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Topic # 111181 26-Oct-2012 16:27 Send private message

Has anybody seen discounted iPad 3's to clear out stock before iPad 4 arrives on shelves. I don"t know which to get iPad 2 or 3.
Cost is a factor.


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  Reply # 707025 26-Oct-2012 16:32 Send private message

slliwgd: Has anybody seen discounted iPad 3's to clear out stock before iPad 4 arrives on shelves. I don"t know which to get iPad 2 or 3.
Cost is a factor.


Unlikely you will find a retailer discounting Apple products ( least they incur the wrath of Cupertino)

Try Apple's website and look under refurbished - that's where they tend to liquidate any old stock they need to discount

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  Reply # 707026 26-Oct-2012 16:33 Send private message

slliwgd: Has anybody seen discounted iPad 3's to clear out stock before iPad 4 arrives on shelves. I don"t know which to get iPad 2 or 3.
Cost is a factor.



Apples refurbished website could be the place to look as they are cheaper. There are some online retailers selling ipad 3s cheaper, but not by much. Look at pricespy



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  Reply # 707041 26-Oct-2012 16:53 Send private message

Thanks guys, great replys. I didn't think to check refurbs. A good saving.

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  Reply # 707044 26-Oct-2012 17:04 Send private message

Yes,

I was in Dick Smith today and they are selling the black iPad 3 16GB for $634.00 instead of $725.


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  Reply # 707197 26-Oct-2012 21:31 Send private message

crap, crap, crap, crap, I am soooo close to going to DSE and seeing if they have Ipad3 wi-fi + 3G on run out!




I know a little more than nothing but not much...

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  Reply # 707229 26-Oct-2012 22:58 Send private message

dickytim: crap, crap, crap, crap, I am soooo close to going to DSE and seeing if they have Ipad3 wi-fi + 3G on run out!


They have it for $834 http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/list/thenewipad

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  Reply # 707677 28-Oct-2012 00:03 Send private message

I just picked up a 32GB Wi Fi 3 for $675 on the Apple store in the "refurbished" section. Really the only difference between that and the 4 is the chip and the dock connector so I think it's a good deal. They had every model and colour, from what I could see, which suggests they've popped all their excess stock there to offload it.

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  Reply # 707901 28-Oct-2012 14:04 Send private message

I was in JB Hifi on Friday - I think I saw the iPad3 64GB wifi for about $900

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  Reply # 707914 28-Oct-2012 14:41 Send private message

littleheaven: I just picked up a 32GB Wi Fi 3 for $675 on the Apple store in the "refurbished" section. Really the only difference between that and the 4 is the chip and the dock connector so I think it's a good deal. They had every model and colour, from what I could see, which suggests they've popped all their excess stock there to offload it.


Do they come in new packaging, as if you were buying a brand new one?

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Reply # 707937 28-Oct-2012 15:12 Send private message

And the apple site has refurbished 16gb iPad 3's for $549!

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  Reply # 707943 28-Oct-2012 15:26 Send private message

mattwnz:
littleheaven: I just picked up a 32GB Wi Fi 3 for $675 on the Apple store in the "refurbished" section. Really the only difference between that and the 4 is the chip and the dock connector so I think it's a good deal. They had every model and colour, from what I could see, which suggests they've popped all their excess stock there to offload it.


Do they come in new packaging, as if you were buying a brand new one?


You even get the regular warranty , from the consumer pov they are new

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  Reply # 707973 28-Oct-2012 16:23 Send private message

Yep, you wouldn't know the difference, and in this case most of them are new, I suspect. I got my son a refurbished iPod touch a few years back, and it took a lot of rough handling and kept working just fine.

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  Reply # 708040 28-Oct-2012 18:16 Send private message

gmball: And the apple site has refurbished 16gb iPad 3's for $549!


That's only $85 less than what DSE is selling them for ($634), and the DSE ones are presumably new.
I guess you have to ask yourself whether it's worth an extra $85 to have a new iPad over a refurb.



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  Reply # 708047 28-Oct-2012 18:28 Send private message

da5id:
gmball: And the apple site has refurbished 16gb iPad 3's for $549!


That's only $85 less than what DSE is selling them for ($634), and the DSE ones are presumably new.
I guess you have to ask yourself whether it's worth an extra $85 to have a new iPad over a refurb.




From what I have read, apples refurbs come in a brown box. So if these ones that apple are selling are really refurbished, they too may come in a brown box,. If they were just old stock, I presume they will be in full retail packaging, bit of a gamble I think, especially if you are giving them as a gift. DSE's price is a good one if you want it now and you are guaranteed the retail box. Part of buying an apple device is unwrapping it from the packaging too which is as well designed as the products.

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  Reply # 708104 28-Oct-2012 20:34 Send private message

Just did some Googling and refubs seem to get sent out in a plain white box with just the apple logo. New product comes in the original packaging.

Looks like Dick Smith are selling the 32 WiFi 3 for $764, which is $89 more than I paid. I'm fairly confident I'm getting a new one, surplus stock. Will update Wed/Thur when it arrives.

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