iPad3's already hitting open box special in Best Buy.

Ccrew

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Walked in tonight looking for something else, and (as usual) walked through the Apple section. Chock full of stock in new ones, and a handful of open box specials. Picked up the 16gb wifi the wife's been debating for $449. Looks like they're checking them and turning them back out for sale quickly.
 

J&JPolangin

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...they're probably realized that 16Gb was too small and upgraded to 32 or 64...

With that resolution and camera setup I wouldn't waste my $$ on a 16Gb model in 2012...
 

doboy

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That's a good price especially since you would still qualify for Apple's warranty. If you have any problems, you can get it serviced by Apple.
 

cdmoore74

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That was quick. Guess bestbuy is stuck with them unless their truly defective. Stores like walmart and target will not restock them.
 

KPOM

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This sounds like a good way for people on a budget to save a little bit of money but still get the premier tablet. It's a function of sales. If you sell 3 million in 4 days, even an extremely low return rate generates a lot of available returned stock.
 

LanEvo

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I would jump on it and return mine to buy one of these if I had the time, but I do not, and I do not want to get rid of my "near" perfect iPad.
 

omyard

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I returned my black 64GB for a white 64GB just today to my Best Buy. Should've grabbed white from the get go since I loved my white iPad 2.

I restored it at customer service once I knew they had white in-stock and had wiped it down before I took it in.The gal at customer service said they'd be able to make it an open box item pretty fast.

Puyallup, WA Best Buy in case anyone is looking for a deal.
 

note235

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I returned my black 64GB for a white 64GB just today to my Best Buy. Should've grabbed white from the get go since I loved my white iPad 2.

I restored it at customer service once I knew they had white in-stock and had wiped it down before I took it in.The gal at customer service said they'd be able to make it an open box item pretty fast.

Puyallup, WA Best Buy in case anyone is looking for a deal.
nice to know
might head there
 

Cingular

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If its 10% off then thats not a really good deal at least not for me since I have to pay CA taxes. Bette off buying one online with no tax
 

urkel

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I go my wife a 32GB at Best Buy launch for $599, realized 32 is now too small for her apps and went to BB the next day and exchanged for a 64GB open box for $629.

People can be so jerky towards best buy but if you're smart enough to do rearch at home because these $7.75/hr high school kids are NOT experts then it's a great place to shop.