All iPads Help me spend my $100 gift card

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mrcalabash, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. mrcalabash, Nov 8, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2012

    mrcalabash macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2011
    For my birthday, I received a $100 Apple Store gift card, and I'm undecided how to spend it. I prefer cash, to be honest, or Amazon, since prices are already better, so I don't see the point of buying something from Apple that is discounted elsewhere. I had some Best Buy discounts, and the only way I got to spend it was when the iPad 2 came out.

    In addition to my iPad I have an iPhone 5, which is too old already to buy AppleCare. I use a PC, so Mad accessories don't work.

    Two contenders for my swag are the Zooka Bluetooth speaker. It also works as an iPad stand and a hands free car device.

    I'm also giving serious thought to Apple TV. Problem is that among my TVs, each is either a smart TV, or has a Roku device.

    Is mirroring my iPad and iPhone reason enough alone to buy Apple TV? I don't have much content, and mostly steam stuff anyway. I could see it when my wife and are shopping for something so we could both look at it on the big TV.

    I found I could buy an iTunes card with my apple store card, so that's an option--although streaming is fin for me.

    Problem will be solved if my wife decides to get an iPad mini. I'll kick it in for that.

    Any others suggestions?
  2. EricByer macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2012
    Don't need any iPhone 5 accessories like Lightning to X for car/ home/ office?

    I'd vote for the speaker option you mentioned if you don't need any iPhone 5 accessories.

    You could always sell it to Plastic Jungle or similar for cash/ Amazon credit.
  3. mrcalabash thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2011
  4. Hakone macrumors 6502a

    Oct 5, 2011
    Southern California
    Just a suggestion, just because you have $100 at the ready, don't feel that you NEED to spend it now. If nothing works for you in the current apple lineup, just wait.
  5. Orange Furball macrumors 65816

    Orange Furball

    May 18, 2012
    Scranton, PA, USA
    Sell it to someone down at your apple store for cash. They're making a large purchase, they give you $100 cash, you give them the gift card.
  6. rockyroad55 macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    That's not going to work. Why spend $100 on a gift card anyway? Best way is to offer them the $100 card for about $85-$90.
  7. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    Or, wait and see what's up for sale on Black Friday.
  8. insimbi macrumors 6502


    Mar 27, 2008
    You can still buy AppleCare for your iPhone 5 and extend the warranty to 2 years coverage. You cannot buy AppleCare+, but normal AppleCare is still an option.
  9. Ih8reno macrumors 65816


    Aug 10, 2012
    Just hang onto it and wait for something you really want/need
  10. mrcalabash thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2011
    When I was in the Apple store, they didn't mention that.

    AT&T offering a $100 discount for tablets puts in a new wrinkle. That's where my wife would get the mini, since she wants a data plan. The announcement says the discount is at AT&T stores and "selected retailers." If Apple would be a selected realtor, that would seal it.

    Otherwise, I would wait.
  11. layziegtp macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2009
    Buy 94 $0.99 apps from the app store.

    Oh, you said Apple store... hmmm... I'd go with a dock or something tbh.

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