Can you return an iPhone if the shrink wrap has been opened?

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  1. andyACEcandy macrumors 6502a

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    I have an iPhone 6 coming this Friday but really have my eyes set on the 6+... However, I'd love to be able to open the box and play with the 6 for a little to test it out.

    Does this nullify my ability to return it to the Apple store? Assuming so... but just wanted to confirm.
     
  2. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    You can still return it after using it.
     
  3. andyACEcandy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Really? Innnnnnteresting... that seems strange to me haha
     
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  6. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    In the UK, you can use it for 14 days then return it. Only if you order online though. Here it's called the distance selling act.
     
  7. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

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    Only if you bought it from a carrier.

    There is NO restocking fee if you bought it from apple.
     
  8. legioxi macrumors 6502a

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    Depends on where you bought it. Also some CCs (like AMEX) will refund restocking costs.
     
  9. andyACEcandy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Bought it from Apple's website last Friday. I'm gonna be SO tempted to open it when it gets to my door this week...
     
  10. Zxxv Suspended

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    Distant selling act is only for 7 days. Apple are being generous and offering above the UK law.

    If you bought an iPhone online you can't return it to a store because they are separate entities.

    As far as I know the 14 day return period also applies to stuff bought in an apple store.
     
  11. Raffi macrumors 6502a

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    Apple doesn't charge a restocking fee, at&t does.
     
  12. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Wrong. It was changed in July of this year. It's 14 days from when you receive it. Apple are doing nothing above and beyond.
     
  13. mantan macrumors 68000

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    I probably will. Bought the 6 thinking the 6 plus was too big. But after watching more videos and playing with other devices, I regret not considering the bigger model. I really wish the 6 was 5.0-5.1, that seems like the sweet spot for me.

    My current plan is to hold off unboxing on Friday until I play with both in the store. But I'm sure I'll give in and open it up.
     
  14. Zxxv, Sep 16, 2014
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  15. edlex macrumors 68000

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    I brought back an unopened 16gb rMini to my local apple store to exchange for a 32gb version and even though it wasn't opened they had to open it anyway to check the contents. Apparently it's policy.
     
  16. andyACEcandy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So it sounds like I can open and use it then...
     
  17. GeniusJon macrumors regular

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    Some people replace the iPad with a similarly weighted objected and resealing it. That's why.
     
  18. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Yes you will still be able to return it within the return period of 14days.
     
  19. meagain macrumors 68030

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    I talked to Apple about trying to change my order to in store pickup and they 'suggested' I open it. And yes I might swap for the 6+. But I plan on hitting the store without opening it and hoping I can make the decision without opening it. Only out of courtesy?
     
  20. realeric macrumors 6502a

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    Don't abuse the 14 days return policy. It's for signal reception test, not for enjoying something you are not going to buy.
     

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