Does Apple Have Seperate Stock For Exchanges?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MICHAELSD, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

    MICHAELSD

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    After dealing with 8+ out of the box cosmetic defects, I think it's time to get mine exchanged. I'll be a two minute walk from the Apple Store in one of the malls near me tomorrow. It says that there's no stock for tomorrow, and I don't want to have to obsess over getting exchanged. I've heard from a few people that they extra stock for exchanges. Is that true?
     
  2. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

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    best thing would be to just call them up and ask the question.
     
  3. alexmarchuk macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it is true. Apple thought about this scenario.

    I had a genius bar appointment at 7:30pm monday. Obviously they were sold out of iPhones earlier than that. My iPhone was defective so the guy went back into the stock room and brought out a brand new sealed white iPhone. Exchanged, no questions asked.
     
  4. mrat93 macrumors 65816

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    When my 2G iPhone had problems a few months ago, they said they were sold out and they would call me when they got more. Might be different for 3G though.
     
  5. alexmarchuk macrumors 6502a

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    They had plenty on the launch of the 2G, which is what's happening right now.
    A few months ago they weren't even selling them.
     
  6. dantay macrumors regular

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    The store I returned mine to (UK) said they have phone only (brown box) stock for faulty unit replacement. I asked if these units were new and was told yes as the phone has been on sale for too short a time to have refurbs. This unit is perfect......you should be ok.....I think they are expecting a "few" returns :D
     
  7. alexmarchuk macrumors 6502a

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    They replaced mine, with a brand new one, still sealed. This was at 7:30pm when my genius bar appointment was. I think they keep a certain amount of phones depending on how many appointments they have throughout the day. Just to be safe.
     

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