Getting iPhone for Christmas, what to do?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by leo1232, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. leo1232 macrumors newbie

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    I'm getting an iPhone 3G for christmas but I'm afraid apple may release an updated one at Macworld. Doesn't apple have a 30 return policy if they update products? If they do update it what do you think they will do, what capacities and what prices?
     
  2. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Ask for an iPhone gift card and just wait until the 32gb model comes out to use it.
     
  3. leo1232 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But my family is all gonna switch to AA&T and some will leave for college when macworld. Should I just forget about it since the 32GB is probably gonna be 100 bucks over the 16GB anyway?
     
  4. dissdnt macrumors 65816

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  5. leo1232 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so if they lower the price or change the capacity or more I could replace it. I did they with in late 07 MB when in march when they released new ones.
     
  6. leo1232 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    would it madder if I took it to apple within the 30 days if there is a new one even if i got it at an AT&T store or would AT&T honor the 30 day thing too?
     
  7. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    You'll get charged a restocking fee and will have to go through hassle with Apple to get it exchanged. I hate hassle but that's just me. :)

    You don't have to do this all at once I don't think. Everyone else in your family can get their phones now and when you are ready to get yours all your family has to do is add a line to get one.
     
  8. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

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    or if you are on their family plan now, and need to move over with them... then go buy a $14 go phone or something and use that as your phone in the meantime.
     
  9. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    Where did you hear 30 days from?


    It's 14, with a 10% restocking fee.
     
  10. leo1232 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I may just ask to wait. I can live without a phone for two weeks. By then I will have used my touch for over a year so I will feel better about getting a new iPhone.
     
  11. nimda0 macrumors 6502

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    Get the 16gb one now, and don't worry about future updates. No matter which iphone you get, they're going to look the same, do the same things, and within 6 months to a year you are guaranteed to have something bigger and better available.
     
  12. jc1350 macrumors 6502a

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    The 30-day limit is AT&T's rules. Paraphrased from http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-service/legal/return-policy.jsp

    Return within 3 days: pay 10% restock fee (must return the phone), ATT refunds activation fee, no ETF charge for canceling the contract

    Return after 3 days but within 30 Days: pay 10% restock fee (must return the phone), ATT keeps activation fee, no ETF charge for canceling the contract.

    After 30 Days - no returns for iphone.



    Also note that the Apple 14-day policy has an exception for the iphone and restocking fees (from the bottom of http://www.apple.com/legal/sales_policies/retail_us.html)

     

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