I Bought a gold Iphone on the wrong credit card

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gadgetfreaky, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. gadgetfreaky macrumors 65816

    Oct 28, 2007
    (a work card) how can I get apple to change it to a personal card?
  2. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    If you don't HAVE TO change it, I suggest you don't. Any change might get you to the back of the line although it's not supposed to.
  3. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    Why not just explain the issue to your boss and pay him back?
  4. InfinitiG macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2010
    why dont you just call apple?

    I love these pointless threads :confused:
  5. gadgetfreaky thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 28, 2007
    cant i just walk into a store and have them charge it on a different card?
  6. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    Oh, sorry, I didn't realize you already have it in your hands. I thought you meant you ordered it online and the order is being processed. Then, of course, do whatever you need to do.
  7. gadgetfreaky thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 28, 2007
    no i totally have it.
    will a store let me change the card- or better yet can I email apple?
  8. Lammercy macrumors regular


    Jun 4, 2012
    What's your stance on pointless comments like your own?
  9. TwistedPain macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2011
    You will probably need to do a "refund". You should let your boss know since refunds don't show up right away. So, if he hasn't noticed the charge yet, he will soon.
  10. richard371 macrumors 68020

    Feb 1, 2008
    Did you use your "gold" card? They should be able to refund and recharge to the other card.
  11. Arnezie macrumors 65816


    Oct 10, 2011
  12. cnotes2019 Suspended

    Aug 17, 2013
    I hate it when I use my wife's card instead of my own :)

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  13. trek360 macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2011
    Take it to an apple store. They should let you return the phone and re buy it with your credit card.
  14. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    You obviously can't transfer a charge to another card. You have to return the phone for a refund, then buy it on the correct card.
  15. cnotes2019 Suspended

    Aug 17, 2013
    You can't pay a credit card with a credit card ;)

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  16. Mikesus macrumors 6502

    Apr 7, 2011
    another victim of having to have it right now?
  17. wxman2003 Suspended

    Apr 12, 2011
    I have a feeling a meeting with accounting and security will be coming.
  18. coolwierdo macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2011

    if its pointless keep it movin.. its kinda pointless for you to complain this could be helpful info to others. I'm just sayin :eek:
  19. celly macrumors 6502


    Mar 14, 2012
    What he said. Or cut a check to your company and move on.

    celly (professional accountant)
  20. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    When I worked there, we had to do that a few times for people. Like others said, it's a refund, and then buying the product again (with the correct card).

    Never did one for an iPhone, though. If you paid full price, I'd guess it's probably not a problem. If you bought it on a subsidy, that could be more tricky, as Apple's systems reach out to your carriers, and your carrier tells Apple how much to charge you. So if you bought it for $199 (example), I'm sure you can get the $199 credit right away, but I don't think your carrier is instantaneously notified of the return/resets your eligibility. So if you try to immediately buy it back (using your normal card), I'm not sure it'll come up with the $199 (example) price.

    I think your best bet would be going to an Apple Store and talking to a manager. I'd guess that most of the Specialist (sales folks) probably haven't had experience doing that kind of transaction, and if you call, you're probably not going to find it easy to get a manager on the phone.
  21. Mikesus macrumors 6502

    Apr 7, 2011
    I know with my corp card I wouldn't make a 'mistake' like that.

    Especially when unauthorized purchases can result in termination...

    I love me some Apple, but it ain't worth losing your job over...
  22. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    ^^^ This. Anyone who did this where I work would've been packing up their desk within hours of the charge showing up.
  23. Donoban macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2013
    You used your work card to secure the Apple order now you're ******** bricks? Lolz, just fess up buddy.
  24. macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

    Oct 7, 2010
    As others have said you have to refund it and charge it onto another card...however it's not as bad as you think. You don't have to physically return the phone and get another one or anything like that, you can keep your existing phone.

    Bring the box and receipt and really all they have to do is refund and then check it out again on the computers, using another card. I've done something similar before.
  25. kerrikins macrumors 65816

    Sep 22, 2012
    Go in, get a refund and change it to the right card, and then TELL YOUR BOSS before s/he finds out without you saying anything.

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