T-Mobile & Groupon Offer Ipad 1 for £49 (UK)

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    So the real price is more like £649?

    Hard to see the deal in this.

    Sure the upfront cost is low.
     
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    Well it works out better than paying full price from the apple store for a 3G Ipad and then paying a company such as t-mobile a monthly charge for data use say £25? As the fact you buying a 3G enabled Ipad probably means your going to require a data plan.
     
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    that's the problem with those kind of deals! the same for example. you buy a smartphone (like those samsung waves and sony-ericsson xperia whatnot ) for 1€ but in small print the say! with a 2yr-contract for 40 a month! but people think hey cheap as hell!
    but it's not. the don't count the total cost of the thing!
     
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    Yeah I agree thats a good point. Its only really worth while unless your going to definitely need a data plan for 2 years and would be planning on signing up for one anyway if you bought an ipad.
     
  6. iJays macrumors regular

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    for heavy/business users, that's a steal.
     
  7. iJays macrumors regular

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    are they sure it is the 32GB and not the 16GB as on t-mobile's website?
     
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    Yeah, in Denmark it is required by law to advertise the real cost of ownership (including the 6 months you are bound to a contract).

    Otherwise it is considered as misleading the general public.

    Hopefully more countries will get behind this.
     
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    You are basically getting a 24 month interest free £450 loan and 15GB of data for £6.25 per month if you don't mind getting an iPad 1.
     
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    and put a small note on the advertisement: 'based on Denmark because they are perfect'. ;)
     
  12. iJays macrumors regular

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    was the 16GB excluding VAT as well which is 20% :eek:
     
  13. aldo82 macrumors regular

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    How can people not see this as a good deal if you require a 3g data plan all the time? Yes the cost over 2 years is £649, but the data plan would be at least £15 a month which over 2 years is £360 so you are effectively getting a 32 GB ipad 3g for £289. That seems pretty good value to me!

    Of course its only good if you will use 3g regularly and are happy to hold onto it for 2 years. Its not something I'd go for but I do see the value in the offer
     
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    Yes, they sent me an email yesterday about 09:00, I checked at 11:30 all were sold. They obviously need to get rid of them. So if you want an iPad 1 - you know where to look.
     
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    it is about the same price as on the apple store then minus the free case.
     

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