As dealnews readers, we know you all never want to pay full price... on anything... ever. Not even for Apple goodies. As such, we've put together a roundup of all Editors' Choice deals for refurbished and used iPads and iPad minis, which include the cheapest 32GB iPad mini we've ever seen, savings of up to $90 on iPads with Retina Display, and more.
Used Apple iPad mini 32GB WiFi Tablet
Price: $329.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $24
Is It Worth It?: While more akin to the iPad 2 than to the iPad 4, Apple's smallest iteration of the iPad still packs a punch boasting many of the features that the 9.7-inch iPad has, including its fast processing speed in the form of an A5 1GHz dual-core processor. Other features include a 7.9" 1024x768 LED-backlit touchscreen LCD, 32GB internal storage, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, 1.2-megapixel FaceTime camera, 720p video recording, 3-axis gyro, accelerometer, up to 10 hours of battery life, and iOS 6. And that's all for the lowest price we've ever seen.
Note that no warranty information is available (a product protection plan is offered for additional cost). This used unit may be missing parts or accessories and have dents or scratches.
Refurbished Apple iPad mini 32GB WiFi Tablet
Price: $349 with $4.97 s&h
Lowest By: $6
Is It Worth It?: Not interested in a used device? Pick up a refurbished 32GB iPad mini for an all-time low price of $349 at Walmart. Unlike the aforementioned used iPad mini, this deal includes all necessary cables, though no warranty information is provided.
Refurbished Apple iPad mini 16GB WiFi Tablet
Store: Apple Store
Price: $279 with free shipping
Lowest By: $50
Is It Worth It?: If you want to spend even less than $349, you can get a refurb 16GB iPad mini for a mere $279 — $50 off its retail price! Alternatively you can also score higher capacity and 4G-enabled refurb iPad minis for some of lowest prices we've seen as well, up to $110 off and the lowest total price we could find for these models with an Apple warranty. All flavors are available in Black and White.
Used Apple iPad 3 32GB WiFi 9.7" Tablet
Price: $329.99 via coupon code "iPad33240" with free shipping
Lowest By: $70
Expires: June 6
Is It Worth It?: Of course, the iPad mini is not for everyone. Those who prefer the larger screen and other functionalities will find greatness in this used "new" iPad. A third generation, available in White, it's $50 under our mention from earlier this month and the lowest total price we could find for a used unit sold elsewhere by $70. Specs include: a 9.4mm body weighing 1.4 lbs, a 9.7" 2048x1536 Retina display, A5x dual-core processor with quad-core graphics, 5-megapixel iSight camera with 1080p video recording, front FaceTime camera, voice dictation, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, up to 10 hours of battery life, and iOS 5.
No warranty information is provided. Also, this used item may have cosmetic imperfections, scratches and/or blemishes, and may be missing accessories.
Refurbished Apple iPad with Retina Display 16GB WiFi Tablet
Store: The Apple Store
Price: $419 with free shipping
Lowest By: $10
Is It Worth It?: The fourth generation of iPad features Retina display technology that minimizes image pixelation, and a factory-refurbished 16GB WiFi tablet will run you just $419. Plus it, and its other factory-refurbished iPads with Retina Display come with a 1-year Apple warranty and are up to $90 off.
Front page photo credit: Daily Mail UK