iPad mini why doesn't amazon sell the ipad mini

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mashinhead, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. mashinhead macrumors 68030

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    Maybe i'm missing something but I can't find it anywhere on their site. I want an lte model and i was hoping to preorder.
     
  2. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    They are now in the Tablet business with the Kindle Fire line. ;)
     
  3. pat park macrumors 6502a

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    Same reason why Honda doesn't sell Toyota cars on their lot. Apple and Amazon are now competitors. I wouldn't expect to see Kindle Fire tablets at the Apple store.
     
  4. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    Really? This question from a person with almost 2,000 posts and registered here almost a decade ago? Come on.
     
  5. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    Why would anyone want to buy an apple product from amazon? I personally prefer the apple experience.
     
  6. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Because Amazon has one of the best and easiest return policies in the business. They also have excellent customer service. I'm a loyal Amazon customer because of how they treat their customers.

    I have bought all my iPad's from Apple but if Amazon sold them i'd get it from them.
     
  7. frankdogg macrumors 6502

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    amazon will sell them shortly or a vendor will sell them through amazon. it'll be there, just not as soon as you'd like.

    and i get why the poster would like to buy from amazon: free fast shipping, possibly no tax, maybe they have rewards/gift cards etc.
     
  8. Ellethor macrumors newbie

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    Another Country

    the people who lives in another country (my case) need the sell from Amazon to have the experience... My ipod touch, mi iphone, etc were bought in amazon... because is the only way to.. so, the importance of the sell of the ipad mini from Amazon is all to us (the people who live out USA)...:(
     
  9. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    Apple also has a very liberal return policy as well.
     
  10. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    True but if you want to return something to Amazon it's even easier.

    Go to your account, select return item, you are taken to the UPS print your tracking label. You select if you want to drop it off with UPS or have a scheduled UPS pickup all for free. If you select UPS pickup they show up the next day and pickup your item. No phone calls, nothing. It's all done from your computer.

    Once the package is delivered you are refunded your money in full. No Apple question has a nice return policy but Amazon takes it a few steps further. I've used both and Amazon wins hands down at least for me.
     
  11. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    I typically go to the apple store when i want to return an apple product.
     
  12. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    OK and that's a nice feature of their return policy but it's time and gas for me. The nearest Apple stores are over a 100 miles in each direction. If you want to return something via the Apple website you can initiate a return but typically from my experience you need to call them for a prepaid return label.

    Like I said both Apple and Amazon have great return policies but Amazon just makes the process a whole lot easier at least for me.
     
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Amazon sells many vendors products, including apple's:confused:
     
  14. noteple macrumors 65816

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    It's about stock levels, and keeping customers, Amazon customers.

    It hard to get any Apple kit from them when it's new and in short supply.
     
  15. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    They actually do sell a lot of Apple stuff like laptops, and iPod's but Amazon doesn't sell a competing product.
     
  16. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    They carry other tablets but not the iPad. Maybe because that's their main competition.
     
  17. mashinhead thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Actually they do sell regular iPads from what I can see, so the whole competition argument doesn't really hold up. In addition they sell tons of apple laptops accessories etc.

    And i have a gift card, so that saves me some money which is why i want to buy it from there.
     
  18. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    No they don't. You're wrong. Those are vendors selling it through amazon. Amazon doesn't sell it directly so the competition argument is still valid.
     
  19. HarryWarden macrumors 6502a

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    Is the return policy the same for Amazon if you buy a product sold by a vendor that utilizes Amazon for its shipping/distribution?
     
  20. g808 macrumors regular

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    I also wanted to buy one from Amazon since I have a ton of gift cards, but I figure it will be awhile before they have any in stock. I'm not the most patient person, and really want one after playing with the mini at the Apple store. Ordered one for pickup last night!

    Never thought l'd want one, but it's one of those things where you need to experience it first hand. Love the size and the weight is perfect for holding for long periods of time. The iPad is just too heavy for prolonged usage. Glad my eyes aren't as sensitive as most, so the non-retina doesn't bother me. I really like my Nexus 7, so it'll be interesting to see which gets more use at home. Choice is a great problem to have!
     
  21. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    If it was fulfilled by amazon, policy remains the same since amazon will take care of it. If the vendor shipped it on their own, then you would have to contact the vendor directly.
     
  22. doboy macrumors 68020

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    AFAIK, Amazon never sold iPad 1, 2, & 3 THEMSELVES so I wouldn't expect it for the iPad 4 and the mini.
     

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