Target Offering Non-Retina Wi-Fi iPad Mini for $199 In-Store for Father's Day

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    As part of its Father's Day promotional push, Target is offering the 16 GB non-Retina Wi-Fi iPad mini for just $199 in either white or space gray, a savings of $100 over Apple's standard pricing. The offer is only valid in-store, although customers can purchase online for store pickup. Quantities do, however, appear to be very limited, as most stores are currently showing no available stock.

    The discounted pricing is valid through June 14, so customers looking to take advantage of the big discount should check back frequently if their local stores are currently out of stock.

    (Thanks, Steve!)

    Article Link: Target Offering Non-Retina Wi-Fi iPad Mini for $199 In-Store for Father's Day
  2. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007
    That's just about low enough for me to impulsively purchase one before contemplating whether I actually need one.

    I know my fiancée has been talking about replacing her POS Windows laptop with an iPad... I'll check with her if she'd want this.
  3. borneo76 macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2012
  4. captain cadet macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2012
    Looks like thr iPad min has finnally got into a price range I can actually afford!
  5. rdelcleveland macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2014
    Sounds like a new iPad soon?

    First of all, this really is a great deal on an iPad. Yeah, it's only 16gb, but my 2 year old iPad is only 16GB, I use it a lot and it still has plenty of space on it.

    But it also looks like Target is clearing out their old non-Retina iPad stock for a possible newer iPad maybe?:)
  6. Bearxor macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2007
    Sure. Got to have that inventory cleared out by November somehow.
  7. 2457282 Suspended

    Dec 6, 2012
    My though exactly. At this price, I might just need to pick this up for wife gift so she can stop borrowing my full size ipad. I told her that when the new air came out I would upgrade and give her my old one, but this may be a way nicer thing to do. Husband points comming soon :)
  8. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
  9. KieranDotW macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2012
  10. OriginalMacRat macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2007
    Loss leaders are not a sign of anything.

    Stores do this on a regular basis with popular products to lure in shoppers.
  11. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    Yup, picked up my Mini this morning and the store was almost empty. Stores are currently struggling for traffic.
  12. cashville2400 macrumors member


    Nov 29, 2011
    Glad I saw this my wife was just saying I always give her a hand me down lol. I'm going to get it today as a surprise. She better not complain that it is not a retina display :D
  13. SolarShane macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2014
  14. wally13 macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2013
    YOUR FACE is lame. :p

    This is a good deal for those that wanted a non-retina iPad. I would have preferred the retina but whatever, I may just pick one up for the wife.
  15. jonnysods macrumors 601


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
    I'm worried that this thing couldn't run ios 9 when it comes out

    Such a good price!
  16. Traverse macrumors 603


    Mar 11, 2013
    Meh. It's still 2011 hardware, but with that price it may be worth it.
  17. PracticalMac macrumors 68030


    Jan 22, 2009
    Houston, TX
    Some will say this is the correct price for it.
  18. eldervovichka macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2008
    Queen Creek, AZ
    Best Buy will price match

    Hello All,

    I just went to Best Buy and had them price match it. The manager started to say well we have to call the store to see if it is in stock. I kindly pointed out that their website (Price Matching) does not detail it has to be in stock, but advertised that way.

    He then said nothing more and approved it. $199 is a great price to have a second iPad. I am giving this one to a friend and couldn't pass up the deal.

  19. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

    Feb 9, 2014
    That display is SO BAD I'd still turn it down for $50. I'm totally serious. I was shocked they released such an awful piece of junk when it first came out and I'm doubly aghast they still sell the thing.
  20. resmypc macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2010
    Best Buy Price Matches

    Best Buy Price Matches I just went to the store and got one.
  21. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    The screen is not as bad as you say.
  22. noisycats macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2010
    The 'ham. Alabama.
    For people able to shop AAFES, mine just price matched as well.
  23. mungo2k macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2011
    Best Buy in Col Heights DC refused to price match. Said they'd already phoned Target and verified there were none left in the area, even though Target's website says otherwise. Looks like your luck depends on your store manager.
  24. SolarShane macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2014
    I guess you don't care very much that other people have different opinions than you. FYI: Starting with a bad joke won't net you many (if any) responses.
  25. Mr. Gates macrumors 68020

    Mr. Gates

    Jun 17, 2009
    --Redmond --------- ----------------Washington---
    This fathers day, let dad know he's second rate by getting him a second rate iPad Mini.

    Tell dad "hey, you're outdated and here is a crappy tablet you can find on Craigslist for about $100"........."But I payed $199"

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