Doubling 14 day return policy

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by roland.g, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    I checked with Apple today as I got a new Mac Mini (BTO) shipped to me and it arrived two weeks ago tomorrow. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to even open it and set it up until a week after I received it.

    And I am downgrading from a 2013 Quad-Core 27" iMac to this Mac Mini which has me a little concerned.

    According to Apple they won't extend my return period to give me more time to test the machine, but I can initiate a return and have 14 days to send it back once I do that. This would effectively double my return period as it sounds like I can then cancel the return if I changed my mind about it.

    Anyone run into this before?
  2. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
    It's not Apple's fault your life had stuff come up that prevented you from checking out your computer. I wouldn't expect them to extend the return period in that situation. I'm sorry that is the case but the return period is pretty well spelled out.
  3. roland.g thread starter macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    What Apple told me is that I can initiate the return within the return period and then I have 14 days from when I initiate it to send it back or drop it off at a store. They specifically said I could continue to test it up until I returned it.

    And while Apple didn't mention this fact, I have read that you can then cancel your return.
  4. ValiumEater macrumors regular

    Dec 14, 2015
    You have 14 days (give or take a few, depending on the leniency of the Apple Store manager or phone person) to return your Mac from the day it's received and delivered. Unfortunately for you, BTO machines have more stringent return policies.

    Reading is FUN!!!
  5. roland.g thread starter macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    It would be so much nicer if people who actually knew what they were talking about responded to threads.

    Thanks for adding nothing to the conversation.

    I have read the policy, however, your response is like bringing a sudoko puzzle to a literary debate.
  6. ValiumEater macrumors regular

    Dec 14, 2015
  7. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    You have 14 days to initiate a return. Once you have an RMA, you have 14 more days to send the product back. You don't have 28 days to call apple to return a product. You only have 14. They put a time limit on how long you take to ship the return back to you.

    I think you're confusing the two.

Share This Page