iPad Black Friday iPad deals

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  1. ricktat, Nov 10, 2014
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    ricktat macrumors 65816

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    Target is in the lead first.
    16GB models....higher GB get the same card
    Ipad Mini $249- 80 Giftcard
    Ipad Mini 2 $299- $100 Giftcard
    Ipad Mini 3 $399- $100 Giftcard
    Ipad Air $399- $100 Giftcard
    Ipad Air 2 $499-$140 Giftcard

    www.target.com click on weekly ad

    Best Buy
    Ipad Air 2 $100 off all models
    Ipad Mini 3 $75 off all models
    Ipad Air----special price starting 11/20


    Walmart
    Ipad mini 1 $199 plus $30 giftcard (1-hour guarantee) 6PM
    Ipad Air 16GB $397 plus $100 giftcard 8PM

    Staples
    Ipad Air 20% off
    Ipad Mini 2 20% off
    Ipad 4 $20% off $279 16GB
     
  2. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the info. I hate GC, just give me my damn discount and i'll leave happy. Oh well, here's hoping BB drops the price instead of countering with their own GC's.

    Btw a Mini 2 for $199, rox. I would be all over that :cool:
     
  3. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if these stores have agreements with Apple that stipulate that they won't price the iPad below the agreed upon price? So the only way around it is to offer a gift card. Or pay the sales tax.

    I'm looking forward to getting an iPad Air 2 that weekend. Although, I'm not willing to go in the early morning hours when it's crazy. I prefer the cyber online deals.
     
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  5. Zimmy68 macrumors 65816

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    True, but you do realize Target is eating these mark downs. Apple isn't discounting anything.

    Target would prefer you spend the money it is losing 100% at their store.
    I have no problem with that.
     
  6. ricktat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    To me the Mini 2 is the Best deal from Target.

    $299 plus 6% tax(me)= $316

    Use $100 gift card on ITunes cards at buy 1 get 1 30% off

    So $316 out of pocket = Mini 2 and $115 in ITunes cards.
     
  7. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    I have no problem with that except Target both deals on the Mini, one with a GC and the other was $100 off the Mini. If they were consistent I would go the route of the previous poster and buy 2 iTunes $50 GC cards.
     
  8. Noble Actual macrumors 6502a

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    Are these deals for online and for 64 models?
     
  9. sviato macrumors 68020

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    I'm waiting for the Black Friday sale to buy the Air2, hopefully Canadian stores have some good deals too. I wouldn't mind a giftcard, as long as it covers the cost of the Smart Case :D
     
  10. urkel, Nov 10, 2014
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    urkel macrumors 68030

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    They do GC's instead of discounting because of two reasons:

    1) Best Buy or you Credit Card company won't pricematch a gift card.

    2) Target Gift Cards can only be spent at Target

    Their intent is to get you in store so that's fair. But the loophole has been to use a best buy/target/GameStop GC to buy Amazon Kindle cards or a hundred dollars of Chipotle cards.
     
  11. oghowie macrumors 6502a

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    The Target deals are pretty sweet. Target GC might as well be cash for our family. I actually will probably have to return some iPads I got last week at Best Buy because of these deals.
     
  12. Phonzoxd macrumors 6502a

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    Actually makes the ipad mini 3 worth looking at
     
  13. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    The Air 2 with the $140 GC seems like an amazing deal.
     
  14. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    Stores aren't stupid. They aren't going to discount a brand new Apple product $140 off retail price.

    Target is eating a lot of the cost. Their reasoning is sound. They will take around a $100 loss of the iPad Air 2 (assuming apple generally gives retailer around a 10% shelf discount to carry their products). . But their internal stats tell them the $100 gift card they give you. Most of their customers will end up spending 10x that amount over the year. They will recapture the $100 loss soon.

    Target doesn't want you slickdealers who will buy and run and never come back to buy anything in their stores if they sell it for $140 straight cash off the retail price

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    No it doesn't. The value is still in iPad mini 2 since they aren't he same exact specs. Heck. The Touch ID doesn't even have a functioning NFC chip (for Apple pay).
     
  15. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    I rarely buy at Target so that would definitely apply to me. I would just use the GC on maybe some iTunes/Amazon/video games and be done.
     
  16. mi7chy macrumors 68040

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    Can't you buy one iDevice, get the gift card which you'll use to apply towards the purchase of a second iDevice then return the first iDevice with second gift card?
     
  17. Mackinjosh macrumors 6502a

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    Sure, you can do that, but when you return the first one they'll subtract the amount of the gift card you received from the refund they give you.
     
  18. Batavian macrumors 6502

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    The Target gift card is as good as cash for me. Unlike a Best Buy gift card, I may not need another gadget, but I still gotta eat! :)
     
  19. Mackinjosh macrumors 6502a

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    Am I wrong or are the Xbox and Apple iPads available via online order on Black Friday? If I can take advantage of these deals without actually going into the store except to pick it up, I might just do this.
     
  20. Charadis, Nov 11, 2014
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    Wonder if they'll still offer $50 for trading in an old iPad for purchase of a new one?

    Also, I wonder how much they'll offer for iPad trade ins? If it's close to what they're currently offering, then this combination (iPad trade in value, $50 trade in coupon, PLUS $100 off Air2) is truly an unbeatable deal.

    Maybe I should've waited to trade in my Air1 for the Air2:rolleyes:
     
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  23. Batavian macrumors 6502

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    Possibly. The ad scan makes reference to November 20th for some additional surprise.
     
  24. PocoPox macrumors newbie

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    I don't see why they would do this when you're returning the first ipad with a gift card, unless they track the gift cards/print the # on the receipt. Because what happens if you only purchase 1 ipad and decide to return it? You have to keep the gift card no matter what?

    Buy one ipad 1 with gift card 1, buy 2nd ipad with gift card 1 and receive gift card 2, return ipad 1 with gift card 2
     

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