Apple iPad Mini 2 16GB WiFi Tablet space grey/silver £170.99 @ eglobalcentral
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Apple iPad Mini 2 16GB WiFi Tablet space grey/silver £170.99 @ eglobalcentral

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Found 16th Dec 2015
iPad Mini with Retina Display is the newest variant of the iPad Mini from Apple. It is the latest device in Apple's "Mini" series and builds on the specs offered on its predecessor which was the first compact tablet from Apple. The device features an oleophobic (fingerprint resistant) 7.9-inch LED-backlit IPS Retina Display having a much higher HD resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. It weighs much less than a pound and sits at 7.5mm thin making it easily portable.

This November 2013 released tablet comes with Apple's latest A7 chipset. This 64-bit chips is the same one that's been introduced in the iPhone 5s and the iPad Air. A7 chipset not only features a superior processor than its predecessor, but also offers an M7 motion coprocessor that enhances speed of operation of the primary A7 chip. Device ROM is pre-loaded with iOS 7, the latest operating system from Apple. You can also download the latest version over the air. The OS comes with a variety of new features such as AirPrint, Control Center, Notification Center, Spotlight Search, iCloud Keychain and Passbook.

iPad Mini is equipped with a 5MP primary iSight camera on the rear. It allows AF with touch focus for Full HD 1080p recording, face detection, video stabilization and backside illumination capabilities. The camera houses a 5-element lens and comes with Hybrid Infrared filter as well. You can zoom up to 3x while capturing videos with iSight.

Other important specs of the new iPad Mini include dual-channel Wi-Fi with built-in MIMO technology, Bluetooth 4.0, HTML Safari browser, 1.2MP HD FaceTime camera (front), 3.5mm stereo jack, speakers built-in, dual mic, lightening connection, 3-axis gyroscope, iCloud service, Siri voice assistant, SNS integration, Maps, Game Center, AirPlay, and a Li-Po 23.8Wh rechargeable battery that gives up to 10h browsing/video playback.



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2 Generations old
Steve_Mobs

2 Generations old



...and still a cracking machine
Steve_Mobs

2 Generations old


£30 cheaper than elsewhere... still decent for the price imo. Each to their own.
Steve_Mobs

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Only one really. The iPad mini 3, was a pathetic update. New colours and fingerprint sensor is not worth a release.
Someone was saying they ship from Hong Kong so can incur charges when shipping to over here. Is that correct?
Danze1984

Someone was saying they ship from Hong Kong so can incur charges when … Someone was saying they ship from Hong Kong so can incur charges when shipping to over here. Is that correct?


I note that Quidco (2.5% cashback) list them as eGlobal CentralUK,might be from UK/
Effectively no warranty though. Take this into consideration before you think you're making a saving.
Pay £35 more and get the better Samsung Tab S from Tesco... unless you (weirdly) like being tied to Apple.
kingchris

Only one really. The iPad mini 3, was a pathetic update. New colours … Only one really. The iPad mini 3, was a pathetic update. New colours and fingerprint sensor is not worth a release.



And I was stupid enough to buy it 6 months ago. I wasted £220 on a 16gb Wifi IPad Mini 3
Still good little devices, heat added
Danze1984

Someone was saying they ship from Hong Kong so can incur charges when … Someone was saying they ship from Hong Kong so can incur charges when shipping to over here. Is that correct?


Yes, £13 fee + 20% VAT + Customs duty (can't remember the percentage). If your package gets stopped then you;'ll end up paying more than buying from a UK supplier. Plus of course, with a UK supplier you'll have a warranty. Apple won't cover grey imports.

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kingchris

Only one really. The iPad mini 3, was a pathetic update. New colours … Only one really. The iPad mini 3, was a pathetic update. New colours and fingerprint sensor is not worth a release.



Amen.
BluesFanUK

Pay £35 more and get the better Samsung Tab S from Tesco... unless you … Pay £35 more and get the better Samsung Tab S from Tesco... unless you (weirdly) like being tied to Apple.



Having got both, I know what I would sooner have and it certainly isn't Android OS
repouk

Yes, £13 fee + 20% VAT + Customs duty (can't remember the percentage). … Yes, £13 fee + 20% VAT + Customs duty (can't remember the percentage). If your package gets stopped then you;'ll end up paying more than buying from a UK supplier. Plus of course, with a UK supplier you'll have a warranty. Apple won't cover grey imports.



Just bought one of these from this seller on the 8th, delivered on 15th by dpd. I think they ship from the eu now as mine seemed to come via Germany so to avoid customs charges perhaps? Read a lot of horror stories after buying but all good and yes it does have a uk warranty as I have registered the serial to my Apple ID and it shows as covered until Nov 2016.
Also use code BUY599 to make it £160. Buy has to be in capitals to be accepted.
I bought one from this company for £161 arrived from Hong Kong in a week, very happy with it all sealed perfect with an English plug, no extra shipping cost!
repouk

Yes, £13 fee + 20% VAT + Customs duty (can't remember the percentage). … Yes, £13 fee + 20% VAT + Customs duty (can't remember the percentage). If your package gets stopped then you;'ll end up paying more than buying from a UK supplier. Plus of course, with a UK supplier you'll have a warranty. Apple won't cover grey imports.



I thought the same until I read the following in their terms and conditions:

16. Import, VAT & Customs

16.1 To simplify the process of buying internationally, eglobal central choose to handle the process of custom clearance for customers. By purchasing products through eglobal central, you authorise eglobal central to make arrangements for clearance of customs on your behalf for the products in your order. As importing products from overseas can be a hassle for most of our customers, we organise this process for you. We then provide you with fast local shipping to deliver the goods to your door. As a result, prices shown on this website are the final total you have to pay to have the order delivered to your door, without any hidden charges and customs delay.
16.2 After 3 month of receiving the goods and clearing customs, eGlobal Central will not be held responsible for any custom related fees.

Seems they take the relevant actions to pay/avoid this?
Holy smokes. This is a smokin deal. Might be two generations old, but still runs great.
Ordered for mum for as a joint Xmas pressie but not expecting it to be here by 25th as the Kindles took 9 working days from order to arrive (though they were sourced from Mexico X))
What is everyone else's expectation / experience of getting these delivered in time for the 25th?
ordered my 70d through them. while delivery was slow. Customer service was good as were comms. Dont expect it to be delivered by Xmas unless you go for express delivery.
I got an ipad mini 2 from pixel electronics last month it came with a plug adapter for the uk, i haven't opened it yet, so does anybody know if i could just use my ipad 4 plug charger i've already got to charge it.
I ordered on the 6th and it arrived on the 15th, no extra charges (iPad mini). Came with a plug adapter but haven't opened it yet as its a Xmas pressie.
wyk

anybody know if i could just use my ipad 4 plug charger i've already got … anybody know if i could just use my ipad 4 plug charger i've already got to charge it.

yes you can
famousfive

yes you can



Thanks for reply!
repouk

Apple won't cover grey imports.


I wouldn't be so sure about that. I bought an Air 2 grey import from Pixel Electronics couple of weeks ago (they ship within the UK so no import duty issues). I've checked the warranty cover online using the serial number and its covered for a year.....
repouk

Apple won't cover grey imports.

repouk have you had personal experience of this statement? I can give you my experience of a Pixel Electronics iPad Mini 2 bought last xmas for daughter (sourced from Hong Kong). Screen failed after about 4 months and the Apple Store replaced it for a like for like on the spot so i'd say they do honour the warranty
Edited by: "famousfive" 17th Dec 2015
Do not order from this company. It is based and shipped from Hong Kong. A friend recently ordered a Apple Watch and on their site it states 6-8 days. He's still waiting after 22 days. Numerous emails to the company etc etc. A shoddy outfit.
greencode

Do not order from this company. It is based and shipped from Hong Kong. A … Do not order from this company. It is based and shipped from Hong Kong. A friend recently ordered a Apple Watch and on their site it states 6-8 days. He's still waiting after 22 days. Numerous emails to the company etc etc. A shoddy outfit.


Bad luck on his side. Many others have ordered from here and have had no issues.
Based inHong Kong very poor terms and conditions and impossible to be sure of what and when you'll get anything.where is the telephone for help- why such a poor reputation for returns.
phil1 Edinburgh

Based inHong Kong very poor terms and conditions and impossible to be … Based inHong Kong very poor terms and conditions and impossible to be sure of what and when you'll get anything.where is the telephone for help- why such a poor reputation for returns.


Try the live chat I did!
skyda

Bad luck on his side. Many others have ordered from here and have had no … Bad luck on his side. Many others have ordered from here and have had no issues.


Never had any issues received my iPad within a week
Wouldn't touch eglobalcentral with a bargepole ever again. Ordered an ipad mini from them on 13th December, 1 month later I still hadn't received it - ended up getting PayPal to resolve the dispute by giving me a refund. Awful company and their customer service (e-mail only) was non-existent.
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