All iPads Why so many returns?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ARH1956, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. ARH1956 macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2007
    Sometimes on these forums I wonder if I am the only one who researches an item and knows what I want prior to purchasing it? It amazes me how many posts here are about taking an item back, or are asking "Should I keep this, or take it back and get that?"
    I don't know any of you well enough to determine whether you should take back your Air & get a Mini, or if 16G or 128 G will be enough for you. If you can't determine this for yourself, good luck in the really tough decisions of life.
    PS: Now this rant has nothing to do with returning a defective product. Although I have trouble believing that anyone has to go through 25 iPads to find one to meet their standards.
  2. Photography macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2007
    Not sure why people are returning the iPad Air so much. I just got my iPad Air today and I am loving it! :D

    I upgraded from an iPad 3, and the difference in weight and design is incredible. The iPad Air is so lightweight and easy to hold for long periods of time without having fatigue.

    It feels like this is what the iPad design should have been all along.
  3. Tzuten macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2011
    So I can get the free iWork on my iTunes account. Duh. Seriously though I heard some joker at the Apple store say that.
  4. lilo777 macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2009
    It could not have. It took the companies that actually develop the technologies (ARM and Samsung - CPU tech, Sharp and others - display tech) to come up with much more power efficient products to make this design possible.
  5. California King macrumors 65816

    Sep 20, 2007
    Probably buyer's remorse. People tend to research afterwards to see if they really made the best decision possible instead of enjoying what they originally purchased :rolleyes:
  6. comatose81 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2009

    Can the OP be stickied, please? So tired of the nonsense "what should I do I'm a helpless simpering weakling and can't make decisions on my own" threads.
  7. ReanimationN macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2011
    Why so many returns? Apple's skimping on QC and selling subpar products, that's why.
  8. prism macrumors 6502a

    Dec 6, 2006
    Only a fool would believe that a sample from this forum would tell you something about the level of satisfaction with the new iPads. Just like all previous iterations from Apple, the vast majority of users are extremely happy with their product and I have no doubt that the Air is on its way to break new ground on sales.
  9. wxman2003 Suspended

    Apr 12, 2011
    I agree that you can't base the amount of returns by this forum. Too many people on this forum are anal and have hissy fits if their ipads/iphones, etc, are not more perfect than perfect. The majority of people who own ipad/iphones have lives and don't wet their pants if their screen is slightly yellow or their power button rattles, or there is a microscopic nick in the bezel requiring them to repeatedly go to the Apple Store to exchange, and exchange and exchange and exchange and exchange.
  10. tobeornottobe macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2013
    It's like getting fries from McDonald's, only about 20% of the time I get really up to standard crispy, fresh ones.
  11. joeshmo2010 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    The one by my house always has crispy fresh fries :D
  12. rowspaxe macrumors 68000


    Jan 29, 2010
    I am troubled by the "try to buy" philosophy of many posters here. Firstly, its wasteful on so many levels--the shipping, teh packaging, etc. Its just systematic of the narcissism ihherent in the consumer culture. Personally, I have just spent a week deciding between the the new air and the ipad mini. I am not sure which I will get--but I am sure I will not be returning it
  13. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    Returns? You have data to prove that?
  14. DMoggo macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2013
    Awesome thread :)

    Can't wait to see where this goes! Will sit back and enjoy :)
  15. christurbo macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2009
    Staffordshire, UK
    I bought the iPad Air as my first iPad and thought it was the perfect form factor.
    However after having it for a day at work and home it felt a bit too big so was going to send it back for the mini.

    I have played with the mini and have decided that it is slightly too small! (Goldilocks scenario).

    I have found that I can now hold the Air with on hand at the rear (like a mini) so have decided to keep it because it is simply amazing.

    If you give people 'choice' the 'what if' scenarios will always crop up due to the prices involved. Hell - I change my car on average every 3 months! The shortest was an A5 Black Edition which I had for about 2 months!
  16. comatose81 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2009
    Apple is the one losing out on returns and they don't seem to care. Why do you?
  17. protoxx macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2013
    Raises the price for all.

    Substitute shoplifting for returns. Either way it's theft of goods or services.
  18. comatose81 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2009
    The price of the iPad has been exactly the same every year since it's release. Try again.
  19. DMoggo macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2013
    How on earth is returning something theft! # Apple set this 14/30 day return policy so it's their fault if anyone's.

    Now I'm confused!

    I'm struggling to feel sorry for the multi billion pound company on this one :)
  20. New Apple macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2012
    someone makes crash tests with it
    someone blames the girlfriend
    someone didnt pay attention
    someone just noticed the size didnt fit him
    someone let the cat play skritch skratch on the carpet
    and someone gets a faulty item.
  21. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
    But the Other ones on the road might not. Sometimes you get cold fries from your favorite Mickey Deez.

    OP: Please do a search for yellow screens, pink screens, light bleed, image retention, and dead pixels. Then you will understand why someone might have to exchange a item 25 times. There are also pictures and well written posts from veteran members on these issues. Anything mass produced by the millions can have a bad batch.
  22. ougum macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2008
    Also many of the people on this forum are just kids. Remember how we threw tantrums when we were kids? Can't expect kids to be able to make up their minds like that.
  23. double329 macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2008
    The air is the most beautiful tablet available with premium price. The only, return or exchange I heard is due to imperfection. Which is understandable. When you pay for premium, you want premium. I am sure the real return rate is not as high as you think.
  24. patseguin macrumors 68000


    Aug 28, 2003
    Same exact situation here. I love my Air and wouldn't return it.
  25. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    Return policies (in the US) are nothing new and I highly doubt you are this annoyed by people who would return a T-shirt purchased in the wrong size or a camera that was underwhelming. So how does it being an iPad somehow trigger an emotional response?

    In no way does this affect you personally so the fact that you seem personally affected by this is sad.

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