Carrier Issue returning XS Max

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  1. blwade macrumors 6502a

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    So, I walked into an Apple store yesterday (10/4) to return my XS Max that ordered from Apple (with Verizon financing) on pre order day and I received on 9/24.

    The guy helping me process the return tells me “hold on a second - I’m gonna get a manager. There seems to be an issue returning your phone.”

    The manager then comes over and tells me she will issue the refund, but I’m past the 13 day return window for my carrier and she can’t guarantee that once she processes the return, that I won’t still be charged since I’m “locked in” to this contract.

    Has anyone else experienced this??

    I’ve looked at the “view your next bill” on Verizon’s website and it seems to have removed the activation charge and monthly payment plan from my line, but the whole encounter didn’t make any sense. Verizon themselves offer a 14 day return period, how would they be able to lock you in a “contract” at 13 days?? Not to mention, I was under the 13 day mark from the day I received the phone..
     
  2. mashinhead macrumors 68030

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    It can't be over 14 days simply by virtue of when it was released. That day is tomorrow. How does it work if it was mailed. Is it based on delivery date?
     
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Did you ask about this whole "13" day business (given that everything references 14 days, and you were still supposedly even under 13 days)?
     
  4. blwade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Apple wasn’t saying it was past date for them.. they were saying in their system, they were getting some alert from Verizon while trying to process the return.

    Edit: when I tried to return via mail online, it wouldn’t give me that option. It told me to bring it to a store or contact customer service. I didn’t think much of it at the time as I figured the store was close enough and I’d get refunded a little more quickly if I brought it in, but perhaps it should have been a sign that something was up...

    I didn’t press the issue. The guy asked me what carrier I was using which made me think he doesn’t even have that info in front of him and if was on Verizon’s end, there’s nothing the Apple employees could do.

    The manager wanted to just make sure I knew that it was my responsibility to make sure my carrier fixed my billing? She couldn’t guarantee the return processing was going to end the monthly payment plan.

    It SEEMS like everything is fine so far on my Verizon account - the line I processed the return on is listed as eligible to upgrade..

    I was just curious if anyone else experienced this as I can’t be the only person to sign up for a Verizon payment plan through Apple and try to return an iPhone...
     
  5. Xenden macrumors regular

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    They count the day you get the phone as day one, not the next day like normal people. It is a terrible thing that the phone companies do.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Well, I can't say that that would be strange given that the day you get your phone is the first day that you have it.
     
  7. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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    Still should have been 14 then. Weird deal.
     
  8. mritech macrumors regular

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    Even counting the day you get it...... today is day 12 (10/5).

    I got the XS 9/21 and I brought it back 10/2 i was on day 12 also. But I event to Verizon. I don’t deal with apple for the phones.

    Side question....why did you wanna return?
     
  9. blwade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I placed my pre order with Apple, but when Verizon announced the BOGO deal, I decided I’d try the one from Apple with my 14 day return window to confirm I want the Max and placed an order with Verizon for the BOGO deal and added my mother in law to our plan.
     
  10. Xenden macrumors regular

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    It does make sense, but most businesses don't count the day you purchase something as day one.

    If a retailer says you have a one day return period, you expect that you can return the item up until tomorrow, not until the end of business the day you bought the item.
     
  11. blwade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wanted to give an update on this: the credit for the phone was issued and the phone was removed from my Verizon bill almost immediately. My bill has been posted now, and there’s no sign of having to pay any part of the phone that was returned... so, this was strange, but not a problem at all.
     
  12. praterkeith macrumors 6502

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    I returned an XS Max this past Sunday and I’m still waiting for it to be removed from my Verizon account. Hopefully it gets worked out soon, I only kept the phone 2 days.
     
  13. blwade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yikes! I would contact them..

    I don’t think it took days for it to be removed on mine!
     
  14. praterkeith macrumors 6502

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    I got in contact with Apple today and they told me it takes 3 to 5 business days, and that I should contact them next week. I was planning on preordering the XR, but now I’m forced to wait.
     

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