will apple do an exchange?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Brows, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. Brows macrumors member

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    my wife managed to get a free ipad 2 by cashing in her save-on more points (canadian grocery store) it isn't here yet but anyways I was curious if i took it to an apple store (unopened) would i be able to trade it in for a new ipad if i paid the difference? anyone ever try anything like it?
     
  2. thewitt macrumors 68020

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  3. babens macrumors member

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    In the US they will only accept an item for return or exchange if it was bought through Apple (either online or at an Apple store). Anything bought from a third party needs to go through that store for returns or exchanges.

    I can't imagine that this policy would not hold true in Canada.
     
  4. supermarino macrumors newbie

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    While never trying it with an iPad, I've had success returning xbox/ps3 to local walmart and target stores without receipts. Certain electronic items require receipts, but depending on the guy behind the counter, you might luck out. For instance, I tried to return a memory card, and Walmart would not take it without a receipt, but Target did. They give store credit, and take your ID, so as to track how many of these returns you do. They limit it, I suppose to stop people from stealing from Store A to return to Store B for money.

    If you're up in Canada, I'm hoping you got other stores of the sort that you can give it a try with. Just leave it unopened, drive around a bit, and good luck!
     
  5. takezo808 macrumors member

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    Ipad 2 is still really good. It' can do pretty much everything that the retina one can but of course does not have the ultra HD screen.

    I love my ipad 2.

    i use it every day. Only noobs think ipad is a content consumption device. I can actualy do things more meaningfull, such as paying bills, managing my email, browsing the web while lying in bed ( try that with a laptop), remote desktop to my mac, edit home videos and photos, learn about the galaxy, see storms on doppler radar, ecomerce, etc.. For me the ipad is way more usefull than a net top.
     

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