Selling back iPad 2? (Unopened, No Receipt)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Wayfarer, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Wayfarer macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2007
    • Recieved an iPad 2 (32GB + 3G) from a raffle contest at a party
    • Remains unopened
    • No sales receipt
    • Not sure where it was purchased from.

    First of all, I feel extremely blessed and fortunate. However, with the iPad 3 announcement just around the corner, I want to find a way to upgrade. What's the best way to return an unopened iPad 2 for a refund without a receipt? If I can't return it anywhere without a receipt, what's the best way to sell it for close to full retail value? ($729.00 from Apple Store) My end goal is to upgrade to iPad 3 next month at no loss. Help would be appreciated! :)
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
  3. Wayfarer thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2007
    That sounds like a good idea. Might try that.

    Will they accept an unopened iPad for store credit with no sales receipt?

    I won it in a raffle and it may or may not have been purchased directly from them.
  4. zigzagg321 macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2011
    the wire
    Yes, usually.
  5. Wayfarer thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2007
    Thanks everyone. Perhaps my best bet would be to swing by my local Apple retail store and cross my fingers.
  6. falcora macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2011
  7. Wayfarer thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2007
    Oh glorious day.

    A very friendly Apple specialist accepted the exchange. No questions asked. Got Apple store credit in the form of a gift card, for the full retail price!!! I'm glad I didn't sell it on Amazon or Ebay for lesser value. Now for the big announcement...

    :apple: iPad 3, here I come! ;)
  8. seeharrison macrumors regular


    Nov 8, 2011
    Congratulations on both counts!
  9. MarkG21 macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2010
    Wow, that's awesome. I didn't think you would be able to do that.
  10. MickeyLynn macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2012
    Well how do you rate? I tried to do this same thing after the iPads first came out. I had a sealed one that I ordered online from Apple. They basically told me I was sol. Luckily I sold it on amazon and was only out their fees.
  11. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    The difference can be from one Geek to another and YOUR attitude!:eek:
  12. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601


    May 10, 2010
    Those would be the stories showing that :apple: is different ... In a positive way. I would not even have thought about getting money back from the store w/o receipt.
  13. MickeyLynn macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2012
    Agreed, but I went in with a smile on my face. I know you catch more flies with honey. Working in retail I know I always tried harder to please the more personable customers. I really didn't think it would have been an issue anyway, it's not like they couldn't have resold it at retail anyway. My downfall may have been in that I wanted a full refund (not store credit). Also I was a female asking for a refund from another female. This does not always go well, unfortunately. hehe

    Oh well, as I said I recouped most of my money. It's frustrating though to hear a company not treating all of it's customers equally. Oh well, it is what it is! I'm still a fan of their products!
  14. lepeos macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2012
    Wow this is awesome. Do you think they would do this for an iPhone if it was a carrier upgrade?
  15. Arnezie macrumors 65816


    Oct 10, 2011
  16. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816


    Feb 12, 2012
    Wow your lucky! Won an ipad2 for free and now getting iPad 3 for free :)

    Jealous. And it was 32g + 3G wow
  17. Jeremy8778 macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2012
    Success Story

    Wanted to share my success story. Purchased from Wal-Mart for Christmas gift Dec. 2011. Sat unopened because my friend got two (lucky girl) and waited too long to return. Sold to me for $300 with bluetooth keyboard. After reading this post I decided to I decided to try my luck. Returned the keyboard to Wal-Mart for $55 Gift Card and the iPad to Apple store for $545 Gift Card. Now with $600 credit on my $300 investment I sit patiently waiting for my half price iPad 3! :D Thanks for sharing your experience.
  18. AlPlPlLE macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2012
    If bought in the Apple Store, then yes. Even without receipt they can look up the purchase from either your name, serial on the phone, IMEI/MEID, email address and I THINK the ICCID. Regardless, there is going to be SOME way for them to look it up if purchased in the store. You have 14 days to return the phone to the store I believe.

    I've had a friend buy a black iphone 4s wanting a white and the white one came in within 14 days so she took it back they swapped the black out for the white. All within the store. The upgrade reversed, they returned the phone, then re-used the upgrade for the whte one. Simple as that. This was at our store at least, but it shouldn't be different in any other Apple Store I'd hope.
  19. dgstan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2010
    So what's stopping us from snatching them up at Best Buy at a $50 discount and returning them for full price?
  20. shamash macrumors 6502a


    Jul 19, 2008
    Taichung, Taiwan
    I guess you could, but you're not getting cash from Apple, you're getting a giftcard. From my experience they will only refund the card that the item was purchased on, if they have a record of the purchase.
  21. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

    Aug 13, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario
    Someone posted in a different thread that Apple can tell where it was bought by scanning it into their system. So your idea wouldn't work if they are able to do that.
  22. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2010
    Um you gotta pay tax for best buy.

    Also, to the OP, you still gotta pay tax for the iPad 3.

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