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Last Friday I purchashed an iPad Air from the local Apple Store. It's beautiful and works fine it's just "big". I'm so used to using my iPhone 5 when laying in bed to watch media, etc... just feel like the 9.7 display is too big for my needs.

I feel badly about it but I would like to swap it for an iPad mini w/retina. Is that something Apple will do? Is there a restocking fee? I should also mention that I got a smart case too, so I would need a new smart case for the mini... would I be able to swap the case too?

Ugh, I hate indecision.
 

TWO2SEVEN

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Last Friday I purchashed an iPad Air from the local Apple Store. It's beautiful and works fine it's just "big". I'm so used to using my iPhone 5 when laying in bed to watch media, etc... just feel like the 9.7 display is too big for my needs.

I feel badly about it but I would like to swap it for an iPad mini w/retina. Is that something Apple will do? Is there a restocking fee? I should also mention that I got a smart case too, so I would need a new smart case for the mini... would I be able to swap the case too?

Ugh, I hate indecision.
Yes, they will do it. There is not a restocking fee.

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They should also return the case without a problem.
 

Shadowbech

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Yes you can just go to the Apple store and tell them that you want to exchange your ipad air for the ipad mini retina. They should credit you back the difference.

And no there is no re-stocking fee.
 

Kangda

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You can just return the Air and the case, since you are within the 2 week return window. Return, then buy the mini retina (and case).
 

barjam

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I suggest that you spend some time with the retina to make sure the fonts aren't going to be too small (they can be much smaller than the iphone at times). Ultimately I returned mine in favor of an air for that very reason.

You can adjust the font sizes at the system level but not all programs pick up on this.

It is a beautiful device otherwise though.
 

Truefan31

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Just FYI target has a sale on iPads, air and mini. 50 gc plus 5% using cartwheel app. Red card gives another 5%. And if u have pharmacy rewards it's another 5%
 

Abarth1200

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Does this only apply to the us market or is UK the same, 14 day return period. Reason I'm asking is I had a hard time returning a day old wifi rmini for a cellular, it took a manager and some sweet talk to get around the fact that once its opened I can't return it.
 

JackieInCo

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Does this only apply to the us market or is UK the same, 14 day return period. Reason I'm asking is I had a hard time returning a day old wifi rmini for a cellular, it took a manager and some sweet talk to get around the fact that once its opened I can't return it.
Apple here in the US does not care for what reason you want to return or exchange your purchase even if opened.

I bought a 32GB AT&T Retina mini and then decided I wanted the 128GB. Went to the Apple store just before the two week period was iPad and exchanged it. They even told me to keep the lightning cable as a spare.

I also bought a 16GB WiFi air at Best buy a month ago. Decided I wanted the 32GB and exchanged without a problem.
 

Brian Y

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Does this only apply to the us market or is UK the same, 14 day return period. Reason I'm asking is I had a hard time returning a day old wifi rmini for a cellular, it took a manager and some sweet talk to get around the fact that once its opened I can't return it.
If it's from an Apple store - you have 14 days to return it, for any reason (unless it's damaged, etc).

If it's from a third party or reseller, it's their own choice as to whether they accept it back or not.
 

Abarth1200

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The guy behind the main desk did say something about only being the reseller, Stormfront store. Everything in the shop was apple, does this mean it is really an apple shop?
 

TWO2SEVEN

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The guy behind the main desk did say something about only being the reseller, Stormfront store. Everything in the shop was apple, does this mean it is really an apple shop?
If it was not an official Apple store, it is a reseller.

If the store is called Stormfront it sounds like a reseller.