If you are looking to buy an iPad mini or iPad 4 Best Buy offers a collection of hidden iPad deals that vary from store to store.
Last night while browsing at a Best Buy in Ohio, we discovered a mix of open box iPad mini deals and open box iPad 4 deals that offer up to $50 off the retail price of an iPad.
These iPad mini and iPad 4 deals are good for in store pricing, but they are not as good as Apple’s refurbished iPad deals which drop the price of an iPad mini to $279 and the price of an iPad 4 to $419.
What these deals do offers is same day pickup if a Best Buy near you has open box iPad deals, and no waiting for a refurbished iPad mini to come into stock.
These open box iPad 4 deals promise no damage and all the accessories an iPad normally comes with. Users also get the standard one-year Apple warranty for the iPad.
The Best Buy in Findlay, OH posted the following iPad mini and iPad 4 deals on open box items hidden in the corner of a tablet aisle next to a used monitor, a Nook and a Kindle. Some Best Buy locations may post similar deals on a board at the front of the store or near the iPad endcaps.
The following iPad mini and iPad 4 deals were available;
- iPad mini 16GB $307.99 – $22 Off
- iPad 4 WiFi + AT&T LTE 32GB – $680 – $49 off
- iPad 4 WiFi + Verizon LTE 32GB – $680 – $49 off
- iPad 4 WiFi 64GB – $652 – $47 off
These deals will vary from store to store, and shoppers can score bigger savings on the iPad 4 and iPad mini buying a refurbished iPad directly from Apple, if the device they want is in stock.
The Best Buy iPad deals are a bigger potential deal when Best Buy is running a promotion for 10% to 20% off open box items. Best Buy ran a deal for 10% off open box items in May and June, but doesn’t appear to offer any open box coupons right now.
Rumors suggest Apple is working on the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 for an October event, which could include a iPad 5 release date by the end of that month. The iPad 5 will reportedly arrive with a thinner and lighter design that mirrors the look of the iPad mini.
The iPad mini 2 release date could come in November, or may be pushed to 2014, according to separate rumors. It’s not clear if the iPad mini 2 will gain a Retina Display. There is also talk of a cheaper iPad mini model this fall.
Even with new iPad mini models, Best Buy shoppers with RewardZone rewards or open box coupons may want to check their local Best Buy for hidden iPad deals.