So wait, is IPAD 3 cheaper now at the appl store??

Discussion in 'iPad' started by richpuer, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. richpuer macrumors 6502

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    Can i run it and scoop one up for a 100$ discount? If not, i dont see why anyone in the right mind would be buying one before ipad 4 launch.

    Or are the stores just pulling them all from shelves right now?
     
  2. AzN1337c0d3r macrumors 6502

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    Pulling them. iPad2 is @ $399. Kind of strange, I'm not sure what Apple is going to do with them O_O.
     
  3. kalexn macrumors 6502

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    Maybe reuse the parts for something else? Who knows, I bet they had it figured out though, so we shall see.
     
  4. Bez59 macrumors regular

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    Won't they just sell them on the refurb store?
     
  5. AzN1337c0d3r macrumors 6502

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    Unlikely. Most of the parts in the iPad 3 Retina were engineered to fit that form factor only. Plus it's very hard to take it apart without messing up the screen.

    Me thinks they are going to give them away or sell them at huge discount to employees.

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    Sell new things at refurb? Will Apple do that?
     
  6. Bez59 macrumors regular

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    What else are they going to do with them?
     
  7. AzN1337c0d3r macrumors 6502

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    See the first part of the previous reply.
     
  8. Poochi macrumors 6502a

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    Selling them to educational institutes at a discount.

    in bulk.
     
  9. mrkjsn macrumors 6502

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    I suspect that Apple will keep most of these handy as replacement for iPad 3's that may have issues or break.

    If not, it begs the question. I have insurance on my iPad 3...if it breaks, would they replace it with the 4?
     
  10. Enectic, Oct 24, 2012
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    That's what I think they might be doing. This iPad deal has been posted on Slickdeals for over a day now. The post has been front page for a while and has over 117,000 views. Despite this though the iPad 3rd gen "refurbs" are still in stock. The refurbs went on sale soon after the media event yesterday and includes every single version (black and white, cellular and WIFI) of the 3rd gen iPad. I think all versions are still in stock and I can't recall seeing refurbs at Apple's store stay in stock for so long.
     
  11. MrMacBookPro macrumors 6502

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    $379.00 right now at Apple.com for 3rd Gen 16GB.. WOW...
     
  12. mrkjsn macrumors 6502

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    Link?
     
  13. Scott2345 macrumors regular

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    That's why I went with the 3 over the mini. It's a no brainer.
     
  14. Enectic macrumors member

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    Here. As stated earlier, I question if these are even refurbs. They've been selling these "refurbs" at this price for over a day now and are still in stock. Either they have a boat load of refurb units or they're trying to clear stock.
     
  15. MrMacBookPro macrumors 6502

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    did u see there stock supply.. Looks to me there trying to just get rid of them ... No way all those are refurbs...

    iPad 3 32GB White - Wi-Fi (743 items left in the stock)
     
  16. Enectic macrumors member

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    Oh, cool, I had no idea you could see their stock supply (haven't ordered anything from Apple's site). That's very interesting. Considering that the post about this deal has been on Slickdeals for over a day now with over 118,000 views...they must of had several thousands of these.
     
  17. Navdakilla macrumors 65816

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    Crazy, maybe I'll scoop one up for cheap on the "refurb" store
     
  18. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

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    iPad 3 with 64GB for $549 refurb. Is there seriously any reason NOT to buy this? The 64GB iPad 4 will cost $700. The only major difference is the A6X processor and lightning cable.
     
  19. deaglecat macrumors 6502

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    They are being sold as refubs in the UK Apple store at approx 20% discount.

    That is the amount by which the ipad 3 has effectively devalued by... if you want a rough figure. Of course normal refurbs used to be around 7-10% off so best case this is a 10% cut... but of course many of the refurbs will be brand new...
     
  20. AzN1337c0d3r macrumors 6502

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    The sad thing is all these $380 refurbs are probably artificially deflating the resale values of the iPad 3 Retina.

    There's no reason to buy an iPad 2 while it exists.
     
  21. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    I thought I read someone reporting some Apple store are selling the remaining stock of iPad 3 at $449. I doubt many people would take the iPad 3 over 4 for $50 difference.

    The problem is, with iPad 2 at $399, they can't sell iPad 3 below $449. So, Apple may as well discontinue iPad 3.

    You are now lucky if you can sell an 16GB iPad 3 for $350.
    For iPad 2, the 3G model is priced at $529, but you'll have a hard time selling it even at $325.
     
  22. ITS ME DAVID macrumors 6502

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    Someone on another thread called apple and they said there not refurbished there brand new.
     
  23. Scott2345 macrumors regular

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    Hope your right, bought a 16GB.
     
  24. MrMacBookPro macrumors 6502

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    i copied and pasted that from refurbme.com
     

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