Best Buy open item

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bryanxxx, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. bryanxxx macrumors newbie

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    went by my local best buy and they had a few open box ipads 3, picked up a black 32gb verizon in perfect condition not even a finger print on the screen and paid 656.99 a 10% savings. [​IMG]
     
  2. Snesley Wipes macrumors regular

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    There's not a fingerprint on the screen because Best Buy wiped it with Windex. Now there is no anti-fingerprint coating as well.
    Sorry man.
     
  3. tehBrad macrumors regular

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    I just thought of something, even if it were filled with issues, you paid less and now can get a replaced one at apple :)
     
  4. bryanxxx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i know there isn't a anti-fingerprint coating as this is my 4th ipad:rolleyes: but i have bought open items before and the condition isn't that great, just letting people who wanted a better deal..
     
  5. macdaddy121 macrumors 6502a

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    I went to buy an open box iPad after work today and they would only give me 5% off the price. I told them I had read that other Best Buy locations were discounting open box iPads at 10% off the price but he wouldn't budge on the price.

    Anyway, I have 30 days to return it so this will probably be going back in the next few days if they won't match the discount of other Best Buy locations.
     
  6. Jason S. macrumors 6502a

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    See what they have the price listed at here: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Global/Deals-Near-Me/pcmcat254400050000.c?id=pcmcat254400050000

    It should be 10%. All open box items are at least 10% off. He refused to give you more than 5% off because he doesn't want his sales numbers to suffer.
     
  7. Akack macrumors 6502a

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    Same here at a BBY in Texas. Discount of the 16 GB ATT 4g was only 5% for total of $ 600. I didn't ask further since I was looking for a Verz one.
     
  8. LanEvo macrumors 6502

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    I thought it was 14?
     
  9. mofunk macrumors 68020

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    I bought an open box from BB before. No problems, but I made sure I had APple care. Its a good thing I did because after 4 months it started acting up. Took it to Apple, and they replaced it with a new one. :cool:
     
  10. kramjam macrumors 6502

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    Best Buy has a new return policy of 30 days since the beginning of March.
     
  11. Jabba1221 macrumors newbie

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    Just changed to 30 for everything buy Special order items. Also the store should be giving 10% as that is SOP for open box items. As stated above they dont want to hurt numbers and they know people will pay it
     
  12. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    You can get brand spankin new ones with free shipping and No tax at online sellers. like B&HPhoto and maybe JandR. yours with tax is about the same $. tax here is about 9% or $60.
    nothing wrong with open box but if you can unopened new items online for about the same it's not a great deal IMO.
     
  13. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Not all of us are getting bent over at 9% sales tax.
     
  14. LanEvo macrumors 6502

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    I am, paid $54X.XX for mine. But the BB GCs covered it all.
     
  15. NM08SRT8 macrumors 6502a

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    So a discount in general isn't good enough... You want more?
     
  16. imeth macrumors regular

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    I never like used items especially iPads, even though they cleaned the heck out of it. The thought of the original owner was probably watching porn sites and touching himself and iPad etc.
     
  17. Ayemerica macrumors 65816

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    lol. Was not expecting that.
     
  18. Macman45 macrumors G5

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    Do they REALLY do that? It's just about taken that NO chemicals be used...just a microfiber cloth.
     
  19. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Naa, that's just a sour grapes post from someone that paid full price :)
     
  20. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Windex will not remove the coating.:mad:
     
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  22. macdaddy121 macrumors 6502a

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    This comment isn't even worth answering but I guess I'm going to...

    I want Best Buy to match the discount they are offering at other stores located in my state and throughout the country. A discount is good...yes, but it is an open box item (no longer new and no longer worth the original retail price) and it does result in a discount to the buyer. If they are willing to give a 10% discount at one location, they should give it at another.

    I'm not trying to be rude or difficult, I would just like them to match the precedence that have set at other locations. If they don't want to, that's fine, I will return it. Not a big deal.
     
  23. VFC macrumors 6502a

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    I would imagine that many of the open box iPads were returned because of the screen tint issue. I would not buy one.
     
  24. stonefeet macrumors regular

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    i was planning on seeing what my local BB had in open box when i take the xoom to trade it in.
     
  25. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    I would imagine buyer's remorse is more likely than anything to do with the device itself. The average person isn't as anal retentive about screen perfection as some of the folks that populate sites like this one.

    To OP, my iPad 1 was an open box Best Buy purchase about a month or so after they came out. Still going strong for me now.
     

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