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

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  1. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  2. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Wondering if they even check them for defects - doubt it - this is Best Buy we are talking about.
     
  3. Benz63amg macrumors 68000

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    These are probably yellow screen iPads and/or with dead pixels.
     
  4. TSX macrumors 68030

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    I noticed a couple at my bestbuy today too.
     
  5. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Did you inspect them OR do you mean you saw a couple for sale?
     
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    Just the open box specials.
     
  8. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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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...
     
  9. drenline macrumors 6502a

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    I notice a lot of couples at my best buy too, they usually shop together at the mall :D
     
  10. doboy macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  11. cdmoore74 macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  12. KPOM macrumors G5

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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.
     
  13. ObsidianBlade macrumors regular

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    They had one open box 32GB and the rest were new 64GB models. They were cleaned out pretty good.
     
  14. Bchagey macrumors 6502

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    Loll
     
  15. LanEvo macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  16. omyard macrumors regular

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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.
     
  17. RubberShoes macrumors regular

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    Has anyone seen a 32GB verizon 3?

    If so, how much was it selling for?
     
  18. note235 macrumors 6502a

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    nice to know
    might head there
     
  19. Cingular macrumors regular

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    Im also looking for the price. Might return mine for a 4g model
     
  20. LanEvo macrumors 6502

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    They are 10% off regular price.
     
  21. Cingular macrumors regular

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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
     
  22. LanEvo macrumors 6502

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    I paid over $540 for mine in CA.
     
  23. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    Okay, now that is funny!
     
  24. urkel macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  25. Ccrew thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I bought one.
     

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