All iPads Buying an iPad

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  1. Monkt, Jun 28, 2013
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    Monkt macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to figure out how/where/what to purchase in terms of iPad options for my classroom

    Where would you buy if you:

    Wanted an ios device relatively cheap
    Wanted a warranty of some sort
    We're using it for the purposes I outlined
     
  2. charlituna, Jun 28, 2013
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    About the only place you have a shot at a discount is Apple. If the school is buying them then it might be a quantity high enough they might knock 10-15% off, especially if you get apple care + which would give you the two incidents of physical damage at a discount over the standard OOW cost. Only other thing you might have to consider is loss/theft insurance but Apple doesn't do that so you'll have to look privately.

    As for what, I see nothing that suggests you have to have retina so if 16gb of storage is doable you could just go for the iPad 2 which retails at $399. Or take a lot at the iPad mini which might suit the kids better and would be $429 for a 32 GB.

    There's info about volume app buying, financing etc here. Look for an education sales telephone or email to ask about discounts
     
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    If you posted your project through DonorsChoose.org, donations would be tax deductible and you might get some corporate matching funds.

    Cool teaching idea!
     
  4. Monkt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I would love to use donors choose, but I teach at a Catholic school, so no dice
     
  5. charlituna macrumors G3

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    There may be some federal grants your school qualifies for, as well as perhaps grant type programs run by the Catholic Church for their schools.

    In fact a very quick google for 'grants catholic schools' pulled up several references to funding resources
     
  6. Monkt, Jun 29, 2013
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    Monkt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm sure there are tons of options, but thought this one would work.

    Back on topic... Just apple refurbs? Mini? Full size? Ipad 2 or 4?

    I'd love more opinions!
     
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  9. madgibbon macrumors member

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    You aren't going to get an new iPad much cheaper than Apple sell them for. As people have already said a refurbished option is the cheapest way to get an iPad which still has a years warranty.

    Another option is a second hand one. You should be able to find one cheaper than a referb with a few months warranty remaining.

    As for which one, you may need to give us a better idea of what you intend to do with it. If you want to buy the cheapest a 16 Gb iPad mini or for a bit more a 16 Gb iPad 2. If it was me I would go for the mini, while it has the same hardware as the iPad 2 it's likely Apple will support it longer. I have an iPad mini and iPad 4, both excellent.
     
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    I would go through Apple, they're always open to school discounts. Whether that discount is a great one I don't know.
     

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