What do you think of this deep discount 12.9 ASK


blwade

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That keyboard looks kind of rough..

I found that at CEX, they have decent deals on Apple Smart Keyboard (https://us.webuy.com/product.php?sku=SACCAPPSKIPPRO#.WWqFxoUpCaM).. it's definitely a little more expensive, but might be a better deal?

I didn't opt for a keyboard (as I bought a Brydge keyboard), but I just ordered a Smart Cover (for when I'm not using the Brydge keyboard) from them for $25.. it was just shipped this morning. I read through their terms and they say they only take "mint" accessories... so, I figured it's worth a shot. Might be worth it to you as well.
 

thadoggfather

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That keyboard looks kind of rough..

I found that at CEX, they have decent deals on Apple Smart Keyboard (https://us.webuy.com/product.php?sku=SACCAPPSKIPPRO#.WWqFxoUpCaM).. it's definitely a little more expensive, but might be a better deal?

I didn't opt for a keyboard (as I bought a Brydge keyboard), but I just ordered a Smart Cover (for when I'm not using the Brydge keyboard) from them for $25.. it was just shipped this morning. I read through their terms and they say they only take "mint" accessories... so, I figured it's worth a shot. Might be worth it to you as well.
Thanks yeah I realized there's shippigntoo so probably not worth it

70 shipped for mint isn't bad that's on par with the best mint ASK's
 

Relentless Power

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Thanks yeah I realized there's shippigntoo so probably not worth it

70 shipped for mint isn't bad that's on par with the best mint ASK's
With the tearing of the corner and adhesive on the case, it wouldn't be worth it to me. It's looks fairly abused. I would rather spend the extra money on something in better condition.
 
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blwade

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Thanks yeah I realized there's shippigntoo so probably not worth it

70 shipped for mint isn't bad that's on par with the best mint ASK's
Just wanted to update you..

I ordered the $25 smart case, but they sent me an Apple Smart Keyboard :O

It is in very good condition! It wasn't what I was looking for, but it seems to be in good shape. There wasn't really any visible wear on the edges.. no tears, no separating, etc.

I'm still waiting on my iPad order, so I can't speak to how well it currently functions.
 

thadoggfather

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Just wanted to update you..

I ordered the $25 smart case, but they sent me an Apple Smart Keyboard :O

It is in very good condition! It wasn't what I was looking for, but it seems to be in good shape. There wasn't really any visible wear on the edges.. no tears, no separating, etc.

I'm still waiting on my iPad order, so I can't speak to how well it currently functions.
I'm confused. U bought this listing and it was mint? Or a different listing and they sent you a keyboard by accident out of luck ?
 
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blwade

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I'm confused. U bought this listing and it was mint? Or a different listing and they sent you a keyboard by accident out of luck ?
I bought the $25 Smart Cover listing from CEX and they sent me an ASK.. was just speaking on the quality of what I received from them!
 

thadoggfather

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I changed my mind and bought one lol

Hope it’s in better shape than i expect but I’m ok with it not being’

Didn’t wanna spend anymore $ but want a 12.9 ASK, in general it’s too bulky and heavy imo so this will only be used stationary and not going to use as a Smart Cover which I picked up recently

If I did use it as Smart Cover too like I do with my 9.7 I’d seek out a mint 12.9 ASK




The keyboard keys themselves should be mint

Also got a silicone case for 35 in like new shape can’t wait for that

Got all the goodies for relatively bottom dollar :0

And a 29w for 28 bucks on eBay in mint shape. Already had a USB-C to lightning 2m woo

Fast charge makes a big difference
 
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blwade

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just arrived

lucked out its in good shape!

with just rubbing my thumb got the sticker adhesive off and the adhesive thats top right

keyboard in mint shape, and no corner bang

A STEAL FOR $37 imo
Nice! I figured since they had multiple available, you weren't necessarily going to get the one from the pictures.. seems pretty close to what I received used.
 

thadoggfather

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Nice! I figured since they had multiple available, you weren't necessarily going to get the one from the pictures.. seems pretty close to what I received used.
Awesome

Glad it worked out for both of us!

I really didn’t wanna pay anymore, than that for one.

no reservations at this price, its another good accessory to have around and use periodically

Probably pure luck of the draw,

Another reason I’m glad i went 12.9 is the accessories have been out for it for a while and easier for a cheap deal (not the case with 10.5 since that form factor is brand new)
 
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thadoggfather

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Yikes mine scratched the side a little in two spots (don't wanna post pics, first scratches are the worst). But be careful if you do buy this case

Won't keep using it
 
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justinTlME

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Yeah, I got a ASK for my 12.9" for like $36.xx marked down on clearance at Sams Club. I kept watching it for about 5 weeks and it finally fell to that price where I felt comfortable. Was originally at around $100, then fell to $80, then fell to $55 (almost bit there) then came back next week and was $36.xx, snagged it up then. Couldn't pass it up. All kinds of stores are marking down the "gen 1 12.9"" stuff for no reason at all. Everything fits the same!
 

comptr

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Has Anyone Bought a Apple Keyboard cover From CEX ? If you have what condition did it come in & is CEX a ok place to buy from ?
 

blwade

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Has Anyone Bought a Apple Keyboard cover From CEX ? If you have what condition did it come in & is CEX a ok place to buy from ?
I did and I’m typing on it now. They advertise their accessories as being ‘mint’ condition and that is what I would call the condition of the one they sent me. It shows some signs of use, but there’s nothing wrong with it at all.
 

comptr

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I did and I’m typing on it now. They advertise their accessories as being ‘mint’ condition and that is what I would call the condition of the one they sent me. It shows some signs of use, but there’s nothing wrong with it at all.
Ahh ok well I found a brand new one at Walmart for 40.00 so I will pass on theirs.
 
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