Cancellation of iPad2 Order

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ViPhone, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. ViPhone macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2010
    Miami, Florida
    So I was wondering, is it possible to order the new iPad, go to the Apple store and get a new one, then cancel your online order?

    This way, if I didn't get the one I wanted at the store. I always have one ordered. And vice versa.

    It's a back-up plan.
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    The one you ordered would probably have to be delivered and returned
  3. canyonblue737 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 10, 2005
    You can gamble that it is still possible to cancel. When you place an order with Apple, as with my online merchants, there is some time where you can still cancel until it goes into "preparing for shipment" state when it no longer is possible to cancel. As Apple has implied that online orders made on Friday will ship immediately I would suspect within hours of your online order you won't be able to cancel.
  4. Saberj macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2010
    Does Apple allow you to return the online order to an Apple store?
  5. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    From "Viewing & Changing Orders" on

    So the key will be how far along the order is in the process.

    Worst case, refuse delivery or return it depending on what customer service at the online store tells you to do if it's not cancellable when you call to cancel.
  6. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Depends on how fast Apple processes the orders. There is a window of time where you can log in, press a cancel button and done. If Apple states "ships within 24 hours" though it's a small window. You can return it but you'll have to front the shipping costs -- $14 or so including insurance.
  7. Doc750 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2010
    The first Ipad was new and something to wait in line for. Ipad 2? meh .. I'll just order it off best buys site whenever it's in stock and pick up in Delaware to avoid the sales tax.
  8. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Just realize if it ships... you have paid twice
    And though you will be able to get your money back, you will need double on your card or in your account for a period of time to cover both purchases
  9. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
  10. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Is a backup plan really necessary for a device that is essentially a luxury device?
    Anyway, if it ships it is yours. You'll just have to return it.
  11. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    I can't wait for the thread on how ****ed up Apple is for not letting him cancel the order, charging his debit card and some bill payment wouldn't go through. Apple consumers…gotta love 'em. :D
  12. iMattcotv macrumors 6502


    Jun 22, 2010
    This is the smartest idea ever.

    Almost as genius as when going to the movies, have 1 friend get the popcorn while the other gets the ticket (if they are sold at seperate stations, and even if that 1 friend doesnt have cash or debit)

    I am certain that if your able to get your hands on the iPad via the Apple Store, and still get charged for the online order, Apple will clear that up if you call them and explain.

    The only problem I see with this, is Apple may not pay the overcharge fees if your balance is 0 when you purchase it, they will just refund whatever the iPad is worth, and at that price, the fees could be $100-200.
  13. icecrystal23 macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2010
    In my past experience they won't let you return online purchases to the retail stores.
  14. iserian macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2010
    Palo Alto Apple Store
    Are you making this Up?

    The question was asked during the Pad #1 launch and Apple said NO online returns to store. You will be on the hook to pay shipping back to Apple.

  15. ichii macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2006
    I'm planning to do the same, won't get out of work till 4:30pm. Anyone knows how long it takes to get the iPad or any apple product to ship to the east coast?
  16. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    That's just ridiculous. I've returned online purchases to Apple stores several times (and yes, also an iPad when I returned my wife's WiFi purchased on pre-order).
  17. dread macrumors 6502a

    Jun 16, 2009
    If you buy one at the store and one online just use your receipt from the store to return the online purchase. Do you think they can tell the difference? No way.
  18. JAG77 macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2010
    Central Illinois

    Does Apple allow online orders ( to be returned to an authorized retailer?
  19. Coukos34 macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2009
    This whole thread is a joke. The OP should be ashamed of pulling crap like that. You will essentially block someone else who really wants one from getting one because you are trying to cover yourself. Just go to apple on Friday. You'll be fine
  20. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

    Jan 31, 2010
    To avoid paying the shipping charges, just refuse the delivery. Just don't sign for it. Problem solved.
  21. wingnut8 macrumors 65816


    Jun 8, 2007
    Really? It's not like there's a known shortage. You act as if he is taking food off of someone's plate.
  22. Coukos34 macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2009
    Ok, well if there is no known shortage than the whole thing is a waste of time. Just get one on Friday. You'll be fine. Problem solved:rolleyes:
  23. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    I totally agree.

    I, on the other hand, plan on ordering an iPad2 online then returning the box with an iPad1 in it. Think they'll notice?
  24. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Personally, I would just pick one method or another. I wouldn't order twice and try to cancel one and then possibly having to deal with returning it. Just not worth the hassle in my opinion.
  25. bpd115 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 4, 2003
    BZZZ! Serial number is on the receipt.

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