iMac for Christmas

Discussion in 'iMac' started by TyWahn, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. TyWahn macrumors 6502


    Oct 25, 2003
    My dear sweet wife surprised me with an iMac for Christmas not knowing that they would probably be updated tomorrow.
    I was going to wait to get one with tax return money and after any possible update in late Feb.
    If they are updated she's going to be royally ticked off. This happened last time I got an iMac in August of 2003.
    This buying burn indecently led me to MacRumors and the buyers guide. I didn't know better then. I do know, but unfortunately she did not.
    What will I be able to do in regards to exchanging for the upgraded model? Anything? My new iMac was purchased from the Apple Store in SF second week of Dec.
    It's a 2.66 with 750 GB and 4GB of RAM. A very, very sweet machine. BUT....
    Anybody have first hand experience? Know what I can do?

  2. rust.puppet macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2008
    Ashtabula, OH
    i think you can return it in the first 30 days and just pay a restocking fee and then buy one after we find out? dont quote me on that.
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    If you haven't opened it, you should be able to return for full credit. Get busy!

  4. Vulcan macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Knowing my girlfriend, I personally wouldn't bother. They aren't due for a redesign for another 6-12 months anyway.

    Regardless, you can't return it either way, it's hard drive and RAM are not the stock configuration. Apple doesn't do returns on BTO orders.
  5. TyWahn thread starter macrumors 6502


    Oct 25, 2003
    Did not know about the BTO orders. Good to know.
    I will be totally, completely, without a doubt fine either way. Super happy. Super content.
    I am coming from a 1 GHZ G4 17" iMac (swing arm model). It doesn't even have USB 2!
    So my new iMac is light-years ahead of my old one. I am sure I will get close to 6 years out of this one too.

    Thanks for your replies.
  6. BJMRamage macrumors 68020


    Oct 2, 2007
    my wife bought me an early birthday present (30gb ipod) about 1 month prior to the Classic release...which was only 10-15 days after my actual birthday.

    mine was going sour and the thought was great, but i kept kicking myself.
    oh well.

    like a catch-22, it is great but kinda sucks.
  7. zombie1210 macrumors regular


    Nov 9, 2008

    My girlfriend isn't due for a redesign until next year.
  8. Smittay macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2008
    call customer care, they take just about anything back

    i returned an imac in may, then returned the same one in november, got a third in december which i didnt like the way it looked and they refunded all 2816 dollars worth
  9. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2008
    Palo Alto, CA
    I never knew you couldn't return BTO ones.
    I guess you should always give it a try first though.
    If they don't let you, then just stick with it.

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