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Can You Get A Deal On An iPad?

iPad Air 2

Tim in Miami Lakes, Florida asked us for help in trying to find a cheaper iPad for his daughter:

I need to buy an Ipad for my daughter for school. Any ideas on deals out there ?

It’s hard to find deals on them, as Apple doesn’t generally allow retailers to offer coupons or sales on them. However, some retailers have gotten around it by offering Gift Cards with the purchase.

I know when Samantha bought me in iPad a couple years ago, she got it from Target and at the time, they offered a $100 Target Gift card with an iPad purchase. I don’t know if they are doing anything like that currently, or if any other retailer is doing a similar thing, but unfortunately, that’s really the only way you can get a deal on them.

You can also look for someone who is still selling the older iPad 2. Those will be less expensive than the latest models. We’d also recommend, unless she plans on storing a lot of music or video on it, getting one of the smaller capacities.

My daughter and I both have the wi-fi only, 16GB models and that works just fine for both of us. If we need to go online when we are not near wi-fi, we have a hotspot on our phones. Of course, if you will need to get online with it when you are out of wi-fi range and you don’t have a wi-fi hotspot on your phone, you may need to look at one of the 3G or LTE iPads. But they will be more expensive and obviously, come with a monthly cost for a data plan. Hope that helps and wasn’t too much info to confuse you!

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

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