Apple really helped current 10.5 owners by not dropping the price

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Kendo, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. Kendo macrumors 68010

    Apr 4, 2011
    I was hoping to pick up a cheap 10.5 with the release of the new iPads. I know the prices of used models will drop because the market would be flooded but usually there is a double whammy price drop when Apple lowers the price of the older model by $100. It looks like they are keeping the 2017 10.5 model the same price which means retailers like Best Buy won't drop it as aggressively as past iPad models that were being cleared out.
  2. JPack macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2017
    Given the sales performance of the iPad and the wide availability of the refurbished 10.5" model, I'm quite surprised they didn't drop the price.
  3. sracer macrumors G3


    Apr 9, 2010
    Best Buy didn't have aggressive sales on iPads to "clear" them out. That has been the business model for the past 4 years. Expect to continue to see aggressive sales on the 10.5. The entry level 10.5 will most likely be on sale for $500 this holiday season.
  4. Ghost31 macrumors 68020


    Jun 9, 2015
    It’s actually funny when you think about WHY they didn’t drop the price. Normally they would do that to show “hey guys. Look how cheap the old one is compared to the new one with the new discount!” Now since they increase the price of all new pros, they’re showing how the iPad from last year is actually CHEAP compared to the new ones with the price bump. What in the ever loving hell man lol
  5. MistrSynistr macrumors 65816

    May 15, 2014
    Another thing is they are confusing casual buyers with the 50 different screen/bezel size offerings they have now.

    Most people are going to see an iPad for $329 and be like, why wouldn't I just get that one?
  6. magicschoolbus macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2014
    I just picked up a iPad Pro 10.5 for $510.00 through the Best Buy sale. Best. Purchase. Ever.
  7. Kendo thread starter macrumors 68010

    Apr 4, 2011

    Yes they do have aggressive sales to clear out old stock for the new updated models. Look at the sale above where 9.7 models were pretty much at clearance prices once the 10.5s came out. It happens with every release (iPad Air 2 after iPad Air, iPad Mini 4 after iPad Mini 3, etc.).
  8. sracer macrumors G3


    Apr 9, 2010
    That was a clearance on a discontinued model. (check the date of that slickdeal post) Best Buy doesn't have those kind of sales for a device that is still being actively sold.
  9. Kendo thread starter macrumors 68010

    Apr 4, 2011
    I know I get that. The point of my post was hoping they would discontinue the current Pro (which would get us a fire sale on these models) since Apple would then have just the regular iPad non-Pro lineup and the Pro lineup. But since the new Pros are so expensive, they decided to keep last year's model in production to make it seem like a good value.
  10. lyutin macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2012
    Brooklyn, NY
    take a look at micro center as they have been heavily discounting the 10.5 and 12-9 model for quite some time now.
  11. Hym tix macrumors regular

    Hym tix

    Sep 21, 2012
    2017 pro 12.9 is discontinued as of today. I’m sure we’ll see sales
  12. TitleistGolfer macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2015
    I was able to get a 10.5 64gb WiFi for 499.99 when BB had them marked down 100.00 and the another 50.00 for the student discount. I signed up for a student discount with a non .edu email and it sent me the offer. Weird but I’ll take it

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