dont have that money :/, and I think that apple won't be in trouble if they just make an exception for a loyal apple customer.

  2. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
    Try emailing uncle Tim. He'll take care of you.
  3. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    It's hard to get a courtesy one time replacement for free if you aren't at an Apple Store. I'd suggest going to another country that has Apple Stores and see what your options are. Though, I should say, that doesn't gurantee a replace,emt
  4. dadooo thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Well I would but nearest apple store from here is 460 km (300 miles) :)
  5. awadeee macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2011
    Viper City
  6. Pez555 macrumors 68020


    Apr 18, 2010
    what about apple customer service? call them up and explain that way.

    im not sure what their policy is about returning a phone though.
  7. dadooo thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 30, 2011
    I wouldnt dare to do it myself, I don't want to break anything :) I did call apple uk and they said that they aren't able to make an exception or something under any circumstance.
  8. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
  9. dadooo thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 30, 2011
    sorry but I couldn't find a better word for a "tap".

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