Best Buy already discounting iPad 2's

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sweetestbaboon, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. sweetestbaboon macrumors member


    Dec 6, 2011
  2. Vudoo macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2008
    Dallas Metroplex
    Microcenter has been discounting them for the same price for months now.
  3. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
  4. Nychot macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2011
    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.
  5. aziatiklover macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
    Yeap since before the holidays!
  6. Hello... macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2011
    Just got the BBemail this morning.
    Makes me all tingly inside:)
  7. jbachandouris macrumors 601


    Aug 18, 2009
    Upstate NY
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A406 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I miss mine so much that I'm half tempted to buy another! Hurry up iPad 3!
  8. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    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

    Jun 14, 2010
    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:
  10. senseless macrumors 68000


    Apr 23, 2008
    Pennsylvania, USA
    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

    Mar 29, 2011
    +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

    Nov 4, 2004
    Just scored an open box 16G White AT+T 3G for 350 :) I love Best Buy open box deals.
  13. richpjr macrumors 68030


    May 9, 2006
    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 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    haha! Wow
  15. 100Teraflops macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2011
    Elyria, Ohio
    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


    Sep 30, 2008
    Dallas Metroplex
    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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