The 16gb iPad 3 has been long out of production. Finding a new iPad 3 in the NYC area is next to none. Finding a refurbished iPad 3 is not that hard. However do note that the best refurbished merchant, at least reputation wise is going to be Apple (I have had a sour experience but the web praises Apple refurbs).
Can I ask you why you would like only the iPad 3 in 16GB? Technical issues (I stayed with the 3 since thats the last one with the 30 pin, which I had absolutely everything accessory wise). Plus I have analog compatibility.
If the only thing is price, I guarantee that the price will drop for the 4.
To take the stress off you from searching profusely (I know I have been here before) set up SD alerts for the iPad 3 only (if thats what you only want), but also set up for alll iPads. You never know when these things come up.
I set up a thread at deal talk labeled Perpetual iPad deals. I try to update it with all new deals when possible so check it out.
If u are interested in jailbreaking on iOS6 then best option is CraigList bc if u buy it new then its on 5.1.1 and upgrading puts u on 6.1.3 which is not jailbreakable (bought new Ipad 3 last night and found this out sigh); find an Ipad 3 with 6.1.2 or lower
OP good reason. We all like a good deal and value. I would wait some more, and see if you can get in on some special sale on the 4s. Your not gonna get much deal wise on the 3 anymore. Not in stock in NYC at least. I would also keep my eyes peeled for other bigger versions of the 3. Those may randomly price drop. Yes you would pay more, but your getting a better product.
Theres always apple refurbished which offers some good deals!
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