Trading in black for white?

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  1. Sumtime19 macrumors member

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    Is there anyway to trade in my black iPhone for A white? Or is everything final?
     
  2. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    If you are within the return period (15 days? 30 Days?), I suppose you could pay the restocking fee.

    Other than that, I don't think so...
     
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    I think restocking is 10%. As much as I love my white I don't think it's worth the hassle
     
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    If it was 10% of $299 ($30), that might not be too bad...if you REALLY want a white one...
     
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    I would call and find out then. You have a limited window of opportunity here, and if the cost is reasonable (possibly $30 like I said above) it could be worth it...

    It's going to cost a lot more after that...
     
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    I would call who ever you bought it from...

    How long have you had it?
     
  11. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    apple...
     
  12. Sumtime19 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm not too sure how long I've had it.. maybe 8 days?
     
  13. Squeak825 macrumors regular

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    Where are you located? I have a 6-day old white and I wish I had gotten a black 16GB.

    Maybe a trade?
     
  14. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    I'm pretty sure the Apple return period is 15 days, so I would call them and find out ASAP...
     
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    Tomorrow would be fine. :)
     
  17. Squeak825 macrumors regular

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    Ahh...I am in Ohio. Might be tricky then...
     
  18. Sumtime19 thread starter macrumors member

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    Think it'll work?
     
  19. seedster2 macrumors 6502a

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    Many including myself have done straight up swaps at the apple store wihtout restocking fee.

    Although it is up to the manager's discretion, the 3 out of 4 I have spoken to offered to do it without the fee as long as you have the box, accessories and receipt and are within the 15 day limit.
     
  20. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    One way to find out - head to the Apple store. The sooner the better...
     
  21. Sumtime19 thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay.. what would I say? Something along the lines I purchased my iPhone within 15 days and if there's anyway I could trade it in for a different color?
     
  22. nfg315 macrumors regular

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    i just traded my 8gb for a 16gb on mon at the 5th ave store, as long as you are within 14 days you are fine

    also, they waived the restocking fee for me...whole process took about 15-20 min, i even got to bypass the voucher/3g wait line and do the whole thing at the regular checkout line

    a+ apple
     
  23. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    I don't think the reason matters if you have to pay the restocking fee.

    Tell them you are disappointed in the way the black shows every scratch, and that you want to switch to white...
     
  24. munckee macrumors 65816

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    Or slap a white case on it. The incase slider comes in white and should release soon.
     
  25. GNice macrumors 6502

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    I think that's a great low cost alternative. I prefer black, but if I wanted to have a white one on occasion just as a change of pace I would just buy the incase slider. Heck if I had a white iPhone I would have that very case anyway. :D
     

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