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[Shoppers Drug Mart] Galaxy Tab A (2016) 10.1 inch - $269 - $50 SDM gift card - 20x PCO points

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rui wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 2:37 pm
Buying a 3 years old Android tablet? Are you kidding?
The question is at this price point, is it worth it vs. paying an additional $300 to buy the newest version? Just because 3 years old doesn't make useless, people buying newest version just for sake of it and paying way more even if improvements are nominal, are the fools that manufacturers salivate over.
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nacbo77 wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 2:46 pm
The question is at this price point, is it worth it vs. paying an additional $300 to buy the newest version? Just because 3 years old doesn't make useless, people buying newest version just for sake of it and paying way more even if improvements are nominal, are the fools that manufacturers salivate over.
Price is a fact, but firmware update is another concern.
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rui wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 4:18 pm
Price is a fact, but firmware update is another concern.
Again, only the fanboy types have to chase the latest and greatest system.

As stated earlier, Samsung did update this to Oreo 8.0 just in November 2018. I still have an old tablet from 2013 running 6.0 Marshmallow and hasn't been updated since August 2016 and it still runs fine.
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DarkReaper wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 1:59 pm
Age or not, tablet is still great for watching movies. Plays back 10bit mkvs without issues.

I bought a refurb model from The Source for about $130, and within the first month, the display was unresponsive. Samsung directed me to a local repair shop, and the issue was fixed in a week. Good service.
Could you share the info for th repair shop?
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Wonder if this could replace the junk laptop I bought in 2015 from target for $300 for my parents....
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DragOnT wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 4:34 pm
Could you share the info for th repair shop?
TIA
I can't recall the shop, and depending on your location, Samsung might direct you to a different centre. It was a general phone repair shop though, not a Samsung branded store.
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Agreed, furthermore Had mine for three years, daily use, surprised battery still lasts for 8 hours when travelling.. one of the larger capacity tablet batteries and surprisingly barely degraded
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nacbo77 wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 2:46 pm
The question is at this price point, is it worth it vs. paying an additional $300 to buy the newest version? Just because 3 years old doesn't make useless, people buying newest version just for sake of it and paying way more even if improvements are nominal, are the fools that manufacturers salivate over.
You could buy a new tablet from a different manufacturer that has better specs.
Unless you're sticking to Samsung for whatever reason, there's a bunch of Chinese tablets that murder this thing for roughly the same dollar.
Lickzy wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 4:39 pm
Wonder if this could replace the junk laptop I bought in 2015 from target for $300 for my parents....
I don't know how anyone could substitute a notebook with a tablet.
I'd never get anything done...
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death_hawk wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 6:05 pm

You could buy a new tablet from a different manufacturer that has better specs.
Unless you're sticking to Samsung for whatever reason, there's a bunch of Chinese tablets that murder this thing for roughly the same dollar.
Huawei or some other Chinese government agent brand probably loaded with spyware.... nope.
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Lickzy wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 4:39 pm
Wonder if this could replace the junk laptop I bought in 2015 from target for $300 for my parents....
Definitely not, try to spend $30 to get ssd and put it in the laptop,make more sense IMO.
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nacbo77 wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 6:22 pm
Huawei or some other Chinese government agent brand probably loaded with spyware.... nope.
Unless it was hardware based, quite a number of these tablets support GSI.
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How its $138 when $269 times taxes makes it around $305 minus $50 card..

I must be missing something
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grabAdeal wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 6:40 pm
How its $138 when $269 times taxes makes it around $305 minus $50 card..

I must be missing something
He's accounting for the 20x points you will be getting on that 269.99 which is $80 in points.

Also guys, ask the cashier to add the $50 gift card directly to the purchase, it is 100% possible to do, just up to them not to do it. It ends up acting like discount before tax. I've done this multiple times at different stores, get denied at some, but others allow it.

Would work out to $269.99- 50 so 219.99 plus tax 248.59 with tax

Then 80 in points , makes total cost about $168

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