Will they let me get WIRED keyboard/reg mouse in store for FREE?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by e5volcano, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. e5volcano macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2010
    Hi, I would like to buy an iMac in store (I just prefer buying in store rather than online)

    However, I see that "customizations" are only available online...and the only customization I want on my iMac is that instead of the wireless keyboard and magic mouse (I find the keyboard really flimsy and moves when I type...magic mouse just feels uncomfortable) so I wanted the Wired Keyboard and Apple Mouse.

    Do you guys think that they will exchange them for free in store like how they offer online? Anyone here with personal experience of this working? Thanks

  2. firstapple macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2007
    You could always call the Apple store and ask? Each apple store is different, and each employee is different. Some people may allow this, while other don't. Best to call the store and ask.
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    You can ask but I doubt it because they cannot sell the wireless KB and Magic Mouse because they are not in retail packages. However, you can buy them separately and then sell the wireless KB and Magic Mouse in eBay. If you keep them unused in the plastic, you will get a nice $ off them and likely win few bucks. I wouldn't get the wired Apple mouse, it's horrible. Go with 3rd party, they are a lot better.
  4. rtkane macrumors regular


    Apr 29, 2010
    I bought my iMac in-store and told the guy that I really preferred the wired keyboard vs. the wireless one. Asked if there was anyway to swap out keyboards and he instead just gave me the wired keyboard with the purchase (charged me I think $1 for it). Never hurts to ask. I'll probably throw the wireless onto ebay or something.
  5. e5volcano thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2010
    Thanks guys, I'll try to ask nicely and say that I really want to buy it in store but he keyboard is holding me back.

    Also if I were to buy in store using an educational discount, do I need to bring any forms or just my student ID?
  6. moneyman118 macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009
    both @ no extra cost

    You'll get the wired keyboard for free and the wireless one that comes in the imac box. So you will get both keyboards for no extra cost. They'll try and talk you out of it, just say you prefer the wired keyboard. Let us know the outcome!

    Just your student ID. Must be valid.
  7. symbology macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2010
    If I had to do it all over again, I would have just bought the extra wired keyboard and either sold the wireless one, or kept it an used it for my PS3. Oh well.
  8. e5volcano thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2010
    What do you mean valid?
    I thought all student ID's were valid xD

    Must be university and not high school, you mean?
  9. moneyman118 macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009
    If there is an expiration date it cant be expired.
  10. blinkin182 macrumors regular


    May 3, 2010
    I ordered a refurb i7 so couldn't change the contents and just bought a wired keyboard with numeric keypad. I figure I'll use the wireless one with PS3 but not sure how that works yet (never tried). Found some threads which says it works though!

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