My Results with Returning
Alright, tomorrow, I'm going to an Apple Store in New Jersey (I live in CT, but I'm going to NJ anyway) to see if I can perform my return. I called and they have one "SUPERMINI" in stock, which includes the DVD Burning Superdrive, Bluetooth, and 802.11g (Airport). It costs $875. I'm hoping to return the Mac Mini from Gratis worth $600. I'll post my results here!
gl, pod... keep us posted on what happens.
Leaving as we speak, also trading the 30GB iPod photo from TheFreeProject for a 60GB, that I know I can return since it was purcahsed from Apple.com.
DONE!!!! It worked, just say it was a gift. The iPod didn't work though, the bastard engraved it.
beautiful - so it was $275 more? And you can now get the Tiger upgrade for $10?
Yes sir MapStuart. The upgrade cost me $275, my total ended up being $365 or something because I bought a year of .Mac.url==http://=http:///url I heard it was supposed to be good, so whatever. And yes, I get the Tiger upgrade. Basically, I got the Wireless AND .Macurl==http://=http:///url for nothing (since I was going to upgrade to Tiger anyway).
Well done Podtopia. Thanks for being the guinea pig and checking into it for the rest of us. Now to see what my local Apple Store has in stock...
What store in Jersey? I live in NY...If and when I get my minimac, I'd like to trade it in, and I'm hoping the Manhattan store will let me do it. I was able to trade my FIP for a photo, so I'm thinking I should be OK.
The Tice's Corner Store in WoodCliff Lake. I got their last SuperMini.
PodTopia, I just called the Apple Store and tried to work out a possible exchange/upgrade. They were very nice, but indicated they'd NEED to have a receipt for the purchase. I'd claimed it was a gift and he still insisted on the receipt saying that I should be able to get them to fax me a receipt or something.
Advice? I think I'm going to try it anyway. Say I couldn't get a hold of them today and was hoping maybe I could purchase an upgrade on it and get Tiger thrown in...
meh, i hope i can exchange mine... i'm saving up for a powerbook this summer
MapStuart, just try it. I didn't even call.
Try the apple store in SoHo, or Roosevelt Field Mall.
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does the roosevelt field one work for sure?
i live near that one =D
Had a great experience at the Aspen Grove (Denver) Colorado store. Didn't worry about being told I needed a receipt over the phone. Just walked in with the Mini in the box. Told the guy it was a gift and was bought like 2 days before Tiger. He took a look at the serial number to make sure it was a stock mini then said no problem - he'd just do a return/rebuy. I didn't need to, but wanted the wireless/bluetooth upgrade and so purchased it and they installed it within an hour.
I now have a wireless mini (don't need the superdrive) with a nice legit receipt from Apple so any warranty issues should be a piece of cake (should they arise).
If I would have had an Apple store here in Salt Lake, I would have done the same thing you and PodTopia did.
I brought mine in seal as well. I told them it was a gift after waitiing in line for over an hour to get to the counter. They said they couldn't do it, and dismissed me inside of 30 seconds. Rather frustrating.