iPad Return new iPad on old receipt

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Fireball Dragon, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. Fireball Dragon macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, so I purchased an iPad Air (128 LTE) last week. I wasn't expecting much from Black Friday.

    But then early in the morning I saw that the price of my model had been slashed by £62, to £678! So I ordered a new one, and will return the one I got last week for £739.

    The thing is, I am really happy with my display and the condition of this iPad.

    It may be a lottery and if the new iPad I receive has any issues, would it be possible to simply return the NEW iPad on my OLD receipt? (Returns are until Jan 7th 14')

    Thanks, Andy
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I believe the serial number is imprinted on the receipt and so when they go and check the return the mismatch may cause issues.
     
  3. Nevaborn macrumors 65816

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    Yes cant see that working.

    Youll just need to decide whats more important, the price or the satisfaction of your current device.

    Personally I would take price. If the screen has a defect I would just take it back however number of times to correct it
     
  4. Fireball Dragon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for your replies.

    It is an online order, meaning long wait times for shipping and delivery.

    If I did this, would they refuse the refund?
    (In your opinion)
     
  5. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Yes they would.... moreover, if they check the serial of the one you're returning they will probably see you ordered it online, on black friday, and bitch-slap you for being dishonest.
     
  6. Fireball Dragon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see how that is being dishonest. Perhaps going against their policy, at best.

    But I appreciate your reply, none-the-less.
     
  7. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    If you're still within the returns period, they'll probably just refund the difference for you (You'd have the right to return + rebuy anyway, so they normally just refund to save the hassle of ordering a new one).
     
  8. Shrink, Nov 29, 2013
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    Shrink macrumors G3

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    It is dishonest because you are attempting to deceive by using a receipt for a different device.

    Attempting to deceive is dishonest.

    It can be rationalized in many ways..but deception is dishonest.
     
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    I call that a form of stealing by deception in my book. Where is the honesty, integrity and honor in what you propose?
     
  10. Fireball Dragon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmmm, I am still giving £678 to Apple and taking a single iPad, either way.

    My 'intentions' are not dishonest, seriously.

    Just to close this thread, I am just going to return the initial iPad and keep the Black Friday one.

    Good day.
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    Perhaps not, but do the means justify the ends and I think many of us have expressed an opinion that by the act of deception you are not being honest.
     
  12. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Did you call and simply ask for a refund of the difference?
     
  13. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    Maybe right. But the store cannot fathom what's going on in your mind. They will just see a guy walking off the street trying to return a product with a receipt for another device. And they get to judge you as they perceive you.
     
  14. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, what the OP is proposing isn't honest.
     
  15. Arid macrumors member

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    Not only is it honest, Apple would not allow such returns. What if someone walks in with a stolen iPad and a receipt that does not match the serial number, do you expect Apple to accept such a return? I think not.
     
  16. deaglecat macrumors 6502

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    somebody should call the cops, the OP has probably committed a crime already ...just by planning to defraud.

    :D:D
     

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