IPP 9.7 REFURBISH huge discount on Apple store

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  1. cibonak macrumors regular

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  2. gagaliya macrumors 6502

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    how does this make any sense?

    refurbished 9.7" iPad pro 32gb for $469
    vs
    brand new 10.5" iPad pro 64 gb for $649

    What kind of idiot will buy the old and refurbished model to save $180?
     
  3. sracer macrumors 603

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    People do that all the time. There are some who believe that the refurb is a better deal. I personally think it is nonsensical but it isn't my money so I tell them to enjoy. :)
     
  4. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    I bought a brand new 9.7" iPad Pro 4 months ago for $450. I figured I got a pretty good deal then, but my gosh, the refurbs are still higher than that? o_O
     
  5. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Depends on performance expectations and how long they use it. That said refurbs made more sense back when brand new $329 iPads didn't exist.

    New Model: $499
    Last Gen: $399
    Last Gen (refurb, practically good as new): $349
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    In most cases, refurbished iPads have had a really good track record of being almost like new and it's with the attached warranty. You save some money, and Apple does a good job making sure that there are no issues with the device before they put it up for resale. And even if there was an issue, they will rectify it.
     
  7. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Oh, I've purchased several refurbs in the past. They are great. But I'd definitely rather buy new at the same price. And even more so when it is cheaper.
     
  8. profets, Jun 6, 2017
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    profets macrumors 68040

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    You could also ask - why would someone buy the iPad over the 9.7" Pro to save $140?
     
  9. davidwes macrumors 6502

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    It's insane the prices for the 9.7 iPad Pro. They have to go down soon I would think.
     
  10. sonicrobby, Jun 6, 2017
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    sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    Sometimes its not about saving, sometimes its about total price. Some people have a set cap of how much they can spend. Not everyone is living where they can drop the additional 180$ + tax.

    Also a fun fact that I noticed, while the cost of living differ from state to state, the prices of commodities such as iPads and Teslas are the same nationwide. So someone in San Fransisco working their minimum wage job at 13$ an hour may be able to afford one of these items at a much lower value than someone making the $7.25 minimum wage in New Orleans. So 180$ can also be a huge savings to some people. To be fair, it is a lot of money in my eyes. Not worth the savings compared to the benefits IMO, but its still a lot of money. And I dont think you should make a blanket statement calling those who do choose that route idiots without knowing their situations.
     
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Not everyone has the same priorities. For some, saving the $180 is more important than having the upgraded features. For others, the upgraded features are more important than saving $180.
     

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