apple store open box item?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by latestmonkey, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. latestmonkey macrumors 6502

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    hey folks,

    do apple stores sell opened box items? I just bought an item from the apple store and it's clearly been opened, used and returned. #1) are they allowed to do this? #2) should i return it for a new one?
     
  2. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    Bring it back and get a new one. It was probable a mistake.
     
  3. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, they sell open box items - generally for a cheaper price.

    The last time I visited the local Apple Store, I was "invited" to the open-box section. I walked out with a new product but the salesperson wanted me to look at some of the open-box stuff for some deals. If you paid for a new product and received used, you can take it back.
     
  4. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a

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    Was there anything good in the open-box section?? Or was it just a bunch of junk?
     
  5. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    Surprisingly there was some pretty good stuff there. Mostly accessories and other small computing items.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I haven't personally seen an Apple Store that sells open box items.
     
  7. latestmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This was probably something they didnt know about from whoever returned it last. Sucks though as now I have to drive over there.
     
  8. Sherb macrumors member

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    I haven't seen any of my Apple stores sell open boxed items for a long time. Its been a good 2 years.
     
  9. gothamm macrumors 6502a

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    i would never buy an "open box" item. In addition to returns, they are usually computers that were on display but get replaced due to a refresh. Do you know how many people touched that computer? at least over 5000, easily.
     
  10. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a

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    but it still comes with the one year warranty...so something goes wrong, it can be replaced-- i would probably clean it REAL good though because of all those grimy hands!
     

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