420$ for repair!??

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

  1. dadooo macrumors member

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    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.


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  2. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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

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    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

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

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  6. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    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

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    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

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  9. dadooo thread starter macrumors member

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    sorry but I couldn't find a better word for a "tap".
     

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