iPad Amazon Black Friday

Heat_Fan89

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Feb 23, 2016
476
428
For those who want a killer deal, look no further than Amazon who is now an Apple authorized dealer. They are selling the 6th Gen iPad 32GB for $249.00 which is what Walmart will sell it for starting tonight at 10pm on their website. If you have an Amazon Store card they are offering 6 months no financing and if you don't have an Amazon Store card apply for one as it will probably net you a gift card which will bring down the $249 entry price even further.

I have an original Air I purchased in 2014 but this deal is way too good to pass up so I snagged one even though we are 6 months into this iPad's current lifecycle.
 
  • Like
Reactions: iHeartsteve

mofunk

macrumors 68020
Aug 26, 2009
2,400
154
Americas
32GB is okay if you are just surfing the web and checking emails. That space will fill up when you decide to use the camera or iMessage which stores photos and stuff you send.

Best Buy has the 128GB for $350 (includes tax) I'm pretty sure that more will have that price tomorrow night. I think Target and MicroCenter will have that price plus a gift card.
 

Waterman316

macrumors 6502
Apr 1, 2018
455
387
Just ordered one from Amazon for my daughter for Christmas. Literally right before I read this. Signing up for the amazon card (I already have one) only nets you $10 according to what it told me. Was going to go to Walmart to get it, but my amazon card gets me 3% rewards back so no brainer there.
 

tdbrown75

macrumors member
Apr 28, 2015
52
23
Dallas, TX
Yeah exactly. I was pointing out I still have more than enough stuff space, even on my main phone. 32GB is definitely enough for some people, especially when iPad has a different use case.
Same here, 19/64 used. 32 can be fine for a lot of people, especially iCloud users.

Tim
 

Heat_Fan89

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Feb 23, 2016
476
428
My 32GB Air has 8/32 used. That said the 128GB is also on sale for $329 (Silver)
 

batting1000

macrumors 604
Sep 4, 2011
7,221
1,397
Florida
Same here, 19/64 used. 32 can be fine for a lot of people, especially iCloud users.

Tim
Agreed. And even I don’t use iCloud all that much really. I have 572 photos on my phone and 57 apps. All my other photos on uploaded on google photos or my computer.

Went with the $249 32GB iPad. Honestly seems like a really solid deal.
 

mofunk

macrumors 68020
Aug 26, 2009
2,400
154
Americas
32GB is not enough, even for casual users, especially with icloud services enabled.
You are so right. I try to sway my friends to get to upgrade to something bigger, and every time I get a call asking me how can they find space on their phone. My skin crawls cause I knew they would max out the 32GB. Yeah its fine for the first few months but when you factor in updates, photos, iMessage...you ned more space. I think those 32GB gadgets are for businesses where you are just checking emails.


Best Buy has the iPad 2018 128GB for $329 (around $350 with tax)
Target $350 (est. $370 with tax)
B&H $379 w/free case

If you factor in how much gigabytes you are getting the 128GB is the better deal

32GB for $250
vs
128GB for $350

So if 32GB = $250 then 4x32GB = $1000.

32GB iPad = $7.81 GB/per value
128GB iPad = $2.73 GB/per value


Basically you are saving $750 if you go with the 128GB lol Sure you can add an external drive to the 32GB iPad which is about $30-60 plus cables $10-20. Which estimates to roughly $20 savings. So for $20 more you could have just gone with the iPad 128GB .

this is how I justify buying an iPad. I did the same specs with the IPP.
 
  • Like
Reactions: ericwn

LibbyLA

macrumors 6502
Jun 16, 2017
394
252
You are so right. I try to sway my friends to get to upgrade to something bigger, and every time I get a call asking me how can they find space on their phone. My skin crawls cause I knew they would max out the 32GB. Yeah its fine for the first few months but when you factor in updates, photos, iMessage...you ned more space. I think those 32GB gadgets are for businesses where you are just checking emails.


Best Buy has the iPad 2018 128GB for $329 (around $350 with tax)
Target $350 (est. $370 with tax)
B&H $379 w/free case

If you factor in how much gigabytes you are getting the 128GB is the better deal

32GB for $250
vs
128GB for $350

So if 32GB = $250 then 4x32GB = $1000.

32GB iPad = $7.81 GB/per value
128GB iPad = $2.73 GB/per value


Basically you are saving $750 if you go with the 128GB lol Sure you can add an external drive to the 32GB iPad which is about $30-60 plus cables $10-20. Which estimates to roughly $20 savings. So for $20 more you could have just gone with the iPad 128GB .

this is how I justify buying an iPad. I did the same specs with the IPP.
Unfortunately, your math is “off”. You are pricing based only on storage, not taking into account the base price for everything but the storage. I don’t know what that would be, but figure it at $200, which makes it $50 for 32 GB or $150 for 128 GB. No way are you “saving” $750, not even “saving” $650 ($1000 - $350) by buying the 128G. The 128G is probably the better choice for a lot of people but not based on some off-the-wall calculation of supposed savings.
 

macguy360

macrumors 6502a
Feb 23, 2011
792
207
Unfortunately, your math is “off”. You are pricing based only on storage, not taking into account the base price for everything but the storage. I don’t know what that would be, but figure it at $200, which makes it $50 for 32 GB or $150 for 128 GB. No way are you “saving” $750, not even “saving” $650 ($1000 - $350) by buying the 128G. The 128G is probably the better choice for a lot of people but not based on some off-the-wall calculation of supposed savings.
Hehe, I love that kind of math. I wish it could be applied to everything. If I buy a Toyota Corolla with a 10gallon tank for $18000, or get a Chevy Camaro with a 20gallon tank for $25000, then I just saved $9000 because the gas tank is $18000 per 10 gallons.

The best math I have seen is where the storage is rated according to the price increase (i.e. $350 for 128gb vs $250 for 32gb means that its roughly $100 for 96gb of storage or $33 per 32gb. Thus, the 32gb model costs $227 before taking into account the storage.
 

mofunk

macrumors 68020
Aug 26, 2009
2,400
154
Americas
Sorry I thought I said that's my math. That's one of the huge factors for me in buying an iOS device. Why pay for a 32GB iPad when you can get a larger capacity for $100 more. Sure its $100 but if you are frugal and don't want to upgrade for a long time then the 128GB is the best route. I'm going to base it on storage cause that's the only difference in the two iPad 2018. I look at the long term and how much I would be using it. The average user will most likely start with a few apps, then move to a few movies. Next they may take a few photos around the house or something. After that they will explore more in messaging a few people. If they have grandkids, they will throw on some more apps.

Plus the fact that I have a iPad 32GB (?? Gen) that after several updates I was playing roulette with my apps. When I purchased mine it sat nicely between the 16GB and 64GB but after a few updates my space was limited. idk why Apple puts out such a small capacity in there iOS devices.
 

macguy360

macrumors 6502a
Feb 23, 2011
792
207
Sorry I thought I said that's my math. That's one of the huge factors for me in buying an iOS device. Why pay for a 32GB iPad when you can get a larger capacity for $100 more. Sure its $100 but if you are frugal and don't want to upgrade for a long time then the 128GB is the best route. I'm going to base it on storage cause that's the only difference in the two iPad 2018. I look at the long term and how much I would be using it. The average user will most likely start with a few apps, then move to a few movies. Next they may take a few photos around the house or something. After that they will explore more in messaging a few people. If they have grandkids, they will throw on some more apps.

Plus the fact that I have a iPad 32GB (?? Gen) that after several updates I was playing roulette with my apps. When I purchased mine it sat nicely between the 16GB and 64GB but after a few updates my space was limited. idk why Apple puts out such a small capacity in there iOS devices.
Apple purposely puts a wide difference between the base model and the next model up to influence people to buy the next model up. Apple makes more money the higher the memory model you buy. It costs Apple pennies to increase the memory and then they charge you many dollars more. The profit margin when considering the memory increase alone is probably in the 1000% range compared to what it costs them. Apple is after all one of the top companies in the world. They can pretty much decide what price they pay for components (including memory) and its a fraction of what you pay when you buy ram or SSD’s at retail. So if you can buy a 500gb ssd for $100, why is it magically so much more for a smaller increase in memory in an Apple device?
 
  • Like
Reactions: Aston441

Richard8655

macrumors 65816
Mar 11, 2009
1,070
440
Chicago
32gb is more than enough for me. Most stuff is in iCloud or my computer accessible via WiFi. I find it unnecessary to store everything on the iPad, unless traveling and completely disconnected.
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: batting1000

J0ker

macrumors member
Oct 21, 2011
38
18
Haha, this is great; I love how the OP was just here to tell us all of what he found and somehow this turns into a thread of defending memory decisions.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Heat_Fan89

mofunk

macrumors 68020
Aug 26, 2009
2,400
154
Americas
yeah nothing was on tv so I thought I would chime in. Plus the Amazon deal is back ordered.

Only stores that have that deal are Best Buy and Target but in store only.