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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:20 PM   #1
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Apple offered me $100 off an iPad mini, not sure if I should buy one

I'm trying to convince myself I could use it, and want it. Like most people when it comes to buying a tablet.


I'm just not sure if spending (after taxes 250) is worth it. I know I can always just re-sell it and get every penny I paid for back.. So thinking of doing that, but can someone people who use it tell me if it is something I will use, Im wanting it for,

couch browsing
some videos while I do some cardio in the gym
when I'm on the go say home for the weekend or something like that.
read up on tech sites.


Or should I just keep my air as my main, and thats it.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:23 PM   #2
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I would get it, try it for a week and sell it if you dont like it. You really have nothing to lose unless you break it.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:24 PM   #3
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Different use scenarios. I loved my air (now the 17" in the sig below) for sitting on my chair in my house for extended periods reading and typing. The LTE iPad with a logitech ultrathin keyboard is the take with you internet anywhere mini laptop that you can do iOS apps on. The mini is the tablet that you throw in your jacket pocket or purse and have on you at all times.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:32 PM   #4
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I'm trying to convince myself I could use it, and want it. Like most people when it comes to buying a tablet.


I'm just not sure if spending (after taxes 250) is worth it. I know I can always just re-sell it and get every penny I paid for back.. So thinking of doing that, but can someone people who use it tell me if it is something I will use, Im wanting it for,

couch browsing
some videos while I do some cardio in the gym
when I'm on the go say home for the weekend or something like that.
read up on tech sites.


Or should I just keep my air as my main, and thats it.

I gotta ask how did you get apple to offer you 100 off the iPad mini?
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:35 PM   #5
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I gotta ask how did you get apple to offer you 100 off the iPad mini?
I have a way with words lol.. People really under estimate the power of ones voice and how, when used properly, it will get you soooooo much lol.. Not bragging my own self but I got a 64fb iphone 5 for the cheapest price on ATT after only being on their contract for 12 months, as well as 175 dollars of credit towards my bills.... Pretty much, complain when something isn't right.. And you get mountains moved..
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 02:38 AM   #6
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I have a way with words lol.. People really under estimate the power of ones voice and how, when used properly, it will get you soooooo much lol.. Not bragging my own self but I got a 64fb iphone 5 for the cheapest price on ATT after only being on their contract for 12 months, as well as 175 dollars of credit towards my bills.... Pretty much, complain when something isn't right.. And you get mountains moved..
He's mastered the skill 90% of us Genius Bar frequent fliers wish we have !!

Personally, I'd buy one and go straight to craigslist and use that silver tongue of yours to get a good deal for it
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 08:15 AM   #7
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I have a way with words lol.. People really under estimate the power of ones voice and how, when used properly, it will get you soooooo much lol.. Not bragging my own self but I got a 64fb iphone 5 for the cheapest price on ATT after only being on their contract for 12 months, as well as 175 dollars of credit towards my bills.... Pretty much, complain when something isn't right.. And you get mountains moved..
I'm sure there are others who have "a way with words" as well, but the question is specifically how did you get the $100 off iPad Mini offer?
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:50 AM   #8
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I got $50 off at best buy.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 07:53 PM   #9
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I have a way with words lol.. People really under estimate the power of ones voice and how, when used properly, it will get you soooooo much lol.. Not bragging my own self but I got a 64fb iphone 5 for the cheapest price on ATT after only being on their contract for 12 months, as well as 175 dollars of credit towards my bills.... Pretty much, complain when something isn't right.. And you get mountains moved..
I smell bullshi*.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 11:21 PM   #10
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Seems legit guys
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:41 PM   #11
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I'm trying to convince myself I could use it, and want it. Like most people when it comes to buying a tablet.


I'm just not sure if spending (after taxes 250) is worth it. I know I can always just re-sell it and get every penny I paid for back.. So thinking of doing that, but can someone people who use it tell me if it is something I will use, Im wanting it for,

couch browsing
some videos while I do some cardio in the gym
when I'm on the go say home for the weekend or something like that.
read up on tech sites.


Or should I just keep my air as my main, and thats it.

Why would apple give you $100 off? I want $100 of.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:49 PM   #12
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Why would apple give you $100 off? I want $100 of.
Read.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 09:27 PM   #13
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Read.
Youre' just bragging that you were an irate customer. "Irate" is being used nicely.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 10:09 PM   #14
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OP, no offense, but you're full of absolute ****.

Apple did not offer you a base Mini for $229. You are extremely insignificant to Apple, despite your petty attempts to feel superior on a forum.

You will never be able to prove you bought a Mini for $229 directly from Apple, and I guarantee that.

Number one, if you're so good with words, you would have ample business sense to buy the damn thing and resale it anyway.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 10:13 PM   #15
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OP, no offense, but you're full of absolute ****.

Apple did not offer you a base Mini for $229. You are extremely insignificant to Apple, despite your petty attempts to feel superior on a forum.

You will never be able to prove you bought a Mini for $229 directly from Apple, and I guarantee that.

Number one, if you're so good with words, you would have ample business sense to buy the damn thing and resale it anyway.
Hate to say it, but my BS meter is going off as well.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 10:14 PM   #16
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OP, no offense, but you're full of absolute ****.

Apple did not offer you a base Mini for $229. You are extremely insignificant to Apple, despite your petty attempts to feel superior on a forum.

You will never be able to prove you bought a Mini for $229 directly from Apple, and I guarantee that.

Number one, if you're so good with words, you would have ample business sense to buy the damn thing and resale it anyway.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 10:22 PM   #17
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Had some experience with this guy on another forum.

Full of BS
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 10:29 PM   #18
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 01:14 AM   #19
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"way with words" = Bitch and piss and moan until you get your way and raise hell until you get what you want. Got it.

Similar holier-than-thou attitude in this thread it seems too.

Customer from hell.

Also, you're full of it. I know from personal experience Apple would never do that.
Don't be so sure. I got a 13" MacBook Air Ultimate for 10% extra off in addition to the educators discount because they made a mistake and I called them out on it...however...that was on the 2010 model when the 2011 model was announced 2 months later. Much different from a release week product.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 02:23 AM   #20
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Hey ding dongs. You can get $100 off coupons for extreme issues and the $45 off coupon for minor issues. Don't act like it is impossible when you are the one looking like a fool. Here is a sample of some of the deals you can score and this is on MACBOOK PRO, ipad 4, ipad 3, ipad mini or refurbs. nuff said
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 02:29 AM   #21
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 03:26 AM   #22
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Hey ding dongs. You can get $100 off coupons for extreme issues and the $45 off coupon for minor issues. Don't act like it is impossible when you are the one looking like a fool. Here is a sample of some of the deals you can score and this is on MACBOOK PRO, ipad 4, ipad 3, ipad mini or refurbs. nuff said
I think the title of the thread is misleading. I don't think Apple are offering him a discounted iPad mini. They have given him a $100 voucher to use at any Apple store on any item for the reasons quoted above. The OP just wishes to apply this voucher to an iPad Mini.

That's my take on it anyway...

but he's right. Speak the right way to people and push the right buttons and you can get things others don't. But there usually has to be some type of problem involved. I do it all the time at Hotels and it's amazing what you get for free.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 08:12 AM   #23
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I think the title of the thread is misleading. I don't think Apple are offering him a discounted iPad mini. They have given him a $100 voucher to use at any Apple store on any item for the reasons quoted above. The OP just wishes to apply this voucher to an iPad Mini.

That's my take on it anyway...

but he's right. Speak the right way to people and push the right buttons and you can get things others don't. But there usually has to be some type of problem involved. I do it all the time at Hotels and it's amazing what you get for free.
is the OP an employee of apple? do they get discounts?

i paid $260 including tax for my apple mini bc i returned a few free accessories i got from my iphone order :P also got a free smart cover
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 12:51 PM   #24
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I leave for a day and I get called a liar.... So lets put some turds in place,

1-This poster is correct, I got offered 100 dollar coupon, meaning 100 apple bucks.... I'm choosing to spend it on an iPad mini.... so yes, 100 off their mini..


2-buying and resell a product is not my intentions. If i have to, yes i'll resell it no problem. But the hassle for making what? 75 bucks if its sealed? Nobody will pay full price for a iPad on craigslist, sealed or not.


Last, since this forum is full of ****ing morons,

"Dear Mr. XXXXXXXXXX,

Thank you for contacting Apple.

We are pleased to offer you a coupon for the Apple Store. This coupon is valid through 12/29/2012 for any one of the discounts listed below. The appropriate discount will automatically be applied by the Apple Store based on the total estimated cost of all eligible items in your cart, excluding applicable taxes and shipping charges. Your couponís Promotion Code is XXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

$30 off a purchase of at least $100
$60 off a purchase of at least $200
$100 off a purchase of at least $300

To redeem the coupon, please visit http://www.apple.com/store or call 1-800-MY-APPLE, where representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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This coupon may be used only at the consumer Apple Store for United States at http://store.apple.com/us and 1-800-MY-APPLE. It may not be used for purchases made at an Apple Store retail location, at a reseller, via the iTunes store, via specialized online stores such as those for education, business, or government, via an Apple Store in countries other than the country in which the coupon was offered, or in conjunction with another discount, such as an education discount. It may not be used to purchase iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Gift Cards, iTunes Store gift cards, AppleCare Protection Plan (APP) agreements, or software downloads, such as QuickTime Pro, iWorks, or AirPort Enabler. This coupon may be used only once, and after it has been entered at the Apple Store, the Promotion Code is no longer valid. This coupon is not transferable. "


back to the original topic.

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Right here, umad?

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Oh yea, what forum? Now, I just want to buy it to shove to ridicule you.. lulz

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Bragging? When did I brag?

Lol, ok big guy . Because a Apple receipt wont be good enough? And me thinking i actually have to prove crap on here. No wonder people hate apple.. Jesus christ, you people are insanely miserable. AND to finish you off, the REASON apple is still number one in anything, is because NO MATTER WHAT, THEY PAY ATTENTION TO EVERY SINGLE CUSTOMER. Microsoft does not, look at them. APPLE WILL MOVE MOUNTAINS FOR ONE customer because they know HE WILL SPREAD THE WORD. It's people like you that cause the economy to crash, seriously. No brains. Apple got rich by individualizing customer care, they STILL DO, especially if you have a issue.

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Correct-o... People are just mad that they paid full price lmao... No wonder Apple is so rich.. I wonder how mad people are going to be when they find out Ive received two free ipods (a touch and a nano) from apple before... LMAO
I believe you. Apple offered me £50 off online or in store just for a simple complaint, so I can relate.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:41 AM   #25
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Hey ding dongs. You can get $100 off coupons for extreme issues and the $45 off coupon for minor issues. Don't act like it is impossible when you are the one looking like a fool. Here is a sample of some of the deals you can score and this is on MACBOOK PRO, ipad 4, ipad 3, ipad mini or refurbs. nuff said
How ignorant can you be.

1. Mini is a brand new product.
2. It cost $329, far cheaper than anything refurbished you mentioned.
3. Demand is still high, it's not like they are trying to give these away.
4. We are talking about a Mini, so nothing you posted is relevant in any way shape or form.

Nothing to see here folks.
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