Ordering a 2nd Macbook Pro for evaluation

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Falcon80, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. Falcon80 macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2012
    I am wondering if Apple is fine if we order another Macbook Pro for the sake for evaluation. For example, I am currently on the 5th day of Macbook Pro 15" and I order another 13" Macbook Pro NTB to assess which one is more suitable for my needs and eventually return one of them?
  2. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
    If you can afford to pay for them you could probably order every combination available to evaluate at the same time, so long as you comply with the return policy timeframe for each computer. You'd probably be wise to limit yourself to a couple (2 is fine) so Apple doesn't catch on to you.
  3. Falcon80 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2012
    Thanks for the info. I have not initiated any returns before for any Apple products though I have bought many devices over the years. Do they ask for the reason of the return?
  4. kb3uru macrumors newbie


    Dec 9, 2016
    As long as you have a valid receipt and purchase these from Apple directly, than no you wont have a problem. Ive returned many Apple products to the same store, and no questions or concerns have ever been raised. Apple has one of the best customer service(In-store and not Genius Bar) experiences.
  5. Falcon80 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2012
    Does it apply to online store? There is no physical Apple Store in my country yet.
  6. CE3 macrumors 65816

    Nov 26, 2014
    Yes, the return window is there for you to evaluate the product and make sure everything works for you, but buying two in order to pick one seems a bit frivolous and unnecessary to me. Between the 15" model in your possession and all the information you can research and access online, isn't that enough to decide which of the two will be more suitable for your needs?
  7. burgman macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2013
    Just read the policy for online Apple Store in your country to be safe. Nobody here can give you a definitive answer, and it's your money.
  8. Falcon80 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2012
    Thanks. Will do so. Seems like the restocking fee (admin charges) for returns only applicable for iPhone.
    --- Post Merged, Dec 27, 2016 ---
    Yes, I have read the necessary information online. Basically the main reason why I am looking at the 13" MacBook Pro NTB is because of the portability and better battery life as I am always on the move. The touch bar is pretty useless to me. However, as a software developer, performance is very important to me as well. I want to make sure that all the tools I am using works well for me in the lower spec 13" NTB, mainly running VMs (Windows, Linux), Xcode, Android and photoshop. As the size of project differs from individuals, it is hard to for another user to give me his opinions even if we are using the same tools.
  9. bizack macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2009
    There is no restocking fee for any Apple product returned.
  10. Falcon80 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2012
    Unfortunately there is for my country.

    iPhone/iPad return policy
    If you are not fully satisfied with your iPhone/iPad purchase, you can return your undamaged iPhone/iPad to the Apple Online Store within 14 calendar days from the time you receive your iPhone(s)/iPad(s) for a refund. A 25% open box fee will be assessed on any opened unit (per unit). A 15% restocking fee will be assessed on closed box returns (per unit). Please visit online Order Status or call 1800-MY-APPLE to request a return. The iPhone/iPad must be returned in the original packaging, including any accessories, manuals, and documentation.
  11. CE3 macrumors 65816

    Nov 26, 2014
    25% if it's opened and 15% if it's not been opened? Am I reading this correct?

    So if you spend $2500 on a computer and return in 14 days it's around $625 or $375 to restock?! That's awful.

    Are you sure it's the same policy for Macs?
  12. Falcon80 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2012
    Hopefully it is only applicable to iPhone/iPad though that is still awfully lot of money. :(
  13. foxconn Suspended

    Sep 6, 2016
    and what country is this?
  14. Falcon80 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2012

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