Best Buy already discounting iPad 2's

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  1. sweetestbaboon macrumors member

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  2. Vudoo macrumors 6502a

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    Microcenter has been discounting them for the same price for months now.
     
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    A bb guy told me the other day about the upcoming sale. He says its precursor to new ipad3 and new Model stock should be arriving about a week after apple announces. Thats how it was last year. I bought my ipad2 on march 11 at bb store near me. They had about 25 of each model -- black and white, wi fi and 3g, att and verizon. I was about 25th in line of about 100 people. They had it set up in a section of the store. I got there around 3pm and they started selling around 5pm. Everybody had o fill out a form checking off which model they wanted. Some didnt get what they wanted. Sold out right away except for some 64gb 3g. I bought a 16gb wifi white and used the 18 month deal. Its the best plan in the business. You get if you spend $420 or more. No questions asked return in 14 days. I bought a perfect open box mbp base 13 inch s5 the same way for a bargain $800. You also get points and coupons. Normalky i think bb stores are crap but if you know what you want and what the deals are it can be great.
     
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    Yeap since before the holidays!
     
  6. Hello... macrumors 6502a

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    Just got the BBemail this morning.
    Makes me all tingly inside:)
     
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    I miss mine so much that I'm half tempted to buy another! Hurry up iPad 3!
     
  8. urkel macrumors 68030

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    Major retailers advertising price cuts really hurts the resale market so I feel bad for those who are thinking they can pull off a last minute sale of their iPad 2.

    BTW. Seeing a $450 price tag on an iPad sure makes it easy to imagine them dropping it another $50 in a few weeks IF the iPad 3 comes out. The iPad 2 is still an amazing product so a $399 introductory price to iPad is pretty crazy. (And for smart Best Buy shoppers, that means next month an open box would be somewhere around $350. At that price I may buy one for my daughter just so she quits getting her filthy kid hands on mine.)
     
  9. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    If we get a repeat of last year, you might find as good a deal at the Apple refurb store without the hit-or-miss of seeking an openbox. When ipad2 was announced, ipad1 prices were slashed both for new (clearance) and refurbs:
    http://www.macrumors.com/2011/03/02/first-generation-ipad-prices-reduced-by-100/
     
  10. senseless macrumors 68000

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    I just bought a new iPad2 tonight at Microcenter for $359. It's in-store pickup only, so you have to have a store near you. That's a great deal.
     
  11. anonymouse99 macrumors regular

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    +1 Did the same, had ordered an IPad3, cancelled when I saw this! Get the IPad3 if high res display, graphics speed is your #1 priority, else this would be great! They're 16GB wifi only.
     
  12. rmwill macrumors newbie

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    Just scored an open box 16G White AT+T 3G for 350 :) I love Best Buy open box deals.
     
  13. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    Someone that I worked with before used to buy stuff, return it, and then go back and re-buy the discounted open box item. That always seemed sleazy to me, but he didn't seem to care.
     
  14. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    haha! Wow
     
  15. 100Teraflops macrumors 6502a

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    I am not surprised at all. People act like $50 is a ton of money, then they buy a $35,000 pickup truck or a BMW. lol
     
  16. Vudoo macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't return an item to just buy it back at a discount, but I will try to get the item at a discount. You may argue that $50 isn't a ton of money, but it's still $50 that I could use for other things. I didn't pay MSRP for my iPad 2 last year and I didn't pay MSRP for my BMW either. ;)
     

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