The simplest way to get your hands on an Apple® product is by visiting the company’s website and purchasing a brand new iPhone®, iPad®, or whatever else it is that you want to buy. But, Apple® products can get pricey, so it’s only natural for you to want to go to a store and check out the products first. Here are some secrets about shopping at an Apple® store that you’ve got to know.
They match the prices of competitors: Many people believe that Apple® stores never have any sales, but that’s not exactly true. Given that a number of other retailers, like Walmart® and Target®, are now selling Apple® products, you could request a price match if you see an Apple® product priced lower at a different retail store. However, they may not match the prices offered by warehouse clubs, so that’s something to keep in mind. While Apple® has not really confirmed this, there’s no harm in politely asking the store manager.
Trade-in your older Apple® device for a gift card: Have an Apple® device at home that you don’t use anymore? Luckily for you, you could take the device to an Apple® store and exchange it for a gift card. And, even if your outdated device isn’t eligible for the gift card, the store will at least recycle it for free for you. Keep in mind that Apple® is interested mostly in the later-generation iPhones®, iPads®, and the like. So, if you have an extremely old iPhone®, you may not be able to get a gift card for it.
You don’t have to purchase AppleCare® immediately: Some people are really squeamish about their electronic devices malfunctioning, due to which they get an extended warranty at the time of purchasing the product. The thing is, AppleCare® can get a little expensive. So, instead of purchasing the warranty along with your device, buy the device as is and check if you have any issues during the first year (when you have your one-year limited warranty going on). If you really feel like you need an extended warranty (perhaps, because you’ve had a few issues with your device), you can then buy AppleCare®.
You won’t find refurbished items at the store: Back in the day, you could find well-priced refurbished items at the store, but Apple® stores don’t sell refurbished products anymore. You’ll need to check the company’s website for certified refurbished products. And, here’s a great tip: these certified refurbished products come with a one-year limited warranty just like the new products!
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