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Apple deepens price cuts on refurbished iPads

updated 12:30 pm EST, Wed December 8, 2010

$100 off 32, 64GB Wi-Fi models

Apple has further lowered some prices on refurbished iPads. Classified as a "special limited time" offer, the deal also applies only to Wi-Fi models, not ones with 3G. A 16GB Wi-Fi tablet is now $429, for instance, $20 less than the usual refurbished cost. The greatest discounts apply to 32 and 64GB iPads, which are each $100 less than retail at $499 and $599.

As is standard, each iPad comes with a one-year warranty, and a new battery and outer shell. Apple has not indicated how long the new prices will last, however. The deal is likely meant to spur holiday sales, and so could expire shortly after Christmas or New Year's. A second-generation iPad is expected to ship in April.






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  1. wrenchy

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -9

    Forgot to put in the title


    "To Fend off Competing Tablets..."

    or

    "To Fight off iPad Competitors"

    What's wrong macnn editors? Dramatize the headings a bit more.

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    not bad discounts

    but I'm waiting for April. I want the camera plus multitasking.

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    hey wrenchy

    elsewhere on this site there's a story about how some Chinese were caught smuggling dozens of iPads into China.

    I think the last time anyone tried to smuggle one of those craptastic knock-offs of an Apple product, it was the kid everyone in school picks on, he was trying to smuggle his Galaxy Tab into class so nobody would see it.

  1. FireWire

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +5

    not bad but...

    we need to go deeper!!

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    what?

    Spur holiday sales? Its the iPad. What spurring does one need?

  1. telem

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    Many Thanks

    Just ordered one -- would not have known about this if not for your news item.

    BTW, the latest version of the iOS will multi-task.

  1. chas_m

    Moderator

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    I have to say

    that where I live, every place there's a Galaxy Tab display, they use a plastic "fake screen" cover and hide the pricetag. Why?

    Because there's a working iPad on display right next to it.

    I wanted to see the Tab in action, but was told that display models can't be fired up. Then I asked about the price. Then I asked them, "why would I pay more for a smaller screen that I can't kick the tires of before buying when there's a functional iPad I can test right next to it?"

    I can see a niche for the Tab, but iPad killer? Not at this point, and particularly not in the way its being marketed right now.

  1. Jonathan-Tanya

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    there's a tablet for that

    the Galaxy tab is not an iPad killer - it is overpriced.

    But, my local Toys-R-Us had 2 different $199 priced Android Tablets.
    The color nook is $249.

    There isn't any particular great Android tablet this year - but the avalanche has begun. By this time next year a few of those players will have managed to hit the sweet spot.

    Whether Samsung is one of them, remains to be seen - but hardware wise, the Galaxy Tab is a nice device - it's just overpriced. I'd think samsung, as maker of many of the components, is well positioned, more than most to drop the price.

    Right now, I expect they feel they don't have too - might as well take profits this Christmas, they'll drop the price when competition from other Anrdoid makers forces them to respond.

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