Pre order repurchase question

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  1. spoa94 macrumors 6502a

    spoa94

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    My birthday is on April 22nd and my family is planning on getting me a Apple Gift card because they know I want the Apple Watch. I want to be able to preorder on April 10 so that I get the model I want on time. Is it possible to preorder and pay with say a debit card and then on April 24 return and repurchase my watch with a Apple gift card?
     
  2. mbhforum macrumors 6502

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    I am in a similar position. I just got $550 of Apple Store gift cards which will cover most of the SS version and I fear having to use their web site with multiple combinations of payments won't work out well. I might use the app to order one with my CC, and then try on the web site after with my GC and CC. If am successful with the web site, I will cancel the first order. I can't see the store giving you a hard time returning and repurchasing it though. Makes no sense.

    It really sucks that the Apple Store app doesn't accept their GC's yet.
     
  3. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    I don't think so.

    A return is not immediately available for resale. Apple sends it for refurbishment. Even if you could get by that, Apple cannot sell a 'used' watch as a 'new' watch.

    I'm sure a small company could offer customer service like this, but imagine this.... You're trying to be a bad guy ... if you went out of the store a minute after 'purchasing a watch' and went to the media showing your receipt for a 'new' watch and it looks very used. The media would have a field day with Apple.

    So, the big guys have to follow the rules.
     
  4. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    If it's like any other Apple product, you will have 14 days to return it with a full refund, no questions asked.
     
  5. spoa94 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    spoa94

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    Yes but the tricky question is can I then repurchase the exact same product I just returned with a different payment method?
     
  6. priscilla55 macrumors regular

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    How about getting your family to preorder the watch for you? This would seem to solve all the problems.
     
  7. AppleMan84 macrumors newbie

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    Why don't you reserve for pickup in store? I did the same thing for the first gen iPad and didn't pay until I picked it up; the blurb from the online store suggests it'll be the same for the Watch.
     
  8. sterl320 macrumors 6502

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    I honestly think the safest thing to do is to just wait until the watch you want is available again, or simply make a reservation on the 10th to buy the watch in the store on the 24th.
     
  9. spoa94 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    spoa94

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    Thank you both. After the story came out about reserving for pickup with $0 down I decided that is the way I am going to go.
     
  10. st0k3d macrumors member

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    Just have them give you cash or one of those Amex gift cards instead of an Apple gift card. Problem solved.
     

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