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Tortri
Nov 3, 2012, 06:36 PM
I went to get the iPad mini at Target and while waiting for them to get the key I looked at their cases and had noticed the price tag on the "Speck FitFolio for iPad mini" said $1.00 specifically the black one. I paused and did a double take so I grab it and confirmed at the register that it costs $1.00, I ended up getting two of them.

I'm not sure if this is at all targets but it was at the Target in California, MD.(California is the name of the town in Maryland).

Hope this helps someone else get as lucky as me.



nfl46
Nov 3, 2012, 06:54 PM
How does the case fit? I was planning to order this one online.

dtbratt
Nov 3, 2012, 07:18 PM
Can you post some pics of the case? With and without the Mini installed.

Would appreciate it!

jedolley
Nov 3, 2012, 07:30 PM
I wonder if Speck has already issued a recall or something. I have the case, got it from Amazon. It fits fine but the sleep/wake does not work and it has the mysterious cut out on the back. I would consider keeping once those issues are resolved, but don't like that the back is exposed when being used as stand and I don't like the clip/latch thing it uses.

Tortri
Nov 3, 2012, 08:34 PM
I'd have to agree with jedolley. The magents don't work, there is a mystery port hole on the back. It's a very tight fit actually a little hard to get it in the case. I'll post pictures when I get a moment to.

While laying flat I didn't see it sticking up on the sides to protect against a flat fall. I'll look again when I take the photos. I don't see the mini falling out the case any time soon. The side connector is ok IMO, it gets the job done.

Keep in mind these are my initial impressions.

jedolley
Nov 3, 2012, 08:36 PM
I'd have to agree with jedolley. The magents don't work, there is a mystery port hole on the back. It's a very tight fit actually a little hard to get it in the case. I'll post pictures when I get a moment to.

While laying flat I didn't see it sticking up on the sides to protect against a flat fall. I'll look again when I take the photos. I don't see the mini falling out the case any time soon. The side connector is ok IMO, it gets the job done.

Keep in mind these are my initial impressions.

The side latch is just annoying to me, but would be useful if you could latch it when the cover is folded back. It seems like you should be able to, but I haven't been successful.

Edit: I got the latch to work while the cover was folded back. Just took more work than it should.

dfine1966
Nov 3, 2012, 10:00 PM
I wonder if Speck has already issued a recall or something. I have the case, got it from Amazon. It fits fine but the sleep/wake does not work and it has the mysterious cut out on the back. I would consider keeping once those issues are resolved, but don't like that the back is exposed when being used as stand and I don't like the clip/latch thing it uses.

There won't be a recall because Amazon made a mistake. The Fitfolio for the iPad mini is not suppose to work. They didn't make it for it. I just got an email from Speck tell me so.

Here is the email:

(Hi "Name",

Thanks for contacting Speck! I apologize for the confusion but Amazon had mistakenly listed the sleep/function as feature. Our Fitfolio for the iPad mini does NOT have that function. Again, we apologize for the misinformation that Amazon provided and the correction should be noted on their website soon.

In regards to your question about the viewing angles, the Fitfolio has a cradle for the iPad to sit into so that the back portion is not exposed. If you click on the initial picture, it will give you the back view as well. Only the screen is exposed, when in use, of course! Here is a link for the Fitfolio (other generations, but it should give you an idea of the views if you hover over the photos). http://www.speckproducts.com/tablet-ipad-cases/the-new-ipad/magfolio-for-ipad.html I hope this helps J

Please let me know if you have any questions. I'm happy to help!

Regards,
Stefany)

jedolley
Nov 3, 2012, 10:29 PM
There won't be a recall because Amazon made a mistake. The Fitfolio for the iPad mini is not suppose to work. They didn't make it for it. I just got an email from Speck tell me so.

Here is the email:

(Hi "Name",

Thanks for contacting Speck! I apologize for the confusion but Amazon had mistakenly listed the sleep/function as feature. Our Fitfolio for the iPad mini does NOT have that function. Again, we apologize for the misinformation that Amazon provided and the correction should be noted on their website soon.

In regards to your question about the viewing angles, the Fitfolio has a cradle for the iPad to sit into so that the back portion is not exposed. If you click on the initial picture, it will give you the back view as well. Only the screen is exposed, when in use, of course! Here is a link for the Fitfolio (other generations, but it should give you an idea of the views if you hover over the photos). http://www.speckproducts.com/tablet-ipad-cases/the-new-ipad/magfolio-for-ipad.html I hope this helps J

Please let me know if you have any questions. I'm happy to help!

Regards,
Stefany)

I can buy the no sleep/wake function unless someone discovers some magnets in the cover for no reason. However, it still has the mysteriously pointless cut out at the top part of the back that all the early cases have (see pic).

EDIT: LOL... It's not Amazon's fault after all.


Protect your iPad mini in tailored style with the fashion-friendly FitFolio! This sleek form-fitting case features a protective padded cover, soft microsuede interior, and a custom hard-shell cradle. A new snap closure keeps your case securely shut, while integrated magnets enable the sleep/wake function on your iPad mini. FitFolio is available in vegan leather or an array of all-new fabrics designed to match your personality.

Right from Speck's web page for the iPad mini version of the FitFolio.

http://www.speckproducts.com/tablet-ipad-cases/ipad-mini/fitfolio-for-ipad-mini.html

faiz23
Nov 4, 2012, 01:35 AM
Do you mind posting a receipt and you can blank out info. Also do you have dpci number or sku.


Thanks

Johnwebster79
Nov 4, 2012, 01:53 AM
Sleep/wake function is important function. It is strange to see speck design to not to have that feature.


I can buy the no sleep/wake function unless someone discovers some magnets in the cover for no reason. However, it still has the mysteriously pointless cut out at the top part of the back that all the early cases have (see pic).

EDIT: LOL... It's not Amazon's fault after all.



Right from Speck's web page for the iPad mini version of the FitFolio.

http://www.speckproducts.com/tablet-ipad-cases/ipad-mini/fitfolio-for-ipad-mini.html

Tortri
Nov 4, 2012, 07:53 AM
Do you mind posting a receipt and you can blank out info. Also do you have dpci number or sku.


Thanks

Not sure if this is the dpci number. 057000893

bigboar
Nov 4, 2012, 08:00 AM
I bet speck just doesn't want to eat their mistake...watch, a new and improved model will be out soon. It's a shame because iblason,mojo, and Kay's case are all sending free replacements out to all who ordered them

jedolley
Nov 4, 2012, 08:50 AM
I should point out that despite my issues with this case, if you can find this case for a $1 it's definitely worth it.

Tortri
Nov 4, 2012, 08:52 AM
I should point out that despite my issues with this case, if you can find this case for a $1 it's definitely worth it.

Oh yeah, totally agreed. But if I bought this case for $35 I'd be disappointed.

Tortri
Nov 4, 2012, 08:56 AM
Picture 1

Tortri
Nov 4, 2012, 08:57 AM
Picture 2

jedolley
Nov 4, 2012, 09:00 AM
Not sure if this is the dpci number. 057000893

Yup, that's the DPCI. Unfortunately, it appears the online inventory system is not working anymore. You used to be able check inventory for items not listed on their site if you had the DPCI.

Tortri
Nov 4, 2012, 09:15 AM
Picture 3

Tortri
Nov 4, 2012, 09:16 AM
Picture 4

Tortri
Nov 4, 2012, 09:17 AM
Picture 5

Tortri
Nov 4, 2012, 09:17 AM
Picture 6

faiz23
Nov 4, 2012, 10:58 AM
Not sure if this is the dpci number. 057000893

thanks for that info and I will start hunting around local targets and report back. I was able to snag the leather smart cover for ipad 2 and 3 which is normally $69.99 for $13.98. I had them pricematch the target website but it took 3 stores to finally accept it. THe item is out of stock and clearance and most targets will not match it. One target did not care and was glad to help out and match 1 cover. Now time to get a couple of the $1 covers while I wait for my mini accessories to arrive.


thanks

http://www.target.com/p/apple-ipad-2-smart-cover-tan-mc948ll-a/-/A-13407866#prodSlot=medium_1_3&term=ipad%20tan

jedolley
Nov 4, 2012, 12:38 PM
I just got back from my local Target and found the same deal. My Target did not have any iPad mini cases on display (they are usually slow with new stuff), but I used their inventory checker in store and it showed they had it in the stockroom and the $1.00 price. I picked up two for $.95/each (Target Red Debit Card).

Target.com does not show the Speck, but does show that Target is carrying some Belkin iPad mini cases. Some of them show to be in my store, but like I said, my Target is slow to put stuff on the shelves.

faiz23
Nov 4, 2012, 12:46 PM
I should point out that despite my issues with this case, if you can find this case for a $1 it's definitely worth it.

You are right that the case is definitely worth $1. When I arrived I asked the associates if they have any ipad mini accessories since I did not see them on the shelf. The associate was quick to jump to the gun and say they did not receive any. Then he claimed they received only smart covers. I provided the DPCI and he quickly changed his story and said they were in the back. I followed to the area since it was in the electronic section and while looking for it.

The associate was hesitant to sell it and felt like I was robbing target. They were confused why the price was so low and I explained to them that speck wanted to discount it to replace them with a new revision. He called TARGET LOSS PREVENTION to the back to check on the item. They peel the sku to make sure no one changed it and checked the handheld scanners to see the item status. It was marked ACTIVE and the loss prevention guy had no issues with the item or the status and said. "if the guy wants to buy it then sell it to him" :D

jedolley
Nov 4, 2012, 12:53 PM
You are right that the case is definitely worth $1. When I arrived I asked the associates if they have any ipad mini accessories since I did not see them on the shelf. The associate was quick to jump to the gun and say they did not receive any. Then he claimed they received only smart covers. I provided the DPCI and he quickly changed his story and said they were in the back. I followed to the area since it was in the electronic section and while looking for it.

The associate was hesitant to sell it and felt like I was robbing target. They were confused why the price was so low and I explained to them that speck wanted to discount it to replace them with a new revision. He called TARGET LOSS PREVENTION to the back to check on the item. They peel the sku to make sure no one changed it and checked the handheld scanners to see the item status. It was marked ACTIVE and the loss prevention guy had no issues with the item or the status and said. "if the guy wants to buy it then sell it to him" :D

The employees at my target didn't think they had anything either, but once they saw it on the scanner they sent someone back to look. They did not give me any issue about the price though.

Petey-ed
Nov 4, 2012, 01:51 PM
I just called and after a bit of grief from the Target people, they called about it and then it was good for sale. I can confirm this is selling for $1. Call first though and get to electronics to check for stock.

Tortri
Nov 4, 2012, 04:09 PM
I'm glad i was able to help you guys get a great deal on this case :-)

christof
Nov 4, 2012, 05:25 PM
Thanks, OP!

I successfully bought two after having the electronics sales representative stock check and bring them from the electronics department to guest services. I told him I had to buy other items.

Oakland/Emeryville, CA and Albany, CA stores would not sell them to me.

Petey-ed
Nov 4, 2012, 07:34 PM
I'm glad i was able to help you guys get a great deal on this case :-)

You win the internetz for the day! Got two speck cases that would have cost me $70 for $2. Donate link? :D

jedolley
Nov 4, 2012, 07:39 PM
I'm glad i was able to help you guys get a great deal on this case :-)

Yes, definitely a great find, thanks. I actually already bought the case from Amazon for $35 with the intentions of returning it. I'm still returning the one to Amazon, but definitely keeping the one from Target. Also got my sister-in-law one so she has something when she gets her mini.

pantherus05
Nov 5, 2012, 07:38 AM
Hey props for the post but can anyone detail the process to check if the item is available at your local Target?

Just mention 057000893 as the item number and they will be able to check their stock?

Thanks!!

jedolley
Nov 5, 2012, 08:02 AM
Hey props for the post but can anyone detail the process to check if the item is available at your local Target?

Just mention 057000893 as the item number and they will be able to check their stock?

Thanks!!

What I did was go into Target and look for the little red price check machines they have on the end of certain aisles. Instead of scanning, just type the number in and hit enter. You will get the name of the product, the price, location aisle/row if on the floor, and whether or not it's in the stock room. When the machine told me it was in the stock room, I went to the person working electronics and asked them to get it for me and then provided them with the same number.

pantherus05
Nov 5, 2012, 08:15 AM
What I did was go into Target and look for the little red price check machines they have on the end of certain aisles. Instead of scanning, just type the number in and hit enter. You will get the name of the product, the price, location aisle/row if on the floor, and whether or not it's in the stock room. When the machine told me it was in the stock room, I went to the person working electronics and asked them to get it for me and then provided them with the same number.

Perfect. Will let you know how it goes! :) Thanks!

Petey-ed
Nov 5, 2012, 08:42 AM
What I did was go into Target and look for the little red price check machines they have on the end of certain aisles. Instead of scanning, just type the number in and hit enter. You will get the name of the product, the price, location aisle/row if on the floor, and whether or not it's in the stock room. When the machine told me it was in the stock room, I went to the person working electronics and asked them to get it for me and then provided them with the same number.

I just called and asked for electronics and checked that number with them. It was easier than going to the store.

dfine1966
Nov 5, 2012, 08:24 PM
Went to Target today and gave the item number and they had two of the Fitfolio in the back. The only problem is the price is now 34.99, not 1.00. I don't know if every Target has changed it to the right price, but I went to 2 Targets and both had them at 34.99. All you guys and gals might be too late for that great deal.

By the way, I am in Connecticut.

Tortri
Nov 5, 2012, 08:30 PM
Went to Target today and gave the item number and they had two of the Fitfolio in the back. The only problem is the price is now 34.99, not 1.00. I don't know if every Target has changed it to the right price, but I went to 2 Targets and both had them at 34.99. All you guys and gals might be too late for that great deal.

By the way, I am in Connecticut.

They probably caught on but one can hope it's just site specific.

ZipZap
Nov 5, 2012, 09:45 PM
I had no idea this case did not have wake/sleep. Will process an Amazon return and send back as defective (at their shipping cost).

Damn this is a nice case...but I'm not paying full price without wake/sleep.

laz305
Nov 6, 2012, 11:39 AM
Went to Target today and gave the item number and they had two of the Fitfolio in the back. The only problem is the price is now 34.99, not 1.00. I don't know if every Target has changed it to the right price, but I went to 2 Targets and both had them at 34.99. All you guys and gals might be too late for that great deal.

By the way, I am in Connecticut.

Same here in Miami but I asked him to scan it as a return and it shows as $1. So he gave it to me for $1

steve dave
Nov 6, 2012, 11:53 AM
I had no idea this case did not have wake/sleep. Will process an Amazon return and send back as defective (at their shipping cost).

Damn this is a nice case...but I'm not paying full price without wake/sleep.

It is not defective. The description on amazon makes no mention of wake/sleep functionality.

jedolley
Nov 6, 2012, 11:56 AM
It is not defective. The description on amazon makes no mention of wake/sleep functionality.

It used to, they must have updated it. Even Speck's page mentioned it (has since been updated) at one point.

Macmar88
Nov 7, 2012, 12:30 AM
I always miss out on these great deals I really need to check these forums more often!! Great find thought Thumbs up to the OP

Tortri
Nov 8, 2012, 08:12 PM
I can confirm this as well that they fixed the price. While at the same target I checked the number and it showed the correct price. It was good while it lasted.

sk2sep2304
Nov 9, 2012, 12:56 PM
Called local Target today and they have them instock but for $34.99. I'm still making a trip there and scanning it myself haaa

bagelmaker
Nov 9, 2012, 02:19 PM
Called local Target today and they have them instock but for $34.99. I'm still making a trip there and scanning it myself haaa

Don't bother. It scans as $35 too. I checked a few days ago and ended up getting horrific customer service from 5 employees (they just kept calling each other over. It's like no single one of them could actually make a decision.) Target really doesn't budge on stuff. If its ringing up as $35 that's all they care about.