Best Buy Offering $50 Off iPad Air Models, $30 Off Prior Generation iPad Mini Models

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Best Buy is offering $50 off all iPad Air models for Friday and Saturday this weekend, with $30 discounts on first-generation iPad mini models as well (via CNET).

    The U.S. retailer is also offering additional discounts on iPhones, as well as trade-in bonuses for older electronics:
    Best Buy will also be offering $50 off the 16GB iPhone 5s and 5c, plus $100 off the 32GB iPhone 5c through February 2.

    Article Link: Best Buy Offering $50 Off iPad Air Models, $30 Off Prior Generation iPad Mini Models
  2. Rozaay macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2014
    Is this deal available in Canada as well or Only the States?
  3. sixrom macrumors 6502a

    Nov 13, 2013
    I knew I'd pay a high price for buying the original iPad mini with its sad low res display. That's been validated by recent resale values much lower than Apple products normally resell for.

    However I willing did so as I knew it would be some time before they included retina which also turned out to be true. In the meantime I got to compare it to my stellar 2nd gen Nexus 7, my favorite tablet in that general size class.

    I am surprised they're discounting the Air so soon, yet this is Apple 2.0 where it's becoming harder and harder for them to demand the Apple Tax (premium pricing) they held onto for years.

    Thanks to good competition the Apple advantage is slipping away. We as Apple buyers win big.
  4. Razeus macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    Looks like I can sell my iPad 4th gen now. I've been waiting for a discount, since that helps with the outrageous sales tax we pay.
  5. JAT macrumors 603

    Dec 31, 2001
    Mpls, MN
    :rolleyes: Best Buy ≠ Apple
  6. drambuie macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2010
    Last Thursday, Jan 16, Canadian Best Buy had the Airs on for a one day flash sale, at $50 off for the high end models. There's no Best Buy where I live, so I got a 128GB LTE grey Ipad Air for a $55 off price match at Future Shop.
  7. mpayne2k macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2010
    This isn't as good of a deal as Best Buy had the Week of Thanksgiving (not just Black Friday, but the Sunday - Saturday week).

    I got my iPad Air for $70 off then, not just $50 off....and it was only out for three weeks at the time!
  8. OriginalMacRat macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2007
    Exactly. This is a "loss leader" for Best Buy.

    They are taking a loss on a popular product in order to bring people to their store hoping they will buy other products.
  9. Fattytail macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2012
    Yup. I wonder what margins they make on the regularly priced iPads.
  10. mpayne2k macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2010
    I'd venture a guess of $4 to $8 per iPad 16gb?
  11. kallyq macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2010
    Do they typically price match? I just bought mine
  12. 69Mustang macrumors 603


    Jan 7, 2014
    In between a rock and a hard place
    The majority of their sales aren't retroactive. I think the exception may be if you purchased from Best Buy. I say "may" because that's not always the case.
  13. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    I didn't realize the iPad 2 was still being sold... it seems crazy. No Lightning. No Siri. No Retina. And yet it's still being sold for $399 - the same price as the iPad Mini with Retina which has all of those features, plus more. I'm confused why anybody would buy the iPad 2 at that price point (unless their two most important things are low price and larger size... which would seem quite odd, to me.)
  14. metzy25 macrumors 6502a


    May 7, 2011
    I got this deal today for being an elite member at best buy! Picked up a space gray ipad air
  15. citi macrumors 65816


    May 2, 2006
    Simi Valley, CA
    To me, there are only two colors…black or white. That's the color I see when I look at it.
  16. MrClam macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2012
    And the rest!

    How do u think they'd stay in business only taking that much per item?

    My guess would be more closer to 20 to 30% of the RRP.
  17. garylapointe macrumors 65816


    Feb 19, 2006
    Dearborn (Detroit), MI, USA
    Mom's iPad Air

    On Tuesday, I got my mother to upgrade her dying Vista laptop (click of death comes and goes) to an iPad Air this week. We stopped at BestBuy to just look at the models before doing the 35 minute drive to the Apple store, I wanted Apple's 2 week return policy and I wanted mom to have time to think about the different iPads (or MacBook). BUT BestBuy said you had 15-days to return, no question, no restocking fee so we got it there.

    Sent her back up to the store today and she got her $53 dollars back.

    She was a happy iPad owner and now she's a super happy owner now!

  18. kallyq macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2010

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