Can I get a free bumper now?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by mitsitsad, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. mitsitsad macrumors member

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    While waiting for prices to drop as well as waiting for my bumper knock off to come from china, can I just go to the apple store, buy a bumper, and be refunded immediately without having to wait until next week to 'apply' for a free one?
     
  2. NWI73 macrumors 6502a

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    No. Apple stores pulled their supply and cannot sell them.
     
  3. Krad3130 macrumors regular

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    When?

    When will we know the free bumpers are available to be picked up? I haven't seen anything as to how they are going to go through this HUGE process of giving everyone with an iPhone 4 (Who hasn't already purchased one) a free bumper.

    Thanks all!
     
  4. bmw000 macrumors member

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    As per the press release. Steve said late this week they will be available to order on Apple's website.
     
  5. bmw000 macrumors member

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    As per the press release, it's only for people who purchased an iPhone before 9/30 and those who already purchased a bumper will be able to get a refund.

    No you can't go buy one now. You have to wait until late this week and do it on Apple's website. They might allow it to be done in-store, but I haven't seen an announcement for that.
     
  6. spades1412 macrumors 6502

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    I have a great idea. Instead of coming onto these forums and asking these stupid questions, maybe you folks should hop on over to apple.com and watch the press conference. Its pretty clear how this is going to work.
     
  7. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Here's my idea. Relax. And if a thread like this gets you agitated - exit the thread without hitting reply just to condescend.
     
  8. spades1412 macrumors 6502

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    I'm plenty relaxed, thank you!
     
  9. The Dude Abides macrumors newbie

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    In all fairness, I think what adds to the confusion is the news sources not getting it right.

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/mobile/07/16/apple.iphone4/index.html?hpt=Sbin

    According to CNN...

    "Customers will be able to visit an Apple store for a free case between now and September 30."
     
  10. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    So you're trying to get a free bumper that you don't really need? Good call.
     
  11. timmy2 macrumors member

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    good idea if apple site had info



    My idea would be for apple to show something on the site - other than a video of jobs ego
     
  12. timmy2 macrumors member

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    there is no press release that I see

    there is no press release that I see
     
  13. timmy2 macrumors member

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  14. spades1412 macrumors 6502

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    http://events.apple.com.edgesuite.net/100716iab73asc/event/index.html

    This "press conference"! Actually, that video pretty much gives all the info needed here. Says late this week, ordering and refund info will be available on the Apple site. Seems pretty clear to me. I dont think he mentions anything about anything being available in stores. CNN needs to get their facts straight.
     
  15. timmy2 macrumors member

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    Spades - that is a conference -not a release.....

    What apple needs is to provide specific readable words -----

    You will note that the conference link does not even say what it is about.

    It fails a very key test for ease of understanding and directness of information.

    It is not unreasonable for somebody to expect to not have to watch a video
     
  16. timmy2 macrumors member

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    Jeez - it is 34 minutes long!!! -
     
  17. klitorisaurus macrumors member

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    ^^ Yes!
     
  18. kas23 macrumors 603

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    +1
     
  19. samcraig macrumors P6

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    So let me get this straight. You posted that it would be easier for someone to watch 30 minutes to get a quick answer vs you just providing it since you already had the information. And you call someone's question stupid?!

    Wow.
     
  20. spades1412 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I agree. However, if one is truly impacted by this problem you would think they would take the time to watch the press conference that explains exactly what Apple intends to do about it. Its pretty easy to find on the Apple site. I agree though, it should be clearly titled to the topic it covers.

    The clip on that CNN link is much shorter and gets to the point however the article is wrong and very misleading. Who knows how many people are reading that and waltzing into Apple stores to be turned away.
     
  21. lumpy macrumors newbie

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    I bought one at an ATT store on Saturday, and am hopeful that with the receipt I'll be eligible for a refund from Apple.
     
  22. TheBigYahi macrumors newbie

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    I bought mine (black) at the Apple Store last week so I assume I'll just need to give them the receipt number for a refund at some point.

    For my wife's (blue), I ordered it online Friday before the presser and assume I'll just have to give them the order number after I get it.

    Doesn't sound unreasonable, no? Hope they make it that easy.
     
  23. timmy2 macrumors member

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    I agree with ou a bit

    I sort of agree with you - but if people are just looking for info - and don't want to watch the video it should not be mandatory.

    To me the issue is that Apple should try to make it easier not harder. I am sure thatthey could cut down the noise by being direct - instead they make it hard and frustrating.

    I have been around a long time - and remember well when most people thought apple was dead, IBM was evil and Microsft was hot, and XEROX sued everybody over the GUI and the walkman was king.

    Things change in this business on a dime. When perception is so important in the consumer market and other phones are catching some air Apple should know better. We don't all want to drink the kool-aid!

    I fear that the Summer of 2010 will turn out to be the top of Apple's reputation. :rolleyes:
     
  24. spades1412 macrumors 6502

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    Should be one refund or case per iphone. I'm sure they will somehow match each case or refund given to each iphones serial number. I'm guessing you will be good for 2 refunds.
     

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