I have two iPhone 6 Plus' in my possession. Any reason not to open the other?

spazma7ik

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I had one preordered that was delayed and came on Monday so I grabbed the other on launch night. I can return either of them to the Apple Store even if opened, so why not open the other one and play with it and see if it perhaps has better battery or something, right?

Nobody seems to be biting on selling it for $200 over MSRP so I'd rather just return it than deal with anything less over Craigslist.
 

spazma7ik

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Wow please tell me you are kidding
What about this makes you think I'm kidding? Or hoping even.. Regardless of the way I return it to Apple they still ship it back and have it opened and repackaged as a white-box, so what the hell does it matter if I open it first? Really, I'll wait for a sensible response.
 

phpmaven

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I had one preordered that was delayed and came on Monday so I grabbed the other on launch night. I can return either of them to the Apple Store even if opened, so why not open the other one and play with it and see if it perhaps has better battery or something, right?

Nobody seems to be biting on selling it for $200 over MSRP so I'd rather just return it than deal with anything less over Craigslist.
I just sold 2 64gb plus Verizon models on Swappa.com for $1150 each.
 

mailboxbetacoin

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I had one preordered that was delayed and came on Monday so I grabbed the other on launch night. I can return either of them to the Apple Store even if opened, so why not open the other one and play with it and see if it perhaps has better battery or something, right?

Nobody seems to be biting on selling it for $200 over MSRP so I'd rather just return it than deal with anything less over Craigslist.
great dude... people have to wait weeks to receive their phones because of douchebags like you
 

mailboxbetacoin

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Well first, I do have a 6 Plus, so your assumptions are wrong.

Second, you're missing the main point; now you've got two iPhones, including one you don't plan on using; but instead of returning it right away so somebody else in line can get their new iPhone too, you're wondering if you should open both to select the better one, and return the other one; and if that's not enough, you need to go tell us about it on this forum... if you don't understand what's wrong with that whole attitude, then

You know what, open the second one, bend the hell out of it, then go return it
 
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spazma7ik

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Well first, I do have a 6 Plus, so your assumptions are wrong.

Second, you're missing the main point; now you've got two iPhones, including one you don't plan on using; but instead of returning it right away so somebody else in line can get their new iPhone too, you're wondering if you should open both to select the better one, and return the other one; and if that's not enough, you need to go tell us about it on this forum... if you don't understand what's wrong with that whole attitude, then

You know what, open the second one, bend the hell out of it, then go return it
I guess you missed the part where I explained that even returning an unopened box, Apple still opens them.. You can't seriously think they just take them and give them to someone else when they don't know if the box has been thrown, opened and resealed etc. What now?
 

Nyy8

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Oh cry me a river. I was told by Apple that I would receive my preorder on launch day, and then day before the 19th they email me saying it's been delayed for TWO weeks. Am I really so wrong for lining my ass up for 8 hours to get my hands on one on launch? Even better, they didn't let me cancel and shipped the damn thing the next day. But yeah, douches like me are the reason lazy asses like you who expect to waddle in at 8am didn't get a phone.
I like you. People are starting to lose the idea you need to put in effort to get what they want.
 

wxman2003

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To OP, who cares? Really? Who cares? You started a thread that nobody cares about. Again, who cares? If you cease to exist, who cares? Nobody. Nobody. Merry Christmas.
 

spazma7ik

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To OP, who cares? Really? Who cares?
Who cares about 99% of the things posted here pertaining to someone's specific situation? It's the nature of the board, no sense in wasting effort trying to beat a dead horse.
 

mailboxbetacoin

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I guess you missed the part where I explained that even returning an unopened box, Apple still opens them.. You can't seriously think they just take them and give them to someone else when they don't know if the box has been thrown, opened and resealed etc. What now?
You do seem like an expert at returning unopen items; you realize you contribute to these phones being so expensive by doing this kind of ****.

But again, you're missing the point; not sure if on purpose or not; you don't realize that there is something wrong in doing that, to the point of coming to tell us about this... that should be the kind of thing people are not proud about...

In any case, you came here to ask about what you should do, but you don't seem to want to hear what we have to say, you just wanted somebody to tell you " of course you should open both boxes and do a thorough test of both devices and pick the best one", so there you go, enjoy:

of course you should open both boxes and do a thorough test of both devices and pick the best one
 

mailboxbetacoin

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Just return it so someone who has been waiting can get one.
he never had the intention to return it before the end of the 2 weeks, just needed some validation... let's just hope he drops it when he opens the second box and gets charged an open box fee or something
 

nikhsub1

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I like you. People are starting to lose the idea you need to put in effort to get what they want.
Exactly. I say if the phone you are using now meets your satisfaction then there really is no reason to open the other one IMO. If there is something about the current phone that bugs you, anything at all, then yes, I would open the second one and see if it is better. I pretty much did the same thing the OP did - Apples pre order was a debacle and I ordered 2 phones because the first one I ordered wasn't delivered until today, the other phone I managed to get delivered on launch day. Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
 

Brdl04

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You people don't get it. This is an opportunity for someone to show off that he has two phones that people want. The OP feels good knowing this. It's a psychological thing.
 

dBoPlay

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I'm going to second what the poster two above me said. If you don't have any actual issues with the one you've already opened and aesthetically it's to your satisfaction then there isn't much point in opening the second one.

As far as selling it goes if you think you the demand is there to flip it and you don't mind doing the additional legwork to sell it then go for it.

I don't understand what all the flaming is about. The tone makes it seem like the OP stole one of the damn phones. If I'm not mistaken the OP paid for both and can do as they please with them now.

If there's the demand for the product that people are willing to pay well above MSRP then I fail to see the problem. This is a brand new, just released phone. A luxury good. It's not as if they're price gouging some necessity for life like water, good lord.
 

lke

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Keep one closed and in 100 years your family could sell it like diamonds.
 

ahfu25

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he never had the intention to return it before the end of the 2 weeks, just needed some validation... let's just hope he drops it when he opens the second box and gets charged an open box fee or something
Damn where's the love? You people are ridiculous!!! He had every right to do what he did. Jeez.....spoiled much?!?!?! Go donate some money to a good cause or something
 

617aircav

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You people don't get it. This is an opportunity for someone to show off that he has two phones that people want. The OP feels good knowing this. It's a psychological thing.
Right on point. Its a stupid thread to make. Should I open it. Whats the point of this question.
 

ob81

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Open at your own risk

May result in ridicule by Android users and your peers (iPhone 6 users). If you read these forums, you may also be exposed to no less than 4 possible major issues with that phone. Tread lightly my friend, and good luck.
 

golfdude

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Apple really needs to start charging a re-stocking fee, 10% or minimum of $50 , to curb stuff like this.
 

Sodner

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Open the second one. Use both doing the exact same things for the exact same length of time for the duration of the return window and keep the one that has .0001 better battery life. Ya, great idea, open both.
 

i hate phones

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I know at least in the apple retail store (US) they resell them if they are still in the cellophane. If its opened they can't. Had this discussion when I swapped my 6 plus for a 6. Someone wanted to buy my return but apple couldn't because it was opened. The guy had an unopened 64 gb 6 which is what I wanted (apple only had 128) and the apple guy said if he returned the 6 I could buy it.
 
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