iPad Pro iPad Pro big discount at Costco Online

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  1. missbing macrumors regular

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    If you have a Costco membership, the 10.5 inch iPad (Cellular version only) is approx $160 cheaper on Costcos online website. The 64gb is $619, 256gb is $719 and the 512gb is $919. Although I already purchased the 12.9 inch from Apple expected to deliver tomorrow, I couldn't pass up Costcos deal. I'm going to try them both and see which one I prefer. Too bad they don't have the 12.9 inch new model.
     
  2. JPack macrumors 6502a

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    That's pretty darn good. Apple is obviously spot testing prices to see what happens.

    64GB + Cellular for $619 is unbeatable. No wonder they killed the 9.7" Pro.
     
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    I don't see the cellular versions on their site, only wifi..
     
  5. applepizzaz4u macrumors member

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    The description and image with the antennae band looks like cellular
     
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    I thought it was wifi only at first, but in the description it mentions LTE advanced cellular connectivity and the picture is of the cellular version.
     
  8. BeatCrazy macrumors 65816

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    Hmmm... good point. Ok, I'm in for one cancel/return.
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    Yep I think you're right.
     
  9. missbing thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's what I'm thinking.
     
  10. cshk9574 macrumors member

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    If you already purchased from Best Buy, will they give credit for the price difference?
     
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    I think they likely just have the wrong photos/description in there.
    I don't think there's any way they're offering that level of discount on the Cell models..
     
  13. BeatCrazy macrumors 65816

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    Unlikely. Costco doesn't show the actual Apple model # in their description, so it's unlikely any other retailer will match. They'll use the excuse "oh Costco has their own special versions" like they do with TVs, which is of course not true for iPads.
     
  14. turbineseaplane macrumors 68020

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    Now that I think about it - Has Costco ever sold the Cellular iPads?
     
  15. garyleecn macrumors 6502a

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    That is the policy indeed. However it totally depends on the guy you talk to. If you ask nicely enough, and he is also nice enough, he'll do it
     
  16. BeatCrazy macrumors 65816

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    All I can say is good luck, and give it a shot. I ordered via Costco, but I'm feeling chances are high it'll get cancelled, and/or the'll send me the Wi-Fi version (which I'll return due to price).

    It doesn't appear Costco ever sold the LTE versions of the original IPPs, but they have sold cellular iPads online, in the past.
     
  17. havenyoung macrumors regular

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    I don't think it's a price mistake. It might be a product description mistake.
    Have they ever sold cellular iPad before? The product page doesn't list model# like the old 9.7" iPad Pro.
    But then the "Limit 1 per member" line looks very interesting.
     
  18. turbineseaplane macrumors 68020

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    I think somebody who didn't know better just pulled the wrong description/photos when doing the website update.

    $30 off the normal Wi-Fi pricing feels about what Costco would be offering.
     
  19. missbing thread starter macrumors regular

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    If they send me the Wi-Fi version, I hope they have the cellular version they can exchange to me.
     
  20. havenyoung macrumors regular

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    Yeah that's what I think is going on. Some guy probably just copy+pasted some marketing material.
     
  21. SDColorado macrumors 65816

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    Yes, I purchased my 9.7 Pro with cellular from Costco.
     
  22. turbineseaplane macrumors 68020

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    Oh interesting - Thanks for that data point..

    Was it more "clear" that you were buying a Cellular one than how these 10.5"'s are listed right now?

    The title omitting it and really having to hunt for 2-3 bullet points and sharp shooting the photos for marks of the Cell models really makes me think this one is a mistake.

    You too?
     
  23. BeatCrazy macrumors 65816

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    Online?
     
  24. SDColorado macrumors 65816

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    Yes, I believe that is correct. I seem to recall that they had both models listed and a clear distinction was made in the title.
     
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    I had to think about that for a moment, but now that you mention it, no it was not online. I picked it from the local Costco. Inventory does differ in store from online in some cases.
     

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