Solid iPad Air 2 Deal

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  1. jpgr15, Sep 19, 2015
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    jpgr15 macrumors 6502a

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    My first iPad was the notorious iPad 3. I finally upgraded it to an iPad Air 2 today - HUGE difference. So happy with the purchase.

    Anyway, wanted to share a sweet deal I got with anyone else interested in upgrading. Staples has the iPad Air 2 - WiFi - 64GB - Space Gray on sale for $499. Combined with 10% Discover Apple Pay cash back this iPad is only costing me $450 instead of $600. $150 savings isn't too bad.

    Hopefully someone else out there in MR land can make use of this deal!



    Edit: Staples now has the iPad on sale for $449!
     
  2. Cape Dave macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the heads up. Just setup Apple Pay. It was on my list to do it, but this moved me along.
     
  3. NavySEAL6 macrumors 6502a

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    That's a steal - that 10% deal would be good to take advantage of any big purchase.
     
  4. CaptMarvel macrumors 65816

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    Does Staples have a trade in program for credit? Could have snagged an extra discount and discarded your now obsolete iPad 3. If not there's always the family-hand-me-down program. Ha, enjoy your new device.
     
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    For new Discover members and existing members who already signed up for double cash back can get 20% total cash back. 10% now and another 10% after 12 months.
     
  6. jpgr15, Sep 19, 2015
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    No problem! I was so excited about this bargain but the didn't care to hear anything about it so figured I'd share with MR land. I was going to hold off on the iPad a bit longer but between the lack of an Air 3 announcement, this awesome cash back deal, and the fact that my iPad has sucked since iOS 7, I decided to bite the bullet. It's like night and day. The Air 2 is an amazing device. Only wish the OS was a little more developed but the split screen is a step in the right direction.

    Absolutely. It's on up to $10,000 through the end of the year. Staples even has a rewards program that will give you up to 5% back. I think it starts at 2% when you first sign up though so I didn't bother with it. Would've been nice to have another 5% back though. Christmas shopping will be huge.

    I didn't ask about a trade in. The old family hand me down was my plan. My could make far better use of it then the $100 I'd get selling it privately. That thing has been a horrid since iOS 7. I actually stopped using it because it took so long to actually do anything on it.

    I must have missed the double cash back promotion for existing card holders. Bummer. :(
     
  7. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    Is this deal just for today only?
    I wonder if there will be better deals closer to Christmas, although $499.00 is pretty low, even a refurbished Air 2 on Apples site for 64GB is $509.00 why buy refurb when you can get brand new for even less sounds like a win to me.
     
  8. jpgr15 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The Discover cash back deal is through the end of 2015 but the Staples sale I'm not sure when that ends. I did some shopping around. Target looked to have the next best price at $524 for the same iPad which also isn't a bad deal.
     
  9. AroundTheFur922 macrumors member

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    I picked up a 64GB silver Air 2 from Target today for $525. Not as good as $499 but not too shabby.
     
  10. jpgr15 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not bad at all. I was kind of surprised that these box retailers can offer a $75 - $100 discount. I wouldn't think they have that much of a margin on these iPads in the first place but they must.
     
  11. d.steve macrumors regular

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    Pretty good. Saw this deal this morning and almost did it but staples apparently doesn't stock 128 GB models in store, so I went to Target instead - $30 more than if I ordered online and waited but essentialy same $100 off since I don't have Discover but have 5% red card discount.

    Ended up with ipad air 2 128 GB wifi at target today, 10% off of $699. It had a slightly scratched box and shrink wrap was torn. Guy gave me 10% off for that (really?!) and 5% red card got me to $537. Sweet.
     
  12. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    STAPLES is having an even better deal today for the iPad Air 2 64GB yesterday it was $499.00 ($100.00 off) but today it's only $449.00 that is $150.00 off instant savings. I've never seen it that low before. I may have to jump on this deal, it's good till 9-26
     
  13. jpgr15 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome catch! Can't believe they're priced that low. I'll have to swing back over today and see if they can get me that price. That combined with Discover cash back would get the price down to about $400. Amazing deal.
     
  14. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    Yeah I'm going by there today too I'm wondering if this is a misprint especially since people could have just bought it there yesterday for 499.00 and now it 50.00 less, unheard of lol

    I wonder if it's worth it to get Apple care for 99.00 says you have to get it at the same time of purchase.
     
  15. jpgr15 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Let me know what you find out! I'll let you know if I can get another $50 off! :D

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  16. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    Ok, that will be a really sweet deal for you. I'm amazed it's this low because Apple is selling the same exact iPad Air 2 today on their website but for full price.
     
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    I just placed an order for local pickup. Pretty darn good price.
     
  19. jpgr15 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just left Staples! Got another $50 off. Feels like Black Friday but without the lines! :cool:
     
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    Just returned the 64GB silver Air 2 I bought from Target yesterday. They price matched the Staples deal and let me return/exchange my silver 64GB for a gold 128GB for a total price of $550. Great deal.
     
  22. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    Great they gave you the extra 50.00 right these are Black Friday deals probably better because I bet on Black Friday they just give you gift cards instead of instant savings.

    Just got back from my local staples the website said they had 1 left but when I got there he couldn't find any left, looks like I will order online and have it shipped for pick up. This is too good a deal to pass up.
     
  23. jpgr15 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My thoughts exactly. Was holding out on an iPad but for this price, I'll bite. Glad to hear you've got one coming!
     
  24. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for starting this thread I saw it yesterday but didn't get down there and when I went online today the deal was even better than yesterday. There out of stock at my store but ordered to have it shipped to my store should take a few days, I feel better picking it up myself instead of it being thrown around a ups truck all day long and I don't have to worry about it being left outside.

    I have an iPad mini 2 that I use a lot around the house and on the go and considered waiting for the iPad pro but at $800.00 and feel it might be a bit too big around the house and I'm only using it for surfing the web and watching media, so the Pro I'd consider in a few years.

    I'm really excited about the iPad Air 2 for the Touch ID (which I've never experienced) I have an iPhone 5 no touch id and my iPad mini 2 doesn't have touch ID either. I'm also excited about it having 2 GB ram and the laminated display with anti glare properties on top of that this is an excellent price for a 64GB.
     
  25. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    Oh, the first thing I'm gonna do is upgrade it to iOS9, I've been really happy with iOS9 on my iPad Mini 2 and iPhone 5. Can't wait, Christmas comes early!!
     

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