Does Best Buy check serial for returns?

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  1. louis0nfire macrumors 6502

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    I'm wondering if I return an opened iPad would they check the serial number through the iPad to see if it matches the one on the box.
     
  2. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    check the receipt it probably has the serial number in the there.

    You may be able to slip it by them
     
  3. bigbro1096 macrumors 6502a

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    If you plan to try something then you should feel bad. That is very unethical and to answer your question I have no idea
     
  4. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    the post suggests that he/she tries to give back a different iPad than the one he bought. I can only come up with fraud as a reason for that. like giving back a broken iPad that is out of warranty and keep the working one. this looks to me like it is beyond a "little thing". this would be fraud so I think you should not encourage him/her.
     
  5. coochiekuta macrumors 6502

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    all defects meet the same fate when they are returned.

    if you are wanting them to honor a return then they need all ORIGINAL parts. HOWEVER if you want them to repair, they do not need the box. i dont know why so many of you keep boxes seriously.

    anyway, if this ipad is a version they have never offered in store that could also be a problem. when they scan the receipt, if you have one, and the device it will show if the device was ever offered at the store cause it would be in the system.
     
  6. Built macrumors 68020

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    Yes, they do check...

    Whatever it is you're planning, you should be ashamed...
     
  7. louis0nfire thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I actually bricked the iPad and was going to say it was dead when I opened it.
     
  8. felt. macrumors 6502a

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    they checked the serials when i returned my ipod touch, don't see why they wouldn't do the same with an ipad, if you bricked it return it.. whats the problem.
     
  9. Built macrumors 68020

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    Then why would you be concerned about the serial number???? If you bricked the iPad that actually CAME in that box, you wouldn't be asking this question.

    Let's see you start backpedaling...
     
  10. louis0nfire thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How would they check the iPad's serial number if it doesn't turn on...?
     
  11. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    Why are you so afraid to do it the correct why as opposed to perpetrating fraud?
     
  12. louis0nfire thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Correct way?
     
  13. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    You know. Go into an Apple store and talk to a Genius or whatever they are and tell them your story as opposed to again, look like you are trying to perpetrate a scam.
     
  14. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    yes they do check serials ... to prevent people pulling whatever scam you are doing ... fail :cool:
     
  15. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    The best would be that you got caught trying to scam them and they prosecuted for such. Nice fat rap sheet that would follow you around and maybe a bit of jail time to boot. Sweet deal...
     
  16. louis0nfire thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm trying to return the iPad I bought a week ago to Best Buy. It's bricked, they can't check the serial to match it with the receipt/box, that's why I wanted to know if it was necessary. They don't need to know how it got bricked, or an explanation at all. This is not fraud.
     
  17. ClutchThese macrumors 65816

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    You all are quite funny to me. You realize youre telling someone on the internet that they should be ashamed? They obviously do NOT care what you THINK. He asked a question and that should be the end of it. Again, he DOES NOT care what you think of what he is planning, or if you think he should be ashamed...move on and don't sweat the petty stuff...and don't pet the sweaty stuff.
     
  18. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    Oh you must have gotten one of the self bricking iPads.

    Universal translation: I screwed up the iPad and now it doesn't work. So if I just return it for a new one no one will ever know.

    = Fraud
     
  19. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    By the way, if I'm not mistaken the serial number is on the back of the iPad.
     
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  21. louis0nfire thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nope, not even close to being fraud. Best Buy doesn't require an explanation as to why it's not working for a return.
     
  22. louis0nfire thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow, you're right. Thanks, perfect. End of thread.
     
  23. Built macrumors 68020

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    Nonsense. If that were truly the case, you would have no need to come on here and ask shady questions.

    Stores which sell electronics are used to returns on DOA items.

    If your story was, in fact, true, and the serial number on the box matches the serial number of the iPad, you wouldn't be asking these questions. You would have already returned the iPad and said, "It doesn't work."

    Scam.
     
  24. louis0nfire thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You are so clueless... It's 8:30 at night and I'm not going to Best Buy until tomorrow, so I came here to ask. It looks like they need the serial number so I don't have to try and go through Apple.

    Thanks for playing.
     
  25. Built macrumors 68020

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    Ummm....yeah...right. :rolleyes:
     
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