This was posted 2 years 1 month 3 days ago, and might be an out-dated deal.

The "NEW IPAD" at BigW from $498 This Friday!

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The "NEW IPAD" at BigW from $498 This Friday!Affiliate

Was in at BigW today and got these prices. They were pretty open about prices which was good. They had this leaflet out on the counter, so to prove that this does not belong in the forums!

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/191/snapshot20120314.jp...

12.01am Friday Morning release the guy said. First in, First served.

16GB WIFI BLACK $498
16GB WIFI WHITE $498

16GB 4G BLACK $668
16GB 4G WHITE $668

32GB BLACK $628
32GB WHITE $628

32GB 4G BLACK $778
32GB 4G WHITE $778

64GB WIFI BLACK $748
64GB WIFI WHITE $748

64GB 4G BLACK $858
64GB 4G WHITE $858

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  • +3 votes

    wow… thats a decent discount on an ipad, and on launch day as well…

    • +1 vote

      So I guess nobody have to lines up at the apple store ey :P

        • +4 votes

          Except, it isn't. I have a xoom. i should know how laggy it is.

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      I reckon! I got my ipad 2 at ~$580 around launch time (apple store)

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    Anyone work at BIGW? :P

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      :D the one time its good to get an early shift..

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        From memory, I don't think worker can get early dip…

        • +8 votes

          I used to work in retail and we always put items aside that we wanted that were on discount. The only perk to working in retail :)

        • +4 votes

          Think they're more interested in the workers discount card

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          haha true, but I remember last year my friend try to nick one himself and got told employees have to wait. Maybe differ store to store :P

    • +3 votes

      This makes not getting a discount at Dans worthwhile!

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      It will be a bonus if it is a sweet chick =D

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    Wow not a bad deal, cheers OP.

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    Officeworks Price match?

    • +1 vote

      OW don't offer iPads unfortunately

    • -1 vote

      Maybe DSE price match for availability. Get 5% off for Woolworths staff discount and if paid with Infinite Rewards Prepaid Wish Cards thats another 5% off.

  • -2 votes

    Wait, aren't there shops that will beat prices, for example, by 5%?
    Dammit, I can't think of one… I remember there are quite a couple…

    • +2 votes

      Oh, that's right, Office Works, as LoopyLou stated. "We'll beat it by 5%"
      EDIT: nvm, OW doesn't sell ipads, unfortunately

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        JB-HI does sell iPads - I think they will price match - but not beat it .. any one know for sure?

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          u can sometimes get JB to beat the price, depends on the sales guy

        • +1 vote

          No chance they'll beat the ipad price. Match yes but NO WAY beat, theres like no margin in apple products as it is.

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          JBHIFI always slow, they may get stock after 2 month.

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          I can guaranteed they wont pricematch unless they have stock.
          They will just sell to the person willing to pay full price.
          I could be wrong, if so please post success stories :D!

        • +2 votes

          If people are going to be lining up to get them for whatever the price is I can hardly see anyone offering a discount at this stage. You'll have to wait until the excitement is over I'd think.

    • +1 vote

      I think I remember reading on WP that Apple stores have a policy to match any advertised price…they're just not very open about it.

      You ask the staff about their "Best Price policy" or something like that??

      Can anyone confirm this?

      •  

        Apple does price match. The sales told us when we were looking at an iMac and dick smith had 10% off macs at that time.

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          i have personally tried to price match and apple will price match
          however lets say if kogan has 15% off ipads then apple will only do 10% MAX
          =)

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          Which is really 5% more than what they should.

      • +1 vote

        Yes - I can confirm. DSE were doing 10% of all Apple but did not stock the MacMini in my local store. I went to the Apple store, and asked. The guy said no problem once he could confirm the DSE 10% off. He went to the website, saw the advert and went yep, no bother. $899 MacMini for $800. I was and still am happy about that.

        On a side note, I also jumped on the NetPlus 4gb sticks of RAM for $20 so upgraded the MacMini for 8gb. I also like how the MacMini supports dual monitors so I have it hooked up to two 23' Dell IPS monitors - which I also snagged for $210 each thanks to OZB!

        Pretty sweet setup for $1200.

        Anyways - back to the topic.

        • +5 votes

          The great thing is the guys working in the Apple stores have no idea how to calculate 10% off and so are open to manipulation :)

        • +14 votes

          They need the 10% off app.

        • +2 votes

          And the Calculator app that doesnt come pre-installed on iPad.

  •  

    where did you get the pricing from? didn't notice it from the link.

    • +1 vote

      inside info.

  • +5 votes

    There is no such thing as the iPad3.

    It is called "The New iPad" :P

    • +1 vote

      i.e. The third generation ipad… hence, ipad 3….

      • +3 votes

        I thought it was the iiiPad

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      yeah, I just thought Ipad would stand out better lol.

    • +2 votes

      your quotes are in the wrong place..
      It is called the new "iPad"….. :P

      • +4 votes

        Not the "new" iPad?

        • +46 votes

          you're all wrong, it's "the" new iPad

        • -3 votes

          "it's" the new Ipad, taa daaa

        • -1 vote

          pwned

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      "the new ipad" is so silly, Jobs will be pissed off if he knows. people will still call it ipad 3

      • +1 vote

        The term "The new ipod…." has being around when old Jobsey was still kickin' this just brings the Ipad inline with the other product lines.

    • +2 votes

      you can always resold this ipad as New Ipad in the future :D

  • -1 vote

    link lists no prices???

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      because this is inside info lol.

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    Officeworks do NOT sell the iPads, when I checked last week.

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      Sorry, yeah, you're right.

  • +3 votes

    Source?

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    I am awaiting target's move on this, because I only have coles staff card.

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      Target will also be selling The new Ipad! Awesome~

      • +1 vote

        If it's true… I heard there is a Double Discount at Target for Coles Group Staff Card.

        • -1 vote

          What's that? I know if you work at westfarmer, you get a 15% discount card, although you can only use it once every quarter..

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        Sorga, can you substantiate your comment:

        I know if you work at westfarmer, you get a 15% discount card, although you can only use it once every quarter.

        I assume you mean "Wesfarmers". Care to tell me and the other 200,000 employees how we get that card ?

  • +1 vote

    Wow. They are going to get HAMMERED. Hope they've got lots of stock…

    Hoping for a Myer price match, since I've got a few Myer gift cards.

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    Great of them to have it lower than RRP.

    They'd sell out of them no matter what price they give, and to put it less than RRP is a great effort.

  • +1 vote

    The discount on 4G Ipad is much less than the wifi only models.

    • +2 votes

      4g component of the new ipad is incompatible with telstras new 4g network for obtaining 4g speeds

      link - http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/tablets/new-ipads-4g-mark...

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        I prefer to get mobile broadband, rather than tethering. Even if 4G does not work, you can still access the internet.

        • +1 vote

          and if you have Telstra 3g you will be able to use the new Ipad dual band feature and it will be pretty bloody quick anyway.

      • +1 vote

        no current "4g" network meets the standards anyway….

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      Yes. This deal is $1 less than my preorder from apple. Where's the bargain?

      • +2 votes

        The bargain is in the Wifi models obviously.

      • +1 vote

        Exactly $1 is what ozbargain is about saving the $ :-) , also some are actually going to get these before stock runs out :-( then it will be tears like the Mwave router deal :-)

        • -1 vote

          Well, lets see….for $1 more I'm having it delivered to my door. Or I could save $1 and DRIVE to bigw?

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    I'm happy with my iPad 2 but this is a great deal, nice one OP!

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      Ditto, especially since it cost 698$ for the 64 gb 3G version :)

  •  

    Good News Everyone! If BIGW was to advertise this publicly, and the rest of Harvey Normal "Best Price Guarantee" conditions, provided here: http://www.harveynorman.com.au/customer-service/best-price-g...
    Then, I think we can get it cheaper! - That's if Harvey Norman doesn't find a bullshit excuse, like most times. I've read through the conditions, and it seems that most of the criteria is met; other than that it is not yet advertised by BIGW themselves.
    But if we trust the OP, then hopefully we can get a cheaper price! :D
    BTW, which one are you guys planning to get?

    • +2 votes

      Never trust this. Have seen numerous cases where the price beating didn't work.

      • +1 vote

        As I've said… Only if Harvey Norman doesn't give the bullshit excuses.

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      LOL if you can get a sales person to stay long enough to try and price match

  • -1 vote

    I am almost gonna neg this deal on principle, since Apple sells it as a "4g" model when in fact it does not connect to Telstra's 4G LTE network.

    • +3 votes

      does it connect to 3g though?

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      Telstra is not the only one with 4G, wait till later this week ;)

      • +1 vote

        no 4G compatible with Ipad til 2015

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          I have iPad 2 WIFI only and if I knew what I know now, would have gone for the 3G version, due solely to WIFI only model doesn't have GPS.

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          2015!!!! $45bn being spent on the NBN. :(

    • +2 votes

      Not apple, big w or the posters fault that telstra's 4g is incompatable.

      Great deal and it will still work on 3G networks.

      • +4 votes

        Still Apple's (and resellers') fault for promoting it heavily as 4G*

        (*coverage varies)

    • +2 votes

      Don't buy the 4G model then?

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        We can use the 3G still.

    • +3 votes

      no current "4g" network meets the standards anyway…

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      when in fact it does not connect to Telstra's 4G LTE

      In Fact, Telstra's LTE does not qualify as a 4G network either. Better than HSPA, but does not meet 4G minimum. Its just marketing bull.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4G

  • +3 votes

    they are only 10$ less than the apple rrp ones lol(comparing the apple 64gb online pre-order one to this one). How would this deal match against kogan's?

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      Kogan does not inc shipping. Shipping roughly brings it u to $500

      •  

        So take for example:

        The 64GB WiFi Model from kogan
        Price: 669+29(shipping)= 698$ only?!

        Kogan(698) vs BigW(748)??!

  •  

    So just looking at my stores opening hours

    Thursday: 8:30 - Midnight
    Friday: 8:30 - Midnight

    Hmm hang around like a bad smell on Thursday or line up Friday morning?

    •  

      i checked my local one and it closes at 9pm? :S

  •  

    Is everyone Getting the 16 WIFI?? Just wondering what are most people interested in.
    I am hoping to get a 16 Wifi Black…and hope not much competition out there for the new toy

    • +3 votes

      I've pre-ordered a Black 64GB WI-FI from Apple. It's $11 cheaper from BigW, but I've got free delivery, engraving and guaranteed delivery so I'm not too worried about the difference.

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