How long does it take from returning iPad back to Apple...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by yhellotharsir, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. yhellotharsir macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2010
    Until the credit goes back into my checking acct?

    I ordered it from Apple and it's currently shipping (in Hong Kong right now), and long story short I didn't know that Apple charges you for the iPad when it ships, I thought when the order cleared after I placed it, it was done and paid for.


    Needless to say when it shipped I didn't have enough in my acct and now I'm overdrawn.

    When it arrives on my doorstep and I ship it back, how long til I get the credit? FYI I'm in Southern California, and isn't that where it goes back to?
  2. Worf macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2010
    Why not just return in it to the apple store? Even if its far away from wherever you are located ... you'll get the money back much faster than the time it takes to ship it back.
  3. yhellotharsir thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2010
    Um, I was under the impression anything ordered from must be returned back to them??? Can somebody else confirm an Apple store will take online returns?
  4. prot0type macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010
    You'd probably get a quicker and more accurate response contacting your local Apple store.
  5. yhellotharsir thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2010
    I just did, and she informed me they can only do store credit for online returns. I seriously HATE when people on here spout what they think are facts, but are totally false and inaccurate.
  6. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010

    The person at the Apple store is the one with the bad information. As long as you have the purchasing credit card with you at the time of the return they will issue a credit on the credit card itself. The only instance where they give you store credit for an online return is when you don't have the same card with you. I have returned purchases on several occasions and that's always been the case. As recently as May.
  7. Anthony.L macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    How the heck did you not see the purchase clear your account before it shipped? If you are overdrawn then you probably don't have untold amounts of money and keep a close eye on your account.

    Getting mad at people here or at the Apple store for your mistake is not going to help you buddy. Don't buy stuff you cannot afford is your best plan of action.
  8. PanAm-L1011 macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2010
    Republic of California
    Exactly. The original poster makes little sense. If he thought it cleared right after the order is placed then he should have assumed that money was out of his account right then and there. So, it shouldn't have mattered when Apple took the money out. Furthermore, if he's in this situation I don't understand how he could not have realized the money was not taken out. I gather I have much more money in my checking and I'd certainly notice an extra 400-600 bucks in there.

    Get a check register, responsibly manage your money and avoid coming on here and attacking Apple and others for your silly mistake.
  9. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    When CAN you afford the iPad? The bank won't return the penalty anyway. Why not keep the iPad and bring your balance back up?
  10. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030


    Jul 21, 2009
    United Kingdom
  11. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    Completely agree. I've returned iPods and other items purchased online through the actual store and didn't have to get store credit, refunded me either cash or to my credit card.

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