Apple offered me $100 off an iPad mini, not sure if I should buy one

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  1. macrumors regular

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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.
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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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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    clyde2801

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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.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    I gotta ask how did you get apple to offer you 100 off the iPad mini?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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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..
     
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    pooleman

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    Why would apple give you $100 off? I want $100 of.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Read.
     
  8. macrumors 65816

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    Youre' just bragging that you were an irate customer. "Irate" is being used nicely.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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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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    ucfgrad93

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    Hate to say it, but my BS meter is going off as well.
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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    Pics or it didn't happen
     
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    joshwithachance

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    Oh I'm sure Apple is offering you their incredibly in demand budget tablet for $100 off just a week after launch. #sarcasm
     
  13. macrumors 6502a

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    I cannot begin to tell you how much I just don't care.
     
  14. macrumors 6502a

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    LOL, hook, line and stinker!
     
  15. macrumors regular

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    Smells a bit like BS, why not just buy it and sell it to someone and make a couple of bucks or get it as a deal. $229 is cheap cheap for a tablet.
     
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    gsugolfer

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    Had some experience with this guy on another forum.

    Full of BS
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    I call shens!
     
  18. macrumors 68000

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    Seems legit guys
     
  19. macrumors regular

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    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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    faiz23

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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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  21. macrumors 68030

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    ...where'd the OP go:p?
     
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    teknikal90

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    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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    smoking monkey

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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.
     
  24. macrumors member

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    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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    AJsAWiz

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    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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