All iPads buying 2 iPads, no price match

Discussion in 'iPad' started by chuchoavellanet, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. chuchoavellanet macrumors newbie

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    hello everyone
    i was just wondering if this is typical from the apple store, was about to place an order online on apple.com to buy two iPad air, and while on the computer i called their customer service number asking for a price match ($479 on target) on the iPad air 16gb, spoke to 3 people and everyone of them refused to do it. I ended up speaking to a senior representative and he told me that once i finished making a purchase and have the iPads in my hand, that i should email him the serial number of each item and then he "will consider" giving me a free cover or something. Is this really how apple works? never mind the refusal to price match their own product, i was just worried about me providing the serial #. He even refused my offer of giving him my order number, he wanted me to give him the actual iPad's serial #.
    thanks for reading!
     
  2. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple never price match, a cover cost them less than a dollar so don't get all happy if u get a free cover. staples has the iPad air on sale this wkd, why not take advantage of that
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Why not just buy from Target if they have the price you want?
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I have never heard of Apple price matching either.

    Agreed. If price is paramount, then go with whoever offers the lowest price.
     
  5. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    Apple price matched all the stuff I got from them if I found it cheaper. Once they didn't ask for proof (Mac Mini, microcenter had it $75 cheaper on sale) and gave me that deal.
     
  6. chuchoavellanet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Should i be WORRIED about me providing the serial # of my iPads?
    also i just feel more comfortable with apple's no hassle return policy.
     
  7. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    is $40 really worth all that hassle? do you have a micro center near you? they are $459
     
  8. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

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    He will be saving almost $100 with 2 iPads
     
  9. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    how?
     
  10. jterp7 macrumors 6502a

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    some will some won't...its really up to the manager at the time and your rapport with them. The cover is a good deal if you were going to buy one anyway, but I agree he's giving you the run around probably.
     
  11. chuchoavellanet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    unfortunately the closest micro center is 1.5 hours away and they don't have it in stock.
     
  12. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    i hear staples will have it starting tomorrow for $449

    also, why not just buy at target and use the red card? be about $455
     
  13. Akack macrumors 6502a

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    YMMV when it comes to Apple price matching, few customer reps will but most won't. Why not buy from Target?

    Target has a no hassle return policy and also has the extended holiday return as well. I returned the ipad air to target a few weeks back and no restocking fee and in and out in 3 mins.
     
  14. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    As to providing serial number... I see no problem with that.
     
  15. sjperformance macrumors 6502

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    Why not target? $486 with tax using the red card debit card. Their return policy is good no hassles. Receipt says I have till January 2014 to return for full refund. We are in 2013 now...we can buy apple products almost everywhere now and cheaper too.
     
  16. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    It's not like Apple doesn't already have the SN of every device they build... :rolleyes:

    Just go buy from Target. They're the one's offering the deal. Great return policy too if you have an issue.
     
  17. mtntrance macrumors member

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    Buy local in case your screen is horrible

    That why I bought from Target. With the $479 sale and using the target credit card the cost before tax is right at $450.
     

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