Am I likely to succeed

Pink∆Floyd

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So I have this plan to return my current iPhone to the Apple store and say the battery doesn't work and get a refurbished iPhone and sell it on eBay. I'll be selling a brand new iPhone for a much higher price...
Am I likely to fail or not?
 

Patrick J

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So I have this plan to return my current iPhone to the Apple store and say the battery doesn't work and get a refurbished iPhone and sell it on eBay. I'll be selling a brand new iPhone for a much higher price...
Am I likely to fail or not?
Well if you say the battery doesn't work, and they check...and it does... I think you will probably not succeed.
 

bigjnyc

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So I have this plan to return my current iPhone to the Apple store and say the battery doesn't work and get a refurbished iPhone and sell it on eBay. I'll be selling a brand new iPhone for a much higher price...
Am I likely to fail or not?
I don't understand... if you are getting a refurbished phone then how are you going to sell a brand new phone? Are you saying that you are going to try and pass off the refurbished phone as brand new??? If so then I say fail because those come in a generic white box

Well if you say the battery doesn't work, and they check...and it does... I think you will probably not succeed.
This too, Apple is not just going to replace your phone because you say something doesn't work. they have to be able to replicate the problem or see for themselves running a diagnostic.
 

yg17

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Other than the illegal warranty fraud, and the product representation fraud of selling a refurb as new, sounds like a great idea!
 

rdowns

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So I have this plan to return my current iPhone to the Apple store and say the battery doesn't work and get a refurbished iPhone and sell it on eBay. I'll be selling a brand new iPhone for a much higher price...
Am I likely to fail or not?

This has FAIL written all over it. DO you think they just hand out new phones to any idiot who comes in and asks?
 

bigjnyc

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If it a hot chick with a very low cut tshirt, and a very horny mac guy, then it might possibly work.
If i was working the genius bar that would get me every time, I'd be handing out a record number of replacements.
 

Patrick J

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Is that a broken iPhone in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
17. You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor. (your neighbour's iPhone?)
 

iphone1105

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If it a hot chick with a very low cut tshirt, and a very horny mac guy, then it might possibly work.
I've pimped my wife like this many a time to get "assistance" at most stores, thank god for Los Angeles superficial folks like myself...;)
 

Pink∆Floyd

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Other than the illegal warranty fraud, and the product representation fraud of selling a refurb as new, sounds like a great idea!
Yea, I'm planning on selling it on Craigslist and say its brand new since the refurb will have the plastic wrapped on it, I mean, a refurb is basically a BRAND NEW phone physically...

I don't understand... if you are getting a refurbished phone then how are you going to sell a brand new phone? Are you saying that you are going to try and pass off the refurbished phone as brand new??? If so then I say fail because those come in a generic white box

Yup, I'm planning on doing this, get a new (i say new because when they give you the refurb, it comes with the little pastic thing covering the iPhone) phone and sell it on Craigs or eBay :D


This too, Apple is not just going to replace your phone because you say something doesn't work. they have to be able to replicate the problem or see for themselves running a diagnostic.
Not necessarily, I've been getting away with it, all I have to do is be as serious and persuasive as possible and the Apple guy will believe me. My brother is on his 3rd iPhone...

I want my 5 seconds back! What a worthless thread!
........Ok here you go (gives you 5 seconds back)
 

RichL

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Yea, I'm planning on selling it on Craigslist and say its brand new since the refurb will have the plastic wrapped on it, I mean, a refurb is basically a BRAND NEW phone physically...



Not necessarily, I've been getting away with it, all I have to do is be as serious and persuasive as possible and the Apple guy will believe me. My brother is on his 3rd iPhone...
You and your brother are stand up guys.

Remember, karma is a bitch.
 

ecks618

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Those days are long gone when you can just say something is wrong and they will replace it. Apple has implemented new software that can display battery life, dropped calls %, time since last restore, etc, etc just by plugging the iphone into one of their diagnostic macs. Unless its a verifiable problem that can be reproduced, apple will not longer replace it.
 

yg17

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Yea, I'm planning on selling it on Craigslist and say its brand new since the refurb will have the plastic wrapped on it, I mean, a refurb is basically a BRAND NEW phone physically...
No, a refurb is NOT a brand new phone. That's why refurbs are labeled as such and sold at a discount. It's fraud and people go to federal PMITA prisons for fraud.
 

old-wiz

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And what about your contract with AT&T? They will charge you early termination fee, which would wipe out any profit.

Frauds like this make it more difficult for people with real issues to get help.