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    iPad Air with $10 off and no sales tax -- not a Black Friday deal!

    Target hyped a Black Friday (actually Thursday) deal where they would both discount the iPad Air by $20 and give you a $100 gift card. That's for the 16 GB model. If you wanted the 32 GB or higher, there would be no $20 discount, but still the $100 gift card.

    Anyway, they opened at 8pm. No way I was going to go there during that pandemonium, so instead I showed up at 1am, and they LOL'd me out of the store when I asked if there were any iPads left.

    Undaunted, I went online and looked if there were any other deals. Staples has one for $449 ($50 off), but if you want anything over 16 GB, you get only a $20 discount.

    I decided to approach it a different way. Sales tax is a significant factor if you live in a state that charges it. For example, on a $500 iPad, the sales tax will be $40 if your state/locality rate is 8%. So I decided to do a bit of research if any stores sell the iPad with no sales tax.

    I found one:

    http://www.powermax.com/ipad-air

    No discount, but they ship for free and they don't charge sales tax to any of the 48 continental US states.

    However, you can claim a $10 discount by using code BOLTBUCKS10.

    The are an authorized Apple dealer.

    For some reason you can't order online. You have to do it over the phone. Here's how:

    1) Call them at 888-769-7629

    2) Tell them you want to order the iPad Air (whatever GB you want)

    3) Tell them you have promo code BOLTBUCKS10. You might want to "subscribe to their e-mail list" on their main page of http://powermax.com before calling (look toward the bottom right), because technically you have to be subscribed to get this discount. Just use any junk e-mail on Yahoo or whatever.

    4) They will ship you the new iPad Air for $10 off plus zero tax and zero shipping.

    So for example, someone in Las Vegas buying an iPad Air 32 GB from the Apple Store would be paying $599 + 8.1% sales tax, for a total of $647.51. Using Powermax, you would be getting it for $589.00, for a savings of almost $60. The next-best deal would be Staples, for $579 + 8.1% tax, for $625.90.

    Definitely the way to go if you want to get a new iPad.

     
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      tony bagadonuts: Thanks Druff

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    I know nothing about this as I'm not in the market but I was told these prices were alright online deals for iPad Air:

    http://www.macmall.com/n/iPad-Air/macCustomPages-6284

    Anyone can confirm that or deny I'm just relaying the information but have no clue myself since I haven't been shopping them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeerAndPoker View Post
    I know nothing about this as I'm not in the market but I was told these prices were alright online deals for iPad Air:

    http://www.macmall.com/n/iPad-Air/macCustomPages-6284

    Anyone can confirm that or deny I'm just relaying the information but have no clue myself since I haven't been shopping them.
    Yeah this is good too, but they charge tax, so it is still slightly worse than the company I posted if you live in a high-tax state. This is definitely the way to go if you don't pay sales tax anyway, though.

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    Black Friday isn't as crazy as people think. Some stores do get out of hand but generally not the case at 99.9 % of stores.

    For instance tonight I showed up 15 minutes before they opened. Was in Wal Mart in 15 mins and had my item paid for within 20

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    Found an even better place, provided you don't live in New York.

    B&H Photo and Video ships free and non-New-Yorkers don't pay sales tax. They also have great prices:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search...op+Nav-Search=

    iPad Air 16GB $459
    iPad Air 32GB $540
    iPad Air 64GB $640

    You can't order online. You have to call 800-831-2434, and they are closed for the day. Not sure if prices will stay the same tomorrow.



    Best Buy also allows you to order iPads online and pick them up in-store, though they obviously charge sales tax:

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olstempl...at209000050007

    iPad Air 16GB $450
    iPad Air 32GB $540
    iPad Air 64GB $640

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    "they LOL'd me out of the store"

    my story is better. last week one of the local supermarkets was having a 2-1 oscar mayer bologna sale. my 73 year old father bought this and felt the need to tell me more than once of the great deal he obtained.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    Found an even better place, provided you don't live in New York.

    B&H Photo and Video ships free and non-New-Yorkers don't pay sales tax. They also have great prices:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search...op+Nav-Search=

    iPad Air 16GB $459
    iPad Air 32GB $540
    iPad Air 64GB $640

    You can't order online. You have to call 800-831-2434, and they are closed for the day. Not sure if prices will stay the same tomorrow


    Best Buy also allows you to order iPads online and pick them up in-store, though they obviously charge sales tax:

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olstempl...at209000050007

    iPad Air 16GB $450
    iPad Air 32GB $540
    iPad Air 64GB $640
    the B&H website still has those prices, I know a kid who works there, interestingly he told me B&H doesn't pay their salespeople commission but his salary is 100k + benny's which is basically a livable wage for NYC, also the owners are orthodox jews fwiw
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    It's tough to take you seriously when you've made your bones acting the fool.
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    Which one is he?

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