Refurb Ipad2's for $319?

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  1. macrumors 6502a

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    If the Apple Ipad2 refurbs were $419, a cool $80 less than new, then I wonder whether their price will drop to $319 since the new one dropped to $399.

    If so, $319 is an awesome price for an Ipad2 with a full Apple warranty.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    I agree - if all the new software works on the iPad2 as well. If you don't need LTE or care to deeply about a Retina display you should look for this. I plan on picking one up myself.
     
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    iSingandiDance

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    It is an awesome price, but I would not purchase an iPad 2 knowing the punch the new iPad packs. And this is coming from a previous iPad 2 owner.

    The New iPad or bust.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Me too. I could care less about the new high resolution screen. My iPad 1 screen and the current Ipad2 screen were touted as being beautiful. Are they chopped liver now?

    I guess next year Apple will some out with the "super Retina" display, or Infinity display.
     
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    mrgreen4242

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    Meh, the screen loosk great, and most of the extra power will likely go toward driving all those pixels, I don't care about tthe 3G/4G options... so the trade off is going to come down to high res screen and back to the iPad 1 wieght or $200 savings.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Couldn't have said it better myself! Can't wait for the store to come back online and see what the refurbs are going for.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Yes and what about used prices, they are going to drop. Timing is great, I am looking to get an iPad and if a refurb is 319.00 then what will a used one be worth ? 200-250 ?
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    I have yet to see a used iPad go for much less then the referb price. infact on ebay you usually see it cost much more then a refurb.
     
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    iSingandiDance

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    It's more about the price relative to what you get.

    $349 is a steal for what the iPad 2 has to offer, but scrap together the extra $150 and you'll have that device x 2. I think it's a fair trade off.

    Not knocking. Just offering advice.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    I got into the store for about 2 minutes. 16gb refurbs of iPad 2 are at $349. 32gb are at $449, 64gb, you guessed it, $549. The store is back offline, so maybe they're reconsidering, lol. They didn't drop pricing on the iPad 1's that were left in stock this morning, 32gb was at $399 still. Trying to order 2 16gb, but can't get back in.
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    Store still down for me. Was really hoping for something lower then 349.
     
  12. macrumors regular

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    Same here, was hoping it would hit that $319 point.
     
  13. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Strange but true. I sold my used Ipad1 on Ebay for more than what Apple was selling refurb iPad 1's for, and they included a warranty.

    I think many do not know about the refurb store, or maybe it is not available in their country, or some people are just plain stupid!!!!

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    They are $349 and the store is up now. That is a bargain!!!!!
     
  14. macrumors member

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    When the store was "up" (and VERY slow) I checked out the refurb iPad page and the 16gb iPad 2 was listed at $349. And it noted that the price was "$50 off" so it appears they've already updated the price points (it also said "released March 2011" which I found interesting considering there is no change to that model besides price that I'm aware of)

    Anyway, it's an interesting price point. I was mentally sold when I considered the $319 price point (I was hopeful the price would drop by $100). But at $349 I hesitate a bit. Which is silly because it's only a $30 difference. But at the same time, that $30 can go towards a case or other accessories.

    Decisions decisions
     
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    mrgreen4242

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    It's the added .2lbs that kills me. I wanted lighter, not heavier. The "new iPad" is the same weight as the original iPad which is a brick next to the 2.
     
  16. macrumors 603

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    Not sure about 0.2lb. Apple says 0.11 to 0.12lb. Less than two ounces, 55 grams. Thats ipad2 to ipad 3.

    http://www.apple.com/ipad/compare/


    Anyway, I understand your point.
     
  17. macrumors newbie

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    I just bought an iPad 2 16gb (REFURBISHED) for $349+tax with free shipping!

    Had to get it off of the apple education store though.
     
  18. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Now that is a good deal. Add Applecare and its still less than the super duper new "retina" model....but for most people it is every bit as good.
    I may pick one up tonight.
     

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