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is there a way to get an iPad cheaper?

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attheendoftheline Sat 08-Oct-16 07:19:12

Ds has a kindle fire which he does enjoy but it really is on it's last legs and it's becoming frustrating to use. It's only lasted a few years. I'd really like to get him an iPad of sorts - a mini maybe? But I'm so out of touch with technology (I've an iPad 2 which I've had for 5 years and works fine!)

What's great for primary school ages and why?
Is there anywhere that makes it a deal? (Just saw on another thread about new customers to very?)

Thanks in advance.

okok Sat 08-Oct-16 07:22:03

The well known secondhand computer and gaming store? Not sure if I'm allowed to say its name on here but that is how I'd buy expensive tech - just get a slightly older model second hand

Mum2twoUnder4 Sat 08-Oct-16 07:22:19

I have one from pcworld that I pay £18pm for 2 years, after that I can either pay for 1more year and it's mine, or trade it in for a newer one at the end of the 2 years. And get cash back.

Fairylea Sat 08-Oct-16 07:27:23

Go to Cex. Most things come with a warranty and you can get very good deals on nearly new iPads.

Footle Sat 08-Oct-16 07:36:58

okok, you can say it here and it would be helpful if you did !

ImCatbug Sat 08-Oct-16 07:38:46

Agree on getting a secondhand one but I'd say go to GAME if possible instead of CEX, they also offer good warranties on everything but they actually honour them, unlike CEX who will argue every little issue and do whatever possible to not return/exchange if there is a problem. Have had very good experiences with GAME and their secondhand phones/tablets.

Passthecake30 Sat 08-Oct-16 07:38:55

My kids have iPad minis, I think they are great. We have the regular iPad and there's nothing that the big one does that the little ones can't!

00100001 Sat 08-Oct-16 07:39:38

CEX, eBay

00100001 Sat 08-Oct-16 07:40:53

Bit in all honesty, I wouldn't buy a small child an expensive tablet such as an ipad.

I would get them a cheaper good one, such as the new kindle or a lenovo.

attheendoftheline Sat 08-Oct-16 10:43:26

That's all, that's really helpful.

He's had a kindle and it is good but it's on it's last legs in under 2 years and there's loads of the school based stuff he does that can't be done on a kindle so I'm reluctant to buy another just because it's cheap. I'd rather have something decent that will last.

dancemom Sat 08-Oct-16 10:49:11

I got dd an iPad mini from John Lewis on Back Friday a few years back

Avebury Sat 08-Oct-16 18:24:30

Can I ask which school stuff can't be done on the kindle?

attheendoftheline Sat 08-Oct-16 19:50:05

His school sign up to a few maths and literacy apps - and you can't get them on the kindle. You can do it on a web page but it's a really poor interface so we end up giving him our iPad to do it on instead.

00100001 Sat 08-Oct-16 19:53:08

You should look at android ones then if an apple one is too expensive

AndNowItsSeven Sat 08-Oct-16 19:53:53

Apple sell refurbished iPad direct.

Mylittlelights Sat 08-Oct-16 19:55:29

Give him your iPad and buy yourself a new one.

Redglitter Sat 08-Oct-16 20:01:37

At the age he is I'd go for an android one. It'll have any apps you need and be a fraction of the cost

Notgoodtogo Sat 08-Oct-16 23:58:23

Also recommend getting an iPad mini on Black Friday through John Lewis.

Frannyboo90 Mon 10-Oct-16 21:44:55

I'm wanting to get my son who is 7 a iPad mini too, waiting till Black Friday and hoping for John Lewis bargain, does anyone know when Black Friday is this year?x

Redcrayons Mon 10-Oct-16 21:49:17

Black Friday is usually the last Friday of November. I got the cheapest mini, with Argos for £180 last year.

Redcrayons Mon 10-Oct-16 21:50:27

Black Friday is usually the last Friday in November. I got the smallest mini at Argos last year for £180. JL will price match them and add an extra years warranty so go with them if you can.

Redcrayons Mon 10-Oct-16 21:51:06

Mmm, weird double post!! Not sure what's going on.

Frannyboo90 Wed 12-Oct-16 13:54:38

Thankyou red crayons! £180 with a years warranty sounds amazing! My son has special needs so is quite clumsy (dcd) so warranty sounds amazing grin xx

Lilmisskittykat Wed 12-Oct-16 13:56:38

Groupon have deals too not sure if they are good deals as not looked into it but they are sold as such x

Keepon123 Thu 13-Oct-16 21:48:19

Don't think warranty will cover accidental damage but I may be wrong.
I bought a refurbed iPad 4 from eBay for £139.99 for dd and giving eldest dc my old iPad 4. I was hoping to be in a position to buy a new iPad Pro (going halves with dp) but don't have the funds at the moment so may have to wait to treat ourselves on new year.

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