Apple is finally offering the new iPad at a slight discount for those who don’t mind a refurbished device. At the online retail store, a refurbished, third-generation iPad is discounted by $50 for each model. That is up to 10 percent off the retail price for certain models.
Refurbished iPads are just like brand new ones. They go through a very detailed process to ensure nothing is wrong. Apple’s one-year warranty covers the device the same way a brand new iPad would be covered. The AppleCare extended warranty is applicable to refurbished devices. My iMac and MacBook are both refurbished purchases and I’ve never had any trouble with either computer.
Apple offers free shipping through their online retail store, and most units ship within one to three business days. Depending on how close you live to an Apple storage warehouse, you could have your third-generation iPad the day after tomorrow if you order now.