Order an Engraved iPad in Store?

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  1. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    Can I order an iPad in store and get it engraved, for free?

    Scenario....

    I want an iPad but I have generously been given vouchers by my wife and other family members so I'm unable to buy one online.

    Can I go into an Apple Store and Order an iPad there to get engraved?

    Thanks for the advice.
     
  2. ELMI0001 macrumors 6502

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    Voucher like a gift card?
     
  3. MonkeySee.... thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah sorry. That was very British of me. Its an Apple Gift card. :)
     
  4. deeddawg macrumors 603

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    Not sure about the UK store, but the US online store accepts Apple Gift Cards as payment.
     
  5. MonkeySee.... thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Nothing on the UK Site. I called Apple and they said they only accept them in store. Forgot to ask about the engraving though.
     
  6. ELMI0001 macrumors 6502

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    I assumed that is what you meant ... odd they won't take the gift card online.
     
  7. MonkeySee.... thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah its a bit odd. Hang on a minute..... Do purchases on line (hardware etc) link with your iTunes account? maybe I should get iTunes vouchers in future!?
     
  8. Rockoar macrumors regular

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    Maybe the better way to find out it's to call them directly instead and ask. Or drop by your local Apple Store (if you have one in your area) and talk to someone there. I think engraving is just available when ordering online, tho.
     
  9. iCarabma macrumors 6502

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    No. You can't purchase hardware with iTunes gift cards or software with Apple Store Gift Cards.

    I don't know how it works in the UK, but I pre-ordered mine with gift cards I had been saving for this launch (US). I would recommend calling the sales number for for the UK store and having them walk you through it.

    Also, all engraving is done in the factory in China. They might be able to help you order it at the Apple Store, but it will be shipped from the China.
     
  10. MonkeySee.... thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I thought I'd test the water here but it would be a bummer if you can't order one in store :-(

    Maybe they can except the vouchers in store and order it on an internal system.

    Any way. Thats for the help people :)

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    When you say UK Store do you mean e.g My closest Store/shop in Brighton?

    I don't mind not getting it on launch day :)
     
  11. iCarabma macrumors 6502

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    No... I mean looking on the UK website for the number for phone sales and letting them walk you through it.

    Good Luck.
     
  12. MonkeySee.... thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ahh. Thats what I did first and they said Gift Cards can't be taken online or over the phone :(
     
  13. rosemary1 macrumors regular

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    You're not going to be able to do this.

    If people were giving me money to buy an iPad, I think I'd be too happy and grateful to care about engraving.
     
  14. MonkeySee.... thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I just wanted to put something fun on the back. Like you say I'm very grateful and I intend to hold onto it.

    But you're right, looks like it may not be possible.
     
  15. MonkeySee.... thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yep. Just to End this thread and if anyone else has a similar question.

    It seems you cannot use Gift Cards over the phone or online in the UK. US is fine as mentioned above.

    Engraving can only be done online.

    So that kills that dream. haha.

    All I need to know now is if I can pre-order in store?
     
  16. Lindenhurst macrumors 6502a

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    If you ever decide to sell it, the engraving will be an obstacle. Been there...done that. And since you will most likely use the iPad with a case anyway, why engrave it at all?
     
  17. MonkeySee.... thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'll never sell it. I'll end up giving it to my little boy if I was to ever upgrade.

    Doesn't look like an option anyway :(
     

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