Refurbs - Why are WiFi models discounted?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sigamy, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. sigamy macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2003
    NJ USA
    Why are the refurb iPad WiFi models discounted a bit more than the 3G models? Do you think iPad 2 will have 3G hardware included in all models at the old WiFi prices?
  2. iPhone3GCrazed, Jan 4, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2011

    iPhone3GCrazed macrumors 6502


    Jul 10, 2008
    I think Apple chose to discount the refurbished Wi-Fi models more than the Wi-Fi + 3G models because most people, I think, would opt for the Wi-Fi only option and the deeper discount adds an extra incentive to purchase.

    I think that the iPad 2 will retain the current 6 model lineup (3 Wi-Fi, 3 Wi-Fi + 3G) because Apple can still make more money on the people who want both. As long as there are enough people who are willing to pay an extra $130 for 3G capability, I don't think they will reduce the Wi-Fi + 3G models to the Wi-Fi only prices.

    But I could be wrong about everything. :cool:
  3. Dragoro macrumors 6502


    Nov 27, 2010
    That makes no business sense. They would discount those more because they don't sell as fast as the 3G models. If something is selling fast there's no incentive to discount it, and would be bad business to do so. Not sure where you came up with that rational.
  4. iPhone3GCrazed macrumors 6502


    Jul 10, 2008
    You have a point.

    Perhaps Apple decided to discount the Wi-Fi models more heavily because they have a large stock (most often bought = most often returned) of refurbished Wi-Fi models and the more discounted price would move the refurbished stock quicker?

    Just a thought...

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