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Old Aug 8, 2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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Refurbished Current Generation iPads Available on Apple Online Store for $50 Off






Apple is currently offering a wide selection of current generation iPads in the refurbished section of the Apple Online Store. Discounts range from 6% to 10%, but all the machines are a flat $50 off.

These discounts are typically short-lived, so if you're in the market for one of these machines, grab it quick:

- Refurbished iPad with Wi-Fi 16GB - Black - $449
- Refurbished iPad with Wi-Fi 32GB - Black - $549
- Refurbished iPad with Wi-Fi 64GB - Black - $649

- Refurbished iPad with Wi-Fi 16GB - White - $449
- Refurbished iPad with Wi-Fi 32GB - White - $549
- Refurbished iPad with Wi-Fi 64GB - White - $649

- Refurbished iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular 16GB - Black - AT&T - $579
- Refurbished iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular 32GB - Black - AT&T - $679

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- Refurbished iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular 32GB - White - AT&T - $679

- Refurbished iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular 16GB - Black - Verizon - $579
- Refurbished iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular 32GB - Black - Verizon - $679
- Refurbished iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular 64GB - Black - Verizon - $779

- Refurbished iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular 16GB - White - Verizon - $579
- Refurbished iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular 32GB - White - Verizon - $679
- Refurbished iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular 64GB - White - Verizon - $779

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Old Aug 8, 2012, 11:04 AM   #2
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This is a clear indicator that there is a new iPad on the horizon.
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Old Aug 8, 2012, 11:16 AM   #3
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This is a clear indicator that there is a new iPad on the horizon.
Why is this a "clear" indicator that a new iPad is coming? Apple always puts up refurbished products for sale at reduced prices. What are they supposed to do with them, throw them away?

If they lowered the price of new ones, maybe that's an indicator but not this.
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Old Aug 8, 2012, 11:17 AM   #4
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Last I heard, refurb iPads have new shells and batteries. Full warranty, fully tested. May never have been used even, if it’s just transitional "clearing out.” (I agree with ckurt, though: a little too soon for that. I’d understand a flood of refurbs—which might really be new--the week of the new models maybe, not in advance.)

Great deal.

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This is a clear indicator that there is a new iPad on the horizon.
I would have said no, since it’s too soon for a whole new 10" iPad generation... but reports that Apple wants the same new dock connector on all devices actually makes some sense. Apple could just add the new connector quietly to the current iPad “3”.

So: new iPhone, new iPod Touch, new iPod Mini... and minor tweak to iPad “3”? I don’t know that this is necessarily a sign of it, but I can see it happening.

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Old Aug 8, 2012, 11:55 AM   #5
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Then u pay tax and your back up to $500

Buy from a vendor like b&h or somewhere tax free.

I don't get why people are clueless on avoiding to pay tax.

And apple will take care of your iPad's waranty
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Old Aug 8, 2012, 12:17 PM   #6
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Buy from a vendor like b&h or somewhere tax free.

I don't get why people are clueless on avoiding to pay tax.
It's not "tax free," you're still supposed to claim it at the end of the year.
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Old Aug 8, 2012, 12:18 PM   #7
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Apple always hands out the refurbished models in August. Last year it was on the 31st. This year it is on the 8th. I don't think they are doing this because of the dock connector.
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Old Aug 8, 2012, 12:27 PM   #8
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It's not "tax free," you're still supposed to claim it at the end of the year.
Of course :wink:


Nobody claims that stuff and I doubt u do either.
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Old Aug 8, 2012, 12:32 PM   #9
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This is a clear indicator that there is a new iPad on the horizon.
Jesus H! Not it is not.

iMacs have been on the refurb section for over a year. Items hit the refurb store when there is enough returned/refurbed merchandise to make it feasible to provide such an offering.

Quit spreading falsehoods.
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Nobody claims that stuff and I doubt u do either.
Actually, no, that's regulation of interstate commerce and would be declared unconstitutional in any actual court.

In NYS you're recommended to pay sales tax on any purchases you might've made based on your income. I see no indication that you must, its just recommended.

Of course, if its shipped to your house, then the legalities are a bit different. But if you want to go to Delaware and buy a good where there's no tax, I'm not sure what legal basis NYS would have to tax me on it.
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Old Aug 8, 2012, 12:47 PM   #11
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Keep in mind most of these were probably returns due to discolored screens. You'll be getting those screens.
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Old Aug 8, 2012, 12:57 PM   #12
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Or you could settle for $40 off a new one at Micro Center (in-store pickup only), and if your state has a back-to-school sales tax holiday...
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Kind of related, Refurbished 2012 13" MBP's also hit the store today.
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Too bad this offer doesn't apply to the iPad 2 refurbs.

Anyways I might wait around until fall for this rumored iPad mini before I decide on purchasing one.
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This is a clear indicator that there is a new iPad on the horizon.
That horizon is a 6-7 month journey.
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Too bad this offer doesn't apply to the iPad 2 refurbs.

Anyways I might wait around until fall for this rumored iPad mini before I decide on purchasing one.
They have refurb iPad 2s but they are only 3G versions and no wifi-only ones. $399 for 16GB w/ AT&T or Verizon

http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/ipad
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Ahhh I wondered where all those yellow screens would end up
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Old Aug 8, 2012, 04:20 PM   #18
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Just go to Best Buy and get one in the Open Box section for a steeper discount. Our local Best Buy probably had ~100 returned iPads of all generations.
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I've used the Apple refurb store several times, and have always been satisfied.

That said - there's nothing special about the $50 off. That's basically what Apple has always done with each current generation of iPad when it shows up in the refurb store. Sometimes the more expensive ones have an even larger discount.

If you're interested in the iPad 2, I suspect there's no hurry. They've continued to stock refurb first-generation iPads until very recently (meaning within the last month, more or less). Based on that, I assume refurbished iPad 2s will be around for a while.
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Last I heard, refurb iPads have new shells and batteries. Full warranty, fully tested. May never have been used even, if it’s just transitional "clearing out.” (I agree with ckurt, though: a little too soon for that. I’d understand a flood of refurbs—which might really be new--the week of the new models maybe, not in advance.)

Great deal.



I would have said no, since it’s too soon for a whole new 10" iPad generation... but reports that Apple wants the same new dock connector on all devices actually makes some sense. Apple could just add the new connector quietly to the current iPad “3”.

So: new iPhone, new iPod Touch, new iPod Mini... and minor tweak to iPad “3”? I don’t know that this is necessarily a sign of it, but I can see it happening.

well they did say the ipad 3 remake or whatever is due out in septemberish ... maybe that is what they are remaking along with a fix to the yellowing problem?
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Anyone know of where to get a Apple certified refurb with no tax?
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Then u pay tax and your back up to $500

Buy from a vendor like b&h or somewhere tax free.

I don't get why people are clueless on avoiding to pay tax.

And apple will take care of your iPad's waranty
By not paying sales tax you cause problems.

State uses it to build and repair roads, give better budgets to schools, etc.

Thanks for being part of the problem.
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By not paying sales tax you cause problems.

State uses it to build and repair roads, give better budgets to schools, etc.

Thanks for being part of the problem.
The money saved goes to paying tolls, kids tuition, dining out, nicer home.
The velocity of money and consumers putting dollars toward services and innovations they desire has earned my trust much more than state government.

Think about it. In the free market, $100 buys $100 worth of value. $100 in government budgets doesn't translate/funnel to its best purpose.

Search google "Thomas sowell wrestling tickets."

And on topic: how does $50'off refurb compare to $50 iTunes card with new? Seems the same
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Actually, no, that's regulation of interstate commerce and would be declared unconstitutional in any actual court.

In NYS you're recommended to pay sales tax on any purchases you might've made based on your income. I see no indication that you must, its just recommended.

Of course, if its shipped to your house, then the legalities are a bit different. But if you want to go to Delaware and buy a good where there's no tax, I'm not sure what legal basis NYS would have to tax me on it.
In CT you have to report it, if they find out that you did not they can charge you interest on any amounts not paid. However we do have the advantage of buying at a college bookstore (at least state college, I don't know if the same laws apply to private schools) and paying no tax.
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By not paying sales tax you cause problems.

State uses it to build and repair roads, give better budgets to schools, etc.

Thanks for being part of the problem.
Wow don't u dare tell me u never bought things from amazon

U didn't pay used tax.

Tell u what tell me your a saint and I'll show u an
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