Best Buy discounts

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gglockner, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. gglockner macrumors 6502

    gglockner

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    I just noticed that Best Buy is currently offering the 3G iPad models for $30 off. It's just a modest discount, but it's interesting considering that it's rare for Apple products to be sold at a discount. (Discontinued or refurbished products are the notable exception). This is particularly true for the iPad; Apple controls the retail market for the iPad even more tightly than other products like the iPod. (Ex: iPad is not sold through Amazon.com).

    Perhaps it's more evidence that a refresh is imminent.
     
  2. tills24 macrumors member

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    Wasn't TJ Maxx selling them for $100 off at Christmas?
     
  3. nmills macrumors regular

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    I do wish Apple products would have some decent discounts/sales occasionally, but really, they don't need to...they are bought without discounts and sales!

    FTR-I read that Amazon, not Apple, is the reason iPads aren't sold on Amazon. They believe it to be an e-reader and thus, competition for their Kindle.



    TJ Maxx has iPads??
     
  4. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    They had limited numbers in some stores before Christmas.
     
  5. kdoug macrumors 6502a

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    This was actually posted over 2 weeks ago. The $30 off has been ongoing for well over 2 weeks.
     
  6. 184550 Guest

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    This and it's not uncommon for Best Buy to discount the Manufactures price. IMO it's not indicative of anything; except their desire to sell, sell, sell.
     
  7. gglockner thread starter macrumors 6502

    gglockner

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    OK, sorry for the duplicate thread. I noticed the price and I browsed quickly for other threads on this topic, but I didn't search beyond the 1st page.
     
  8. dlhoulton macrumors newbie

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    WalMart is also offering the same. $30 off 3G and $11 off Wifi.
     

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