Can you exchange an item twice at Apple store?

vapourtrails

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Anyone have experience exchanging an item at the Apple store more than once? I originally bought the new 11”
iPad and then swapped it for the larger model a couple of days later. Now id like to swap it back? Will they do this without a hassle?
 

ghanwani

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Yes they will do it. If they want to refuse taking something back because of excessive returns, they would typically give you a heads-up at the time of purchase.
 

Gravydog316

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If you have the receipt & no damage (& within the 14 day window,) then there shouldn't be a problem,

(but if you do it a lot, they can charge a restocking fee after 14 days & flag you as a troublemaker (it's to stop counterfeiting/drug/gang trouble.)

There's an unofficial 'rule' of 7 returns in your 14-day exchange window.
 

jtara

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There's an unofficial 'rule' of 7 returns in your 14-day exchange window.
I think Home Depot has an unofficial rule of no more than 7 shopping-carts full of returns at one time... (Yea, I got behind one of those once...)
 

Gravydog316

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I think Home Depot has an unofficial rule of no more than 7 shopping-carts full of returns at one time... (Yea, I got behind one of those once...)
Ever watch Extreme Couponing? (where people buy 7 cart loads of groceries & only pay $12 lol
the store management gets a disgusted look hidden by a smile....
this is kinda the opposite:
store don't make $$$ on returns/exchanges,
but mostly it's a headache & if you do it a lot, you seem like a crazy person haha

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7 returns wow! Sounds like it won’t be. Problem. Thanks.
Well they can always say 'no' if they want, really.
They have the right to refuse service...

but if the item isn't damaged or modified & you have the receipt & it's within the exchange period, then it's fine, i'm sure...

some retail stores won't take exchanges/returns during Xmas season though, etc...
so remember that as well.
 

jtara

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Ever watch Extreme Couponing? (where people buy 7 cart loads of groceries & only pay $12 lol
I have only one passion in that regard. Grocery Outlet. I usually get announced at check-out. I would hang my head in shame if I saved less that 2x what I spent!
 

Gravydog316

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I have only one passion in that regard. Grocery Outlet. I usually get announced at check-out. I would hang my head in shame if I saved less that 2x what I spent!
Seriously, does a family of 3 REALLY need 12 bottles of mustard haha
 
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jtara

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Seriously, does a family of 3 REALLY need 12 bottles of mustard haha
Last trip I bought six bottles of blood orange juice, allegedly from the foothills of Mt. Vesuvius. ;) When they have something good, you have to grab it fast, it may not be there the next day!