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Old Apr 3, 2013, 03:02 PM   #1
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Walmart Offering 16GB Wi-Fi iPad Mini for $299




Walmart is offering 16GB Wi-Fi iPad Mini models for $299 across the U.S. (via DealNews)

This is the lowest price seen for a brand new iPad Mini and is the same price Apple asks for the refurbished unit. It requires in-store pickup, but customers can reserve one from the website and pick it up in-store.

Article Link: Walmart Offering 16GB Wi-Fi iPad Mini for $299
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 03:10 PM   #2
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I got one for with a 50 dollar coupon at staples canada a couple weeks ago, that was even a better deal!
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 03:17 PM   #3
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I just checked and that's for the refurbs. The new ones are $329. (www.walmart.com - search "ipad mini")
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 03:19 PM   #4
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I'm waiting for the retina version BUT it has to be the same dimensions and weight!!
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 03:21 PM   #5
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mom works at walmart... for the win!!!


will wait for retina though
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 03:22 PM   #6
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I just checked and that's for the refurbs. The new ones are $329. (www.walmart.com - search "ipad mini")
Nope, its real!
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Apple-iPad...Black/22081451
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 03:22 PM   #7
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Sam's Club has them for $299 too.
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 03:23 PM   #8
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Sam's Club has them for $299 too.
So does Microcenter (At least the one here in Houston).
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 03:30 PM   #9
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Are they trying to clear the inventory? Does this mean the iPad Mini is on the cusp of an upgrade in the coming weeks? I don't care about the retina display as much as more storage and faster processor (for same price schedule as the old one...or maybe even a lower price???).

Okay, now I need a drooling emoticon.....Yes, I know. I have a disease. I think it's called "iOS-aholism."
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 03:51 PM   #10
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Don't jump the ship guys. Just wait for the retina. This is not that much of a price drop.
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 03:54 PM   #11
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This is what the original price should have been. $299 just feels psychologically a lot better than $329.
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 04:24 PM   #12
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$300 for a retina version and I'm in.
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 04:29 PM   #13
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"In stores only" Yeah you can go ahead and get large bag of chips and a 12 pack of cokes while you're at it.
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 04:30 PM   #14
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If you don't go by that link, you'll see what I'm saying. Search iPad mini on the Walmart website and the $299 models that show up are refurbs, and that one is $329. It's oly when you click the $329 model that it shows up as priced $299 like in the link you provided. I guess the search engine is just not updated, but it is true, they are $299. Quite the deal.
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 04:48 PM   #15
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Getting rid of old stock for the new 7" $150-$200 tablets.
Sounds like a plan.
7" is a perfect size to fit in the map pocket of a motorcycle tankbag.

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/...d-lower-price/
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...93205L20130403
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 04:53 PM   #16
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I JUST bought one for $329 on Monday... whatever, I can't complain, it's only $30 and I got a deal on the case, and I'm loving it either way.
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 05:04 PM   #17
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They should offer the 32gb iPod touch at a lower price as well.
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 05:07 PM   #18
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I think we all know what thiw means! New iPad by mothers day.
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 05:41 PM   #19
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"In stores only" Yeah you can go ahead and get large bag of chips and a 12 pack of cokes while you're at it.
That's exactly the idea. They're probably taking a loss at $299 so they're hoping to sell a few items with better margins while you're at it.

1 - You're a lot more likely to add items to a real cart if you physically walk by them than you are to add them to a virtual cart if you scroll by them.
2 - If you're already spending $299, you won't feel bad about dropping another few dozen dollars on items you wouldn't otherwise consider acceptably priced.
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 05:54 PM   #20
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So does Microcenter (At least the one here in Houston).
Not completely true.

Walmart undercut them by 99 cents
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 06:33 PM   #22
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Amazon wants $340 for the black and $349 for the white iPad mini 16GB Wi-Fi models. Weird!

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=ipad+mini
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 06:37 PM   #23
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Amazon wants $340 for the black and $349 for the white iPad mini 16GB Wi-Fi models. Weird!

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=ipad+mini
Those are from third-party sellers, not Amazon.
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 06:45 PM   #24
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This is what the original price should have been. $299 just feels psychologically a lot better than $329.
It's mathematically better too!
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 08:39 PM   #25
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This is what the original price should have been. $299 just feels psychologically a lot better than $329.
Definitely agree. Not sure why they went with the 329 price point. But some statistical genius smarter than me probably figured margins and aura for the product would be higher with the 329 price point.
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