Apple said to fire retail employees who filed bogus $100 iPhone credit claims

Apple said to fire retail employees who filed bogus $100 iPhone credit claims

Summary: There's a rumor going around that as many as 800 Apple retail store employees used highly questionable tactics to cash in on the $100 store credit Apple offered early iPhone buyers for purchasing the device at $599 rather than the subsequently adjusted (and current) $399 level.Now how clueless is that- especially considering that Apple gave free iPhones to all their retail employees?

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There's a rumor going around that as many as 800 Apple retail store employees used highly questionable tactics to cash in on the $100 100front.jpg store credit Apple offered early iPhone buyers for purchasing the device at $599 rather than the subsequently adjusted (and current) $399 level.

Now how clueless is that- especially considering that Apple gave free iPhones to all their retail employees?

For those employees who have been caught, nice career you had at Apple, thief.

And just try and use your iPhone when you are performing community service on the side of the road.

Topics: Apple, iPhone, Mobility

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  • I think you're wrong.

    Even if this were true, I find it impossible to believe that you would just sit there and take your lumps while knowing the company screwed you. Can you honestly sit there and say that you haven?t asked anyone, ever to help you out with something like this? Have you or even a family member (i.e. wife), bought something then found out it went on sale a week later. So you or your family/friend returned that item only to repurchase it at the sale price? By your same reasoning, you/they have just stolen from that store with the help of a store employee (i.e. customer service). You just bilked the store out of its full retail price and therefore are an accomplice to the ?supposed? crime. Law of the land is that customers are number one even when they are jerks, wrong, combative or even early adopters. If you want them coming back spending their money, you make every effort to ensure that they are taken care of because that is what ultimately keeps your company running, your mortgage paid etc... Those employees are hardly criminals for wanting to help and your ?thief? characterization is completely off base.
    donkey_butter
    • donkey...read and comprehend the story before you post

      donkey,
      The story clearly says that employees, who received free iPhones from Apple, filed $100 claims for their own iPhones. They did not help out customers. They got free iPhones and then tried defraud Apple of $100. They are thieves and deserve to be fired.

      In the future, for all of our sakes, read and understand a story before posting. You are using up valuable natural resources - at least use them in a way that is defensible.
      geekystud