Where can I return an iPod touch without receipt?

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  1. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Here is the story,
    My friend gave me a iPod Touch 8GB (second generation) but I want to get an iPod Touch 4. I think this iPod came free with his Mac that he bought over the summer, but I am not entirely sure.

    Naturally, I don't have a receipt so I was wondering what my options were. I only took the iPod out of the box and haven't even opened past the iPod itself and the headphones, cable connector and manuals are all in place as they were from the factory. There aren't any scratches on it either.

    I was thinking of returning it to Walmart and telling them that I don't have a receipt and it was a gift from someone.

    I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions or experience doing this.
     
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  3. wordoflife thread starter macrumors 604

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    Thanks for the super quick response. :)
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    maybe walmart or sams

    I have returned an xbox before without a receipt at sams
     
  5. wordoflife thread starter macrumors 604

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    I assumed they ask where your receipt was?
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    I said I lost it, which I did. Worth a shot. Worst they can do is say no right?
     
  7. wordoflife thread starter macrumors 604

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    I agree.
    The issue is though, I doubt that this iPod was purchased at Walmart, so I'm not sure how that works. I know Walmart has somewhat lenient return policies.

    I'm not sure if I want to say that though, because can't they track the purchase in their systems?
     
  8. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Walmart checks their systems and compares the Serial number to those they've sold. If you did loose the receipt you will get refunded; however, if you are unsure, your answer is as best, unsure.

    Go try, like dukebound said, worse case scenario is a no.
     
  9. Abscissa macrumors regular

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    http://www.walmart.com/cp/Returns-Policy/538459 There ya go.

    What's Walmart's No Receipt returns policy?
    Walmart's No Receipt policy applies to items returned in a store only. You have the option of a cash refund (for purchases under $25), a Gift Card for the amount of the purchase (for purchases over $25) or an even exchange for the product. We also follow any manufacturer's warranties. You can make up to three No Receipt returns within a 45 day period.

    but it also says "GPS units, digital music players and portable video players: Must be returned within 15 days of receipt. "
     
  10. wordoflife thread starter macrumors 604

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    I think I will tell them that it was a gift from someone and I believe it was purchased from Walmart not too long ago. Like mentioned above, the worst they can say is no. The iPod is in pristine condition so hopefully they will consider that too.

    I'm not really here to try to trick them, but if I can upgrade to the iPod Touch 4, I'll happily take that.
     
  11. ObiWannabe macrumors newbie

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    I really doubt walmart will take it. But no harm in trying. If you can't return it just throw it up on ebay. I just sold my used 2 year old 8gb 2nd gen touch for $115. I bet yours could do even better.
     
  12. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    Your best bet is to sell it. on ebay or craigslist.
     
  13. wordoflife thread starter macrumors 604

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    Must be returned within 15 days of the receipt....

    Hmm. I don't have a receipt and have no way to prove it to them it was purchased from Walmart, or that specific Walmart for that matter.

    Maybe I should just print that out and bring it to the store and see what they can do. :confused:
     
  14. PhatboyNYC macrumors newbie

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    This is what I would recommend. Just sell it then use the money to buy your ipod touch 4g.
     
  15. wordoflife thread starter macrumors 604

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    I'm thinking I'll just print out that little portion where it says the "no receipt policy" and see what they can do. It sure would be awesome if they took it back, but if they didn't, its okay. I understand that they are just doing their job
     
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    Don't abuse the policy. Sell it via eBay or Craigslist.

    Jeez, is there anybody left with a bit of integrity anymore? :rolleyes:
     
  17. wordoflife thread starter macrumors 604

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    Yes, there are. :)
     
  18. burgundyyears macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, there's not a lot of dignity in "Dear macrumors, please help me defraud a retailer today." is there?
     
  19. supermassive macrumors regular

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    If it is a "Back to school"-iPod it's directly from Apple. Why don't you just ask your friend?

    However it's not very kind to return or sell gifts, at least in the part of the world where I come from.

    If I was you I'd just keep it and hold on till next year. A new 2G isn't too bad after all.
     
  20. wordoflife thread starter macrumors 604

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    Not at all.

    I think I'm going to just put it up on eBay.
    I don't really feel its worth the hassle and life will be easier.
    I'm sure someone will be interested to buy an iPod that is in perfect condition.

    Thanks for all the advice guys.
     
  21. Firestar macrumors 68020

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    Trying Walmart or Sam's Club or whatever, I think would be fine. If they say no, then it's just no. You could sell it on eBay for probably $130 (based on previous posters eBay sell price), if they say no. And if they do say yes, you will get a gift card. You might try an Apple Store if Walmart says no though, especially because they (Apple, not the store) sold that iPod to your friend.
     
  22. Firestar macrumors 68020

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    Sure they will. Your welcome. :) (Even though you haven't yet read my post...)
     
  23. wordoflife thread starter macrumors 604

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    Thanks for the advice.
    I don't think Apple will take it back because I know its over 2 weeks old. Whatever happens, I'll just keep whatI get from the iPod (whether I get some store credit ... or ebay) and then just buy the iPod Touch 4.

    You are pretty good at telling the future :D
    Thanks!
     
  24. eddy2099 macrumors member

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    If comes as a free gift from an apple offer, I doubt that you could given return it to apple to get your money back since there was no explicit money paid for it.

    Like the rest said, the best option would certainly be to sell it. As for warranty, I am sure that if it comes from an apple store, they would have record of the serial number.
     
  25. Alaerian Guest

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    Apple has record of the serial number no matter where it is purchased from (assuming NIB, not secondhand). They can input the serial and tell exactly where it was purchased.
     

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