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[Best Buy] Flash sale: Apple 12.9” iPad Pro 256 GB (2nd gen) refurbished

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[Best Buy] Flash sale: Apple 12.9” iPad Pro 256 GB (2nd gen) refurbished

Seems to be great price if you don’t mind it being refurbished.
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It's not sold by a Best Buy, but by a partner who is selling via Best Buy's site. Best Buy's warranty and exchange policies do not apply here. Buy at your own risk.
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Price is way too close to a 13" retina macbook pro or 12" macbook.
Last edited by torontotim on Feb 17th, 2018 11:37 am, edited 1 time in total.
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apple to oranges

you can use the apple pencil on mbp
torontotim wrote:
Feb 17th, 2018 11:37 am
Price is way too close to a 13" retina macbook pro.
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Why does Best Buy allow these Marketplace sellers to make up BS pricing? $949.99 is only $279.01 off the price of a new one from Apple, where is this "Save $650" coming from?
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Assuming you meant "can't" I agree - if the pencil is that important to you, then get the iPad.

I'm a big iPad fan - have an Air 2 64GB LTE with a Belkin Qode keyboard to complement my 15" Macbook retina (2014 pre touchbar). I pull it out for short meetings, webex calls at airports or at coffeeshops etc. It does what I need in an ultra portable form.

But I paid $500 or whatever for it (Fido sale a while back). At $1000, I'm not looking at a complement to my $1500 used 15" Macbook.

So for the 1% where the 13" iPad Pro with pencil support is somehow a utilitarian tool, then it's a great option. The only users I've encountered however use it like I do - as a laptop alternative with a keyboard, and for that, the smaller and cheaper non-Pro iPad is much better.
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chemicalxv wrote:
Feb 17th, 2018 11:43 am
Why does Best Buy allow these Marketplace sellers to make up BS pricing? $949.99 is only $279.01 off the price of a new one from Apple, where is this "Save $650" coming from?
i've heard this "afffiliate seller" program -- i guess akin to what Amazon does -- is the new trend now in retail. BB's not the only one doing it. and for people who want to run a small business, which is who i have heard about this from, it's a lot easier to do this than to build your own brand and get people to trust, etc.

but yes i agree, for me it tarnishes the BB brand and i find it harder to trust their website now. everytime i search i have to remember to check that it's actually BB that's selling it!
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torontotim wrote:
Feb 17th, 2018 11:44 am
Assuming you meant "can't" I agree - if the pencil is that important to you, then get the iPad.

I'm a big iPad fan - have an Air 2 64GB LTE with a Belkin Qode keyboard to complement my 15" Macbook retina (2014 pre touchbar). I pull it out for short meetings, webex calls at airports or at coffeeshops etc. It does what I need in an ultra portable form.

But I paid $500 or whatever for it (Fido sale a while back). At $1000, I'm not looking at a complement to my $1500 used 15" Macbook.

So for the 1% where the 13" iPad Pro with pencil support is somehow a utilitarian tool, then it's a great option. The only users I've encountered however use it like I do - as a laptop alternative with a keyboard, and for that, the smaller and cheaper non-Pro iPad is much better.
is that the only Air 2 keyboard you've tried?

i have the same model and never got a keyboard...and i don't use tablets much. but maybe if i had a good keyboard, i'd use it more...
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the main draw for the 12inch ipp is directed to the creative crowd

it's supposed to be a cheap alternative to cintiq. i don't think anyone interested in a 12" ipp is looking as a pc replacement.
torontotim wrote:
Feb 17th, 2018 11:44 am
Assuming you meant "can't" I agree - if the pencil is that important to you, then get the iPad.

I'm a big iPad fan - have an Air 2 64GB LTE with a Belkin Qode keyboard to complement my 15" Macbook retina (2014 pre touchbar). I pull it out for short meetings, webex calls at airports or at coffeeshops etc. It does what I need in an ultra portable form.

But I paid $500 or whatever for it (Fido sale a while back). At $1000, I'm not looking at a complement to my $1500 used 15" Macbook.

So for the 1% where the 13" iPad Pro with pencil support is somehow a utilitarian tool, then it's a great option. The only users I've encountered however use it like I do - as a laptop alternative with a keyboard, and for that, the smaller and cheaper non-Pro iPad is much better.
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Feb 17th, 2018 12:44 pm
The WiFi + Cellular 256Gb version is $1189 from Apple Refurbished. Big difference being Apple's refurbished gets brand new battery and case so nearly mint.
too bad the Apple refurb with Wifi only $1039 is OOS. I'd vouch for the Apple refurb for $90 more than BB 3rd party carpet bagger
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torontotim wrote:
Feb 17th, 2018 11:44 am
Assuming you meant "can't" I agree - if the pencil is that important to you, then get the iPad.

I'm a big iPad fan - have an Air 2 64GB LTE with a Belkin Qode keyboard to complement my 15" Macbook retina (2014 pre touchbar). I pull it out for short meetings, webex calls at airports or at coffeeshops etc. It does what I need in an ultra portable form.

But I paid $500 or whatever for it (Fido sale a while back). At $1000, I'm not looking at a complement to my $1500 used 15" Macbook.

So for the 1% where the 13" iPad Pro with pencil support is somehow a utilitarian tool, then it's a great option. The only users I've encountered however use it like I do - as a laptop alternative with a keyboard, and for that, the smaller and cheaper non-Pro iPad is much better.
Again, apple to orange. If a normal iPad is fine for your usage, then stick with that. Noone is forcing anyone to get an iPad Pro. People who draw a lot, take hand-written notes, scribble, draft diagrams, etc, will find it to be an good option. It’s not the product’s problem that people use it “the wrong way” (like you do). Just because you can do web browsing on a lower-end Macbook doesn’t mean there is no reason for an iMac Pro to exist.

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