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[Best Buy] 3rd Gen IPad Pro 11"/12.9", Folio case and screen protector again!

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[Best Buy] 3rd Gen IPad Pro 11"/12.9", Folio case and screen protector again!

For those that missed the IPad pro 3rd gen sale last time. It is back again! some are available for pick up some online only!

Link

Happy Hunting and Happy Friday!

"As baigmomin mentioned: FYI I was able to return the 12.9” case and screen protector for a refund of $87.50 towards the end of the return window without any issue the last time this deal was available in July"
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Oct 14, 2014
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Depends how highly one values the case and screen protector, and being able to get the iPad Pro right now. For example the 11" Pro 3rd gen 256GB wifi is $899 through Apple refurb when available, but brand new at BB for $999 with case and screen protector.
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lefroset wrote: Depends how highly one values the case and screen protector, and being able to get the iPad Pro right now. For example the 11" Pro 3rd gen 256GB wifi is $899 through Apple refurb when available, but brand new at BB for $999 with case and screen protector.
The ONLY REAL VALUE in all these deals are the iPad Pro 11"/12.9" 1TB with LTE.

They come with the 6GB of RAM versus all other sizes of storage are 4GB.
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Jan 17, 2010
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Thx for sharing op great deals to be had
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Apr 17, 2008
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FYI I was able to return the 12.9” case and screen protector for a refund of $87.50 towards the end of the return window without any issue the last time this deal was available in July
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Nov 6, 2013
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Sorry if it's a dumb question, but: does Best Buy honour the Apple Education gift (airpods)? Or do you have to buy it directly?
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Diakonos wrote: Sorry if it's a dumb question, but: does Best Buy honour the Apple Education gift (airpods)? Or do you have to buy it directly?
Apple's Back To School Promo isn't valid on the 2018 iPad Pro LineUp as they are discontinued when they 2020 Pro's were released.
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vince3k wrote: https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/collection ... 65&irgwc=1

i'm amusing this is not a good deal because its the 1st gen ipad for 799 even though the picture is showing a 2nd gen/3rd gen...kinda missleading?
The description is correct. Apple reset the counter for the 11” iPad Pro since the 2018 model is technically the first one at that screen size.

2018 model = 1st gen for 11”
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Nov 28, 2016
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Where’s that comment??
“Price in title please”
🤣


Thanks OP bought one.
Lurking on RFD for years. Finally decided to make an account...😂
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Nov 13, 2013
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Hey everyone also remember there’s the student discount with Apple. A 4th Gen 11” 128GB with AirPod Pros ends up being $1089 (pre-tax). So you’re getting a newer iPad (yes I know the changes between years was incremental) and AirPod Pros which could be sold on Kijiji for $300 easy or kept for around the same pre-tax value. This is the deal I personally went with but to each their own. I just thought I would highlight this alternative :) Happy Hunting!
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mchuong wrote: The description is correct. Apple reset the counter for the 11” iPad Pro since the 2018 model is technically the first one at that screen size.

2018 model = 1st gen for 11”
then its not a bad deal considering u get a new ipad plus case ad screen protetor for 799 while refurb on apple site was at 729 unless i'm wrong?
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Mar 5, 2020
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Bought the 256 GB LTE model for $999. An absolute steal considering people were selling used ones on eBay for around $1100. Thanks OP!
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It was a good deal earlier and is a good deal now as well.
Bought 11 inch 512GB LTE version earlier and very happy with it.

Case is good and solid build as well, didn't try the screen protector yet.
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honestly haven't been following the pro versions for very long. Are these really worth it? What does it do that the iPad or iPad Air can't do besides compatibility with the magic keyboard?
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is this even a good deal?

as an example, BB has the 12.9 64gb for $1079. Includes a speck presidio case and tucano screen protector. compared to the apple education discount where you can get 12.9 128gb for 1169 and free airpods.

for $90+tax more, you get double the storage and the 2020 ipad pro (more RAM, marginally faster GPU performance, LIDAR), and you get airpods, but don't get the screen protector or case.

EDIT: agree that some of the higher storage option or LTE models are a decent discount. gogogogogo!
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elcheapoo wrote: honestly haven't been following the pro versions for very long. Are these really worth it? What does it do that the iPad or iPad Air can't do besides compatibility with the magic keyboard?
Better speakers
FaceID
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Gee wrote: Better speakers
FaceID
pro motion display
USB-C if you care for that
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You have a valid point.
I think when this sale was happening in July, the real deal was for 1TB wifi and LTE version.
The reason was due to its ram being 6GB vs other storAge models being 4GB.
12.9 case and screen protector had more values (~$89) when returning vs the 11 case and screen protector (~$55).
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