Best place to buy an iPad?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by sotiredofsoup, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. sotiredofsoup macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2010
    Santa Monica, CA
    Hi all,

    I've been wanting an iPad for a while, but I'm not in a rush. I'm probably going to wait for the second generation for myself, but my dad wants one for Christmas.

    Where do you think is the best place to buy it from? I have a Best Buy credit card and I know I can get 0% financing on it for a year. Not a bad option so I don't have to drop $ all at once. I know they had $41 off on Black Friday, which I should have jumped on but was too busy.

    Are there any retailers out there offering free goodies or other offers? I know its an extremely low margin product for resellers, but I want to see if anyone has found anything or what your opinions are on where to buy.

  2. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    Buy a refurb directly from Apple Store online--will save you $50 and they are offering 6 months interest free financing on purchases less than $599 and 12 months on purchases over $599, assuming one qualifies.

    All of Apple's refurbs are covered by the same one year Applecare warranty you'd get on a brand new unit. I've bought numerous refurb items (iPods, Apple TVs, iMac, Mac Mini), have had no issues and have saved hundreds of $.
  3. sotiredofsoup thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2010
    Santa Monica, CA
    lol, yeah. Believe me, I called every store within 50miles when that news broke.

    I'm totally fine with getting a refurb, too. I have gotten other ipods and computers from the refurb store and never had a problem.
  4. Ann P macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009
    Just about anywhere nowadays; Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, Sam's Club

    If I wanted an iPad, I'd personally order online through Amazon. No taxes. It's a steal if you lived in California!

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