returing an iphone 6

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  1. XrayTed macrumors regular

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    I have browsed various treads about this topic, one that said "I first got the 6+ and it was too big so I took it back and got the 6, well I missed the size of the 6+ so I took the 6 back and got the 6+ again".

    Me, I got the 6 and like it but wish I would have opted for the 64 gb memory instead of the 16. I wanted to do just that but this cute sales chick talked me into the 16 and even a $50 accessory pack which I knew was a rip.
    Anyways I thought screw this, so I went back there a week later and she told me:
    * There would be a $30 restocking fee
    * I would have to leave my 16 there and wait for the 64, which might take a week or 2 or 3

    Is this really the case ? Sprint btw.
    I'm not confident in her opinion at all, she also said "oh, you don't need more memory, theres an app you can use that increases the memory 50gb".
    I told her I wasn't really interested in cloud type storage I wanted physical memory, but she kept insisting with a straight face that this program increases the physical memory and offered to install it for me.
    I asked what it was and she said dropbox, do you want me to put it on your phone ? I said thanks, I can do that myself if I wanted to.

    So do they all charge restocking fees and swipe your phone with no replacement or is this chick pulling my leg ? I am still under 15 days, barely though.
     
  2. Gryfter macrumors 6502

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    if you bought the phone through a carrier, there is a restocking fee...

    Apple stores don't charge a restocking fee on returns within 14 days...
     
  3. CanadaEh macrumors regular

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    Man... You let the beauty of a female win you over?

    Fail
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. You should have stood firm and purchased what you really wanted.
     
  5. imnjs macrumors member

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    I swear cell phone reps are turning into car salesmen.

    Restocking fee is normal. They can't resell that phone as brand new ever again and it will be thrown in the pile as a certified refurb.

    Make sure you make up your mind. I think with Sprint you only get one exchange.
     
  6. XrayTed thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yep, I gazed into her eyes and she probably could have sold me a brick.
    I was flirting, she was flitting her hair and biting her lip, my common sense and conviction evaporated.
    $50 bundle pack was an extra data cord, car charger and cheap case that I knew no way in hell I would ever use ... I even told her I could do better than that for $10 on ebay. That provoked a cute laugh and shrug of her shoulders, I got the bundle pack.

    I dunno, I will probably just eat the $30 and get the extra memory, this is 3/4 filled already. Will probably charge me another $35 new activation fee as well, what a $$ pit.
    I think I'll go to a different store staffed by guys though so I can play hardball, I don't stand a chance with this chick.
     
  7. CanadaEh macrumors regular

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    She should have at least given you her number after all that ;)
     
  8. imnjs macrumors member

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    Nah, the activation fee is for the line not the phone. And if she liked you as much as you say she did she can probably get the restock fee waived. Social engineering my friend.
     
  9. XrayTed thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well shes got my number, I'm hoping ! I even checked craigslist "missed connections", no dice. I really expected to see "Hot muscular guy in Sprint store !" there.
    She said they have no authority at all to waive activation fees but said I might be able to get it waived if I call, I never did try, I'm dreading my next bill because she had to change my service plan as well, said it was going to be "about the same". I was so busy oogling over her rack that I forgot to ask for specifics.
     
  10. imnjs macrumors member

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    I bet you have all the women swooning.
     
  11. XrayTed thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, I got 3 kids and am separated from ex, have 2 gf's but am always looking for the "right one". I don't go gaga over anything with 2 tits and a heartbeat, I was naturally attracted to this chick.
     
  12. tubbymac macrumors 65816

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    He stood firm alright, literally.
     
  13. Jayson A macrumors 68000

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    I got the bigger phone because I didn't want to chew up data by accessing stuff through the internet. I have a lot of music and I'd go through my data limit in no time.
     
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  15. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    Let me guess... she's about 15 years younger than you?

    ;)

    Don't let horny rule your wallet, my good man. Stand firm on the financial transactions. Besides, you surely could've gotten a date with her if she was interested. She was playing you for sales. I've had dudes pull that crap on me in the AT&T store (I'm a chick). It's hysterical because:
    1. I'm not interested and I'm married.
    2. There is no number 2, come to think of it.

    I look those gorgeous guys in the eye and say "If I were a weaker woman, you could've talked me into that... nice sales pitch, but no thanks."

    :D
     
  16. thingstoponder macrumors 6502

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    You're pretty rude for declining an offer for more free downloaded storage.

    I just downloaded more RAM last week and it's running smooth.
     
  17. XrayTed thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not particularly horny to be honest, I was smitten and it is what it is, can't help how I react. I went in there for the purpose of getting a 6 and thats what I walked out with. My problem was I didn't make up my mind for more RAM earlier, in fact I walked in wanting the 16 to save a few $$, seemed enough for my 4s.
    As I was standing there waiting for service I started thinking about it and thought hell, just plunk down the extra $100 for more ram. 64 I would have had to wait for, 16 was right there in stock so I was easily swayed to walk out with it, now that I've had a chance to reflect I think that was the wrong choice and I'll see if I can rectify that.
    Anyhow, no worries about my love life, both on the job and in the circles I hang I have more than enough opportunity to meet and hook up with hotties, this chick for a reason I can't quite nail down just attracted me and managed to boggle me out a bit.
     
  18. mgs315 macrumors member

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    I'm pretty sure the fact she was happy to sell you a high profit margin accessory pack (more than likely with commission due to added value in a sale) she won't be calling.

    Anyway, yep, restock fee is usual.
     
  19. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    OP, just pay the restocking fee and wait for the model that you really want. You'll be happy that you did when you get it.
     
  20. theturtle macrumors 6502a

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    I admire your candidness.
     
  21. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, more people need to show some self-restraint and get over the "gotta have it now" mindset.
     
  22. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    Go work your magic on her manager. Tell the manager that his sales rep pressured you to buy a 16GB when you wanted a 64GB, and assured you that there was an app that would give you extra storage, but no such app exists. Then, tell the manager you'd like a full refund because the salesperson lied to you.

    Turnabout is fair play. ;)
     
  23. burninator macrumors newbie

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    I'm just here to laugh at the people who think RAM and storage space are the same thing.
     
  24. wellred macrumors member

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    This is a great topic! The Dropbox thing cracked me up. You should go back and just ask her out.
     
  25. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    Shhh... we weren't going to call the OP out for that.
     
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