Are there any deals on ipad2 to be had?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by marc55, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. marc55 macrumors 6502a

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    Looking for an ipad2 in time for the holidays, either a 16GB or 32GB and am just wondering if there are any deals out there other than 10% refirbushed from Apple?

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  2. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020

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    I've seen some places that have new ones for $50 off from time to time (Micro Center). That's the most off the original price I've found for a new one.
     
  3. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Nope. Not really. Everyone always asks me where is it cheapest to buy. Your best best is to order online from some retailers to save the Sales Tax (let's not get into whether or not sales tax needs to be later paid for). Beyond that, there rarely is ever a deal on them. My company gets a discount from Apple, but that is only $10 on a base iPad. By the time I pay sales tax to apple, it is cheaper just to buy from Macmall.com.

    Just my .02 worth.
     
  4. Sandman1969, Nov 4, 2011
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    Sandman1969 macrumors 6502a

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    Not a price savings, but Best Buy has No Interest for 18 months atm. If you have a BB card.

    If you don't you can get one and you get I think $20 off.
     
  5. shawn15p macrumors member

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    Target you get a free $40 gift card with purchase
     
  6. steph280 macrumors member

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    We bought our iPad from Apple store during their last Blackfriday sale for $50 off, basically pays for TAX. Plan to do the same this year for an iPad2, unless if Microcenter deal comes back again.
     
  7. iRobby macrumors 6502a

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    Does the Apple online store do Black Friday?
     
  8. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

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    Cheapest I've seen IS the refurb products on Apple.com. I am considering buying an iPad 2 refurbished for the advertised $450 price. Or just getting the original iPad for $350 refurbished. But I have an iPhone 4S, so if I end up getting any apps for the iPhone that require the A5 chip, I want to use them on the iPad too.. which is why i'm leaning towards the iPad 2.
     
  9. THE BG 86 macrumors regular

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    anyone know if i should jump on this target deal with the $40 gift card and 5% off with target card 2m or do you think there will be a better deal in the coming weeks with black friday coming up? If I remember correctly last year there wasn't many better deals outside of the department store tj maxx that had them for $400.
     
  10. Sandman1969 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah Apple Refurb is a good bet as well. They are as good as new. Some even say better since they go through more QC than the assembly lines. Same warranty. They are $50 less.
     
  11. marc55 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was looking into Tagret too; however, from what I read on their site, I don't believe you can combine the 5% credit card discount with the $40 discount
     
  12. pellets007 macrumors 6502a

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    If you have a military ID, buy at a PX to avoid tax. :)
     
  13. doodads macrumors 6502

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    I was in Target this morning and the salesman said that I would get both the 5% credit card discount and the $40 gift card. However I opted to pay for it with my Amex card because Amex doubles the Apple warranty period.
     

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