Just bought a dented iPad will apple still fix it?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by lilchub101, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. lilchub101 macrumors member

    May 11, 2009
    Hi guys I have had a 32 gig iPad since day 1 I love it. Well today I saw on craigslist a 32 gig wifi + 3g iPad so I had my dad pick it up for me (I had to work) So I get home and look at my "new" iPad to see it had a dent in the back. According to the seller it has been in the apple case and has had a screen protector since day 1. So my question is if something else goes wrong lets say.... the screen stops turning on or the wifi no longer turns on will apple still replace it? or fix it? just wondering thanks
  2. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

    Jan 27, 2007
    They wii see the dent and say the damage caused the problem. You should get your money back or a discount from the seller since the damage wasn't disclosed.
  3. Richdmoore macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    Troutdale, OR
    If the craigslist guy takes it back (or offers a reduced price due to the damage) great, but I can't imagine why he would do that after your father accepted it and paid him for it.
  4. afireintonto macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2008
    I hope you didn't pay too much! Time for a good case!
  5. 0101001 macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2010
  6. Battlestar macrumors 6502

    May 9, 2010
    Can't he still get an aftermarket warranty for it?
  7. sjinsjca macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2008
    You're probably stuck, assuming anything goes wrong.

    The machine is physically damaged, and depending on what breaks (if anything) you can bet that they'll take one look and say "Nope."

    This assumes, of course, that anything goes wrong. It might run like a hose for a decade while un-dented iPads fall left and right!

    Hope you got a good price... and that the thing wasn't hot.

    You can try approaching the seller for a discount or refund but given it's a Craigslist sale, that's probably doomed. The seller will probably just get a good laugh out of that, or he'll blame your dad and claim it wasn't dented when he handed it over.

    My advice: just enjoy it and don't fret.
  8. AppleRules macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2010
    Sorry to say it's probably too late to do anything about it now. You absolutely need to examine any items you intend to buy before you hand over the money. The seller has every right to say the damage occured after he sold you said merchandise.
    As long as it works though you should be OK, just put it in a case if the dent bothers you.
  9. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2007

    Transactions such as this are as-is unless otherwise stated, just like buying a used car. There was opportunity to inspect the iPad prior to handing over the money. Your father entered into a contract with the seller and money was exchanged for the goods. The seller has no duty to do anything about it. It would be like buying a car from seeing a picture. If there's something wrong with it and you chose not to inspect it first, it's your problem.

    It very well could have been in an Apple case with a screen protector on it. That does prevent it from being dropped creating a dent.

    Exactly. It's rather silly to be saying, "He sold me an iPad with a dent in it" when the question should be why an iPad with a dent in it was bought in the first place. It would be rather hard to say you didn't do it when you had the opportunity to inspect it.
  10. CarboysDesire macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2008
    Las Vegas
    A small dent should not necessarily void the warranty.

    These things have aluminum backs. Even babied ipads can succumb to denting, and they will if they are used without a cover. The last time I checked the warranty does not require that you use a cover.

    No one knows what Apple will say if it has a problem.

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