thadoggfather

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out of stock 99.9% of the time and when in stock, goes in like 2 minutes but I just ordered one

curious how it goes!

I also have a Costco 11" 2021 iPad Pro preorder in, and got a minty refurbished 11" Magic keyboard from Best Buy for $99.99 the other day. Did in store pickup and checked it with the demo unit, works perfect and has full year of warranty. Doesn't look like its been touched.


The 12.9 magic keyboard (the 2020/2018 compatible one, that works with the new 2021 12.9" that are 0.5mm thicker just tighter fit) is also $99.99 when you can find it in stock which I have yet to see

I'm sure condition will vary though

Just wanted to give deal hunters a heads up
 
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AutomaticApple

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out of stock 99.9% of the time and when in stock, goes in like 2 minutes but I just ordered one

curious how it goes!

I also have a Costco 11" 2021 iPad Pro preorder in, and got a minty refurbished 11" Magic keyboard from Best Buy for $99.99 the other day. Did in store pickup and checked it with the demo unit, works perfect and has full year of warranty. Doesn't look like its been touched.


The 12.9 magic keyboard (the 2020/2018 compatible one, that doesn't close with the new 2021 12.9" that are 0.5mm thicker) is also $99.99 when you can find it in stock which I have yet to see

I'm sure condition will vary though

Just wanted to give deal hunters a heads up
I do not trust Best Buy with "refurbished" products, especially in regards to pricey iPads.
 
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JayMysterio

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I do not trust Best Buy with "refurbished" products, especially in regards to pricey iPads.
I got a 2015 MacBook Pro, when they became the 'Holy Grail' after Apple switched things up. It was open box with almost $1K discount with the manager's permission to get a 2 or 3 year old Open Box gone.

Still works like a champ.

For those kinds of discounts I'd give BB a shot.
 
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doboy

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This is a really good price. You could trade in for more at Apple.
 
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doboy

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Could sell it for probably like $900 if its in good shape and works fine

That's why I think this is a no risk situation, if I don't like it

Or if its messed up, it goes straight back to Best Buy
Yup. Hard part is buying one before it’s sold out.
 
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thadoggfather

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How often do these come online?
In my experience of checking not often

and when it’s up it goes quick

same with the refurb magic keyboards. Although less so for the 11” than 12.9” and both less so than this killer deal for the 12.9 2020 iPad pro
 
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JayMysterio

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How often do these come online?
For when I got a good deal on my AirPods Max, some posters in that forum had a thread showing when they became available anywhere. So I was checking that when people started watching the Best Buy Warehouse as well, besides my own checking daily of Amazon & BB's warehouse site. So for me, it was constantly checking MR.
 
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Itsedstech

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For when I got a good deal on my AirPods Max, some posters in that forum had a thread showing when they became available anywhere. So I was checking that when people started watching the Best Buy Warehouse as well, besides my own checking daily of Amazon & BB's warehouse site. So for me, it was constantly checking MR.
What is this bestbuy warehouse site you speak of? 👀
 
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JayMysterio

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What is this bestbuy warehouse site you speak of? 👀
I believe if you go to the Best Buy site, and type "warehouse" in the search field, it should show you what's sold in the warehouse.

Basically BB warehouse is where only Open Box items are sold. As you can see about the iPad the prices can be ridiculous, but there isn't many. I got my AirPods Max for like almost $100 off.
 
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thadoggfather

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I think these things only last seconds. It already shows Sold Out. Wonder if stock might be location-dependent as well.
I may stop giving notice for this reason

it’s way too quick but it does crop up sometimes !
 
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tekchic

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Has anyone actually been able to snag one of these? For the price, wow... I'd take a shot.

Also, if it comes in stock, does the gray "Sold out" button become yellow or do you have to keep refreshing the page?
 
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