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Old Mar 14, 2013, 12:42 PM   #1
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Apple Offers Refurbished iPad Mini and 4th-Generation iPad for First Time




Apple has listed the 4th-generation iPad and the iPad mini on its Refurbished store for the first time. There is an extremely limited selection currently, but discounts are $30-$40 on the mini, and $50 on 4th-generation iPad models.

Availability is subject to rapid change and interested purchasers should not wait too long to buy. Apple's refurbished units include the same one-year warranty as standard products, as well as a brand new battery and outer shell.

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Old Mar 14, 2013, 12:45 PM   #2
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Wonderful!

Just in time for a rumored potential new release window! (though I doubt it).
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 12:48 PM   #3
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Finally, I can buy an iPad mini now!
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 12:51 PM   #4
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I'd rather pay the extra 6% to get a new one. Not buying till Retina anyways.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 12:52 PM   #5
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I'll just shell out the extra and buy new.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:00 PM   #6
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NICE... hopefully they keep their price point until the release so i can sell my ipad mini LOL
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:02 PM   #7
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I was expecting 14% or greater. The 6% is something but not by much.

It is cheaper for me to either purchase a brand new one, same price, due to savings in taxes or get one brand new, cheaper even, by using my sisters employee discount at target plus red card.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:03 PM   #8
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There's your sub-$300 iPads.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:04 PM   #9
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Wow. Discounts are pathetic.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:05 PM   #10
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$30? Why bother? Apple is going to have to do much better than this with all the new Android tablets coming out.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:05 PM   #11
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Not enough discount. Come along little darlin'!
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:07 PM   #12
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I'm still waiting on the refurbished iPod touches (5th gen) to show up myself. Maybe this is a good sign that they'll be there soon since they were actually released before these iPads.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:07 PM   #13
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And? I signed up with AT&T for a two year contract with my iPad mini and got it for $359. Sure, I have a contract for two years, but thats how long I keep my Apple stuff By Gen 3 of the iPad Mini, there will be retina and I am sure lots of other goodies
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:08 PM   #14
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Apple knows what it's doing.

There's exceptional price elasticity in this market.

Take a look at Craigslist and eBay and you'll find iPads selling used for full retail.

I'm holding out for a $279 iPad 2... that's my sweet spot. I do not expect to see that in 2013.
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I wonder why the silver and white one is cheaper...

EDIT: Didn't notice the 3G capabilities of the black one.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:10 PM   #16
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Retail box >>> $30
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Waiting for a Retina Mini. I wouldn't buy the current Mini brand new for $30 less.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:24 PM   #18
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MicroCenter has them for $299 new.
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I'd rather pay the extra 6% to get a new one.
The box is that important to you? Refurbs from Apple are in just as good (if not better) condition than "new" products. The only different is the brown box.
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MicroCenter has them for $299 new.
Yep, just got one today myself. Not a bad deal, with tax and a case I paid roughly about what I would have paid for just the Mini from Apple.
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When a refurbished unit is sold, does that count towards the "total sales" figures that get cited?

If so, then aren't refurbs getting double counted, once when it is sold new the first time, and again when it gets sold refurbished the second time?

My impression is that Apple sells a LOT of refurbs.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:30 PM   #22
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Anyone know how much Apple will buy old iPad minis for? Or is that not how this works? Are these just returned units?
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:33 PM   #23
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Waiting

Buy ipad in 2 months and brand new ones will be $399 for 4th gen. I wonder by making the the bezel thinner on each side would it be a problem 5th gen while holding it because you hands might cover up some of the screen.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:35 PM   #24
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The box is that important to you? Refurbs from Apple are in just as good (if not better) condition than "new" products. The only different is the brown box.
Target 5% from RedCard already covers that difference anyways. And yes, I like having a new product, tearing off the factory seal.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:41 PM   #25
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Yep, just got one today myself. Not a bad deal, with tax and a case I paid roughly about what I would have paid for just the Mini from Apple.
Price match it to Target for extra 5% off!
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