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Walmart - Laptop exchange

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by rufkin55, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. rufkin55

    rufkin55 Newbie

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    i am mulling this over....


    i have a ruined laptop that was given to me. i know it was purchased from walmart. and i know they still carry the exact same model.

    could i go and buy a new laptop of the same model, put the ruined laptop in, and exchange it? i desperately need a laptop and this would help me immensely. would they check the serial to see if it matched the box? will they try to turn it on? should i just say i just bought it today and it never turned on and ask for a full cash refund?

    any help is GREATLY appreciated. thank you!



    edit: in a nutshell, i want to:

    buy new laptop
    put broken laptop inside new packaging (no physical damage)
    bring back broken laptop in new box
    get a full refund ("it didn't turn on. i just found something at best buy i just want my money back")


    im broke and can't afford a laptop! this would help me immensely. is it worth the risk? is there risk? any input is greatly appreciated
     
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  2. Godspeed

    Godspeed Regular Member

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    Keep your old laptop in your car. Go buy new one, go to car, exchange and return to walmart and say that your gf just called you and that she bought laptop for your b-day :)
     
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  3. marusia

    marusia Senior Member

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    This won't work. They check the serial number on the battery and the laptop to the box. I know this because I returned two laptops to two different Walmarts in the last 2 weeks. First time the damn thing didn't have wifi. Second one was a great laptop, just found a much better deal on a super slick laptop with much better specs and a lower price and opted for that instead.

    Both times I did a return they checked the serial on the battery to the laptop and on the box. First time they made me do it in the Electronics department and second time was done in Customer service. Is what you did to the laptop your fault or a manufacturer defect?
     
  4. wolfmmiii

    wolfmmiii Junior Member

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    It's called theft douche....
     
  5. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Fixed that for you, OP... no thanks necessary.
     
  6. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yea just go in grab one of the shelf and run:)
     
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  7. larrydetuvi

    larrydetuvi Regular Member

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    In my country this happens a lot, just because the employees are douchebags which don't give a fuck about their own lives, also because if shit hits the fan, everyone will play dumb and the company will pay for it.
     
  8. SahL

    SahL Elite Member

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    i'm sure your laptop is in guarantee why dont you goto the service center?

    If you get busted your done and would be pretty f*cked up
    if you dont get caught, you just get the SAME laptop, just in working condition.

    Imo service center would be the best option, stealing would just be a.... douche move.
     
  9. CoyoteAssassin

    CoyoteAssassin Elite Member

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    This sounds like something I would have done when I was young and immature and didn't care about anyone except for myself and thought that nothing was ever my fault.

    Nowadays, I know better than to do that even if the temptation is there and even if I know it will work.

    Who ruined it? If it was you, it sounds like it is your problem.

    Your computer should still be under warranty. Surely Walmart isn't selling the same laptop for over one year?

    I always wondered who bought laptops from Walmart (other than Black-Friday deals)...
     
  10. marusia

    marusia Senior Member

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    People who don't know any better or need a laptop quickly. That's my guess.

    Then again, maybe it's because they want "walmart" already installed on it. :D

    I'll never buy a laptop from them again. It is however, about the only place in town that sells them and I needed something to access my vps while the desktop was in the shop.