Considering returning ibook

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by CubaTBird, Aug 16, 2004.

  1. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

    Apr 18, 2004
    I may be considering returning my ibook and getting my money back. I bought it a little over a month ago use apple's instant loan program. Am I stuck out in the cold? Or can I just bring the laptop back to the store and will they cancel the order as if it never existed? :confused:
  2. BakedBeans macrumors 68040


    May 6, 2004
    What's Your Favorite Posish
    the best advice is to phone them first thing and ask them,,, you wont get any better advise than from them.... hope this helps. why do you want to give the lovely thing back?? if its money then i see why its ok... but if its that you cant get used to it from windows...once youre used to it you would NEVER go back unless forced...
  3. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    I'm not really sure, I think you're probably stuck. Can I ask why you want to return it?
  4. CubaTBird thread starter macrumors 68020

    Apr 18, 2004
    its a money realated issue

    it was a purchase considered not necessary.
  5. RBMaraman macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2002
    Prospect, KY
    Here is Apple's return policy:

    If you are not satisfied with your Apple purchase of a pre-built product, please call 1-800-676-2775 for a Return Material Authorization (RMA) request within 14 calendar days of the receipt of the product. If the item is returned unopened in the original box, we will exchange it or offer you a refund based on your original method of payment. The product must be returned to the Apple warehouse within 14 calendar days of the issuance of the RMA. All products must be packed in the original, unmarked packaging including any accessories, manuals, documentation and registration that shipped with the product. A 10% open box fee will be assessed on any opened hardware or accessory. If you purchased your order using an Apple Instant Loan or an Apple Business Lease, you may be asked to provide a major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover) for apple to assess the 10% open box restocking fee.

    Since you said you purchased the iBook just over a month ago, you will not be able to return it. You'll probably have to sell it, possibly for less than you paid for it, and then pay off the loan.
  6. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020


    Jul 6, 2003
    Los Angeles
    There must be something on the Apple site about this. You have a certain amount of time in which you can return it and pay a restocking fee (15% I think) but I also think that amount of time is 30 days. And it doesn't apply if the computer was BTO, so if you added RAM or a bigger drive you can't return it.

    Ebay looks like your best bet if you need to unload it fast, but you won't get what you owe for it.
  7. SolidGun macrumors 6502


    Jul 24, 2004
    Twin Cities
    The return policy is 14 days as listed above. I don't recommend selling it on eBay(I had some terrible experiences seeling my laptops there). Try here and other forums first and then consider eBay. I had some wacko buy my last laptop on eBay, but his account had been stolen and that account bought 20 other laptops.
    eBay only notified after I complained to tell me the obvious 6 days later.
    Also, only accept reliable and secure payments. And ship using FedEx. Cheaper and faster with 3day select, over same price with UPS being only Ground shipping which takes 5 days.

    I will ask my wife if she wants one. Why don't you put it in classified and I will accidentally lead her there and convince her to buy it if the "price is right"
  8. Brother Michael macrumors 6502a

    Brother Michael

    Apr 14, 2004
    Actually, if you are willing to take a risk with eBay, you may actually get more than you paid for the iBook. People get a little crazy with Macs out there. Plus you can always set a "Buy it now" for a price that you think you should get back.

  9. CubaTBird thread starter macrumors 68020

    Apr 18, 2004
    Thanks For the Replies

    Actually, I have just been informed by my father that I do not have to return it or give it away. :D Turns out we are able to make the payments each month just fine. All is well as of now, however I still have this really stupid issue about not being able to print to his win xp based Dell. i was before, but for some reason I am not able to now. :confused:
  10. Brother Michael macrumors 6502a

    Brother Michael

    Apr 14, 2004
    Good deal then. You get to keep your Mac.


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