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Are you getting an iPad Air?

Old 11-01-13, 06:57 AM
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Re: Are you getting an iPad Air?

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My iPad is my most used device, by far. I'd love to have the new one mainly for the space upgrade to 128, but I'm in no rush. Perhaps if I find someone to buy one of our current iPad 3s I'll upgrade immediately, otherwise I'll wait for a good sale.
You can get $312 in credit for a "like new" ipad 3 16GB at Gamestop if you buy a used game (like link's crossbow training, which costs $.49). Gamestop sells amazon gift cards. You might be able to get a little more than that via craigslist, but probably not much more and Gamestop is a lot less hassle.

You can trade a gen 4 16GB for $409.50 in like new condition with that same bonus.
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Re: Are you getting an iPad Air?

Indecently, gamestop is also currently running a sale on all their used tablets. If you can find a Scratch and Scuff model Ipad 4 16GB, it would be $291 before taxes. There is a power up rewards mystery coupon (if you are a power up rewards member) that costs 500 points and is 25% off any used purchase (includes ipads). With that coupon, a scratch and scuff ipad 4 16 GB would cost $218 + tax. I found one that had a flawless screen and only light scuffing on the back.
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Re: Are you getting an iPad Air?

I need to research these TMO deals.

I have an iPad Mini and love it. LOVE IT. But the Air is very tempting as is the new retina Mini.

Hmmm......
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Re: Are you getting an iPad Air?

Went to Best Buy this morning at 9am to avoid waiting in line and was able to snag a 64GB Space Grey model. At work right now so I haven't gotten a chance to take it out of the box yet and try it out.
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Re: Are you getting an iPad Air?

I looked at T-Mobile and unless I'm missing something, it looks like they're only selling the 16GB and 32GB models. Considering my 64GB is almost full, that kills the deal for me.
Old 11-01-13, 04:46 PM
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Re: Are you getting an iPad Air?

Pretty easy to get. Ordered for in-store pickup while on the bus this morning, just picked it up at 2pm.

64 GB Space Gray. I have the white phone, but I like the black face on the iPad for the tv watching etc etc.

It's very nice - It has an amazingly smaller form factor - in that it feels a lot smaller but it's not. and of course it's light as all get out
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Re: Are you getting an iPad Air?

Originally Posted by Supermallet View Post
I looked at T-Mobile and unless I'm missing something, it looks like they're only selling the 16GB and 32GB models. Considering my 64GB is almost full, that kills the deal for me.
Why not just get the Verizon 128gb or 64gb version? It supports tmobile 4g and 4GLTE bands.
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Re: Are you getting an iPad Air?

Because T-Mobile is offering no-interest financing. The issue isn't the 64/128gb models don't exist, the issue is that T-Mobile isn't selling them directly.
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Re: Are you getting an iPad Air?

be aware that the no-interest financing has a catch if you are not a T-Mobile customer already and are planning on using it for the Free 200 MB a month. It will cost $10 a month extra. I ended up just buying the 128GB T-Mobile from apple using the 12 month no interest instead. If you are not a voice customer, you must buy the unit outright or it's another $120/yr, which sort of defeated the purpose to me since my iphone is with ATT. I figured 200MB is enough for basic browsing/e-mail. If I actually needed to stream Netflix or something over 4g, I could just tether it
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Re: Are you getting an iPad Air?

I am already a T-Mo customer.
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Re: Are you getting an iPad Air?

Originally Posted by Supermallet View Post
Because T-Mobile is offering no-interest financing. The issue isn't the 64/128gb models don't exist, the issue is that T-Mobile isn't selling them directly.
Ah I see, what about buying at best buy? Using their card, they offer 0% 18 months financing plus 5% rewards
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Re: Are you getting an iPad Air?

I don't want to open up yet another credit line if I don't have to.

On top of that, it doesn't look like they're selling the T-Mobile version.

Even on Apple's site, the 128gb T-Mo version says it doesn't ship for 5-10 days, so maybe it's not available yet.

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Re: Are you getting an iPad Air?

Got a 32gb silver today for my birthday... Back to the full size model and I have to say, I love it.
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Re: Are you getting an iPad Air?

Originally Posted by Supermallet View Post
I don't want to open up yet another credit line if I don't have to.

On top of that, it doesn't look like they're selling the T-Mobile version.

Even on Apple's site, the 64gb T-Mo version says it doesn't ship for 5-10 days, so maybe it's not available yet.
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Ah okay, I guess just wait a few days though... But if you are near 64 now, might consider 128
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Re: Are you getting an iPad Air?

I am looking at the 128gb, yes. The 64gb on my last post was a typo, which I corrected.
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Re: Are you getting an iPad Air?

I've been using mine since this afternoon and I've noticed the following things compared to my old iPad 2:

1) The use of MIMO for the Wi-Fi antennas makes a huge difference in streaming videos. I used to have trouble streaming YouTube videos on the iOS YouTube app from my bedroom; now, it works vastly better with virtually no stuttering.

2) Many apps now start a lot faster.

3) The Retina Display resolution screen makes a huge difference in readability of text with the Amazon Kindle app.

4) It's definitely lighter and physically smaller than my old iPad 2, which means I can hold it with one hand for a lot longer period of time.
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Re: Are you getting an iPad Air?

fyi, if you are rockin' an old 16GB iPad 1 or just want to trade up from a more recent model ....
Target is offering a min of $200 GC for a trade in .... the GC can but doesn't have to be used toward the purchase of a newer iPad

Between November 3-9th, visit your local Target store to trade in any iPad for at least $200 *.

*iPad must power on and be free of cracks.
http://www.targettradeinprogram.com/
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Re: Are you getting an iPad Air?

Out of curiosity, I checked for my iPad 3 (64 gb, wifi), and it offered me $205. Most places are offering at least $250. Also that was for the online trade-in, as apparently no Targets in Los Angeles are participating in the trade-in deal.
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Re: Are you getting an iPad Air?

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Out of curiosity, I checked for my iPad 3 (64 gb, wifi), and it offered me $205. Most places are offering at least $250. Also that was for the online trade-in, as apparently no Targets in Los Angeles are participating in the trade-in deal.
Gamestop in store trade in is $340 for like new
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Re: Are you getting an iPad Air?

Nice! Although I know they give less for cash than for store credit.
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Re: Are you getting an iPad Air?

It only offered $75 for my first gen 64 GB. There werent any participating stores within 100 miles anyways.
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Nice! Although I know they give less for cash than for store credit.
I heard that you can use the in store credit to buy amazon gc
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Re: Are you getting an iPad Air?

Yes, I've done that before, but in this case I want cash.

And T-Mobile has added the 64 and 128gb iPads on their website. Just ordered a Space Grey 128gb. It's backordered but I can wait. $299 down and $26 and change per month for 24 months. And I get the free LTE per month.
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Re: Are you getting an iPad Air?

Originally Posted by chrisih8u View Post
It only offered $75 for my first gen 64 GB. There werent any participating stores within 100 miles anyways.
The store locator also was broken for me this morning, but I went to the nearby Target and was the second person to take advantage of the deal.

Took in a first gen 16GB Wifi and walked out with an iPad Air.

They also need to select the promo in their system for it go automatically give you $200.
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Originally Posted by Supermallet View Post
Yes, I've done that before, but in this case I want cash.

And T-Mobile has added the 64 and 128gb iPads on their website. Just ordered a Space Grey 128gb. It's backordered but I can wait. $299 down and $26 and change per month for 24 months. And I get the free LTE per month.
Yeah, then cash is a bit less. Are you going to use the free 200mb plan after the first month?

Just curious, do you have to pay tax on the full cost right away or is it divided into the payment plan?

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