Am I likely to succeed

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  1. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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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?
     
  2. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

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    Well they'll test your battery. So as long as the battery doesn't work, yes you'll receive a refurb phone.
     
  3. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    Well if you say the battery doesn't work, and they check...and it does... I think you will probably not succeed.
     
  4. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    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

    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.
     
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  6. yg17 macrumors G5

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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!
     
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    This has FAIL written all over it. DO you think they just hand out new phones to any idiot who comes in and asks?
     
  8. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  9. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    If i was working the genius bar that would get me every time, I'd be handing out a record number of replacements.
     
  10. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    I'd ask for a date & phone number, THEN hand out a new item.
     
  11. countrydweller macrumors 6502

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    What is the percentage of ethical people left in the world?:(
     
  12. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    What they said. Dude, WTF? Be honest.
     
  13. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Is that a broken iPhone in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
     
  14. Bat Commander macrumors member

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    I want my 5 seconds back! What a worthless thread!
     
  15. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    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?)
     
  16. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    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...;)
     
  17. NikeTalk macrumors 6502a

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    It'll work, I change my phone out about every two weeks so it'll always be fresh.
     
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  19. Pink∆Floyd thread starter macrumors 68020

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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...

    ........Ok here you go (gives you 5 seconds back)
     
  20. RichL macrumors 6502

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    You and your brother are stand up guys.

    Remember, karma is a bitch.
     
  21. ecks618 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  22. yg17 macrumors G5

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    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.
     
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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.
     
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