Apple IS Offering $200 Credit For Customers (With Caveat)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Amblinman, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. Amblinman macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2007
    I just called Apple and got a $200 credit. They are offering price protection for any phones purchased "10 Days before 8/1 and after" (I phrased it like that because that's EXACTLY what the rep told me, and I had him repeat it twice).

    Obviously this doesn't cover those of you who stood in line, but there it is. Also, just a warning, when you call Apple, expect a hold time of nearly 20 minutes.

    Mods - I felt this info deserved its own thread, but if not, my apologies for starting a new thread.
  2. GTiPhone macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2007
    Island Heights, NJ
    Its absolutely ridiculous that they offer you any refund whatsoever if its limited to that time frame. The product has been on the market for only 2 months!!!

    How can they completely screw everyone who ponied up for them at launch?! This pathetic.

    I feel PARTICULARLY screwed because I bought a 4 gig model. Not only is my iPhone already discontinued after 2 months, but now they offer double the storage at 100 dollars less than I paid!

  3. Intake macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2007
    Sounds like they are being generous. Apple Store Online stated 10 days from the date of shipment. Walk-in Apple stores have a 14 day price protection.
  4. gibbz macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2007
    is this real? i will call applestore is so. i bought mine on august 17.
  5. amac4me macrumors 65816


    Apr 26, 2005
    Great. Nice to see you get the $200 credit.
  6. Limeyness macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2007
    i got a 200$ credit from AT&T, bought mine on iDay.
  7. GTiPhone macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2007
    Island Heights, NJ
    by doing what?
  8. Amblinman thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2007
    iInteresting. I wouldn't be at all surprised if there's an unwritten policy to pretty much give people the credit if they ask for it regardless of purchase. There will be many more who don't take advantage than those who do, so Apple still makes out.
  9. JPS macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2007
    Just curious, but I bought a 4g ten days ago (by choice: I didn't need the 8, as I like my 30g iPod). What do I get, if anything?
  10. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020


    Feb 23, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    When you buy a new to market item on the day it is released (not to mention stand inline for many hours for it) it comes along with certain risks. If you aren't willing to accept that, then don't buy items when they are first released.

    I really don't get how people think they are being screwed.
  11. nickspohn macrumors 68040


    Jun 9, 2007
    you can get $200 too
  12. iPhoneyboy macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2007
    Not Giving Credits

    I called Apple directly, and the store where I bought it... and they said NO to ANY credit after 14 days. Mine is less than 1 month old, but over the 14 days... so I have a hard time believing that this is an Apple policy. Maybe some are getting it on a case by case basis. :(
  13. Amblinman thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2007
    Call Apple directly. I had no issue with my rep. He didn't even flinch. Specifcally said they offer price protection and I'm just barely under a month in ownership.

    Edit - Sorry, didn't see that you did call them directly. Call back. Tell them others have been offered price protection. It doesn't make sense that they'd offer it to some but not everyone.
  14. iPhoneyboy macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2007
    I did call they directly... they said NO. And since I bought from a store they couldn't even look it up.
  15. gikku macrumors regular


    Dec 29, 2006

    what did you expect?
    A price rise and reduction in capacity. Get real.
  16. Amblinman thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2007
    Hmmm...I wonder if it's something only for those who purchased online? That wouldn't make any sense. I'd try again, dude. I got them to refund the $200 on mine and a friend I ordered it for around the same time.
  17. shk718 macrumors 65816

    Jun 26, 2007
    i bought it at an apple store - called att and they said i'd have to bring my receipt to the apple store to try to get a refund
  18. GTiPhone macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2007
    Island Heights, NJ
    its been 2 months!! 2 months!!!

    They as well have done it the DAY after launch.
  19. AirmanPika macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2007
    Vandenberg AFB, CA
    I'm waiting till tomorrow. Seems that its hit and miss what each apple rep says is "policy". My hunch is its at the discression of supervisors right now instead of a company wide policy. I'm not gonna call and pester em but I'll take the cash if they offer it.
  20. kramgam macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2007
    What exactly did you say and what department did you talk to.
  21. n00basaur macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2007
  22. tribe3 macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2005
    Vienna, VA - USA
    I say it's BS. please post snapshot of your confirmation email from Apple.
  23. JPS macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2007
    Just called the store where I bought my 4g (which I'm very happy with) on August 25th. They told me to bring in my receipt within two weeks and I get $200 back. So my iPhone ends up costing me $200. I'd say that's pretty damned good.
  24. vega07 macrumors 65816

    Aug 7, 2006
    you mean your iphone ends up costing you $300.
  25. drchipinski macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2007
    I called, and was issued a $200 credit as well.

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