Heads up clue out

Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by Seadog, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Seadog

    Seadog
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,522
    Thanks Received:
    52
    Best Buy is offering $50 off on iPad 2s. This means that they are reducing stock to make room for iPad 3s. Not much doubt that March 7 will be the big announcement.
     
  2. AirPlayit

    AirPlayit
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2012
    Messages:
    107
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Thanks for this
     
  3. freebirdforever

    freebirdforever
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Ninja

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,511
    Thanks Received:
    13
    there have been quite a number of threads on this, best buy has actually deleted the ipad 2 from their system (which is an even bigger clue if you ask me)
     
  4. augustya

    augustya
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2011
    Messages:
    339
    Thanks Received:
    3
    So you guys suggest Best Buy will not slash prices, delete a product unless it has a very strong indication from Apple about iPad-3. But do you think anyone from Apple Sales would be giving this before hand information to Best Buy that please start selling whatever stock is left with you at your best prices maybe even reduced we will soon have something new to offer to the market so you need to catch up there aswell ?
     
  5. ipadder474

    ipadder474
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2011
    Messages:
    255
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Apple controls what prices Best Buy sells their iPad and Mac's for. I don't see another reduction in the iPad2 price.
     
  6. MikesTooLz

    MikesTooLz
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2,361
    Thanks Received:
    19
    The REALLY strange thing is that Meijer, dropped their iPad 2's down to $429 for a day. Thats $70 off, and they have changed the price back since then to $499.

    Apple must be doing some strange stuff allowing them to drop temporarily in hopes of generating the large amount of buzz around the new unreleased products (iPad 3). If that's what they are doing, its working as we are all talking about it.
     
  7. ipadder474

    ipadder474
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2011
    Messages:
    255
    Thanks Received:
    4
    This is a marketing item that many other stores a lot of the online ones do this with high priced cameras. Drop price for a week then back up it go's.
     
  8. Seadog

    Seadog
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,522
    Thanks Received:
    52
    Apple does not follow the traditional paths. They do not let vendors discount unless there is something new coming. Radio Shack has also announced an iPad 2 sale. Meijer has gotten in trouble with Apple before for unauthorized sales, but I suspect they jumped the gun here.
     
  9. Seadog

    Seadog
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,522
    Thanks Received:
    52
    There are several new part numbers that have appeared from Apple that may reflect the new iPads. It appears that there may be 9 models of the iPad and one new AppleTV. Speculation is that the wifi iPad will only be offered in black and the wifi+3G will be offered in both white and black. It is also being stated that the new iPad 3 shell will be less than 1mm thicker than the iPad 2, but not as thick as the original iPad.
     
  10. augustya

    augustya
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2011
    Messages:
    339
    Thanks Received:
    3
    This again puts me in a strange dilemma should I go for the white one or the Black one. The Theory that I have heard is, though white looks elegant and more beautiful a user while using it always has this distinct white borders of the frame in the back of the mind which can create a illusion of the video and image not looking so big despite it is quite big and something obstructing the view. But with Black borders it gels with the Video and Image inside and hence does not give this feeling of something obstructing the view !!

    is it true ? does this really happen ? I also personally think white is beautiful but haven't used any iPad so long that I can say white obstructs my viewing and Black does not !!

    So even I am looking out for an answer should I go for a white iPad-3 or a Black one ??
     
    #10 augustya, Feb 29, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2012

Share This Page