iPad mini When will the refurbished iPad Minis be in the store?

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    When would the refurbished iPad Minis probably be on the Apple Store? Perhaps after christmas? Also, at what price would the refurbished iPad Minis likely to be at?

    I don't know if I should just wait for the refurbished iPad Minis or just get the new one. I could wait, but I don't know how long I would need to wait, and how much discount I will get from buying a refurbished set.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Hmm, I tried to buy (for store pickup in GA) a white/silver wifi-only mini but no stores in GA (or SC or NC) had any to sell me. Not in 16GB or 32GB.

    I doubt refurbs will be coming before the holidays are over with.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Judging from the return stories here, they'll be plenty to go around!:)
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    There's always bestbuy open box deals too.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is sad because then I would have to wait, and I don't know how long more I would have to wait. Most importantly, I want to know much how would the refurbish iPad minis cost because this would then allow me to assess if I should continue to wait.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    How would anybody know? The iPad mini has only been out for a month.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Perhaps the hardcore followers of iProducts would have an estimation or a rough gauge of the usual cost of a refurbished iPad Mini given its current retail cost?
     
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    siurpeeman

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    my guess is you'll see the base model reduced $50, roughly 15% savings.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ohh...it wouldn't even be a discount of a hundred dollar? I see the refurbished iPad 3 has close to a hundred dollar discount, and I thought this could happen for the iPad mini too. :( This makes me wonder if it is worth the wait for the refurbished iPad Mini.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    ohh... I paid full price. Why would you expect to pay $100 less on a very new product, albeit a refurb, so soon? Don't get your hopes up. You're looking at least 6 months or more, and by then ipad mini 2 will be be out. Either wait a while or pay full price!
     
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    siurpeeman

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    food for thought. the ipad 3 first hit the refurb store five months after launch. all models were discounted a flat $50. here's the original macrumors story back in august.
     
  12. macrumors 68040

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    Just get a new one. It is way too early to get a refurbished one at a great price. Best Best only gives about $40 discount on used/refurbished when an item was basically just released.
     
  13. macrumors G3

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    Refurb discount is usually a percentage value. Just go look a what percentage other iPads are being discounted and do the math.
     
  14. macrumors regular

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    My best guess would be sometime in April at a price of $289.00.
     
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    Max(IT)

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    If people keep returning iPads for invisible defects like you can see here on Macrumors forum, well I think we are going to see a lot of refurbished Minis in the next weeks :D:cool::D
     
  16. macrumors 6502a

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    Using past performance as an example 2 qtr 2013.
     
  17. macrumors 6502a

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    I can't wait for these Refurbished minis!
     
  18. macrumors regular

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    You will save $50 in April when iPad mini with Retina display will be out. Will it be worth it? My answer is no, I will take the Retina display over $50.
     
  19. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Woah... Will Apple really release a new iPad Mini in April this soon? Of course a Retina iPad is way better. And this makes my decision to buy the current ipad mini even more difficult. I don't know if I should just wait for the Retina iPad Mini.
     
  20. macrumors regular

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    iPad Mini $359

    If you are willing to sign a 2 year DATA contract with Verizon or ATT you can save $100.

    att.com/ipad
     
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    saving107

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    Save $100, hmm?

    24 Month Contract ($14.99) = $359
    24 Month Contract ($30.00) = $720

    But thats cool, you saved $100 even though the Cellular version of the iPads are $130 more than the WiFi models.
     
  22. macrumors 6502

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    The math is irrelevant if you want or need the cellular capability.
     

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