on Oct 24th I ordered a refurbished IPad 3 at the Apple site for $379. It is coming from China, so there is a good chance it may even be an new, unsold IPad3. Can't believe other sites are still asking $499 for the 16gb version. When will the prices drop?
Comet is the best place at the mo!!
Perhaps not a financial Advantage but if bought from John Lewis in the UK it comes with a two year warranty, and their sales service is second to none
Very interesting Thomasp, I have just started using John Lewis. I will have a scout around in future as it is just that bit nearer than the Apple store.
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Refurbished iPad - Apple Certified, 1-Year Warranty - Apple Store (U.S.)
Refurbished, but almost brand-new. They replace back cover, screen, and battery.
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Hmmm though. I did come up with this one at Walmart, where the better prices would be assumed. They want $399 for a refurb, (not new) white 16GB Wifi only which is actually $20 more than the Apple Store refurb. They also are out of stock as of this writing. And it seemed to be the best price I could find overall. So my thinking is that a refurb at the Apple Store might just in fact be the best deal and the Apple Store of course does not sell the 3 brand new anyway.
Purchase the New iPad, 16GB for less at Walmart.com. Save money. Live better.
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