Is it true that you can upgrade with no cost when the 3g ipad comes out?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by hypeber, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. hypeber macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2010
    i was going to buy the 32gb wifi and sell it when the 3G comes out, however the sale person told me there is no charge if I upgrade to the 3G with a bigger harddrive. So i went with the 16gb so i can upgrade to the 32gb with 3g later.

    Did u guys hear this?
  2. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
  3. skafia macrumors 6502


    Apr 4, 2010
    Nope, but that salesman lost $100 potential sales for that company. FIRED!
  4. FWW macrumors regular


    Mar 29, 2010
    Anchorage, AK
    No, that is very, very false.
  5. ijen0311 macrumors 65816


    Jul 4, 2009
  6. Arkwater macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2010
    I'm more interested in knowing why you believed him.........
  7. JonnyIreland macrumors 6502a


    Mar 10, 2010
    Toronto, Canada
    Sure, sure its true. You don't even have to go to the Apple Store to pick it up... it floats around to your house on a cloud of pixie dust. :D
  8. machacker macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2008
    Sounds like a salesman made something up to make a sale. This is yet another reason that i really like the fact that apple employees don't make commission. Makes me trust them a lot more.
  9. wombat888 macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2008
    I am pretty sure the original poster meant "no additional charge" - ie you return the non-3g iPad for full credit applied toward a new iPad of equal or greater value.
  10. brooks.curly macrumors member

    May 16, 2009
  11. wombat888 macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2008
    What's Apple's return policy?

    If you have 30 days to return an item for refund, then the answer to the original poster's question is "yes."

    He returns the iPad he bought, gets refunded, buys a different one.

    Assuming he meant what I think he meant, and doesn't believe he can exchange a cheaper iPad for a more expensive one without paying the difference ...
  12. hypeber thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2010
    he actually went and comfirmed with another sales rep. I just need to pay the difference of it he said. he said since i got a 16gb, i just need to get a 32gb 3g.
  13. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    I was about to say the salesperson fooled you into making the purchase today so he can get his commision. BUT upon reading your post more carefully it seems like you were going to make a purchase anyway and a more expensive one at that :confused: so I think this salesperson was just genuinely misinformed.
  14. dave1812dave macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2009
    LOL! RIght! and I have a bridge I'd LOVE to sell you!

    BT Barnum was right, btw....
  15. wombat888 macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2008
    Hello? Can people see my posts? ;)

    I don't know the precise date the 3g will be in the Apple Store. The Apple site says it'll ship in "late April." It also says the wifi-only model will ship on April 12. 12 + 14 = 26, or approx April 26 for ship dates, which is comfortably late April. The wifi model reached the Apple Store on April 3, which is 9 days earlier than the touted ship date. If the 3g iPad reaches the Apple Store by 9 days earlier than the artificially calculated April 26 - or, April 17 - he should be able to make the exchange as the salesperson described.
  16. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Unless that particular store has a 'special' offer that is 'too good to be true', then unfortunately you have been scammed.
    It is possible that they are including it in the 14 day return period, but a store encouraging returns ???? it sounds fishy.

    I'd suggest you contact the store and speak to the manager and explain what was said and what you have bought and ask how the store would like to remedy the situation if you were indeed miss sold.

    No-one here can offer you a better solution. So first thing, get in touch with the store.
  17. VenusianSky macrumors 65816


    Aug 28, 2008
    That is what I figured he was talking about, the return policy.
  18. Requiemm macrumors regular

    May 23, 2008

    Ummm, the Wifi version did not get to the store 9 days earlier than the ship date. The LAUNCH date was 4/3, the 4/12 date was because they ran out of the first run and had to push back the date for the SECOND batch. There is no reason to think the 3G version will appear 9 days earlier than some plucked out of the air date.
  19. undrpsi macrumors regular

    Mar 28, 2010
    Gastonia, NC
    No sarcasm...but what store? :eek: Only Apple and Best Buy carry them.

    Unless he was telling you to bring it back for your refund and buy the 3g..which is not 'illegal' but kind-of violates the intention of the return policy. Not only that but even if they <wink-wink> condone that you'd still have to pay the extra $$ for the better model.
  20. NinjaKid macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2008
    free upgrade

    I think what the sales guy meant is this, At best buy there is a restocking fee of either 10-15% I forget which it is, They will wave the restocking fee if you exchange the item or upgrade it to something better. So if he bought a Ipad now then in 2 weeks the new 3G model comes out they would take back the one he just bought for no fee as long as he gets the upgraded model. He will have to pay the difference in price and tax only.
  21. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    no you are wrong

    you have 14 days and need to pay a restocking fee.
  22. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    I wish tis "pie in the sky" miss information was true while I'm suffering waiting on the 3G.
  23. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601


    Feb 10, 2004
    A Best Buy salesman also told my mother in law today that if she wanted to use the iPad as an eBook reader she should upgrade to the 32gb model so she could sotre more than a few books. :rolleyes:
  24. paulisme macrumors 6502

    Dec 15, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    I think he left out the word "million".
  25. hypeber thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2010
    I just called apple stonestown and they said yes. If i bought it there, i can bring it back when the 3G comes out. All i neednis to get a bigger sz one which is the 32gb and pay the difference. However i can only do that at the same store where i purchased the current iPad that i am using.

    For those of you who won't or didn't believe me, you can call them at 415-242-7890.

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