Little bit of a pickle. Apple Store purchase

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ac921ol, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. ac921ol macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2011
    I have a $640 gift card to Apple. I want to buy either the mini 4 or air 2. (Don't need help there)

    My issue is, should I wait to buy it closer to blackfriday or Christmas, or does Apple not really give a huge discount on items.

    I don't need it now but wouldn't mind having it now.


    Could I just buy it now, when I see it for sale for cheaper, I could return mine and repurchase couldn't I?
  2. Atomic Walrus macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2012
  3. ac921ol thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2011
    I have no idea what you are talking about, air 4 and scalp Black Friday deals.

    No way I'd wait for $50 gift card, was hoping I could return and repurchase early December and possibly get one if it's going that long.
  4. tottenj macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2013
    I would sell the gift card at a small loss ($10-20) and use the money to buy an Air 2 from another retailer. There have been some ridiculous deals lately, Staples has them now - 128GB for $559, 64GB for $479. Ebay has had them as a daily deal lately as well.
  5. ron7624 macrumors 68020


    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston, Texas area
    Yeah, no.. Apple doesn't discount much ever. Go ahead and buy it cause you already indicated 50 dollars doesn't mean much to you (me either)
    But if you do want to save some money and will get the Air 2, then the suggestion in post 5 above is valid. Me? I love my Mini 4.
  6. ac921ol thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2011
    yeah, i was just able to sell our 1st gen mini ipad, which I love how small it is and how I could use one hand for serveral hours and not worry about it getting to heavy, i also turn the screen down cause I usually have the ipad on when we are wathcing a show or movie, and I dont like that much back light.

    good thing ill have 2 months to return it if I do want to try an Air 2
  7. rmhop81 macrumors 68020


    Apr 4, 2005
    Dallas, TX
    see if apple will price match to another retailer...i've heard some people having luck with that. If not, do what another person suggested...sell the gift card at a little loss and buy from someone else. You can get like $150 discount right now on ipad air 2's.
  8. tworth23 macrumors regular

    Feb 12, 2010
    Costco offering iPad Air 2's for $480 or so for 64 gb.
  9. Starfia macrumors 6502


    Apr 11, 2011
    Yes, Apple sometimes does Black Friday promotions. (In the past, they've referred to them as "special one-day shopping events" or something.) Small discounts on a number of products, including some flagship ones.

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