Refurbished iPad Air 2 Price Question

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bhayes444, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    I was just wondering what logical conclusions anybody can come to for the price of a refurbished iPad Air 2 upon release of the Air 3; if the 3 does come out this fall. I've never checked the refurbished store upon release of a new iPad, but can I assume that when the Air 3 comes out that they would drop the MSRP of the Air 2, and that the refurbished store would reflect that right away (e.g. 16GB Air 2 starting at $399 - refurbished discount instead of $499)?

    My main reason for asking is something I noticed where the iPad Air currently has the lower 2 storage capacities available for purchase new, with the GB capacity going for $449, and is priced $50 less than the 16GB Air 2. Now, when the Air 3 comes out it would be logical for Apple to keep the two lower storage Air 2 models (16 and 64). But, would they price the 64 at $449 like the 32GB Air is now or just drop it $100 across the board? The reason I'm asking is that it would have a significant impact on the refurbished pricing of the Air 2 if the 64GB was priced at $449 (should make it around $389). I picked up the 64GB Air 2 during the Best Buy sale for $475, but if I could save $85 I am willing to wait another 3 months for this to happen. Any thoughts?

    P.S. I apologize for my crazy rambling, hopefully it isn't too confusing.
     
  2. bhayes444 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    To make it simpler: Is it more likely that Apple that Apple will drop the 64GB Air 2 price to $499 when the Air 3 comes out; which is most likely the price of a potential the entry level Air 3. Or, is it more likely they drop it to $449 to be more competitive with the entry level Air 3 and priced like the current 32GB Air 1?

    I'm just asking for guesses not actual future events.
     
  3. mlody macrumors 6502a

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    When it comes to refurbished iPads, my guess is that Apple will offer for sale all available variants based on the available stock. I do not believe there is a reason for them to not offer all options. So far they have offered all capacities if I am not mistaken.
     
  4. bhayes444 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I know they do on the refurbished stock. However, the price of the refurbished stock (for the older model) always seems dependent on the price of the non-refurbished devices (of the older model). Usually they just drop everything by $100 across the board, however the 32GB Air 1 dropped by $150 and I was wondering if it's more likely that Apple would drop the 64GB Air 2 by just $100 or $150. Im guessing it will only be $100 because they seem to be pricing a 16->32 jump as $50, not $100 (based on the iPod touch).
     

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