Target offering 16GB iPad Air for $479, discounts and gift cards for some iPods

Screen Shot 2013-11-02 at 7.29.51 PMReminder: Target’s guaranteed $200 trade-in value for any iPad promotion is scheduled to end on 11/9. For example, you can get a new iPad mini for $74 after trading in a first generation 16GB WiFi iPad and using the $25 Target gift card included with your purchase.

In time for the holiday season Target is promoting its gadget trade-in-program and discounts for Apple products. Their trade in program allows you to trade in iPhones, iPods, or iPads to receive a Target gift card for use towards the purchase of a new device. To be eligible to participate in the trade in program, the device must power on and be in working condition without any broken components. If customers shop with the Target RED Card, they receive an additional 5% off…

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Apple iPad 2 64GB WiFi + 3G (black or white) $430 shipped

apple-ipad-2-ATT-deal-ebayApple just announced that despite introducing the new iPad Air, the iPad 2 will remain in their tablet lineup. The 16GB WiFi version will stay steady at $399. If you are thinking about opting for the more budget-conscience iPad 2 you can grab a brand new model with 64GB of memory and WiFi + 3G connectivity for just $429.99 with free shipping. That means an extra $30 (over Apple’s price) will gain you 4x the storage capacity and 3G connectivity. Deal is available in black or white and includes a 14-day return policy. Today’s deal is offered by Daily Steals via their official eBay storefront.
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$50 iTunes gift card for $40: Save 20% on future app, music, movie, book purchases

itunes-gift-card-deal-ebay-apps-appleAs one of their daily deals, Gift Card Mall via eBay is offering a $50 iTunes gift card for just $40 with free shipping. That’s a savings of 20% and one of the top-tier discounts we see on iTunes cards. Each card can be redeemed for music, movies, apps, books and more from the iTunes Store, App Store, iBook Store and all other Apple digital distribution stores.

Buy with confidence, Gift Card Mall has a long history of gift card sales on eBay with a feedback rating of 99.4% from 50,228 respondents.

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Apple iPad 2 16GB WiFi (black) w/ free $100 Staples gift card $400 shipped, iPad 4th gen. 16GB WiFi $400

ipad-2-staples-deal-free-gift-card-appleUpdate: While Newegg’s deal on iPad 4th gen. is over, the 16GB WiFi model (black or white) for $399.99 with free shipping is now available through eBay once again. That is the best price ever for the current generation iPad. The iPad 2 from Staples is now sold out.

Apple’s event tomorrow is rumored to spotlight the iPad lineup and may result in a price drop or even discontinuation of the iPad 2, but on the cusp of this event we have a great deal on this device. Staples has the black 16GB WiFi model for $399 packaged with a free $100 Staples gift card. That’s a value of nearly $500.

The gift card would be perfect to outfit your new iPad with a smart cover, bluetooth keyboard, or any other accessories. This deal is valid today only, but if you’re worried about the iPad 2′s fate after tomorrow it may make sense to make the purchase – locking in the deal, and then hold on to the iPad (unopened!) until Apple’s full plans for the tablet are revealed. If there is a bigger price drop or a new tablet your are interested in just return today’s deal. If not, enjoy your new iPad!

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Apple iPad/mini polyurethane and leather Smart Covers from $15, Smart Case $23

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One of our favorite eBay sellers is offering deep discounts on open-box leather and polyurethane Smart Covers in various colors starting at just $15 and Smart Cases from $23. The leather Smart Covers retail for $69, making this deal a savings of nearly 47%. It is also the first time we have ever seen a sizable discount on the newer Smart Case. Buy with confidence, Apple4lesssales has a long history of Apple product sales on eBay with a feedback rating of 99.7% from 36,672 reviewers. Includes a 14-day return policy.
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Apple iPod Touch 32GB 5th gen. black (pre-owned) $190 shipped (Reg. $299 new)

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Cowboom has a pre-owned Apple iPod Touch 32GB 5th generation for $190 with free shipping. That’s $109 below retail and nearly $35 less than the previous low price for this model, which was refurbished. Cowboom lets buyers select the specific pre-owned unit to purchase from a list consisting of unique condition details and even images. A one-year protection plan is available for $22. This current generation iPod Touch features a 4″ Retina display just like the one found on an iPhone 5, A5 chip, and an exclusive loop for easy transportation.
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iPad 2 16GB WiFi $349 (13% savings), 4th generation iPad $449 (10% savings), more

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UPDATE: Ebay is now offering the 4th Gen. iPad (16GB Wi-Fi) in black or white for only $429.99 shipped. This is $20 less than Walmart’s deal for the same condition (NEW) iPad.

Walmart is rolling back prices on every in-stock iPad 2 and Retina 4th generation iPad while supplies last. This deal nets you a 16GB WiFi iPad 2 for just $349 (13% savings) or a 4th generation iPad for $449 (10% savings)

We typically see a couple $50 price drops over the course of a month (typically as an eBay Daily Deal), but a sizable discount for iPad 2 is certainly much more rare. Jumping up to a 4th generation iPad will get you a beautiful Retina display, faster A6X processor, the new Lightning connector and other performance bumps. If you can get by without those upgrades the iPad 2 is still a capable tablet.

Sale prices are available for multiple storage capacities, colors, and WiFi/cellular models. Browse the entire selection here.

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Apple AirPort Express $90, Time Capsule 4th gen. 2TB $170, 3TB $229, AirPort Extreme 5th gen. (Refurb.) $75

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Starting off our round up of Apple wireless gear, we have a new, current generation AirPort Express for $90 with free shipping from Amazon. A savings of 10% off the retail price of $99 and the first real price drop of any kind we have seen on this WiFi in months. Keep in mind that is not an Apple-only device. It is compatible with any wireless-enabled device. Perfect as the center of your wireless network or as a slingshot to extend your WiFi signal to hard to reach areas of your home or office.

The affordable, all-new redesigned Apple AirPort Express makes it easy to set up and manage a secure home Wi-Fi network from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. Simultaneous dual-band 802.11n automatically provides the fastest connections available for your Wi-Fi-enabled devices. AirPlay lets you wirelessly play your iTunes music on your stereo or speakers. And a USB port for your printer lets you wirelessly print from any computer in your home.

The newest Apple Time Capsules sport a new streamlined design and support for super-fast 802.11AC WiFi. If you can stand to forgo these luxuries you can grab the last generation Time Capsules at significant discounts. MacMall has just dropped the price of new, 4th generation Time Capsules down to $170 for the 2TB version and $230 for the 3TB. As a pricing comparison, Apple is charging $199/$299 for these same units in a refurbished condition.

Back up a lifetime’s worth of memories with Time Capsule, a wireless hard drive that works seamlessly with Time Machine in Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard. It’s also a full-featured 802.11n Wi-Fi base station

As we previously mentioned, eBay via DealFisher is offering a refurbished 5th generation AirPort Extreme for $75 with free shipping. Apple is charging $99 for a refurbished unit.

The sleek, easy-to-use AirPort Extreme Base Station with simultaneous dual-band support is the perfect wireless access point for home, school or small business. It offers fast, 802.11n Wi-Fi access for Mac computers, PCs and Wi-Fi devices such as iPhone, iPod touch and Apple TV.

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Best Buy giving out $50 gift cards with iPhone 5c purchases through Oct. 7

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Best Buy has noted on its website that between today (Thursday) and October 7th (next Monday), it will be offering $50 gift cards with iPhone 5c purchases. The offer is exclusive to purchases within Best Buy’s physical retail stores via on-location purchases or the in-store pickup option. The gift card will not be applicable to the iPhone 5c purchase, but can be used for future transactions at Best Buy. If you return the iPhone 5c, you must also return the gift card, according to Best Buy. Best Buy is currently not running any promotions for the (still constrained) iPhone 5s.

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iPhone 5s for $549, 5c for $449 (both $100 off) unsubsidized at Virgin Mobile

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We knew Virgin Mobile was launching the iPhone 5s and 5C today but we weren’t expecting a $100 off starting price. That’s what’s on offer today from the Sprint subsidiary (Sprint will also knock off $100 the subsidized plans if you are a new customer – so much for loyalty benefits).

Virgin’s plans are the least expensive out there, especially considering they include unlimited data and start at $30/month.virgin-mobile-rate_chart

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Belkin announces Express Dock for iOS devices w/ adjustable dial to accommodate cases

Belkin today announced its latest product for iPad with the introduction of the new Express Dock for iPad. The dock comes with a built-in 4-foot Lightning connector, and thanks to an adjustable dial you can position the Lightning connector to accommodate cases and dock just about any iOS device:

Belkin’s new Express Dock has an adjustable dial integrated to the back of the dock. When turned, the dial raises or lowers the Lightning connector that connects to your iPad so it will work with a variety of case sizes and styles. It makes every day docking faster and more convenient—even with the case on.

While Belkin is branding the product the Express Dock for iPad, the company says it will work with iPad 4, iPad mini, iPhone 5, and iPod touch 5th generation. That means you’ll likely have no issues with your iPhone 5s either, but there’s no mention of 5c compatibility.

The Express Dock is available through Belkin.com and select retail partners starting today for $59.99.  Read more

Apple online store now offers 128GB iPad starting at $679 (up to $140 off new)

FE392LL:A-refurbished-ipad-with-retina-display-wi-fi-128gb-black-4th-generation-02Apple’s online refurbished storefront is now offering 128 GB 4th gen iPad models for the first time starting at $679. That is $120 in savings compared to Apple’s new price on this model. Another way to look at it is that you are basically getting a 128GB iPad for $20 cheaper than a new 64GB version.

While the 128GB Wi-Fi models are available in both black and white and are set to ship in 5-7 business days, there is also one cellular model available as well. You can grab a 128GB white AT&T model for $789, $140 cheaper than Apple’s new price.

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iPad w/ Retina display Wi-Fi 128GB – Black 4th gen (refurb): $679 ($120 off)
iPad w/ Retina display Wi-Fi 128GB – White 4th gen (refurb): $679 ($120 off)
iPad w/ Retina display Cellular for AT&T 128GB – White 4th gen (refurb): $789 ($140 off)

Apple iPod Touch 16GB 5th gen. (Refurb.) $149 (Reg. $229 new)

apple-ipod-touch-5th-gen-dealUpdate: It is going in/out of stock frequently so be sure to check back if it is currently unavailable.

Walmart is offering a refurbished Apple iPod Touch 16GB 5th gen. in black/silver for $149 plus $5 shipping or free in-store pickup. That is $80 below retail and the lowest price we have ever seen on a current generation iPod Touch. It features a brilliant 4 inch Retina display, FaceTime camera, and full support for iOS7. This deal comes with a 30-day warranty. Apple direct offers refurbished units with a 1-year warranty but they are not currently available for this model. Walmart does offer a 2-year warranty for an extra $20 or 3 year for $30.

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Apple is now shipping new iMacs, but savvy buyers should hold off just a bit longer

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Apple quietly updated their entire iMac lineup yesterday and they are pretty much the only game in town currently shipping the new desktop computers. This spells trouble for savvy buyers looking for a deal. It will take a week or so for authorized resellers (Best Buy, Newegg, B&H, etc) to stock each iMac model and only then will we start to see any sort of appreciable discount. It should be noted that MacMall is currently showing a $5 discount across the board but they are not specifying ship times. Amazon is also offering preorders.

Authorized resellers typically offer the best deals thanks to potential tax savings (at the time of purchase) and a higher propensity to offer discounts as way to be competitive. We saw $50 discounts only a month after the new Haswell MacBook Airs were released, so it shouldn’t be too long until the new iMacs see a price drop.

If you simply hold of purchasing a new iMac it is best to go directly through Apple and use any discounts that may apply to you (education, military, corporate, etc). If you are planning to add AppleCare to your new iMac be sure to grab it from an authorized reseller as their prices typically trump Apple direct.

Apple Airport Extreme 5th Gen (Refurb): $75 shipped (Reg. $180 new)

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Update 2: The Airport Extreme is now available through Dealfisher’s Ebay store for $75 again.

Update: Dealfisher has now raised the price slightly to $80, still a solid deal.

Today only, Dealfisher is offering a 5th generation, manufacturer refurbished Apple Airport Extreme for $75 with free shipping. This is as much as $116 off the new price from trusted retailers, $105 cheaper than Amazon’s new price and the cheapest refurbished price we can find by more than $20. The AirPort Extreme, model MD031LL/A features WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n, wireless printing, and provides “data transfer speeds up to five times those of 802.11g wireless networks.” It’s compatible with Macs, PCs, as well as your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. More details below the fold. Keep in mind that for an extra $25,  Apple has similar refurbished options which come with a one-year warranty, so some might be inclined to spend the extra $25

AirPort Extreme 802.11n 5th Gen (Manufacturer Refurb.): $75 shipped

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