Buy Black iPhone Tomorrow Then Return for White?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ldiggy, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. ldiggy macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2010
    Like many of you, I really wanted to get a white iPhone, but in my incredible impatience (what can I say, I love new technology...everyone has their vice), I decided to pre-order a black one that I can pick up tomorrow at my local Apple Store.

    However, I was wondering if anyone here knows if it would be possible to simply purchase a black iPhone tomorrow, return it within the 30 day window, then purchase a white one when they come out in mid-July?
  2. aforty macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    Just wait. Either you'll incur a restocking fee or worse you won't be able to exchange at all. (because the white iPhone may not come out for over 30 days)
  3. ldiggy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2010
    Thing is...I really don't mind paying the 10% restocking fee. It works out to about $30...really not that much of a premium to pay when considering how much you're paying in monthly fees to AT&T for the "luxury" of a subsidized upfront price.

    So...really what I'm asking is, restocking fee aside, is there any reason why I wouldn't be able to return the phone and simply purchase a white one when they come out? I really doubt that they would be out 30 days after the black ones when Apple says they're going to be out in mid-July...but even in that scenario the gap would only be a matter of days.

    What do you all think?
  4. yrrej macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2010
    i think the 10 percent is going to be based of the unsubsidized price so its gonna be around 60 dollars?
  5. 301finest macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2008
    I was thinking the same thing but I might just suck it up and keep the black one. It's gonna be cased up anyways
  6. ldiggy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2010
    What makes you think the 10% restocking fee would be on the full price and not the subsidized one?
  7. treyjustice macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2009
    Because the phone cost 599 not 299. AT&T is paying for the other 300
  8. dischNoutTAspd macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2010
    30 days will have passed before the white one comes out.
  9. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    it'll be 10% of what you paid, not the unsubsidized price.

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