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#111817 15-Nov-2012 20:06
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I'm looking to buy a new iPad  (not mini).  I know the price of these are strongly controlled by Apple, but does anyone know if the prices are likely to come down over the Christmas period?  Or does Apple just... not do that?

Alternatively, if any geekzoners have one to sell I'm interested.

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  #717918 15-Nov-2012 20:36
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GeoffisPure: I'm looking to buy a new iPad  (not mini).  I know the price of these are strongly controlled by Apple, but does anyone know if the prices are likely to come down over the Christmas period?  Or does Apple just... not do that?

Alternatively, if any geekzoners have one to sell I'm interested.


If you can find a 3 (which was called 'the new ipad') some retailers were selling them for around the ipad 2 price, and they were teh same screen res as the ipad 4. I doubt there will be any sales on them at christmas, as they are in demand and I haven't seen apple devices cheaper in the sales.

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  #717954 15-Nov-2012 21:17
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The prices for retail models remain static until a new version comes out. The only deals that may come along are in the form of interest free financing from the likes of Harvey Norman....most of the time they exclude apple products but once or twice a year they include them.

Other than that you can try the refurb store on the Apple Online store. They sell fully refurbished and tested products at a discount with standard warranties included.

 
 
 
 


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  #717994 15-Nov-2012 22:05
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In recent years the NZ Apple store online has had black friday sales. From memory their discounts aren't huge, but they're about as good as you're going to get on an Apple product.

It might be worth waiting to see what they have to offer.

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  #718001 15-Nov-2012 22:18
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Good point, that'll be November 23 in the states so Nov 24 over here.

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  #718048 16-Nov-2012 07:01
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as stated above virtually the only way to get a cheap Ipad is to go refurbished and at the moment there are only Ipad3 available.

http://store.apple.com/nz/browse/home/specialdeals/ipad

Quite a good buy really, some advantages of a refurb is that every unit is quality checked, has a new screen, back and battery, so is as good as a new device.

http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/dsnz/navigation/navigation_results.jsp?params=omitxmldecl%3Dyes%26fh_refview%3Dlister%26fh_reffacet%3Dspecpcprocessor%26fh_refpath%3Dfacet_61%26fh_location%3D%252f%252fcatalog01%252fen_AU%252fcategories%253c%257bcatalog01_2534374302028227%257d%252fcategories%253c%257bcatalog01_2534374302028227_2534374302028245%257d%252fcategories%253c%257bcatalog01_2534374302028227_2534374302028245_2534374302028246%257d%252fspecpcprocessor%253dDual%255cu002dcore%255cu0020Apple%255cu0020A5X%26fh_eds%3D%25c3%259f&reset=false

Dick Smith also seem to have some available still at a discount price, albeit slightly more than the Apple Stores refurb units, but the DSE ones are new.

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