expired Acer Iconia A501 32GB 3G for $399, A500 16GB for $249 from The Good Guys

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Hi Guys,

I saw the ad at Herald Sun (VIC) today. I believe this is a good price. Not too sure whether it is only VIC or nationwide

Courtesy of Nickolanda, below are the price list
A500 16GB = $249
A500 32GB = $299
A501 16GB = $339
A501 32GB = $399

Mod — also available on TheGoodGuys.com.au. Locate your local The Good Guys, search "Iconia", and then you can purchase online. $10 delivery (at least in my case in Alexandria). —scotty

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    that's not too bad!

    • +3 votes

      No, that's marvellous. And the first post for vicez too! What a great start!

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        +1 to comment. Great work vicez hope to see more posts like this from you.

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    is this next g compatible?

  • +4 votes

    Wow, on their site, the 32GB A500 (no 3G) is $299!

    Just checked all local stores tho and don't appear to have stock, although you can order online…

    Maybe it should be in the OP:

    A500 16GB = $249
    A500 32GB = $299
    A501 16GB = $339
    A501 32GB = $399

    • +2 votes

      16GB $249!

      • +1 vote

        Haha yeah, edited!

        The 16GB are actually coming up with stock as well!

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          $339 is insane prcie for 3g tablet.

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      Yeah I just added 16GB A500 $249 to the title — I think a lot of people would be interested in the base model.

    • +1 vote

      Going to beat the Galaxy Tab 7' 3G $299

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    "pay less for cash"

    how much less?

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      Depends on how good an Ozbargainer you are…..

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        I called up to ask them about holding one of the 16gb wifi for $249, she told me best price was $244.

  • +2 votes

    OW should price match.

    • +20 votes

      I'll be getting the base model from thegoodguys. Yes, I could go to OW for a price match and get $12.50 off but somehow I feel that the retailer that bothers to bring us an offer that beats all others by such a margin (instead of just reluctantly providing price matches) deserves more of my custom.

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        Exactly my thoughts too.

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    checked Sydney Auburn store website.
    they are selling 32G at same price???!!! not sure whether it is a typo…

    http://www.thegoodguys.com.au/auburn/store/ProductDisplay?ca...

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      Just means it's nationwide. Maybe call them to confirm. Then see if OW will pricematch. I am severaly tempted at a pricematched 32GB 3G!

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      Yeah appears to be nationwide. Alexandria (my local TheGoodGuys) is also showing $249 for 16GB Wi-Fi and $399 for 32GB 3G, and $10 for delivery. You can order online without register an account.

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    Great timing, I was just looking for a second cheap tablet.

  • +3 votes

    by the way of it going, the price should touch $200 mark by the end of this year

    • +2 votes

      Probably due to the Quad Core tablets coming out!

      • +1 vote

        That's cool for us - cheaper prices. These dual core ones should be heaps smooth anyway.

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    I have the non-3G model and it's a great tablet. The dumping of stock at these bargain prices suggests it'll be superceded by a new model soon. I'm hopeful that this model can still be upgraded to IceCreamSandwich - if not officially by Acer then by the community.

    • +1 vote

      Early next year says Slashgear, but also hopefully CM9…

      • +1 vote

        Nice, that was my first question answered! ;)
        LOL @ "jv", Don't screw with the mods! These guys put up with enough rubbish.

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          It wasnt anything to with comments about a mod. it was just a possible war starter

  • +2 votes

    its official by acer, upgrade in jan next yr

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Acer-Confirms-Ice-Cream-Sandw...

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    Is Iconia good? I was going to get Transformer.

    • +2 votes

      Transformer Prime is coming on 9th Nov so you might want to wait for a week or so.

    • +1 vote

      I have the Transformer with dock and it is better in terms of features (+SDHC +IPS screen), build quality and support (fast updates etc) but at these prices I would go for the Iconia.

  • +5 votes

    Nooooooo I bought it at $450 ….
    I love it, but a price dump like that hurts. Tempted to buy one for my Son, but my Finance minister would KILL me.
    Maybe I could buy one for her too :-)

    • +2 votes

      yeah, I bought a 16GB refurb for $299 only a month ago.

      • +1 vote

        Me too. It was a great bargain and this one is even better!

  • +6 votes

    Yeah, I work at DSE and the reason they're going cheap now is because they are bring new tablets in with quad core cpu's and android 4.0 (ice cream sandwich)

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      You think Dick Smith will be one of the first vendors in australia to sell these? >.< And if you mean Ice Cream Sandwhich (android 4.0) phones do you mean they are selling the Nexus Prime?

      Ill believe it when I see it…I am used to everything being released overseas first before coming here months later…

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        Yeah me might be getting the Nexus Prime in as we just go the new Nokia's in so yeah. I'll keep you updated!

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          Wow thats awesome :D Looks like Australia if finally getting the android phones <3

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      Well I was chatting to an employee from JB today who has a mate who apparently works for the Good Guys. I asked if he'd had many people in trying to get a price match on the Acer tablet. He replied no not really and that they were not price matching. He went on to explain that the reason these tablets have been reduced is that the Good Guys purchased a very large shipment, so large in fact that they have been unable to shift them fast enough. According to him, Acer then told them they had to move the stock otherwise they would not supply any further products!? Fact or fiction!? It certainly explains why JB and DSE won't price match and the only reason OW is because they have an official policy regarding price matching.

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        Same explanation given to me buy the CSR at the GG when I called over the phone.

  • +1 vote

    There's plenty in stock at the Good Guys store near my house….all models!

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      Which store it is?

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    Does all these models equiped with GPS?

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      Yes, it has a GPS!

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        Cool, wanna get one ,thanks!

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      Definitely looks like it. Your second link states an expiry of 31 Dec 2011.

      Great deal by the way OP and props to Nickolanda for the heads up regarding the pricing for the model models. Seriously tempted…

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      what do you get with just the e-gift voucher? is it for a specific store?

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        It shows you on the link, you can use it for ebooks or music

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          Looks like you need to send away for it.

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    I am going to JBHIFI for a price match during lunch break :)

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    does JB give discount after price match? or just a price match?

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      They just price match like DSE!

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      they dont.. just been there and ask, saying no way.

      • -1 vote

        certainly don't if no stock in local competitors store or if store doesn't exist.

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        ohhh really….coz i though they would if the competitor has the item in stock

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          Not under cost bro , I work at dse as well .. Its more than $300 under gp and no store would do it

  • +4 votes

    Wow great price and very tempting, but i think i will wait for the transformer prime also.

  • +1 vote

    had a question on this - can the OS of this tablet be upgraded from Honeycomb to IcreamSandwich (similair to iOS updates from Apple) without actually changing the tablet?

  • +6 votes

    Bingo I did price match for A501 16gb $322 from OW.

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    Just ordered online with Goodguys.

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    Just went and got mine from Auburn, NSW. Great find and fantastic price!!! Thanks

  • +4 votes

    OW price matched the 32GB 3G model. Paid $379.95. Could see the pain on the guys face.

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      I ordered over the phone just to get free delivery lol.

      • +4 votes

        Could see the pain on the guys face.

        That's what you miss out when you order on the phone or over the net :P

        @unity1 — well done!

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          I am wondering….is it their policy that they HAVE TO price match it if stores have stock and advertised on paper?!

          Can OW just say……..NO. P-Off!?

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      How much for 16GB 3G??? I wana get that from OW

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        Paid $322.05 plus free delivery.

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          was this over the phone or in-store (which one)?

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          @cursor18 Its A501 16GB 3G and it was over the phone.

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      That's why everyone hates the good guys!

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    called officeworks their price is now $388

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    Guys be quick OW are dropping their prices.

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    JB is getting expensive now…..

  • +1 vote

    JB failed to do price match…

    • +1 vote

      they want money now, no more good old days with those guys.

  • +6 votes

    Damnit, impulse buy. Damn you ozbargain!

    • +6 votes

      My wallet can't withstand prices of this magnitude!!!!

    • +1 vote

      yes, i feel guilty now after making order.

      maybe the guilty will last until i receive it

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    Just got 2 from good guys, hoppers crossing. Awesome find. Great job guys

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    ow backed it up to 399

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      Yup. Called Officeworks and apparently they've lowered their prices to match good guys. Though i don't see that on their website o.o

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    Just ordered A500 16gb from Good guys. Can be bothered for OW price match. Tried that last time and ended up with nothing since it will be out of stock pretty soon.

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      from OW website, A500 16GB is out of stock, so i just make online order from Goodguys.

      good deal, good guys

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        Can OW do the dirty trick by blocking all the products stock at all stores, UNTIL the sale at Goodguys is OVER…then release the stock again?!

        So they dont loose their profit margin?! Can they do that?!
        Any OW employees here?!

        I would be pissing my pants if I am the boss and seeing all the tablets go out at below cost!!

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    guys, can i use this to make phone calls to landline or mobile phone [NOT skype] coz, i owned a 7" SGT that allow me to make phone calls… i am looking for some table have this kind of function… anyone can be so kind to advise, pleasee…

    •  

      Proby need to look at something like a samsung galaxy note.

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      If you buy the A501 the 3G model — then yes you can. With A500, you might be able to use a SIP application (csipsimple for example) to connect to a VISP, and then you can make calls over Wi-Fi.

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        Scotty : that means A501 i can use to make calls, just like a mobile phone… am i correct? sorry, just need clarification, as i notice that from my google, it only says i can send text msg, but not making phone calls

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          Might need other A501 owners to confirm. I do have Optus MyTab which can make calls as it has 3G capability, and I would think other 3G tablets can do that as well.

          I do however use SIP to make calls on my A500 (using CSIPSimple). I found it's not really integrated with Contact. Whereas Skype can also be used to make out-bound calls and it's integrated with Contact.

      • +1 vote

        depends on the modem driver/firmware installed with the system.
        If it has the voice enabled, can make call.
        Some Galaxy Tab sold in US can't make call. But can be software changed.

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        A501 cannot make normal phone calls.

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