Apple iPad Pro 128gb WiFi Gold £725 @ Rakuten + £145 back in points + 3.5% Quidco
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Apple iPad Pro 128gb WiFi Gold £725 @ Rakuten + £145 back in points + 3.5% Quidco

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Found 15th Jan 2016
So, our iPad Air 1 got wet and, long story short, it's time for an upgrade. Decided on an iPad Pro 128gb, WiFi only. We had WiFi+4G on the iPad Air and probably used cellular about 1% of the time. For around £100 extra, I don't feel it's worth it.

So, the iPad Pro 128gb is £799 @ Apple, Argos, Currys, John Lewis etc. If you can get student discount @ the Apple store it's £766. But we wanted protection against accidental damage. Narrowed it down to:

£766 @ Apple store (student) + £79 for two years AppleCare+ = £845 inc 2 years cover for damage, £39 excess if claim.
or..
£799 @ JL + £99 for 3 years Added Care = £898 inc 3 years cover for damage, £nil excess if claim.

Then I decided on the Rakuten option. I know it's an import model, but aside from not have an Apple UK plug it's identical. Anyway, they give you an adapter. It's £725 plus you earn 14,500 Rakuten points (worth £145). I'd then get a policy @ gadget-cover.com for three years, which includes loss and theft anywhere in the world (£50 excess if claim, reducing if no claims). This is £68.80 per year, first year 20% off so £55.04.

So.. 725 + 55.04 + (2*68.80) = £917.64. This price includes cover for accidental damage, theft, loss, breakdown, for immediate family members, worldwide. This is £19.64 more than the JL option which provides for 3 years accidental damage only, and £72.64 more than the Apple store option which provides for 2 years accidental damage only.

Oh, and those figures don't even take account of the £145 worth of points to spend at Rakuten, plus the 3.5% Quidco (could be £25.38, if it tracks). If you consider that, it's 725 + 55.04 + (2*68.80) = £917.64 less £145 less £25.38 = £747.26 inc full insurance for three years.

Lastly, for those who don't need insurance, it could be £725 less £145 less £25.38 = £554.62 for what Apple usually charge £799 for.
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£725 for a tablet?! Don't use it if it looks like rain!
Roger_Irrelevant

£725 for a tablet?! Don't use it if it looks like rain!



Linx 7 more your style?
Rogier_Arpignot

Linx 7 more your style?



Oooooh! Everyone! Look it's a Tablet Snob! X) X) X)

Yes £30 for my first (Linx 8 - fairly decent as it turns out) Windows tablet is great thankyou very much! It only gets used for occasional browsing/ebay etc.

I've got my PC/Laptop/Android tablet for other stuff.

Now, I'm trying to work something out, possibly you could help me. I'm trying to work out how Apple has $200+ Billion in the bank. Any ideas? Hmmmmmm.....
I'm only asking. I've got a Linx 8 too. I really don't mind that Apple has lots of money, they make some great products so if they can get away with charging over £700 for a tablet then they must be doing something right. I think they should pay their way TAX wise though, but I'm not going to lose any sleep over their bank balance....
Can some one explain why this is getting voted cold
Is it just because it's apple
Hahahahaha!!! £725 for a Tablet. laughable.
Heat added - good deal for anyone in the market for one and can make use of the discount points

Sadly will automatically get voted cold by the apple haters and poor people
brightsky

Can some one explain why this is getting voted coldIs it just because … Can some one explain why this is getting voted coldIs it just because it's apple


Amazing isn't it. I spent hours scouring the net to find the best price for this model and this is hands down the cheapest price for this product anywhere in the UK (to my knowledge - if anyone can find it cheaper I'd love to know!).

But hey, this is an Apple deal so, cheapest price or not, it goes cold on HUKD. Them's the rules.
qwerta369

So, our iPad Air 1 got wet and, long story short, it's time for an … So, our iPad Air 1 got wet and, long story short, it's time for an upgrade. Decided on an iPad Pro 128gb, WiFi only. We had WiFi+4G on the iPad Air and probably used cellular about 1% of the time. For around £100 extra, I don't feel it's worth it.So, the iPad Pro 128gb is £799 @ Apple, Argos, Currys, John Lewis etc. If you can get student discount @ the Apple store it's £766. But we wanted protection against accidental damage. Narrowed it down to:£766 @ Apple store (student) + £79 for two years AppleCare+ = £845 inc 2 years cover for damage, £39 excess if claim.or..£799 @ JL + £99 for 3 years Added Care = £898 inc 3 years cover for damage, £nil excess if claim.Then I decided on the Rakuten option. I know it's an import model, but aside from not have an Apple UK plug it's identical. Anyway, they give you an adapter. It's £725 plus you earn 14,500 Rakuten points (worth £145). I'd then get a policy @ www.gadget-cover.com for three years, which includes loss and theft anywhere in the world (£50 excess if claim, reducing if no claims). This is £68.80 per year, first year 20% off so £55.04.So.. 725 + 55.04 + (2*68.80) = £917.64. This price includes cover for accidental damage, theft, loss, breakdown, for immediate family members, worldwide. This is £19.64 more than the JL option which provides for 3 years accidental damage only, and £72.64 more than the Apple store option which provides for 2 years accidental damage only.Oh, and those figures don't even take account of the £145 worth of points to spend at Rakuten, plus the 3.5% Quidco (could be £25.38, if it tracks). If you consider that, it's 725 + 55.04 + (2*68.80) = £917.64 less £145 less £25.38 = £747.26 inc full insurance for three years.Lastly, for those who don't need insurance, it could be £725 less £145 less £25.38 = £554.62 for what Apple usually charge £799 for.



Do you happen to have home insurance?
qwerta369

Amazing isn't it. I spent hours scouring the net to find the best price … Amazing isn't it. I spent hours scouring the net to find the best price for this model and this is hands down the cheapest price for this product anywhere in the UK (to my knowledge - if anyone can find it cheaper I'd love to know!).But hey, this is an Apple deal so, cheapest price or not, it goes cold on HUKD. Them's the rules.



I like the deal and voting HOT
I do. In fact I started a claim for my liquid damaged iPad Air 1 but I decided to cancel it. £100 excess payable + a premium increase of (I estimate) at least £50 on renewal + loss of NCD makes it not worthwhile. Going for separate iPad cover going forward.
Does anyone know how long you have to spend the rakuten points
Thanks
qwerta369

I do. In fact I started a claim for my liquid damaged iPad Air 1 but I … I do. In fact I started a claim for my liquid damaged iPad Air 1 but I decided to cancel it. £100 excess payable + a premium increase of (I estimate) at least £50 on renewal + loss of NCD makes it not worthwhile. Going for separate iPad cover going forward.



Put it on ebay. It's amazing how much you get for broken Apple kit..
I did, and Gumtree. Sold it for £130 within a couple of hours, local guy came and paid cash. I think that's reasonable for a gen 1 iPad Air, considering it's over 2 years old and is broken.
qwerta369

I did, and Gumtree. Sold it for £130 within a couple of hours, local guy … I did, and Gumtree. Sold it for £130 within a couple of hours, local guy came and paid cash. I think that's reasonable for a gen 1 iPad Air, considering it's over 2 years old and is broken.



Yes, very good. Maybe they have a working one that needs a new case, either that or a magic way of drying it out...
qwerta369

I spent hours scouring the net to find the best price for this model and … I spent hours scouring the net to find the best price for this model and this is hands down the cheapest price for this product anywhere in the UK (to my knowledge - if anyone can find it cheaper I'd love to know!).But hey, this is an Apple deal so, cheapest price or not, it goes cold on HUKD.


The point of a deal is to make people aware of a potential bargain and the heat it gets is a total irrelevance.
qwerta369

Amazing isn't it. I spent hours scouring the net to find the best price … Amazing isn't it. I spent hours scouring the net to find the best price for this model and this is hands down the cheapest price for this product anywhere in the UK (to my knowledge - if anyone can find it cheaper I'd love to know!).But hey, this is an Apple deal so, cheapest price or not, it goes cold on HUKD. Them's the rules.


Bought it for co so VAT back as well thanks
Agharta

The point of a deal is to make people aware of a potential bargain and … The point of a deal is to make people aware of a potential bargain and the heat it gets is a total irrelevance.



Not if people only read the hot deals though, rather than reading through pages and pages of cold ones.

You see plenty of poor "deals" getting heat when it isn't warranted, then some absolute gems get voted cold purely on the seller / make - although I suppose it could be argued how much searching people want to do through the site so their own fault it they luck out.

I've always thought HUKD should review the heat system or even scrap it or at least make people give a reason as to why they've voted hot or cold. Some are sheep and just vote up the already hot deals anyway, whereas others are simple haters and vote down on all deals they see (apple being a prime example).
^^ this.

Sadly, this is true. Often people on this site do vote like sheep. They see something cold, so they hit the cold button and move on. It's a shame because other people might just see cold and think it's a poor deal. The reality is that this product cannot be bought cheaper anywhere else in this country. For that reason alone, it should be "hot". Don't get me wrong, I'm not some kind of heat **** desperate for temperature. I'm also aware that regardless of it being the cheapest price it might still not reflect value for money for those not in the market for one, and hence the cold vote. Anyway, it's great for me and will be for anyone else who's looking to buy one. That's why I posted it.
Quidco just tracked for me @ £25.37. So that's £725 - £25.37 = £699.63 for what everywhere else charges £799 for. Plus free £145 worth of points to spend at Rakuten.
great price for a top piece of kit
I'm typing this on an iPad pro and it's a quality bit of kit! Heat
Okay so I appreciate this may be a good piece of kit but.... I bought a Samsung Tab; 2K screen, fast, responsive, good build quality, excellent battery life. I watch Netflix, play games, check emails, browse web, type docs etc. Bought SD card, now has 130GB storage or which I can sideload vids docs etc. altogether cost me £260. This costs £725! I'm sure its a good piece of kit, but it is about 'value' not 'cheapest'. Be honest if it did not have an Apple logo, would anyone really consider buying this tablet?

I am not sure who 'Apple haters' are? But I think that is why people are voting cold.
Personally speaking it's not the Apple logo I want, it's the Apple ecosystem. iOS is my preference. Also, our household is all Apple. iMac, MacBook, iPhones, iPads.. As is our close relatives come to think of it. FaceTime and iMessage has become too convenient. Now if things were different and we all had PCs / Chromebooks and Android / Windows phones, I'd be inclined to looks at tablets matching those ecosystems. It's all about preference and it's unfortunate in a way that we've fallen in to the expensive Apple trap, but for us it doesn't make sense to switch. Plus, we all like iOS and OS X. Everyone has their preference though, I sure don't want to debate that here
Was £100 cheaper from the same seller before Christmas, obviously no help if you want one now, but I'm holding out for a better price.
Excellent deal. Was going to go to the Apple store tomorrow and get one for my business but this has save me a fair chunk of money.

Ignore the morons that vote cold because they don't like the product, or just hate Apple for some reason that a 5 year old would find infantile.

Thanks OP.
considering the amount some pay for an iPhone, I would much rather have this iPad Pro,
Great price too
Thanks for posting
qwerta369

Amazing isn't it. I spent hours scouring the net to find the best price … Amazing isn't it. I spent hours scouring the net to find the best price for this model and this is hands down the cheapest price for this product anywhere in the UK (to my knowledge - if anyone can find it cheaper I'd love to know!). But hey, this is an Apple deal so, cheapest price or not, it goes cold on HUKD. Them's the rules.



This is democracy for you. Even the ignorant and the half wit get an equal vote. I feel your pain.
topazz

This is democracy for you. Even the ignorant and the half wit get an … This is democracy for you. Even the ignorant and the half wit get an equal vote. I feel your pain.



bought it great deal
minus vat =£604.17
minus TCB £27.00
minus £140.00 in points
= £437.17
Edited by: "brightsky" 19th Jan 2016
Just to update for those who haven't purchased yet..

Great comms from this seller, really personal service. Item received 2 working days after ordering, completely brand new and sealed as if buying directly from Apple. UK plug as this is a Malaysian grey import (Malaysia uses UK style 3-pin plugs). Identical to UK model and Apple warranty is worldwide anyway. I wouldn't hesitate to save money and buy from this company again.

My figures:
£725 less £25.37 (quidco already confirmed) less £145 to spend at Rakuten (14,500 already received) = £554.63 for what is £799 everywhere else. A whopping £244.37 saving. I'm delighted with that! But, as this is HUKD, it's not as wonderful as £10 off a £50 spend at Amazon, obviously.
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