iPad Great deals on iPad 4's, open box @ Best Buy

Discussion in 'iPad' started by dynalmadman, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. dynalmadman macrumors member

    May 1, 2010
    Vegas, baby!
    Just picked up an open box iPad 4, wifi only, 32 gb, black for $503.

    All accessories and no visible damage.

    That's $96 off new. I'll take that any day. And they had at least 3 more in the back.

    Check your BBs guys, can't beat that deal.

  2. flavr macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2011
    Same here! Got an iPad 4 32 GB Black for $535 and another $60 off on top of that ($485) for Black Friday...perfect so far
  3. MrXiro macrumors 68040


    Nov 2, 2007
    Los Angeles
    I scored a 32gb Mini VZW for 55 bucks off then I cashed in 110 in reward zone money. Got it for a cool 435 when all said and done with 18 months no interest financing.
  4. SnowLeopard OSX macrumors 6502a

    SnowLeopard OSX

    Dec 5, 2012
    $100 off? Open box? Hope you got a warranty with it -- don't be surprised if something goes wrong with it.
  5. jaytypes macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2011
    I got a mini from sprint and they gave me $100 off since I had bought the iPhone 5 from them.
  6. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    AppleCare would back it up for a year.
  7. flavr macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2011
    Open box means someone opened the box then returned it for any number of reasons...it's doesn't mean defective. It also goes through a series of tests before being resold. In the event something does go wrong, they replace it or apple care steps in replaces. Mine is perfect, well worth the $115 savings...got a 32GB for less than a 16
  8. dazz87 macrumors 65816

    Sep 24, 2007
    so you telling me that bestbuy run a series of tests before putting back on the shelves????? BS...... we r talking about same bestbuy right? I remember telling the person at bestbuy when I return my iPad the they should return my iPad back to apple cause it was a hardware issue ( random lock up). but chances are they going to put it back on the shelves later that night. hey purchasing open item is all about lucky. I rather spend that extra 90 bucks for a brand new one, but that's just me
  9. joeshmo2010 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    You can buy an open box one from best buy and claim there's a "defect" to apple and get a brand new replacement. It makes no sense not to get an open box iPad 4. You're saving hella money by doing it and getting the full warranty.
  10. Lindsford macrumors 6502a

    Mar 14, 2012
    I buy open box Apple stuff all the time. It's always backed by Apple Care from the day I purchase.
  11. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    30 day return policy (longer for holiday)
    Full AppleCare Warranty
    Severely discounted price

    People can be such whiners when it comes to Best Buy. An open box iPad is not a Best Buy product, its an Apple product that is sold at Best Buy. If its defective then either return it or go to an apple store to have them fix/replace it.

    I can understand why people prefer to buy new, but to me that extra 20% people pay for a new one Is just for the shrink wrap.
  12. technopimp macrumors 6502a

    Aug 12, 2009
    Not to mention, you can still return an open box item just the same as any other item. If there's something so glaringly wrong with the iPad that the original purchaser returned it right away, do you think you wouldn't also notice the same thing within your 30 day return window?

    But hey, if people want to spend more money for the exact same thing, more power to them.
  13. CaneCollegeboy macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2003
    Bestbuy open items are a great deal but with one caveat:

    Apple doesn't care that your the second owner they just go by 30 days after the original purchase and if you out side of that time frame you have no chance of getting apple care + for the ipad. Everything else is no problem and some people prefer going with square insurance or dont get insurance at all. All of that said Best Buy has been great with me :)
  14. MacDadd3 macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2011
    I'm a big fan of open box deals or any type of deals on gadgets. I don't think I've paid full price on an apple product ever. I usually buy open box items and inspect them to make sure they are fine, If I see anything wrong I either take it up with apple or best buy.

    On another note, I had best buy price match Micro Center for the iPad 4 after exchanging an iPad mini and they only charged tax on the difference, in essence I got an iPad 4 for 455.
  15. tataocb macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2012
    How did you get Best Buy to match the price of Micro Center? I called today and asked and they told be they wouldn't match the price since Micro Center was not an Apple authorized dealer.
  16. MacDadd3 macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2011
    I would just show up to best buy and get one of the guys to bring you the ipad 4, when at the register show them the price on your cell phone. But I'm sure just like everywhere, price matching policies seem to vary by location and employee.

    It's hard for them to turn down a sale when it's already about to be processed. And I don't believe that unauthorized seller BS. You could also try target and Walmart price match if your best buy are being jerks.
  17. jrswizzle macrumors 603


    Aug 23, 2012
    McKinney, TX
    I worked at BBY and have purchased open box items - there's nothing wrong with them, and if you find something wrong, BBY replaces it. Open box is the way to go.


    I was told to spew all kinds of random stuff about not matching Microcenter's prices, so not sure what the real reasons are. Just know that BBY will match just about any other brick-and-mortar store price, except Microcenter - though from what I was told, the common factors all centered around MC not selling brand new Apple products, but repackaged ones.

    That being said, I matched plenty of MC prices while at BBY - had a great supervisor who would let us.
  18. davideotape macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2012
    I bought something from best buy as an open box, and it didn't work- they allowed me to return it the next day, but didn't allow me to exchange it for another, new non-open box one. I kinda needed it so I paid the extra $30.

    Did I get hosed?
  19. mpayne2k macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2010
    I've purchased several items open boxed from Best Buy, to me it is worth it.

    This year alone I got an iPad 3 for $70 off retail and my iPhone 5 for a bargain. They had a white iPhone 5 64gb and when the salesman rang it up he decided to give me the 16gb pricing, plus 10 percent off. I had a upgrade bonus from best buy worth $50 so I got an open box iPhone 5, 64gb for $129.99 plus tax on the full price ($899). Not bad.

    Plus, my iPad from best buy did have some defects, it is already replaced by Apple when I replicated the defects to the Genius. The new one I got is flawless.


    After my last post saying how great my Apple purchases open box have been from Best Buy. I wanted to follow up on your post.

    I had the same thing happen to me, I bought my fridge open box, yet during delivery, the Best Buy crew dented the heck out of the front. Best Buy only gave me the option of paying up the difference to get the same fridge new. I was not happy with this as they were the ones that caused the damage, not me. I decided to get back in the store and found a different open box and made sure it was in good condition when shipped to me from store.
  20. harcosparky macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    I always buy Open Box FIRST !!!

    If I like it, I return it and buy a BRAND NEW one.

    I know I prefer new, and I know if I do not like a product I will return it.

    Nobody get's hurt when I buy an Open Box and return it to buy Brand New.

    On the other hand if I buy Brand New , don't like it and return it the store gets stuck with another Open Box item to mess with.

    I take it home and play with it for a week or so.


    Why should they allow you to exchange a discounted Open Box item for a non discounted Brand New item?

    Sounds to me like they allowed you to return the Open Box, gave you a full refund of the PURCHASE PRICE ( which is all you are entitled to ) .... but you wanted them to give you MORE than you paid them.

    You did not get hosed by BestBuy, but BestBuy did prevent themselves from getting hosed by you.

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