If I buy an open box MacBook Pro from Best Buy can I return it?

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  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68030

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    like is there a 14 day reutrn or something?

    I want the 2016 model 13" bc of the screen
     
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  3. LunchMercenary macrumors newbie

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    Yes you have 14 days to return it, 30 if you're elite, 45 if you're elite plus. And it can be open too.
     
  4. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I'm not lazy but reading fine print isn't something Im good at bc I'm not a lawyer. Often times it's in lawyer language and so for me it's better to ask someone who's done it and had experience with it.
     
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  6. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No but since it's open box I was wondering if there was a catch and if anyone had experience with it!!!!

    Jeez
     
  7. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    huh? No? what do you mean no, I provided what you asked in your original post....your not making sense...you never said anything in your original post about a scratch. In any case I've provided what you asked and I'm off this thread as it's getting silly. Yikes!!
     
  8. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68030

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    ...how am I not making sense? I never said SCRATCH I said CATCH.

    I said no bc you asked if I'm new to the web!!!!!
     
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  10. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I think I read on here someone got an open box one for only 1150?? Something like that?

    So if I can get some dough for mine then that can be a good deal.

    That's what I'm going to try to do.

    Not sure what I'm going to do adjusting to the dongle life tho haha
     
  11. generationfourth macrumors newbie

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    I would highly suggest avoiding open box 2016's. I bought one and there is definite problems with it. I suspect a lot of the open box returns are there for a reason for this particular model. Not "meh I want something else" type returns. I'm guessing most retailers will shove it back in the box and sell it.
     
  12. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah but maybe it's something that is IMO small like loud keys which I wouldn't care about
     
  13. treekram macrumors 6502a

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    I bought an open-box Mac Mini a couple of years ago from MacMall. After buying it, I looked up the warranty period and it had started a month before. I emailed MacMall, they said to ask Apple. I did and they said the warranty started when it was first bought new. So I suspect that would be the case with Best Buy. That's something you should consider. If you buy with a credit card, the benefits with regards to product purchases (extended warranties, accident coverage, etc.) might not apply to open box products. If that's something that might be important to you, you should call your credit card company.
     
  14. generationfourth macrumors newbie

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    Yes I was trying to bank on something like that as well. I got one with a really bad flickering problem that even the updates didn't fix. Amongst many other little oddities that I'm not really sure if its the hardware or just the state of the MBP's.

    I'd opt for buying out of state, tax free to save money over an open box. I'm all about open box and refurbished deals but I think it's too risky for the 2016's.
     
  15. SDColorado macrumors 65816

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    Plus, you always have the return policy and the right to return it for the exact same reason as the original purchaser, if it has something else wrong with it.
     
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    Same return period as new MacBooks. You risk nothing by trying an open box model. If it is defective, BB will swap it for another or in some cases a new one if another open box is not available.
     
  17. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Oh dang good to know thanks
     

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