Sending a Mac back to Apple

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by DJC17, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. DJC17 macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2005
    Brighton, England
    I'm almost set to buy. I have been umming and ahhing about a 20" iMac for the last few weeks!

    Will it be too big for my desk?
    Will it be what I want? Overkill?
    Will I find Mac OS X too hard after being a Windoze power user for 15 years?
    Do I really need to change my Athlon 2400 Notebook??

    Last week I applied for a new and much better job than my current one. (I'm a student, so it's only part time.) Today I had a phone call telling me I had got the job and the hours are such that I can continue to work in both part-time jobs at least until I go back to Uni in October. Probably year round.

    So.. Today my income doubled. Not only am I estatic about that, but the office I will be spending 50% of my time in is equipped with... Macs !!!

    I figure this is as good a sign as I need to purchase my iMac. But I have a final question.

    If... and I highly doubt this will happen.. but if I did not like the iMac or heaven forbid Mac OS X (hey it might happen!), can I send it back under the 14 day return policy? It will be purchased using the Higher Education discount online.

    Would I have to pay a restocking fee if I did this?

    Would I have to pay a restocking fee if I sent it back and ordered another Mac at the same time? (Say, a PM or PB)?
  2. eva01 macrumors 601


    Feb 22, 2005
    Gah! Plymouth
    yes you would have to pay a restocking fee, of course you would.
    and i have yet to find a person that doesn't like OS X, all my friends are in awe with what i do. I have switched like 4 so far, switching another when i sell my powerbook to him

    and being a student and making a lot of money is wonderful isn't it? We are in the same boat with that :p God do i love union hospitals
  3. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
  4. DJC17 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2005
    Brighton, England
    Why of course? I send back stuff all the time if I dont get on with it, very rarely get charged any form of fee whatsoever! And 10% of £1150 is $200 which is a rather large fee for 'restocking' !

    Indeed. I was in retail but it paid very well due to the fact that I'd been there 4 years and was on a special contract. New job is in real-estate and they're matching my pay from the other job. Result!
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Well, you are basically paying them to sell it through the refurb section.

    Which basically means you end up forking over the money for someone else's discount.

    Definitely worth a big thank you. :D
  6. Mord macrumors G4


    Aug 24, 2003
    it's different in the uk, you have to pay £60 for items more than £300 or £30 for items less than £300, though if you are getting a refund because of a physical defect you dont have to pay squat, so if you someone sabotage it like open up the optical drive and scratch the laser or something you dont have to pay, it's not legal and heck it's not ethical but it works.

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