iPad Pro Amazon Availability?

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  1. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    I've been waiting for the new 9.7" iPad Pro to show up on Amazon so that I can get 5% off (~$50!) through my Amazon card, but so far it hasn't even been listed. Is this normal for Apple products through Amazon? I haven't been able to find any info about it, even by asking Amazon.
     
  2. Detrius thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hmmm... You're right. It is on there. I've been searching for "iPad Pro 9.7" for a week. On Thursday, it wasn't anywhere in the results, and I've been regularly running the search expecting it to show up at the top. It still doesn't, but I've clearly found more models than just what you've posted. Thanks.
     
  3. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Amazon's not an authorized seller for iPads. Does the Prime Store Card give you 5% cash back for marketplace purchases? I thought that was only for products sold by Amazon.com.
     
  4. Detrius thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That first one is $1300 when it should be $900. I'm now finding price-gouging by third parties, rather than Prime-eligible fulfilled by Amazon versions, as is the case with the 12.9".
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    My understanding is the 5% off applies to everything that goes onto the card, but I could be wrong. Them not being authorized explains why it's not already up.
     
  5. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Hmm, it appears you're right. I misinterpreted the fine print (or really just skimmed through it so missed some key points). :oops:
     
  6. tgara macrumors 6502a

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    Amazon and Apple have not been playing nice for the last couple years...
     
  7. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    How come?
     
  8. HiItsMe macrumors 6502

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    I don't know the specifics with Apple, but Amazon seems to have a hard time getting along with various manufacturers. Amazon often wants a bigger chunk of the profits and/or guaranteed supply and date. When Amazon doesn't get their way, they generally just refuse to sell that manufacturer's items anymore. See the Hatchet Publishers dispute (where Amazon wanted a larger chuck on the Ebook profits) and Nintendo (whose hardware they no longer sell first party).
     
  9. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Interesting. I do know that certain manufacturers have a hard time with Amazon because of the prices they sell their products for.
     
  10. tgara macrumors 6502a

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    There are other things too. Notice there is no way to easily stream Amazon music or video to the Apple TV. They compete in many areas and neither wants to give the other an advantage.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...-sale-of-apple-google-video-streaming-devices
     
  11. Frisco2008 macrumors newbie

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    Amazon sells the Kindle, a competitor to the iPad. That's why.
     
  12. HiItsMe macrumors 6502

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    This seems like a smart reason, however I don't buy it because a)if someone wants to buy an iPad from Amazon. com, they still can, it will just be from a third party and then b) Amazon won't get a cut of that sale. I don't see anyone going to Amazon for an iPad, not finding one direct from Amazon, and therefore deciding to buy a kindle instead. MAYBE if Amazon didn't allow even third parties to sell the device through them, they might increase kindle sales but realistically, all Amazon is doing is cutting off its nose to spite it's face by not getting whatever profit on making an iPad sale. But maybe the philosophical stance against Apple is worth that loss in profits to Amazon...
     
  13. Detrius thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have two Kindle Voyages. It's not at all a competitor to the iPad. Perhaps the Kindle Fire is, but I tend to think of that as not actually being a Kindle.

    I wound up just buying one at the local Best Buy. I got tired of waiting.
     

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