Apple has to stop the free fall of its tablets somehow, caused by general market saturation and demand decline, as well as Cupertino’s recent lack of innovation, and steady Microsoft Surface rise. Just making the iPad larger, then smaller again, clearly doesn’t cut it, and while Tim Cook refuses to lower the quality bar or simply slim down profit margins, desperate times call for desperate measures as far as third-party sellers are concerned.
A couple of months after charging “only” $760 instead of $950 for a 128GB Wi-Fi-limited iPad Pro with a 12.9-inch screen, top-rated eBay merchant mobilepros1 ups the discount ante on an LTE-capable first-class iOS colossus.
Whereas the Apple Store stubbornly lists the 128 gig 12.9-inch cellular-enabled iPad Pro at the same old $1,080 price, going through eBay for a limited time will shave a cool 280 bucks off. That’s right, $800 shall net you the ultra-high-end laptop replacement, Smart Keyboard not included, in your choice of gold, silver or space gray exterior coating.
A “limited quantity” is of course available, so there’s no telling when the deal might end, with over 300 units sold at the time of publication. Nationwide economy shipping won’t cost a penny, though you’ll have to cover 7 percent sales tax in Florida.
The slate can even be delivered across the old continent, plus Canada, parts of Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, but be watchful of hefty foreign premiums. Oh, and if you’re wondering, yes, retailers like Amazon will cut you a better deal than Apple, but not MobilePros1, at $900 and up.