iPad iPad price drops with release of iPhone 6

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Jardins de Vin, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Jardins de Vin macrumors 6502a

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    I've been looking for an iPad 4th generation with 128 GB for a while now. I thought I'd wait until the iPhone 6 comes out, perhaps the next iPad would be released at the same time and therefore lower the prices for the 4th generation even more.

    The prices I was looking at were something around 420-500€, although I must say, those around 500€ have been staying online forever. Always 128 GB by the way, I only look at these.

    Remember – I'm talking about the 4th gen. Now that the iPhone 6 came out, I've suddenly seen 128 GB iPads for under 400. But not 4th generation iPads, no, but iPad Airs!

    Is this possible at all? It seems like people are selling their iPads to buy the new iPhone. I'm wondering if the prices will go down a lot when the new iPad comes out, I don't know when that will be, but I'd like to buy an iPad soon. I think after that, prices will become more stable again. It seems like those cheap iPads are on sale because of people who instantly want the new Apple product, and therefore sell the old one. Later people are not that crazy about it anymore, and prices may even raise a bit it seems.

    I may be wrong, what do you think?
     
  2. Outrun1986 macrumors 6502

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    If you are selling online like on eBay demand seems to spike for everything during the holidays. I know that if the iPod touch gen 6 comes out which it most certainly will I will be selling my 5th gen in December to get the most out of it. Unless my cousin wants to buy it from me since she is stuck with a crappy gen 4 iPod touch.
     
  3. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Why would iPad prices be impacted by iPhone release? Two completely different products..
     
  4. kitzuki macrumors regular

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    gamestop drop their prices for the ipad 100 bucks this morning getting a 64 for my cousin for 460
     
  5. Count Blah macrumors 68030

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    People consolidating their electronics due to phablet sized iphone

    Just a guess
     
  6. businezguy macrumors 6502

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    I think that guess is right on the money. Folks would rather have one device instead of two. I'm considering selling my 4th generation iPad, but I'm not sure it's such a good idea what with the wireless keyboard.
     
  7. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    Price drops are more likely due to the impending iPad event in October.
     
  8. G-Ziss macrumors regular

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    Bleh...they're all pre-owned.
     
  9. Medic311 macrumors 68000

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    demand does spike and the Apple Refurb store usually sells out of most of the popular models. that's why every holiday season i buy (12) refurb 16GB models of the most recent model and i flip them. i make ~$500 which pays for most of my xmas gifts

    i won't be doing it this season though b/c the resale value of iPads has plummeted thanks to the crap iPad Air flooding the market at $100 off all over the place.
     
  10. Tminusg macrumors member

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    Decided to chime in here. Someone who has been a long time phablet user, phablets will never replace a tablet. Two completely different animals.
     
  11. jcarlough macrumors newbie

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    Ding ding! We have a winner!

    A 6+ is still a different animal than a mini.
     
  12. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I agree with this. That event will change prices.
     
  13. kitzuki macrumors regular

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    They are but it came with a one year warranty with Apple and is eligible for apple care not a bad deal imo
     
  14. Jardins de Vin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I used to buy all that stuff new, but now I'm buying things used. Anyone who pays the full price is just stupid in my opinion. The production cost of an iPhone is around 4 to 5 times less than the price it is sold at, and you know it. It is simply not worth it.
    That's why now I always look for second hand products, in perfect condition of course and with warranty too, so you can always extend the Apple Care plan if you wish to. The value loss is just so big on these products, that you can easily get an almost brand new product for half the price. I've been watching iPad Airs and iPhone 5S's for a while now, some are half a year old, some or only a few weeks old, and they're being sold at around half of what they cost new. I know many people who buy their Apple products like that now. ;)
     
  15. iLLUMI macrumors 6502

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    If you see a price drop next month then you'll know a new iPad range is imminent.

    You'll need to wait a bit longer.
     

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