iPad Target/Walmart/Best Buy Restocking Fees?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by puma1552, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    Do any of these retailers have restocking fees on opened iPads? Might pick up an Air 2 for my wife (these are all closer than the Apple store) but if it's defective I'd rather just return it and buy another one outright and say I don't want it rather than try and convince the guy to give me an exchange and deal with that hassle of convincing him the screen isn't good or whatever.

    So do any of these retailers have restocking fees for iPads these days?
     
  2. Mitman macrumors newbie

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    I've returned iPads at Best Buy and Walmart before and never had to pay any restocking fees. As far as official company policy, I'm not sure. But one thing you may want to keep in mind is Best Buy tracks returns by customer.
     
  3. enrincon89 macrumors member

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    Best Buy does not have restocking fees. I just returned an open box iPad Air 2.
     
  4. puma1552 thread starter macrumors 601

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  5. rhaezorblue macrumors regular

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    I've returned electronics before to Best Buy and they don't have restocking fees.
     
  6. derekgroves macrumors member

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    No restocking fees at any of the three- I "rent" stuff and return to all three religiously. Use cash so you don't have to wait on the refund to post to a card, and they'll have to give you cash back.
     
  7. Bako-MacAddict macrumors 68000

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    Lol, what ? So you basically "rent" stuff for 14 days then return the items ? You my friend , are the reason why we even have these restocking fees in the first place : )
     
  8. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    Not a fan of air 2?
     
  9. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    I'm writing this from an ipad air 2 and i plan on doing the same, if we really were impressed, we'd keep it ;)
     
  10. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Merchants track returns and for a certain dollar amount, they will refund you via check.

    Also, that's a pretty scummy thing for you to do.
     
  11. derekgroves macrumors member

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    Precisely- if I keep soomething for a week and the novelty has worn off, and I can't justify the price, it goes back. Why should I keep it and be out the cash?
     
  12. JSalig macrumors 6502

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    If you're return-happy I'd probably stay away from Best Buy. They don't charge the fees but they scan your id for a reason.
     
  13. iF34R macrumors 6502a

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    I've never had my ID scanned. I've returned several items over the past year. Two because I didn't like the item after using it, and a few others were faulty.

    Likewise, I've never had any restocking fees at BB, WM, or Target.
     
  14. Closingracer macrumors 68000

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    Because it is people like you that made Costco change it's Return policy?

    Seriously DON'T BUY A TV to WATCH THE SUPERBOWL to just Return it after ....seriously if you can't afford a 4k TV don't buy it because you just screw the people over who really don't like the product and not "Rent" them

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    Well perhaps you live in a State that prohibits it. I actually had to show it like 7 times at Bestbuy because I couldn't figure out which capacity iPad to buy and finally stuck to the 64GB but then had to exchange them because of Dust under the screen
     
  15. iF34R macrumors 6502a

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    BB's in South Carolina and Georgia. ;)
     
  16. puma1552 thread starter macrumors 601

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    i can now confirm no restocking fee at best buy...i grabbed an air 2 for my wife and the screen was horrid, so i just returned it for a refund and said i didnt like it...not gonna play the screen lottery
     
  17. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

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    That is dishonest and you should stop it. I'm sure you don't run your own business do you?
     
  18. derekgroves macrumors member

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    You're fun at parties aren't you?

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  19. Closingracer macrumors 68000

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  20. cdmoore74 macrumors 68020

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    I don't recommend doing this at best buy or they will flag you especially if you're swapping tablets. I believe it's called the retail equation and swapping tablets for any reason will give you a red mark. That's why they ask you for your identification.
    I only shop at best buy for items $100 or below unless it's a deal to good to pass up.
     
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  22. Xarthan macrumors regular

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    Target I've found varies, sometimes they'll take it back and sometimes they won't. There was one target in Keizer Oregon that wouldn't even take back open iPads. I decided not to argue and waste my time and went to a different one and returned it.

    Bestbuy has always been consistent and took everything back opened or not and without a fee.
     
  23. mlody macrumors 6502a

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    I returned mac mini to best buy after 1 day and no restocking fee. when they asked for the reasons, I told them that the performance was mediocre.
     
  24. Jhun80 macrumors newbie

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    What if i just wanna change color of my ipad air 2? Do i have to pay anything? From bestbuy.
     

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