Returning and Repurchasing at Apple Store

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  1. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

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    This might be a weird question but I was wondering if it would be possible to return an Apple Watch and rebuy it using a different credit card. If this is possible, would it restart the 14 day return window?
     
  2. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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    Yes, they can do that. You have to find a willing store associate, but shouldn't be an issue. I have done it before.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    You can return the The watch for a different payment method. But since you’re purchasing the same product, it would not start a new 14 day window if the Product is opened from my understanding, that would be a major loophole for Apple, if customers were doing this.
     
  4. Unprocessed1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks. I basically just want to extend my return period before I open the box and start using it.
     
  5. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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    Gotcha, not quite sure about that, but I would think it would extend as you are returning and rebuying.
     
  6. magbarn macrumors 68000

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    Just did it last night, I had 12 Apple gift cards, I also gave them back my SS 3 for $250, so basically paid $80 for Applecare and they refunded the CC
     
  7. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    Yes.
    Explain to the specialist exactly what you want to do.

    The specialist will perform the return as a closed box return, buyer remorse and refund the original card. Then they can resell it right back to you on the new card.

    The refund may take a few days to reflect on the original card.

    The key here is doing the return as a closed box!
     
  8. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Exactly this, just did it today. No problem whatsoever.
     
  9. ihonda macrumors 68000

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    they offered me $25 for my series 0
     
  11. Mabus51 macrumors 65816

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    The AW doesn’t have good resell value especially the stainless model. They give $250 for stainless and $225 for aluminum LTE models. One reason I’m only buying the aluminum version for now. At least until the tech starts to level out.

    The aluminum version is ok. It doesn’t feel or look as premium as the SS models. It’s a gadget after all so when all is said and done it gives me reason to wear my more expensive watches on occasion. The aluminum AW isn’t awful looking it just feels like a toy watch to me, it’s so light. The new prices however are obnoxious. The Watch isn’t good enough yet to be a replacement for the iPhone.
     
  12. ihonda macrumors 68000

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    WOW 225 vs 250? Making me reconsider my SBSS purchase tbh
     
  13. Mabus51 macrumors 65816

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    If it’s your first AW keep it. The SBSS is awesome I loved my S3 model when I had it. I only became bitter when I saw the trade in values. If I didn’t have AFib I would have kept the S3 until the S5 or S6 came out provided the battery would hold out for the S6. The DLC coating on the SSSB will keep it looking new and it doesn’t easily scratch up or shatter, nor is it super reflective, all of that is nonsense internet babble.
    The next AW you buy when you upgrade then get the aluminum. But you should at least have the luxury of owning one or two of them.:D
     
  14. mashinhead macrumors 68030

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    This isn't actually that far off what you would get in the second hand market. It actually makes a lot of sense to sell it back to them becuase it's easier and near the same price.
     
  15. Renjo2007 macrumors regular

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    Omg only $25 difference. I’m not selling or trading then my SS watch 4 when the S5 is released.
     
  16. ihonda macrumors 68000

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    This is my 5th. I’ve had every series and generally buy the SBSS every time, except the SG for series 0. I usually just give the watches to family when I’m done but it’s gotten expensive over the years
     
  17. iVegas macrumors 6502

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    So I tried to do this very thing a few days ago and the store pretty much turned me away (original purchase was online, so maybe that makes a difference -- online store turned me away, too). I wanted to put my watch on my Costco Visa card instead since I learned that anything purchased on that card gets an additional two years of warranty.

    They basically told me to return it and purchase another, which seems silly to me. Took me a few days but I was able to reserve another 44mm SS in store and I'll go swap them tonight.
     
  18. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    That’s funny.
    Whether it’s a web order or in store purchase the process is essentially the same. The only difference is where the specialist starts the process.
     
  19. iVegas macrumors 6502

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    I'll try again when I go to the swap. I just dont see the need to return a perfectly good watch and take another out of the hands of someone else -- but I really want the extra 2 years of warranty.
     
  20. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    Just to be clear. You’re returning a watch you purchased from the apple store on line and simply want to go to a store, return it as a closed box item and repurchase the same exact watch you have been wearing with a different payment method.
     
  21. iVegas macrumors 6502

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    Correct.
     
  22. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    Shake my head.
    It might take 3 freakin minutes.
     
  23. iVegas macrumors 6502

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    At least I'm not crazy for thinking this is a simple transaction. The store rep even checked with the manager before telling me they couldn't do it and to try my luck with the online store. Maybe I'll get more knowledgeable staff this evening.
     
  24. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    Oye

    Sorry, I’m am without speech
     
  25. newellj macrumors 604

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    This really works? The 14 day return period restarts?
     

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