How can I save on ipad?

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    Hi, I am extensive user of Ipad 2 and not 3 but still consider them too expensive. Have tried to search for any bargains including a various price comparison sites such as BeatThatQuote.com, OfferBoffin.co.uk, Quitco, Amazon but could not find anything cheaper then on official apple site. Any suggestion? Thanks, Gemma
     
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    There are some sites out there selling refurbished IPADS, but if you are looking for new I believe Apple is setting the price structure.
     
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    Agreed, other than independent sales if used iPads, everybody sells at the official price. Any sales are authorized by Apple.
     
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    Do you have BestBuy in the UK? You can sometimes get an effective discount in the form of a BB gift voucher from them.

    Just had a quick look at the UK Apple Store. No wonder it looks expensive. An iPad that costs $500 in Canada costs $636 in the UK at the present exchange rate. Wow.

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    I try to buy all my electronic goodies from best buy. For every x dollars I spent. I get some y dollars back to spent on new purchases. For example, when I bought my mini LTE, I had $60 worth of credits to apply. Plus, the purchase will earn me new credits that I can use on the next thing.

    I will say that best buy used to suck so bad that I had to quit shopping there.....but when the iPads would come out I forced myself to return. The experience there has improved greatly. I still stay out of there most of the time. :)
     
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    Best Buy UK officially ceased trading in January after failing to make a profit from any of its 11 stores - some of which had only been open for six months. Main reason was crazy-high prices - even their 'closing down sale' prices were significantly higher than Amazon.

    FWIW, UK prices on the Apple store include VAT @20%, so if you take that out of the equation then do the price conversion it usually works out with UK prices around 8% higher than in e.g. the US - it just costs a bit more to do business here, I guess.

    HTH Pete
     
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    I believe Apple keeps retailers on a short leash when it comes to pricing its products. I did a lot of price scouting before I purchased my iPad and prices where pretty much the same everywhere (not even online sellers were cheaper). I ended up getting it at a local store (Media Markt) on its VAT-free day.
     
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    Stores like Best Buy can get around the Apple pricing rules when having a sale, by giving out free gift cards with the purchase, to be applied against other purchases in the store.
     
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    If you use BB correctly, they can save you money. Also, I have a 60-day return period there.

    It all started when I bought a $1700 laptop from them for work....I got to become a platinum rewards member (I think that's what it's called).
     

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