Can I get a giftcard for a gift?

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  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    I won an iphone 5c 32gb from work. This is nice and all but the problem is i already have one and i really don't need this one. So this one is sealed and inbox. I wonder if i can go to an apple store and get a giftcard for it to use for future purchase? do you think apple will give me a giftcard without the receipt since i didn't purchase it?
     
  2. rablat macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't think so. Why should they? Sell it somewhere.
     
  3. caribiner23 macrumors regular

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    I suggest you check under "Gift Returns" at this link.

    I'm presuming you are in the USA.
     
  4. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    it says 14 days from the day the item is received. so i received it recently lol.
     
  5. Adonys macrumors regular

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    why don't you ask your Boss for the receipt ?
     
  6. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    it came from the corporate event.. i didn't get it from my boss. that would be easier!
     
  7. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    You can always go try to return it and see what happens, worst case scenerio you have a backup phone, or you can sell it for a bit below retail.
     
  8. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    I guess I can try and see for myself. I just don't wanna look like a total ass LOL
     
  9. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    A lot of places do this. Not sure why you are so certain that they shouldn't.
     
  10. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    I really should just go and check 50/50 chance.. im getting two different answers. haha
     
  11. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    I would just go in, tell them it was a gift and see what they say from there. The only issue that may come up is if it wasn't purchased from an Apple store. They will only take back items bought at one of their stores. If it wasn't purchased at the Apple store try other stores (Best Buy, ATT, Verizon, etc.)
     
  12. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    exactly.. u think they will give me retail value of the 5c? it's a 32gb version.
     
  13. cynics macrumors G3

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    I'd just try ASAP. I'd even try to get the cash then hopefully settle for a gift card. They should be able to pull the info of it off the box.

    That's a great gift btw!
     
  14. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Usually they will, unless it happens to be on sale.

    For example, I have taken gifts back to Best Buy without a receipt. The item was $30, but was on sale for $20 at the time of the return. I was given $20 in store credit.

    I haven't tried this with the Apple store, but I have heard they have pretty good return practices.
     
  15. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    I know right.. thanks. If I didn't have one I will definitely keep it.

    yea worth the try. whatever happens, not gonna stop me from buying apple in the future LULZ. :cool:
     
  16. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    If somehow you can't return it for an Apple gift card, then sell it on CraigsList or eBay.
     
  17. rablat macrumors 6502a

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    Uhh ... Let's see , maybe because he didn't buy it from there.
     
  18. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    Even if Apple doesn't let you return it, since it's sealed and brand new you could get the majority of the cost by selling it yourself. For something that was given to you for free, even taking a slight hit on the retail price is pretty good.
     
  19. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Your responses are amazingly mature.

    You are saying that they shouldn't without knowing all of the information. Maybe the company did buy it from Apple. I guess the OP will find out.
     
  20. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    What color is it? I'll trade you my green 16GB 5C.....lol
     
  21. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    You expected something different on MacRumors? :D
     
  22. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    thanks guys..

    sincerely,
    VERY SIGNFICANT PERSON. LULZ
     
  23. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Let us know how it works out :)
     
  24. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    Is it White?
     
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