Apple Watch return policy?

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  1. cdm283813 macrumors 6502

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    So what do you guys think?

    14 day standard policy.

    or

    No returns; all sales final on wearables.

    And if all sales are final are you still buying one? I actually see wannabes buying the watch for a wedding and returning it the next day.
     
  2. papa8706 macrumors 6502a

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    I was wondering the same. Some of the watches I bought from jewelry stores had whacky return policies like as soon as you wore them or removed links they wouldn't take them back. Obviously apple is different but I'd be curious to know just in case I change my mind about sizes
     
  3. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Great question. I still think it will be 14 days. Phones are next to people's ears and they can still return those :)
     
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  5. cdm283813 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What's stopping me from getting the $10,000 model on a credit card so that I can use it for a week while on a business trip and when I get back just return it for a full refund? Or switch different bands every two weeks?
    What's the policy for other high priced watches?
     
  6. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    What's stopping you from buying 500 iphones and returning them all next week? Most people who have the credit profile to aquire a $10,000 credit limit would not do what you described.
     
  7. TexasChemE macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing. Well, the limited supply and the chances of the store you frequent having the Watch Edition is stopping you. Oh, and your credit limit (if it's low)
     
  8. gcooldude86 macrumors 6502

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    Most people don't have or want a high credit limit like that...and in Canada would need a $13,000 credit limit ;)
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    So would I.
     
  10. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Actually a high credit limit is important. In the sense the amount of new accounts effects your credit (negatively if you are not active) and the debt to available ratio 5% is ideal.
     
  11. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Sport and SS one with the normal 14 day window. Idk about the Edition.
     
  12. gcooldude86 macrumors 6502

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    You might be right.
     
  13. Arran macrumors 68040

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    I can see Apple introducing a stricter return policy for watches to deter habitual returners - especially since they'll be investing a lot of time helping you try on various options and buy the right one. Too many returns and all that time is wasted. Big cost.
     
  14. cdm283813 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But why would I buy 500 phones to return them? That makes no sense.
     
  15. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Ok, more practical. What is to stop you from buying a $10,000, hiding the tags, and returning it to the store?
     
  16. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    With the reported contact dermatitis issues with FitBits and similar, I wonder how Apple has avoided this? Will the two weeks be enough to know if the bands will cause problems?
     
  17. cdm283813 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You left out the key $10,000 item.
     
  18. princealyy macrumors regular

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    Anyone could buy a $10,000 watch at Jarred's and return it too if it looks new. If it looks used no returns possible.
     
  19. cdm283813 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So far these high dollar ticket items have to be returned in pristine new condition. Even if there's signs of the watch being worn they will deny the return. But I think that if you're walking into Jarred's for that type of item you're pretty confident that your sticking with it.

    I just remembered something very funny. I actually returned a $18,000 car about 15 years ago because there was a suspension issue. I noticed it after 2 days of driving and i was not taking no for an answer. I refused to have a new car in the shop. Hard to believe that a smartwatch will cost up to $17,000. Blows my mind.
     
  20. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    suit haha
     
  21. slenpree macrumors 6502a

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    this is apple, they let you return used earphones and iPhone cases within 14 days. and since they don't hard sell, they are unlikely to have many returns.
     
  22. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    I agree with "most" not having a limit like that but there are cards with MUCH high limits than $10k. I do not consider myself to be rich but have two cards with a $25K limit. It is not that big of a deal.
     
  23. mattopotamus, Mar 12, 2015
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    mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    rich and a high credit score have no relation, but credit limit does tie into income. I would venture to say there are very few people who have a single card with a $25k limit. IMO, you would actually have to be very well off to get a limit that high b.c your income would be a huge factor.

    I'm 27, far from rich, and have a score of 793 and do not think I could get a single card with a $25k limit. I would think a lender would want someone making $150,000 plus to give them that kind of limit.
     
  24. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Rich is relative for sure.
     
  25. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Not sure why you would care since, based on your previous posts, you aren't getting one until the cow flies over the moon.

    But all Apple Store purchases have a 14 day return policy as long as the returned item is returned in saleable condition. There is zero reason to believe Apple is going to change its policy on this. You are just being a troll.
     

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