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Reconditioned first-gen iPad will now set you back only $299

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Reconditioned first-gen iPad will now set you back only $299
So, you desperately want to grab yourself an iPad, but its price tag is still too high for you to hurdle. One thing that you can do is to settle down for a cheaper alternative like the Acer ICONIA TAB A500, Toshiba Thrive, or even the aggressively discounted HP TouchPad, which are all decent, reasonably-priced tablets. On the other hand, if nothing but an iPad will put an end to your suffering, here is how to get one on the cheap.

If you do not mind getting a refurbished unit, the original, first-gen iPad can now be purchased from Apple's online store for only $299. What you get for your money is the basic, Wi-Fi-only model with 16 gigabytes of on-board storage. However, if you are worried that there might not be enough space on it to store all your stuff, the 32-gig refurbished version is priced at $399. On the other hand, bear in mind that a brand new 16-gigabyte iPad 2 will cost you only $100 more, so instead of getting a 32-gig first generation iPad, it might be a better idea to go straight for the newer model if your budget can handle it.

Getting a reconditioned iPad does not mean that your tablet will be less reliable than a brand new unit as it has undergone the same rigorous testing procedures that all Apple devices are subjected to before hitting the shelves. Besides that, nobody will ever be able to tell the difference, and you still get to save a reasonable amount of cash. Is anyone thinking of taking advantage of Apple's offer? Feel free to drop a comment below and let us know.

source: Apple Store via TUAW

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posted on 23 Aug 2011, 06:54 3

1. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

and to think, for only a mere $100 discount you get everything except the magic of a 1 megapixel camera and a dual core processor..
And just think, you can get a honeycomb tablet at that price fully equipped and upgraded.
what a great deal!!!

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 11:13

2. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

And to think, you get a well put together device with a clean OS and not a malware magnet like Android.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 12:25 1

5. waveydavey (unregistered)

I'm thinking that, based on your consistent history of antagonistic regurgitation of information with little to no original insight, you must be no more than 12.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 17:06

6. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

Apparently you're not thinking "correctly" because I am giving my honest opinion.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 17:30

7. waveydavey (unregistered)

Leave it to the sheeple to dictate "correct" thinking.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 17:45

8. waveydavey (unregistered)

eh I'm just joshin ya anyways Miz. People take this business too seriously.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 11:19

3. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)

Have you ever seen the movie Employee of the Month. Where the a**hole cashier tells his mexican lacky he will sell him his 81 Honda Civic with 233,000 miles for 10,000 and that's a steal? Yeah kinda reminds me of that.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 11:22

4. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

pass, I already got my HP touchpad for 99 and that's a much better product anyway =]

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 22:59

10. kickinbass (Posts: 26; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)

Not too bad, 299.99. Stillperfer my Xoom. 4G baby.

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