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doclori 11-28-2012 11:33 AM

Back in stock! Refurb iPad 3 wifi 16 GB $379
 
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The Apple Store [apple.com]has refurbished iPad 3 wifi 16 GB in stock for $379

White only at the moment.

ClearanceCloset 11-28-2012 12:02 PM

What do new ones go for?

funkiejack 11-28-2012 12:05 PM

this one was discontinued when the new one came out at $500

liveaslion 11-28-2012 12:22 PM

Can we use $45 off $300 code for this? Because the code required to be used only by calling at 1-800-MY-APPLE......

fangtl 11-28-2012 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by liveaslion (Post 55452876)
Can we use $45 off $300 code for this? Because the code required to be used only by calling at 1-800-MY-APPLE......

doesn't that code state exclude ipad?

didadi 11-28-2012 12:27 PM

which code are we talking about? can I have one pls

bluestreak76 11-28-2012 12:27 PM

There was some in stock monday. I grabbed another one. They don't stay in stock long.

ultratumba 11-28-2012 12:32 PM

This is still a very good product, even compared to the newer one.

germinator 11-28-2012 12:33 PM

With all the Safari crashing I've experienced, I wouldn't touch another iPad. And Apple won't help out all.

Just google "Ipad Safari crash" and read the horror stories.

beuell 11-28-2012 12:34 PM

been waiting to see this again for 4 or 5 days. Been refreshing every few hours and first time im seeing it back. Grabbed one quick. last time i saw it they were gone by the time i put in my credit card info. Going to return the used cowboom one for 350 when it arrives now. Good luck all.

jcswigga 11-28-2012 12:34 PM

Best deal of the season was early on Thanksgiving morning when Best Buy had a surprise sale and offered brand NEW iPad2's (16GB+WIFI) for $339.99. That's $60 off of retail with free shipping. Came to right around $360 with tax and they arrived within 3 days. My wife and I both bought one and were happy to be able to purchase new as opposed to refurbished. I haven't seen anything near as good as that deal and that's counting actual Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If I didn't get one at this point I'd continue waiting. The closer to Christmas we get the better the sales will be.

tmoney468 11-28-2012 12:36 PM

^I would gladly pay more for an iPad 3 and the Retina screen than a brand new iPad 2 without

1fortheteam 11-28-2012 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jcswigga (Post 55453330)
Best deal of the season was early on Thanksgiving morning when Best Buy had a surprise sale and offered brand NEW iPad2's (16GB+WIFI) for $339.99. That's $60 off of retail with free shipping. Came to right around $360 with tax and they arrived within 3 days. My wife and I both bought one and were happy to be able to purchase new as opposed to refurbished. I haven't seen anything near as good as that deal and that's counting actual Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If I didn't get one at this point I'd continue waiting. The closer to Christmas we get the better the sales will be.


With Apple there is absolutely no diff in new vs refurb.

RealDealNeil 11-28-2012 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jcswigga (Post 55453330)
Best deal of the season was early on Thanksgiving morning when Best Buy had a surprise sale and offered brand NEW iPad2's (16GB+WIFI) for $339.99. That's $60 off of retail with free shipping. Came to right around $360 with tax and they arrived within 3 days. My wife and I both bought one and were happy to be able to purchase new as opposed to refurbished. I haven't seen anything near as good as that deal and that's counting actual Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If I didn't get one at this point I'd continue waiting. The closer to Christmas we get the better the sales will be.

The best deal was Walmart's $399 w/ $75 gift card (if you can use the gift card).

jcswigga 11-28-2012 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by laphroaigh (Post 55453422)
With Apple there is absolutely no diff in new vs refurb.

That's what EVERYONE says but bottom line is, if you are paying the same price why would you want a refurbished one over a new one? The definition of refurbished is something that had a problem with it and has been fixed. It has also been used by someone else's hands. Call me crazy but I will take the never before used and never before broken iPad EVERY single time.

Pantalaimon 11-28-2012 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by funkiejack (Post 55452146)
this one was discontinued when the new one came out at $500

i thought this is the new one, no?

jcswigga 11-28-2012 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RealDealNeil (Post 55453468)
The best deal was Walmart's $399 w/ $75 gift card (if you can use the gift card).

I guess but I like paying the cheapest amount and didn't want to pay full retail just to get a gift card to the grimiest store in all of North America. I'll take my $339.99 price tag and go shopping at Target thank you very much!

kiara2425 11-28-2012 12:40 PM

We bought the refurb 3 after the 4 was announced for this price and I am VERY pleased with the purchase. Its cheaper than a new 2, and is basically new.. it looked brand new. Came quickly, has the same apple warranty.. if you are planning to get one, I'd get this one. Best price you'll find for a long time.

1fortheteam 11-28-2012 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jcswigga (Post 55453498)
That's what EVERYONE says but bottom line is, if you are paying the same price why would you want a refurbished one over a new one? The definition of refurbished is something that had a problem with it and has been fixed. It has also been used by someone else's hands. Call me crazy but I will take the never before used and never before broken iPad EVERY single time.


Because its NOT the same price. ....its $320+tax for the refurb

jdmgreg 11-28-2012 12:44 PM

I bought a new ipad 2 for my dad during the BF sales. After seeing this, I'm gonna wait and see if i can get a black refurb ipad3 when it becomes available again.

If i do get a refurb, is it likely to come with scuff marks and minor scratches?

nycdude 11-28-2012 12:44 PM

Good price on this product.

Just seem so hard to justify spending $400+ including tax for a tablet. :(

Point is moot. It's OOS.

jcswigga 11-28-2012 12:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by laphroaigh (Post 55453570)
Because its NOT the same price. ....its $320+tax for the refurb

I understand this. I'm just saying that for an insignificant amount of money (in this case $19) I would rather have the brand new tablet over the refurbished.

masterv1234 11-28-2012 12:47 PM

thanks in for 1

beuell 11-28-2012 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdmgreg (Post 55453742)
I bought a new ipad 2 for my dad during the BF sales. After seeing this, I'm gonna wait and see if i can get a black refurb ipad3 when it becomes available again.

If i do get a refurb, is it likely to come with scuff marks and minor scratches?

my understanding is they replace shell and battery with all apple refurbs

anjoga 11-28-2012 12:49 PM

Kept refreshing the page and got one. Thanks op!

golfgal 11-28-2012 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by liveaslion (Post 55452876)
Can we use $45 off $300 code for this? Because the code required to be used only by calling at 1-800-MY-APPLE......


WHAT CODE?

If you know the code put it in your post! Unless of course it's a SECRET CODE. :-)

bugelrex 11-28-2012 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdmgreg (Post 55453742)

If i do get a refurb, is it likely to come with scuff marks and minor scratches?

Apple replaces the front and back, there is no difference externally (besides the box) from a brand new one. Same warranty too

gsumax 11-28-2012 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fangtl (Post 55452958)
doesn't that code state exclude ipad?

yes, and it still worked on them for a few weeks but apple caught on. I think the days of $45 off or free smart covers are over.

Quote:

Originally Posted by jcswigga (Post 55453330)
Best deal of the season was early on Thanksgiving morning when Best Buy had a surprise sale and offered brand NEW iPad2's (16GB+WIFI) for $339.99. That's $60 off of retail with free shipping. Came to right around $360 with tax and they arrived within 3 days. My wife and I both bought one and were happy to be able to purchase new as opposed to refurbished. I haven't seen anything near as good as that deal and that's counting actual Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If I didn't get one at this point I'd continue waiting. The closer to Christmas we get the better the sales will be.


umm, your ipad two has a 1024x768 screen resolution compared to the 2048x1536 retina of the 3.

Id happily pay $50 more for a faster processor and retina, even if it is "refurbished"

hades321 11-28-2012 12:52 PM

If you are looking for white - Its in stock and has been for the past hour, select the radio button for white

beuell 11-28-2012 12:54 PM

inventory gone

weaseltraps 11-28-2012 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by beuell (Post 55453940)
my understanding is they replace shell and battery with all apple refurbs

Yup, new externals. Rumor is that a lot of these iPad 3's are brand new stock left over since the iPad 4/ New iPad launched so soon after iPad 3 did.

In the past when I ordered an Apple refurb it shipped from the USA. I ordered one of these a couple weeks ago and it shipped from China. I find it hard to believe that Apple would ship returned units back to China from around the world only to send them back to the US from the refurb store but who knows.

FWIW, I returned my iPad3 immediately after it arrived (though I was very tempted to open the box). I got one of the Best Buy iPad 4 online on Thanksgiving for a net of about $415 after $60 discount and Discover cash back. For me, it just made sense to upgrade to A6 for $35 more. I originally wanted the iPad 3 b/c of all the 30 pin dock connector stuff I have but with the knock off lightning connectors and cables dropping in price I decided I could live with the new connector.

ClearanceCloset 11-28-2012 12:56 PM

I just bought an Ipad 3 & wifi refurbed for 379.00 with my discover which gave me 5% off for an online purchase and additional 5% of because apple store is one of their retailers. So 341.40 + tax and free ship.

My first apple purchase, hope its a good one.

paroxysm8 11-28-2012 12:57 PM

All of my Apple products, besides my iPhone, are Apple refurbs. I have a >4 year old MacBook that runs as good as the day I bought her and it was an Apple refurb. Typically a refurb goes through more testing than a new product, yet it carries the same warranty. There is literally no physical difference between an Apple refurb and a new one. Save money and always buy refurb direct from Apple...this is Slickdeals, is it not?

Even the packaging is new if you're considering gifting it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by jcswigga (Post 55453498)
That's what EVERYONE says but bottom line is, if you are paying the same price why would you want a refurbished one over a new one? The definition of refurbished is something that had a problem with it and has been fixed. It has also been used by someone else's hands. Call me crazy but I will take the never before used and never before broken iPad EVERY single time.


trojanvirus 11-28-2012 12:57 PM

It's gone

bugelrex 11-28-2012 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weaseltraps (Post 55454152)
Yup, new externals. Rumor is that a lot of these iPad 3's are brand new stock left over since the iPad 4/ New iPad launched so soon after iPad 3 did.

In the past when I ordered an Apple refurb it shipped from the USA. I ordered one of these a couple weeks ago and it shipped from China. I find it hard to believe that Apple would ship returned units back to China from around the world only to send them back to the US from the refurb store but who knows.

Refurbs have always shipped from China. Some ppl had reported receiving units with "DL" (non refurb) serial code instead of "DK" (refurbished).

Unless you get a "DL" there is no way to know if apple just changed the serial on the software or it was indeed 'refurbished"

kim1982 11-28-2012 12:58 PM

Wonder how much the refurb, Ipad 2's go for? My kids got acer tablets, but would prefer I pads.

CaberMJ 11-28-2012 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by kim1982 (Post 55454280)
Wonder how much the refurb, Ipad 2's go for? My kids got acer tablets, but would prefer I pads.

$319 when in stock

jdmgreg 11-28-2012 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bugelrex (Post 55453978)
Apple replaces the front and back, there is no difference externally (besides the box) from a brand new one. Same warranty too

Quote:

Originally Posted by beuell (Post 55453940)
my understanding is they replace shell and battery with all apple refurbs

Thanks. This seems like the much better way to go imo.

archerbro 11-28-2012 01:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by germinator (Post 55453300)
With all the Safari crashing I've experienced, I wouldn't touch another iPad. And Apple won't help out all.

Just google "Ipad Safari crash" and read the horror stories.

your first problem was getting an ipad in the first place.

mnmshop 11-28-2012 01:05 PM

White says "Add to cart" but then cart says "no ietms in cart" ...whats up with that???

mnmshop 11-28-2012 01:11 PM

Just called apple and the girl claims this has been OOS for 2 weeks- telling me its impossible that it says "Add to cart" I'm telling her the WHITE does say Available to ship 1-3 days... she's telling me as we speak that no one has been able to buy that for 2 weeks

mnmshop 11-28-2012 01:15 PM

Did anyone from this thread actually checkout and purchase one of these? Since apple is telling me that its "impossible" since theyve been OOS for 2 weeks???

bugelrex 11-28-2012 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mnmshop (Post 55454762)
Just called apple and the girl claims this has been OOS for 2 weeks- telling me its impossible that it says "Add to cart" I'm telling her the WHITE does say Available to ship 1-3 days... she's telling me as we speak that no one has been able to buy that for 2 weeks

stock has been sporatic, I bought a white 16Gb 2 days ago but the window is very short (20-30 mins a day?). I would try again around the same time for the next few days

anjoga 11-28-2012 01:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mnmshop (Post 55454932)
Did anyone from this thread actually checkout and purchase one of these? Since apple is telling me that its "impossible" since theyve been OOS for 2 weeks???


Yes, I was able to check out and purchase one.

mmancini 11-28-2012 01:21 PM

16GB is DEAD

They have Refurbished iPad with Wi-Fi 64GB - White (3rd generation) only in stock $549.00

fangtl 11-28-2012 01:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdmgreg (Post 55454460)
Thanks. This seems like the much better way to go imo.

I'd def get the refurb if it's for myself but if it's a gift then I'd get retail. Plus, I am fairly confident BB will rerun some sort of 4th gen promo again.

jdmgreg 11-28-2012 01:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fangtl (Post 55455254)
I'd def get the refurb if it's for myself but if it's a gift then I'd get retail. Plus, I am fairly confident BB will rerun some sort of 4th gen promo again.

Yeah i can understand where you're coming from. But is it only because of the packaging? I could easily put a bow on the actual ipad itself and i doubt anyone would ever notice.

doclori 11-28-2012 01:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mnmshop (Post 55454932)
Did anyone from this thread actually checkout and purchase one of these? Since apple is telling me that its "impossible" since theyve been OOS for 2 weeks???

I did before I posted it to SD.

decemberohtwo 11-28-2012 01:52 PM

damn! i missed out on this one, are there any trackers out there for this?

ba48 11-28-2012 02:59 PM

B&H has new ipad3 for $425. If you are not living in NY, it is not that much different than refurbished from apple when tax included. You also get one additional year of warranty from credit card. AMEX excludes refurbs from the extended warranty as far as I know.

golfgal 11-28-2012 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ba48 (Post 55458904)
B&H has new ipad3 for $425. If you are not living in NY, it is not that much different than refurbished from apple when tax included. You also get one additional year of warranty from credit card. AMEX excludes refurbs from the extended warranty as far as I know.

"This item is not available for purchase online. Please call us at 800.606.6969, or visit our NY Superstore."

What does this actually MEAN - B&M only? Or can you order by phone?

ba48 11-28-2012 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by golfgal (Post 55462300)
"This item is not available for purchase online. Please call us at 800.606.6969, or visit our NY Superstore."

What does this actually MEAN - B&M only? Or can you order by phone?

Can call and order

ClearanceCloset 11-28-2012 06:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mnmshop (Post 55454932)
Did anyone from this thread actually checkout and purchase one of these? Since apple is telling me that its "impossible" since theyve been OOS for 2 weeks???


I bought 1 today, and got an invoice and tracking number. It was a white Ipad 3rd gen 16 gb refurbed. 379.00

socnfoot 11-28-2012 08:47 PM

I have been watching and deciding if I wanted an iPad. I missed all the Black friday deals because I thought an ipad 3 was best deal. I finally bought on last night on Ebay from what i have researched is an Apple refurbished store on ebay. I got the Ipad 3 32gb for $469 shipped. To me this was great since going through Apple.com adds sales tax and the ebay store did not charge me sales tax. I also was able to get exactly what I wanted and did not miss out on the quick sell out on Apple.com. Anyone else buy from the Apple refurb store on ebay? The seller name is refurbished_outlet.

Coolmomtx 11-29-2012 08:03 AM

As far as I know, that is apple store that was recently opened on ebay to sell refurbished products. Problem is that it charges sales tax for texas.

Quote:

Originally Posted by socnfoot (Post 55471680)
I have been watching and deciding if I wanted an iPad. I missed all the Black friday deals because I thought an ipad 3 was best deal. I finally bought on last night on Ebay from what i have researched is an Apple refurbished store on ebay. I got the Ipad 3 32gb for $469 shipped. To me this was great since going through Apple.com adds sales tax and the ebay store did not charge me sales tax. I also was able to get exactly what I wanted and did not miss out on the quick sell out on Apple.com. Anyone else buy from the Apple refurb store on ebay? The seller name is refurbished_outlet.


BaileyBear 11-29-2012 10:49 AM

They are back in stock as of 12:45pm CT. Just got one.


Also ( http://store.apple.com/us/browse/...deals/ipad )
iPad 2 16GB Wi-fi for $319
iPad 2 with Wi-Fi+3G 16GB - Black - AT&T (2nd generation) $399
iPad 2 with Wi-Fi 32GB - Black (2nd generation) $399
iPad with Wi-Fi 32GB - White OR Black (3rd generation) $469

and more...

ClearanceCloset 11-29-2012 07:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ClearanceCloset (Post 55454216)
I just bought an Ipad 3 & wifi refurbed for 379.00 with my discover which gave me 5% off for an online purchase and additional 5% of because apple store is one of their retailers. So 341.40 + tax and free ship.

My first apple purchase, hope its a good one.


Well just got a cancellation notice from Apple. First they said I needed to contact my bank. I immediately called and everything was approved and authorized. I called Apple back and then they said it was cancelled internally. THEY COULD NOT GIVE ME A REASON WHY. I spent over 1 hour on the phone and the representative RYAN customer ID 46064
said there was nothing that could be done to rectify the situation.

Well, this being my first Apple product purchase, I am totally displeased. Since it was a refurbished item I am basically SOL.

If anyone has an email address of a top executive or other management personnel it would be greatly appreciated.

thanks

microbug 11-29-2012 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by decemberohtwo (Post 55456500)
damn! i missed out on this one, are there any trackers out there for this?

use this tracker http://refrb.com

jdmgreg 11-30-2012 08:53 AM

Back in stock. Better hurry!

phorty89 11-30-2012 10:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ClearanceCloset (Post 55454216)
I just bought an Ipad 3 & wifi refurbed for 379.00 with my discover which gave me 5% off for an online purchase and additional 5% of because apple store is one of their retailers. So 341.40 + tax and free ship.

How did you pull this off? I get the 5% cashback but what is the other 5%?

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdmgreg (Post 55528042)
Back in stock. Better hurry!

Yup, I see the black in in stock....

mnmshop 11-30-2012 10:22 AM

Ah! Finally got one. When i started to read this thread, I clicked on the link and sure enough it was OOS. But after posting my comment above, I went back and kept hitting refresh and FINALLY - behold it was avail! ipad 3rd gen - 16 GB . =)

brokeandfamous 12-02-2012 09:26 AM

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Originally Posted by jcswigga (Post 55453498)
That's what EVERYONE says but bottom line is, if you are paying the same price why would you want a refurbished one over a new one? The definition of refurbished is something that had a problem with it and has been fixed. It has also been used by someone else's hands. Call me crazy but I will take the never before used and never before broken iPad EVERY single time.

going to call you crazy because apple refurbs have a brand new screen and casing and 1 year warranty

travfar 12-02-2012 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by brokeandfamous (Post 55594158)
going to call you crazy because apple refurbs have a brand new screen and casing and 1 year warranty

Apple refurbs do not have a brand new screen. Considering that the screen is probably the most expensive thing on this, that would be cost effectively.

brokeandfamous 12-02-2012 10:02 AM

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Originally Posted by travfar (Post 55595034)
Apple refurbs do not have a brand new screen. Considering that the screen is probably the most expensive thing on this, that would be cost effectively.

my bad meant to say battery and casing

peterlai 12-03-2012 08:53 AM

Back in stock now

rmcv123 12-04-2012 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by peterlai (Post 55626312)
Back in stock now

anyone know if this batch of refur comes with ios 5.1.1?

olddirtybaird 12-19-2012 11:03 AM

black and white 16gb back in stock. ordered a white one today :)


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