iPad Pro $50 off latest iPad Pros- wifi only

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A few by me do but my closest store says order online for store pickup on Aug 9.
 

Relentless Power

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Best Buy has $50 off this week on the new iPad Pros, both 12.9 and 10.5.. Looks like wifi only models.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/promo/ipad-pro-evn42504

And with sales tax holiday in several states this week, one could save close to $100 on a latest pro.

https://www.apple.com/shop/browse/c...5d61cdb1ccdca483e4fcf1d0ebacdec5e9b8c1267e339

Florida, for example , sales tax holiday is Aug 4th to 6th. I'll save an extra 7% on top of the $50 off BB is offering.
Nice. Thanks for the information. My Best buy has both wifi in stock according to their online query search. At least one store does.
 
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Chupa Chupa

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Micro center also had $50 off for 10.5 Wifi. Cellular is $30 off. All 12.9s $20 off.

Black Friday preview. Looking @ $100 off then.
 

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Even if it's not in stock in a local BB store, you still order it this weekend, right? SC has its tax free weekend this week, too, so I'm thinking about returning the yet-unopened 128GB Pro 9.7 for a 256GB 10.5.

The 10.5 will end up costing $165 more. I don't really need all that the 10.5 brings to the table, but I like the idea of the larger screen and the 4GB RAM. I've got a few days to decide to keep what I have or go for the 10.5.
 

Chupa Chupa

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If so, for those of us in "tax-free weekend" states, this Best Buy $50 off coupled with the tax savings may be about as good as we get in a local store this year.
Yes. $50 + tax free is equivalent to $85 plus depending on the tax rate. Plus you get use of it months sooner. The caveat is most tax-free weekends now are pretty lame and don't include high end computers or tablet. I think there is only a handful now that have no price limit or a fairly high limit on computers. If you are in one of those states grab it.

Plus reward zone points will get you another $5-10 in RZ reward $. Not much but better than $0.
 

thadoggfather

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Nice thanks!

Screen grabbed for price protection with my credit card company

I have 90 days from original date of purchase to do it though, so I still might hold out for $100+ off

but not bad at all
 

thadoggfather

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Yes. $50 + tax free is equivalent to $85 plus depending on the tax rate. Plus you get use of it months sooner. The caveat is most tax-free weekends now are pretty lame and don't include high end computers or tablet. I think there is only a handful now that have no price limit or a fairly high limit on computers. If you are in one of those states grab it.

Plus reward zone points will get you another $5-10 in RZ reward $. Not much but better than $0.
Do you think we’ll see $100 or even $150 off by end of summer time?
 

Chupa Chupa

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Do you think we’ll see $100 or even $150 off by end of summer time?
Depends when Apple satiates the "early adopters" and also maybe if Apple needs to "juice" 4th quarter earnings (end of Sept). Last year I got $150 off the iPP 9.7 about 1.5 months after launch. The 9.7 was not selling all that well by then because the early adopters already bought and everyone else, like me, was still in sticker shock. But-for that sale I would have kept my iPad Air 2.

This round the 10.5 has only dropped $50 in the same time frame and best deal on the 12.9 is $20 off. I think both models have more interest than the previous gen iPPs did at their respective launch. The 10.5 is a new size, and the 12.9's speed improvement and new screen is a great improvement.

My guess is as good as anyone else's here but my hunch tells me once college resumes and the tech money starts focusing on the new iPhone bigger discounts will start up to keep sales from stagnating. So I guess if you mean by the end of the summer solstice, yes, but, if by the end of "mental" summer, i.e., by Labor Day, 50/50 shot.
 
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Yes. $50 + tax free is equivalent to $85 plus depending on the tax rate. Plus you get use of it months sooner. The caveat is most tax-free weekends now are pretty lame and don't include high end computers or tablet. I think there is only a handful now that have no price limit or a fairly high limit on computers. If you are in one of those states grab it.

Plus reward zone points will get you another $5-10 in RZ reward $. Not much but better than $0.
It looks like iPads are exempt from state sales tax in South Carolina during this weekend. From the SC Department of Revenue's page of FAQs:

I know computers are eligible, but what about smartphones, tablets and other technology?

Cell phones, smartphones or other handheld devices that make telephone calls are not eligible. Neither are handheld devices that are primarily used to download and listen to music; handheld devices that are primarily used to download and watch videos; or devices that are primarily used to download and read books. However, portable devices that have computing and media functions, allow users to access the internet and have a multitude of software applications are considered computers and are eligible, provided that they are not capable of making telephone calls.

What kinds of computer accessories are eligible?

Only computer parts purchased along with a CPU are eligible for the exemption. A monitor, keyboard or scanner by itself is not eligible, but if any of these are purchased in a package with the computer itself, the entire package is exempt. Digital music player, digital cameras and cell phones or smartphones are not exempt regardless of whether they are purchased with a CPU.

 
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It looks like the Wi-Fi only version of the iPad is exempt from state sales tax in South Carolina. From the SC Department of Revenue's page of FAQs:

I know computers are eligible, but what about smartphones, tablets and other technology?

Cell phones, smartphones or other handheld devices that make telephone calls are not eligible. Neither are handheld devices that are primarily used to download and listen to music; handheld devices that are primarily used to download and watch videos; or devices that are primarily used to download and read books. However, portable devices that have computing and media functions, allow users to access the internet and have a multitude of software applications are considered computers and are eligible, provided that they are not capable of making telephone calls.

What kinds of computer accessories are eligible?

Only computer parts purchased along with a CPU are eligible for the exemption. A monitor, keyboard or scanner by itself is not eligible, but if any of these are purchased in a package with the computer itself, the entire package is exempt. Digital music player, digital cameras and cell phones or smartphones are not exempt regardless of whether they are purchased with a CPU.

Apple says iPads are covered.

https://www.apple.com/shop/browse/c...5d61cdb1ccdca483e4fcf1d0ebacdec5e9b8c1267e339
 

Chupa Chupa

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It looks like the Wi-Fi only version of the iPad is exempt from state sales tax in South Carolina. From the SC Department of Revenue's page of FAQs:

I know computers are eligible, but what about smartphones, tablets and other technology?

Cell phones, smartphones or other handheld devices that make telephone calls are not eligible. Neither are handheld devices that are primarily used to download and listen to music; handheld devices that are primarily used to download and watch videos; or devices that are primarily used to download and read books. However, portable devices that have computing and media functions, allow users to access the internet and have a multitude of software applications are considered computers and are eligible, provided that they are not capable of making telephone calls.

What kinds of computer accessories are eligible?

Only computer parts purchased along with a CPU are eligible for the exemption. A monitor, keyboard or scanner by itself is not eligible, but if any of these are purchased in a package with the computer itself, the entire package is exempt. Digital music player, digital cameras and cell phones or smartphones are not exempt regardless of whether they are purchased with a CPU.

Boy oh boy. They could not make that more confusing and convoluted, esp. for something that, apparently, is suppose to be a quick and dirty answer for consumers.

But it's a bit hilarious that "tax free weekend" which is supposedly for "back to school" doesn't include a device used to primarily read books. Also, forgoes the idea that videos can be educational and that some software is, well, games and time wasters. Ah, the wisdom of gov't b'crats.

Edit...

Apple's site says iPod touch is included in SC. Now I'm really confused.
 
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thadoggfather

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Depends when Apple satiates the "early adopters" and also maybe if Apple needs to "juice" 4th quarter earnings (end of Sept). Last year I got $150 off the iPP 9.7 about 1.5 months after launch. The 9.7 was not selling all that well by then because the early adopters already bought and everyone else, like me, was still in sticker shock. But-for that sale I would have kept my iPad Air 2.

This round the 10.5 has only dropped $50 in the same time frame and best deal on the 12.9 is $20 off. I think both models have more interest than the previous gen iPPs did at their respective launch. The 10.5 is a new size, and the 12.9's speed improvement and new screen is a great improvement.

My guess is as good as anyone else's here but my hunch tells me once college resumes and the tech money starts focusing on the new iPhone bigger discounts will start up to keep sales from stagnating. So I guess if you mean by the end of the summer solstice, yes, but, if by the end of "mental" summer, i.e., by Labor Day, 50/50 shot.
good points

I don't think 9.7 or the pre-TT/P3/camera upgrade 12.9 sold as well as this go round 10.5/12.9 either

But now that I think about it I just got my 12.9 gen 2 a few weeks ago.

I probably will give it until like end of summer or Labor Day before filing for a price adjustment

but $50 definitely aint bad all things considered , this early on.
 

iam2diezel

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how are you able to get a price match months after the fact? I took advantage of the $50 off on a 10.5" through Staples last week. If Best Buy or another retailer offers $100 off the same model, how can I get the additional $50 back? unless I'm misunderstanding what you are all talking about, which is entirely possible...
 

lakerchick4life

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Some stores like Target let you price match again after you've already made the purchase. I think with Best Buy you can only price match when you make the purchase, or if best buy itself lowers the price within a certain time frame
 
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