Apple Price-Match after Purchase

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  1. editonmac macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I literally just bought a brand new iPhone 5S on AT&T from an Apple Store about an hour ago from the time of writing. I come home to set it up (the Apple Store) already activated it, and while my old iPhone is backing up I go ahead and check out some of the tech news websites. What I find is about 10 minutes after I bought my phone, Best Buy started a sale significantly discounting iPhone 5Ss by $75 for ALL models. Now this is a lot of money for me to miss out on and I was wondering, would it be possible for Apple to price match my phone even though I just purchased it and refund me my $75? Or could I possibly return my phone (I took it out of the shrinkwrap but that is it) and re-purchase it with a price-matched price?

    Thanks for your help!!
    -Chris
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Apple doesn't price match.
    You can return it and then purchase it from best buy.
     
  3. editonmac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Really? When'd they stop doing that? Haha everything I saw online said they do, but all that was from earlier this year.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    They never did.
    Walmart, best buy and some other retailers do but Apple does not.
    They're too rich for that:)
     
  5. editonmac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ohh haha okay, thanks for your help!
     
  6. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    U are grossly mistaken.
     
  7. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Apple price matches on computers if it is sold by an authorized retailer, but at time of purchase only and only up to 10%. But in your situation you would be out of luck. You can always call your local store and ask, but I wouldn't count on it. Just return it and repurchase at best buy.
     
  8. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Not sure what you guys are talking about but Apple does price match unless its a black friday type of sale. Got an old iPod price matched when BB had it 50$ off. Simply ask for a manager and show proof.
     
  9. thomasanderson macrumors member

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    Just curious does Apple charge a $35 restocking fee? I ask because I am in a similar situation at Sprint I upgraded my daughter's iPhone 4s to a 5s on her birthday the day before Thanksgiving at my local Sprint store and then I saw this sale. After doing the math & paying the restock fee, the savings will only come out to about $45 dollars. Not sure if it's worth the hassle of backing up her phone again, deactivating, returning to sprint store, making sure best buy has the gold phone she wants(they tell me that they have at least one in Stock but can't give me an exact number or guarantee that one will be there when I get there). Making sure that her upgrade status gets reset on sprints end so activation at best buy doesn't hit a snag. Hoping that her new phone works perfectly out of the box and then hoping the restore process goes without a hitch. It really passes me off because there has never ever been a sale on iPhone before which is why I bought hers the day before with confidence that I wouldn't regret it. Murphys law.
     
  10. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Apple no longer charges a restocking fee, but if you purchase through carriers, they do.
     
  11. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    They certainly kept that deal hidden at Best Buy. I wish I had taken advantage of the deal, but it wasn't included in the deal roundup on this site. Not sure why it wasn't announced sooner. Should have asked while I was in best buy on Friday.
     
  12. pikachu2k7 macrumors regular

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    If it is still under 14 days, you can return it and buy it from the place that gives you a deal that you want.

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    It also would not hurt to try asking Apple.
     
  13. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    They definitely did price match in stores, I've done it before.
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Really?
    Every time I heard someone try it they were denied.
    How long ago did you do it and for what product?
     
  15. chaudhry747 macrumors member

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    Not right.. Apple does price match.
     
  16. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    There was a story last month on most of the sites that cover Apple about Apple price-matching Walmart's $479 iPad Air promo.

    When I worked there a few years ago there was price matching on Macs, but with limitations, like no more than 10%, etc.
     
  17. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    We got an iPad for the same deal that another retailer had it for my grandmother. I can't remember the price but it was an iPad 2, so somewhat recently.
     
  18. editonmac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I think it just depends on the store you go to. I heard you had to have a manager approve of it. Anyways if I were to return the phone there would be a 10% restocking fee and then I have to deal with the Best Buy employees (I've had bad experiences with BB) and frankly at that point it's not worth it. $75 would have been nice though.
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Interesting.
    What does the no more than 10% mean? Like if the deal is cheaper than 10% of Apple's price they wont match it?
    Seems like they have lots of restrictions.
     
  20. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    They must have just started price matching according to that article linked above.
    My false assumption was because for many many years they never did before.
    Good thing they do it now though.
     
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