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  • Apple Expands Discounts on Refurbished iPads



    Apple is slashing prices yet again on its refurbished Wi-Fi iPads, taking the entry-level 16GB tablet down to $429 while the 32GB tumbles to $499. These "special" and for a "limited time" only prices apply strictly to refurbished iPads, meaning second-time-around models. They do, however, come with a new battery, new shell, and a full one-year warranty. The USB cable and power adapter are there, as is Apple's offer to provide free shipping.

    Apple launched its refurbished iPad discount program earlier this fall, with the first wave of price-cuts bringing a $50 discount across all three Wi-Fi models. 3G iPads are also now available at refurbished prices ($50 off). The best deals are reserved for the Wi-Fi only models. The refurbished Wi-Fi 32GB iPad, for example, runs $499, a full $100 savings over a brand new iPad of the same make and model.

    While some prospective buyers balk at products lumped into Apple's refurbished catalog, the iPads put back into circulation for re-sale have been "tested and certified" by Apple. Given how few complaints are logged by customers who have pulled the trigger on a refurbished iPad, it seems Apple has experienced decent success with the program - as evidenced by Apple's expansion of the program and accompanying discounts.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Expands Discounts on Refurbished iPads started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 18 Comments
    1. plumoso's Avatar
      plumoso -
      Nice,,, I can wait any more 4 iPad 2 I just going to get me one now
    1. gametyme50's Avatar
      gametyme50 -
      Quote Originally Posted by plumoso View Post
      Nice,,, I can wait any more 4 iPad 2 I just going to get me one now
      I may need to Jump on this tonight
    1. lild7hina's Avatar
      lild7hina -
      so tempting but must wait for iPad 2 haha... only if they had the wifi+3g models for better discount
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Damn you Apple for lowering the resale value of my iPad once again!
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
      Damn you Apple for lowering the resale value of my iPad once again!
      I totally agree! I was going to commect the exact same thing. I'll be lucky to get $350 for my 16GB WIFI if I decide to upgrade.
    1. candypaint's Avatar
      candypaint -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      I totally agree! I was going to commect the exact same thing. I'll be lucky to get $350 for my 16GB WIFI if I decide to upgrade.
      Thats the going price on Craigslist for iPads of the same model. I've looked into it and almost bought one. $350-$450 are the prices I have found for 16GB WiFi.

      I'm waiting to see what I get for Christmas before I actually buy one.
    1. Tech guy's Avatar
      Tech guy -
      I'm waiting for the iPad 2 to come out and I'm getting it. hope it has FaceTime have a merry Christmas and a happy new year . Thanks
    1. kawasabi's Avatar
      kawasabi -
      Doe it have the WiFis?
    1. Carlosreef's Avatar
      Carlosreef -
      I got a refurbished iPad late last month. Today I called Apple (800-MY-APPLE) and told them that since they had lowered the price within 30 days of my purchase, I should get the price difference. Not only did they give me the $20 bucks back, they also gave me an extra $20 bucks for "inconvenience this has caused me".

      Got the iPad for $409! Pretty sweet!
    1. amorod's Avatar
      amorod -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      I totally agree! I was going to commect the exact same thing. I'll be lucky to get $350 for my 16GB WIFI if I decide to upgrade.
      Jaja! Good for me! Maybe I can buy one now for 350. If I'm lucky.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      I totally agree! I was going to commect the exact same thing. I'll be lucky to get $350 for my 16GB WIFI if I decide to upgrade.
      Luckily people on craigslist are generally stupid and will pay close to new retail prices
    1. mrrippey's Avatar
      mrrippey -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Luckily people on craigslist are generally stupid and will pay close to new retail prices
      $350 is a reasonable price on craigslist. Up here in NJ/NY these jokers are still trying to get $450 for 16GB Wifi. Funny.

      I'll get a 16GB Wifi for $350 or so and when iPad 2 comes out, I'll give this one to the kids and it will be an upgrade fro their iPod Touch.

      Rippey
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      ^ Yeah why is that? lol
    1. gerb45's Avatar
      gerb45 -
      Not bad but the 3G is they way to go so hopefully they will drop in price too!
    1. candypaint's Avatar
      candypaint -
      Quote Originally Posted by gerb45 View Post
      Not bad but the 3G is they way to go so hopefully they will drop in price too!
      I'd stick with a WiFi version and rely on MyWi on the iPhone.
    1. billmilo's Avatar
      billmilo -
      needs moar discount
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
      Damn you Apple for lowering the resale value of my iPad once again!
      +1, i want at least half for my current one, dont know how well that going to go
    1. dq13's Avatar
      dq13 -
      perfect timing... My wife wanted one for x-mas, but I didn't feel like spending 600 bucks on her gift so I just placed the order for one ipad wifi (we have wifi everywhere we go or tether), she doesn't care for the new model coming up...