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- iPad Pro for $396
Best Buy has reduced the price of last year's 9.7-inch model of the iPad Pro.
An open-box version is being sold through their Ebay store for $396 in Space Gray or $405in Gold.
They normally sell for $450 and up.
Best Buy says the product is brand new, and ships in its original box or suitable replacement box with a full warranty.
The iPad Pro looks, feels, and is about the same size as the iPad Air.
It basically is an iPad, plus these features:
4 speakers instead of 2.
Compatible with the Apple Pencil and Keyboard (both sold separately).
Auto color balance that adjusts in response to your ambience.
If you are already planning to spend $400 on an iPad, this "open-box" iPad Pro gives more features.
If you already have a laptop or desktop computer, the iPad Mini is a good device to compliment your productivity.
As you can see in Apple's comparison of iPad models, the Mini is small enough to be quite portable, fast enough to run all apps and games, and large enough to give a clear image.
If you want to save some money and don't mind some added risk to your purchase, Best Buy is also selling a open-box iPad Mini 4 128GB Space Gray for $325 ($25 off).
The product inside the box is still new, but the box has been opened and the product could have been briefly used/tested before placed back in its box.
We have been using an iPad Mini 2 for years, and love it.
If you currently use a laptop computer and want an iPad to compliment your productivity, we recommend the "Mini" over the regular-size iPad.
Someone with a laptop already has a screen size of 11-inches or more, and it might be redundant to have a similar size iPad.
The Mini is a good size- small enough to be portable and accessible, but large enough to see things clearly.
Although, if someone wants to replace their laptop with a tablet, consider a regular-size iPad which will have a larger screen and faster processor.
See Apple.com for a detailed comparison of iPad models.
- iPad 32GB Tablet for $299
Apple iPad 9.7-inch tablet with 32GB storage in Space Gray color for $299.
Normally sells for $329.
Monday, March 27, 2017
- $300 Credit With iPhone 7 128GB Purchase In-Store
New and existing iPhone customers can finance an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus for $31.25/month for 24 months, and get a $300 Target Gift Card.
The deal is valid for Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint iPhones, and works with new and existing plans.
Not valid with T-Mobile.
Expires April 1.
The $31.25/mo over 2 years means you pay $749, which is the same price Apple sells the iPhone 7.
Financing a phone is exactly the same as a credit card with an automatic $31.25 charge each month.
If you don't pay off the bill each month, you may incur late fees and hefty financing penalties (APR fees).
Also, there could be activation fees, fees to get bills (seriously), and taxes.
The sales rep will provide this information when asked.
If you are scared about opening a line of credit, especially if you are thinking of getting a home loan soon, be sure to understand the risks and possible hit against your credit.
For comparison, there are now a lot of alternatives to iPhone, Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint.
For example, Google Fi plans start at $30/mo with 1GB of usage per month, $10 per additional GB, and compatible phones cost $249 to $649.
T-Mobile's pre-paid plan costs $45/mo, and compatible with a large variety of phones (including new and old iPhones).