At&t "authorized dealer" SCAM?

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  1. nyli2 macrumors newbie

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    I just went to my local mall and tried to get a new iphone 6 with At&t next upgrade. I don't know if these authorized dealers are actually safe to deal with. Im not exaggerating when I was told I HAVE to get this "free" LG tablet with a $10 a month plan to get a new iphone 6... apparently its a promotion. Anyone else find that shady?
     
  2. snsking macrumors 6502

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    Probably just a sales rep trying to close in on some more commission. Or trying to meet a quota, on a promotion THEY'RE having. Not AT&T.

    Since it was a 3rd party, we can't really tell you.
     
  3. imnjs macrumors member

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    They are supposed to offer it, but it's not mandatory.
     
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  5. nyli2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But the guy refused to give me an iphone 6 if I didn't get the tablet
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Your instincts to stay away were correct.
    Anyone that's telling you that you must purchase or enroll to something you don't want should always be avoided.
    And him telling you that you have to get that in order to get an iphone 6 is shady to say the least.
     
  7. imnjs macrumors member

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    Should have reported him. That's like McDonald's saying you can't buy a Big Mac unless you buy the extra value meal.
     
  8. 617aircav Suspended

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    Why would you go to the mall when you can go to an att store?
     
  9. nyli2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My intentions were the apple store but they sold out
     
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    LMAO!

    Funny you post this. It actually happened for a few weeks at my close by 24hr. store. After midnight, they wouldn't sell single items. Only value meals. Has since been rescinded.
     
  12. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    I have learned to never set foot in an "authorized dealer" store no matter what the reason. For any issues or purchases I go to an actual AT&T store, an Apple Store, even Best Buy, or I call 611. I know depending on your location you might not have all these options available, but if you do then take advantage of them.
     
  13. Ralphalph macrumors member

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    Just a cash grab. Ask to talk to a manager. Threaten to report them to ATT and apple.
     
  14. ARH1956, Oct 27, 2014
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    ARH1956 macrumors 6502

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    At&t "authorized dealer" SCAM?


    Yeah but who would want to do that, seems unlikely? ;)
     

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