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Returning iPad bought online to an Apple Store?

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Returning iPad bought online to an Apple Store?

I bought the iPad 3 with the preorders. I used the iPad a few times and decided that I should just not sell my iPad 2 and keep it. I really don't think its worth spending all that money with the minor upgrades. The Retina screen is ok.

There are no scratches on the iPad 3, I put that protective layer back and didn't throw anything out like the USB Cable plastic wrap, manuals, etc.

I was wondering will Apple take this back? Also can I just bring it to a store instead of shipping it back?
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doesn't apple charge a restocking fee though last time i checked
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jerryhung wrote: I tried to return brand new unopened iPhone 4S (bought online) to store (Waterloo) 1~2 months ago, wouldn't work
ended up selling on RFD at cost instead

mobile phones fall under more strict return policies. I believe its like 14 days and you can't talk more than like 15 minutes.

Shouldn't be a problem returning the ipad though
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Just insert a clay bar into the box, return & profit ;) :razz:
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Pauly Boy wrote: Just insert a clay bar into the box, return & profit ;) :razz:

Maybe that is what the op wants to do. :lol:
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you have to return it by shipping the item back. you can get a free return label if you call them (there's a number that you call when you log into your account and initiate a return).

you cannot (yet) return it in store in Canada. the stores aren't set up to return online orders yet.

i had to go through this a few days ago and just shipped back the iPad. my refund showed up today in the morning on my visa (sent back Wednesday)
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trixR4kids wrote: mobile phones fall under more strict return policies. I believe its like 14 days and you can't talk more than like 15 minutes.

Shouldn't be a problem returning the ipad though

Can you tell me where is the 14 day/15 min rule stated in? thanks
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kocoman wrote: Can you tell me where is the 14 day/15 min rule stated in? thanks

Apple refunds Apple purchased iPhones within 14 days. If the phone is purchased from a carrier, they have different restrictions, typically time (3-14 days) and usage (15mins) based.

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