Apple Replaced My 2G iPod touch for free!

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  1. iParis macrumors 68040

    iParis

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    So some of you may remember this thread of mine I posted on Wednesday where I explained that my iPod's screen shattered.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=612746

    Well yesterday I went into the Apple Store and the guy at the Genius Bar said, "well this isn't covered by the warranty but I think we can make a special excpetion and replace it."
    He went to the back and got a white box, I think that the replacement iPhone's come in this too, and took a shiny 16GB 2G iPod touch out of the box.
    He told me it's a refurb but looks brand new!
    And usually they make you pay $149 to get it replaced.
    This made me so happy!
    I <3 :apple:

    EDIT: Here is the right link.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=610931
     
  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Honestly, was it necessary to make a new thread? It's not as if your other topic had died or anything...
     
  3. iParis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I felt it was needed so that more people would see it.
     
  4. ZuneMan? macrumors regular

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    Nice work iParis.

    What did you say to him/her? They arent usually that nice. :apple:
     
  5. iParis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I gave the Genius a sob story.
    Well, kinda.
    I kept referring to my iPod as "her."
    Like, "the second I opened her I put her in a case."
    Or, "right after I saw the cracked screen I called AppleCare."
    I guess that showed how much I cared for her.
    I also told him that my iPod is basically my laptop replacement and showed/told him how often I use her.

    Then I also think it helped that back in October when I bought her the manager was there and I talked Apple with him for awhile then he offered me a job, unfortunately I'm not 18.
    Yesterday the manager was there and I talked to him for a few minutes before seeing the Genius so maybe he thought I was friends with him, well I sort of am.
     
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  7. iParis thread starter macrumors 68040

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  8. meyer1131 macrumors regular

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    what did you say to the manager that made him offer you a job?
     
  9. iParis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    A lot of stuff.
    I wasn't even aiming for a job, since I'm not 18.
    I think it was that I know a lot about Apple, technology, and I told him how much I hate Windows.
    I also showed him my desktop that is Vista but an OS X wanna be.
    http://media.photobucket.com/image/os x vista/iPATD/MyDesktop3.jpg?o=10
     

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