I dropped/scratched mine ... would you get a new one?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ccalleri, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. ccalleri macrumors member

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    I've dropped my 1 month old iPhone 3G, and have scratched the back .. badly. I used to have it in the jelly case, but it looked and felt nicer without it. I can get another one for free (with my carrier reward dollars) ... should I and then just keep that case on!?!?

    AHH!
     
  2. Cask Guest

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    Well if it is scratched badly and you can legally get a new one without making up some defects on the iPhone then I would say go for it.
     
  3. firstapple macrumors 6502a

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    Really? Don't you think if you dropped it once you are just going to drop your next new one as well? Seems pointless to me. Put the case back on and you won't even see it.
     
  4. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    Ugh. It depends on if the scratch REALLY bothers you. I'd never be able to handle the iPhone with a severe scratch on it. Just put it up on eBay, pay a bit extra, and get a nice new one.
     
  5. Opie macrumors 6502a

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  6. NeoMayhem macrumors 6502a

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    If you can really get one for free, do it. You can sell your old one to somebody who doesnt care and make some good money
     
  7. Clyde099 macrumors regular

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    Buy a nice case for it and wait for a memory upgrade.
     
  8. Vegan TJ macrumors regular

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    heres a much much cheaper option.. www.colorwarepc.com

    just have them paint the back
     
  9. mcdj macrumors 604

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    if getting the new one does not preclude you from getting one after that, should the second one have an issue, get lost, dropped, etc., then by all means, if the scratch bugs you, get a new one. you can easily sell the scratched one, scratch and all, for decent coin.
     
  10. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    warranty does not cover you being clumsy.

    sorry.



    are you sure your 'carrier reward dollars' are able to go towards an iphone? i wouldnt be suprise if the iphone wasn't included
     
  11. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    I would recommend an iStyles for the back. It should solve your problem.
     

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  12. cstromme macrumors regular

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    That actually looked pretty cool. Is it hard to apply? How does the phone "feel" in your hand afterwards?
     
  13. navigates macrumors 6502a

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    Go back to the apple store. Explain your situation and they should change it for you. Better still buy the one year extended warranty. I've seen those ppl changing phones for weird reasons.

    of the few I've heard.

    * The phone does not go on silent most of the time
    * Home button works but not always..

    I know this as I practically go to the store weekly.
     
  14. Sweetbike40 macrumors 65816

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    Dump the phone for a scratch???? That's just dumb. IMO
     
  15. cantankerously macrumors regular

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    Don't be so careless. You don't deserve a new one on anyones dollar other than your own.
     
  16. maiden16tiger macrumors member

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    omg where can i get one of thouse???!?!?!
     
  17. Trajectory macrumors 6502a

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    If the phone works put a case on it and wait for the next upgrade.
     
  18. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I agree here.
    What exactly are "carrier rewards" anyway?
     
  19. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Those aren't "weird" reasons, those are hardware defects...unlike someone dropping their phone, which isn't covered under any warranty. Seriously, Apple isn't responsible if you're a klutz.
     
  20. marksman macrumors 603

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    I would say be a man and take responsibility for your actions.

    Since you even asked this question it is unlikely you will be the former for a long time, and not do the later for even a longer time.
     
  21. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Wow read much? He never said anything about going into Apple and lying to them about some defect to get a new phone. He mentioned he had some reward program point thing that would somehow get him a new phone.
    Chillax dude.
     
  22. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    If you are this clumsy, I'd wait until I actually drop it and break it before going for a replacement.
     
  23. Trajectory macrumors 6502a

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    Everyone who's jumping on this guy about being a klutz clearly hasn't even read the OP's first post. He never said he wants Apple to replace it, he said he wants to buy a new one using rewards.
     
  24. bassproguy07 macrumors 6502a

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    :apple:if you can get a new one do it, but then get something like a BSE, Body Guardz, or an Invisible shield for the back. No case, no bulk and its scratch resistant. I have the IS on mine, and it isn't totally scratch proof but i really dont are as long as it keeps my phone from getting scratched. :apple:
     
  25. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    you could get new one and sell the old one on eBay.
     

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