Resolved How can I get the best deal on an iPad Air?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Hieveryone, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68030

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    I'd like to get a 16GB iPad Air Wifi only for a friend.

    It doesn't matter if it's been used or refurbished.

    Is there some sort of deals out there if I use a certain credit card or some other way I can get a really good price on one?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Wait until they announce the iPad Air 2 later this year?
     
  3. SHirsch999 macrumors 6502a

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    It all depends on what you consider a good price. 16 Gb refurbs are now $419 in the apple online store.
     
  4. noisycats macrumors 6502a

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    What!? With your millions ... this is chump change. Maybe 15 minutes of work.
    ;)
     
  5. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah I wish! If I made 600 every 15 minutes that'd be something else.

    I think I might just wait and see what the new one is like and buy that if it's good.
     
  6. noisycats macrumors 6502a

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    The 16 GB Wi-Fi air is on the refurb store for 419. If you want to land the hot babes, you gots to spend a little cash.
     
  7. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68030

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    'That be true, young boss' :D
     
  8. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    The BEST deals can be had on Ebay. A couple of days ago a 32GB Air "NIB" was selling for $485 with free shipping. It was from an electronics vendor with a high rating and they had several hundred in their inventory with a 30 day return policy. That's the only way I would buy any electronic device. Deal with the big boys when they are looking to unload massive stock.
     
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    Always beware of the lowest price unless it is a verified seller or retailer. Lots of scammers out there lowballing electronics to take advantage of the greedy!:eek:
     
  11. Mechayoshi macrumors regular

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    I got mine with a 100 dollar gift card from Target. Good thing I got it locally, as I opened it in the store and it had dust under the screen. My current one is perfect though. Just be careful about online, u can't be too sure if it's condition.
     
  12. bambooshots macrumors 65816

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    Best Buy has a deal going on right now. iPad Air 16GB WiFi for $100 off, or, for $399.
     
  13. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    That is a good deal, too bad it's so close to the refresh though. And IIRC last year around Black Friday or shortly after that BB was offering up similar deals like $75 off and Target was doing like either $100 or $200 trade in for any iPad regardless of conditions.
     
  14. gc15 macrumors regular

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    also if your a student and use a .edu email address you get an extra 50 dollars off. Im thinking about jumping on this deal since i want to get an air for school; however, i want a 32 gb instead 16. I then seen this deal iPad mini 32 gb for 430 on ebay.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-iPad-...-Silver-/351127888131?&_trksid=p2056016.l4276

    Im very tempted to get this, even though i already had a 16 gb mini, and it was fine, but i wanted extra storage and maybe the extra screen space since i will be reading pdfs and other documents.
     
  15. Razeus macrumors 603

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    I just got back from Best Buy.

    2 Day sale today and tomorrow only is $100 off.

    But wait, there's more.

    If you have a .edu address, go to Best Buy's website and enter it, and you'll get ANOTHER $50 off!

    I just bought my iPad Air for $350 to replace my iPad 4th gen. :cool: Yes it's close to a refresh, but I usually buy every other iPad anyway. I guess I'll wait until iPad Air 3 (iPad Generation 7), since I don't feel that iPad needs much upgrading every year anyway.
     
  16. danny_w macrumors 601

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    If I order an iPad from apple.com educational store for store pickup, what kind of id/proof do they require at the store? I am ordering it for my son but don't have his id with me (he is in another city). He wants the 32GB version, not the 16GB version on sale at BB.
     
  17. chupachup macrumors 6502

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    They need a student ID, or another photo ID with proof of enrollment. Here's the page with the details.

    http://store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/AdobeCS3_promodetails_ca.html

    I'm not sure if he can scan the ID and email it to you. He can do with the CamScanner app.
     
  18. tazz3 macrumors regular

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    Refurbed from the apple store. I got my iPad 4 refurbed I got the 32 gig for the same price as an iPad 16 gig new.i think it was 499 or 399 its been a while lol
     
  19. RCAFBrat macrumors 6502

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    Why in store pick up?

    When I bought my son's iMac last summer there was no proof of enrolment required; bought it online since it was BTO and delivered to our door. Happily I was on vacation when FedEx delivered it.

    Cheers
     
  20. BIRDinho macrumors regular

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    T-Mobile offering LTE enabled 16GB iPad Air for the same price of a WiFi only iPad air with $0 down at purchase. Comes out to about $26/month for 2 years or about $498 total
     
  21. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Not showing for me in Austin TX.
     
  22. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Not on T-Mobile here. Where are you located?
     
  23. BIRDinho macrumors regular

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    I am located in Fort Lauderdale, FL. I forgot to mention you have to be a current T-Mobile customer.
     
  24. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Must be a local thing. I am a current customer and it doesn't show up for me. Oh well.
     

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