iPhone 4 Waterlogged - Now what?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jshort, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. jshort macrumors regular

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    Yep.. It already happened. I'm on standby at the Apple Store.. What are my options. Could be waiting for two hours..

    Bad Day.
     
  2. chrisu91 macrumors regular

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  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Did you purchase it using an Amex card or equivalent with accidental damage protection? If so, file a claim with them for $199, making it free.
     
  4. jshort thread starter macrumors regular

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    Good call. It was on my CC but not an Amex. I'll give them a call and check it out.
     
  5. the-oz-man macrumors 6502

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    If no insurance or iPhone protection, the $199 replacement is not a bad option. Sorry man.
     
  6. jshort thread starter macrumors regular

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    You're not going to believe this.. the Genius gave me a brand new iPhone 4 for free. I was upfront with him and told him I'd drowned it in water and that I could literally pour water out of bottom ports.

    Reason #428 why I love this company.
     
  7. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Wow! You got super lucky! The genii are always real jerks to me. I had the cracking issue for my 3GS and he asked memif I chewed on my phone and he wouldn't replace it.
     
  8. John T macrumors 68020

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    The moral of your experience was the fact that you were upfront and honest to the Genius. :)
     
  9. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Yup, Karma's a bitch...but she's a logical one.
     
  10. spades1412 macrumors 6502

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    Wow, thats awesome. How did the conversation with the genius go? Obviously you were upfront about what happened. What led him to give you a free replacement instead of making $200 off of you?
     

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