Sears Ipad 2 for 179.000...Really

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  1. Redwyvern macrumors newbie

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  3. jsh1120 macrumors 65816

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    It's an obvious error. In fact, if you check the "GSM Online" website (the vendor Sears cites in the url above), you'll find they don't even have the iPad 2 (32 gig) for sale. And the 64 gig version they do list is at a price of $739.

    If you try to get the deal, you'll almost undoubtedly find that Sears won't honor it.
     
  4. cforand1293 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I called and it is an error, but man you never know.... if its to good to be true it prob is.....


    have a good friday
     
  5. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    If you buy it, and then decide not to honor it, they will just issue your money back, right?
    I don't want the tablet that they probably meant to put at that price...
     
  6. SPEEDwithJJ macrumors 65816

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    You jumped in & placed an order for one? :confused:
     
  7. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    You should be able to. By placing an order you are offering to buy an iPad 2, if they reject that offer they can't force you to spend your money on something else.
     
  8. jsh1120 macrumors 65816

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    Just a word to the wise, Apple exerts tremendous pressure on resellers. You will likely NEVER find a price on a current model iPad for significantly less than Apple sells it for directly. You may be able to save a few dollars with a goodwill discount from a third party retailer, but even that is doubtful. (Best Buy, for example, specifically excludes Apple products from their discount programs.)

    So if you see a significant bargain for a current model iPad, it IS a deal that's too good to be true.
     
  9. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I placed an order for one. I'll let you guys know how it turns out.
    I already own an iPad 2, I was just curious what would happen.
     
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    Nothing to lose. Worst they can do is refund your money. They CANNOT keep it.
     
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    :eek:
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    :eek:

    They should give them for that price, for being stupid.. or it's false advertising.
     
  12. Chocolatemilty macrumors 6502a

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    My goodness, how I wish this were true!

    I don't have money to play around like this, but if I did I'd like to try it out....or better yet hear a success story then try it out. :D
     
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    Notice how it's also an iPad 1 in the picture.. fishy. Watch, they just end up mailing you a very expensive iPad case.
     
  15. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    I think you might have read wrong. When I opened this page, I saw a 16Gb WiFi on "sale" for $739, down from $899.
     
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    That is tempting. However, I'm not sure if it's worth the hassle that will undoubtedly come with it. I guess if you did somehow come away with an authentic iPad 2 32GB wifi, it would be worth it. Even with a credit card, how much work would it take talking to them to get your money back when they refuse to honor the price?

    I just searched Sears' website on my own and the 16GB wifi version was listed by the same seller for only $69. However when I clicked on that one it said the page has been removed. My guess is that the 32GB will be gone shortly.
     
  17. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I have a receipt that says $202. They can either honor that price or not ship the product. They can't do anything else. The subtle humor being that GSM Life is not selling the 3G version.
     
  18. mwhities macrumors 6502a

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    I'm on a pc... I enlarged the image.... doesn't look like a camera is on there. Maybe it was supposed to say Ipad 1?

    First post too.
     
  19. rusty2192 macrumors 6502a

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    Check out the bottom of the page where it says "Item also available from these sites:" They all link to an Intel Motherboard and seem to be around the same price as the "iPad 2" listed here.

    Edit: disregard the comment about price. I left off $100.
     
  20. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    The photo is iPad 1, but the title and description say iPad 2. The description also says "Cameras, Photos, and Video Recording Power".

    More importantly my emailed receipt says iPad 2.

    In the end they can either honor the price or choose not to sell it to me, but they can't charge me more than what my receipt says.
     
  21. mwhities macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I noticed that after I posted. Good luck on it. I showed to my wife and she asked how many did she need to buy. I decided to just hold off.

    Samething happened a year or so on a hard drive... A site posted a hard drive for sale and it was less than 90% it's normal price.. So my best friend and I bought 10 each... They later emailed stating it was a typing error and they refunded the totals back.
     
  22. nizmoz macrumors 65816

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    They turned off the add to cart feature for it, so it seems they have caught the mistake.
     
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  24. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Its just as likely they sold out of their available stock. I'll post what happens to me so you scardy-cats can be jealous of the awesome deal we got. :D :D


    Its not Sears, its one of their affiliate sellers.
     

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