iPad Air 32GB £382.00 Sold by ULike and Fulfilled by Amazon
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iPad Air 32GB £382.00 Sold by ULike and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Found 31st Aug 2014
Apple iPad Air WIFI 32GB available on Amazon for just £382 with free delivery. These are on sale at the Apple store and other retailers for £479, that's a huge saving.

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Been this price on amazon for around a month as have been considering one. If someone has a better price for it let me know

mjp100

Been this price on amazon for around a month as have been considering … Been this price on amazon for around a month as have been considering one. If someone has a better price for it let me know



'These are on sale at the Apple store and other retailers for £479, that's a huge saving.'

Yes it is, which should make you highly suspicious. How can they be selling it for £100 less than any other retailer, even massive chainstores?

Answer: it's not the same product. It will be non-UK stock or 'returned' or something similar.


Edited by: "HedgyHoggy" 31st Aug 2014

Ordered one on Thursday and it turned up on Friday brilliant. Was new not recon and had uk plug

Other non European countries use the uk style plug. Check the charger for the ce mark. If it's not there it's an import. Not that it really matters though. Good price. New model being announced in 9 days though.

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mre15

Other non European countries use the uk style plug. Check the charger for … Other non European countries use the uk style plug. Check the charger for the ce mark. If it's not there it's an import. Not that it really matters though. Good price. New model being announced in 9 days though.



It's a good deal. I don't think the new iPad is being launched till end of October. The iPhone released early Sept though.

Fantastic price.

It's genuine uk stock, costs are less due to be online as opposed to store based with massive overheads

mjp100

It's genuine uk stock, costs are less due to be online as opposed to … It's genuine uk stock, costs are less due to be online as opposed to store based with massive overheads



Sorry, that's nonsense. Apple set the price for UK retail sales an d there is no way anyone is getting them with £100 worth of profit margin. So I'll say it again, these are NOT genuine, first-time-owned, UK stock. The highest extra margin (i.e. price difference from the Apple store) I've ever seen on a genuine 'new' ipad in the UK is £50 and that was from Dixons several years ago. This is why you only get such prices from Amazon marketplace people (many of who are actually the same dodgy seller under different names).
Edited by: "HedgyHoggy" 1st Sep 2014

mjp100

It's genuine uk stock, costs are less due to be online as opposed to … It's genuine uk stock, costs are less due to be online as opposed to store based with massive overheads



Just to make it clearer why this can't be 'genuine' stock, the profit margin on iPads is less than 5% in the UK. In the US it's 3-4%.

zdnet.com/blo…988

So that means the price that a retailer pays apple for the iPad is 95% of the retail sale. So they're making about £25 profit AT MOST on each sale.

So if Apple only sell their 32GB iPad Airs to retailers for £456, how can this Marketplace seller be selling it for £380?

Hmm? They would be losing £76 (at least) per sale.

Clearly, THESE ARE NOT GENUINE 'NEW' IPADS.

battler

Ordered one on Thursday and it turned up on Friday brilliant. Was new not … Ordered one on Thursday and it turned up on Friday brilliant. Was new not recon and had uk plug



Well if it was 'new' then it must be stolen, as retailers pay Apple about £450 for this model.

Never buy expensive electronics from Marketplace sellers, you have no protection even with 'fulfilled by Amazon'. If the company disappears (or just lies to Amazon) you won't get a refund.

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HedgyHoggy

Well if it was 'new' then it must be stolen, as retailers pay Apple about … Well if it was 'new' then it must be stolen, as retailers pay Apple about £450 for this model.Never buy expensive electronics from Marketplace sellers, you have no protection even with 'fulfilled by Amazon'. If the company disappears (or just lies to Amazon) you won't get a refund.



I must admit I agree with HedgyHoggy here. The deal at first looks great, hence why I posted it. However after digging a little further on the internet the seller "ULIKE" have been known to sell counterfeit products. For £383 I don't want to risk buying a fake iPad. I've cancelled my order and will hold off until I've saved enough to buy from Apple direct.

Mods - can you consider deleting this thread as I do believe the item being sold is fake and I don't want users getting ripped off. Thank you.

Gb buddy fulfilled by amazon, same price. If it's fulfilled by amazon then you are covered if it's not as described. But yes, the marketplace is turning into a bit like eBay, you take a risk.

New iPad Air 2 to be announced 9th Sep, prices normally similar to previous models

CrispyColonel

New iPad Air 2 to be announced 9th Sep, prices normally similar to … New iPad Air 2 to be announced 9th Sep, prices normally similar to previous models



Agree 100%, wait 2 weeks and you'll start to see significant price reductions on these models as they get sold off and replaced by new models.

I recently posted another iPad deal that was also being sold by ulike, and a user commented on my post with the following comment:

As an aside, everyone of those sellers offering these (and most electronics sold via Amazon fulfillment) are chinese. They send their stock to Amazon UK warehouses to be fulfilled. Ok nothing wrong with that, except they should be registered for VAT in the UK (non EU businesses selling goods where the place of supply is in the UK, eg shipped from the warehouses of Amazon UK must register for VAT from the first £1 of turnover- no VAT threshold for such supplies). However none of them do and nothing is done. The saving against retail price is largely UK VAT. So your purchase from Amazon for such items renders zero income for the UK economy as the seller isnt VAT registered here and Amazon are registered in Luxemburg. I know this doesnt matter to most but just consider, how can a UK taxpaying legitimate business possibly compete? Answer, they cannot

While I'm not sure if this is the case, it could be possible that because they are Chinese and therefore don't need to pay UK VAT, the price is lower.

mlb71

I recently posted another iPad deal that was also being sold by ulike, … I recently posted another iPad deal that was also being sold by ulike, and a user commented on my post with the following comment: As an aside, everyone of those sellers offering these (and most electronics sold via Amazon fulfillment) are chinese. They send their stock to Amazon UK warehouses to be fulfilled. Ok nothing wrong with that, except they should be registered for VAT in the UK (non EU businesses selling goods where the place of supply is in the UK, eg shipped from the warehouses of Amazon UK must register for VAT from the first £1 of turnover- no VAT threshold for such supplies). However none of them do and nothing is done. The saving against retail price is largely UK VAT. So your purchase from Amazon for such items renders zero income for the UK economy as the seller isnt VAT registered here and Amazon are registered in Luxemburg. I know this doesnt matter to most but just consider, how can a UK taxpaying legitimate business possibly compete? Answer, they cannot While I'm not sure if this is the case, it could be possible that because they are Chinese and therefore don't need to pay UK VAT, the price is lower.



That's pretty irrelevant. If that is the case, then the problem belongs with HMRC to investigate, and not the person buying the item via Amazon. Sending their Chinese stock to the UK for resale is still liable for any relevant VAT/import duty - once again, up to HMRC to investigate.
Edited by: "theyiddo" 1st Sep 2014

CrispyColonel

Well if it was 'new' then it must be stolen, as retailers pay Apple about … Well if it was 'new' then it must be stolen, as retailers pay Apple about £450 for this model.


I think that's pretty much rubbish! Both Tesco and Curry's have sold iPad Air models for at least £50 off for long periods in the past year (plus Quidco, Clubcard points etc.) so the rumoured very low profit margins must be historical! I got nearly £100 off my own (genuine UK stock) Air from Isme who had a "£50 off first order" to add to Quidco at the end of 2013.

Fulfilled by Amazon means they WILL sort out any issues!


Edited by: "BrianM" 1st Sep 2014

lukenww

can you consider deleting this thread as I do believe the item being … can you consider deleting this thread as I do believe the item being sold is fake and I don't want users getting ripped off. Thank you.



Is there such a thing as a fake iPad? I'm sure it would be pretty obvious when it arrived. Just buy with a credit card for section 75 protection.

theyiddo

That's pretty irrelevant. If that is the case, then the problem belongs … That's pretty irrelevant. If that is the case, then the problem belongs with HMRC to investigate, and not the person buying the item via Amazon. Sending their Chinese stock to the UK for resale is still liable for any relevant VAT/import duty - once again, up to HMRC to investigate.


Amazon change the model numbers for iPads sold in different parts of the world. European ones should start with "MD" I believe.
Edited by: "BrianM" 1st Sep 2014

I bought a 64GB iPad Air from these guys a couiple of weeks ago - through Amazon.
They are genuine UK stock - they are brand new, they're not returns.
Mine is registered with Apple, and using an AppleCare reseller via Ebay..(Applecare for £20.90 vs buying from Apple @ £79) I now have a full 2 years cover.
Don't believe the nay sayers - that haven't bought the product. If you want it - go for it. Much cheaper than buying from Apple directly.
Edited by: "tony5101" 1st Sep 2014

I just have bought 128gb cellular ipad air for £420. I still think it's expensive. How could someone pay for this price. mine is Brandnew. if someone live in Birmingham I can resell for £450. Brandnew with Apple warranty for 12 month since the day you activate the ipad

This tablet is really slow. Slower than £175 LG G2 from a recent deal. Just wait a couple of weeks for a new one from Apple, that has not been used by some stranger and will be quicker for a mere £700.

stanlenin

This tablet is really slow. Slower than £175 LG G2 from a recent deal. … This tablet is really slow. Slower than £175 LG G2 from a recent deal. Just wait a couple of weeks for a new one from Apple, that has not been used by some stranger and will be quicker for a mere £700.


I don't think so! Or rather your "review" is unique in finding an iPad Air slow! Many people are still quite happy with using much older iPad models which ARE a lot slower than the Air (but not so as you would notice in normal use!)

Edited by: "BrianM" 1st Sep 2014

Does this get Apple warranty etc???

mre15

Other non European countries use the uk style plug. Check the charger for … Other non European countries use the uk style plug. Check the charger for the ce mark. If it's not there it's an import. Not that it really matters though. Good price. New model being announced in 9 days though.



When was the last time an iPad was announed in September?

iPhones and iOS versions are the only things that have been released in September.

iPads were have been announced in Q1 or Q3

CrispyColonel

New iPad Air 2 to be announced 9th Sep, prices normally similar to … New iPad Air 2 to be announced 9th Sep, prices normally similar to previous models



Wishful thinking that it will be released same time as the iPhone 6..... It'll most probably be October/November time by the time it is announced, ready for Xmas

simpletech

Wishful thinking that it will be released same time as the iPhone 6..... … Wishful thinking that it will be released same time as the iPhone 6..... It'll most probably be October/November time by the time it is announced, ready for Xmas


The rumoured upgrades to the iPad Air are very minimal - a better camera and slightly uprated CPU are all many people expect. Unless Apple produce some rabbits there will be no reason for existing owners to upgrade.

I got one in a cracker I think from Lidl. Or was that an eye pad ?

These iPad Air's haven't sold very well and it's likely they're discretely being priced down to clear stock before any "official" price drop when the new iPad is out next month. Also, Apple routinely offer a £100 refund as a GOGW if you've bought a model from their official store at full price up to a month before the new models arrive.

I'd say this a great deal if you're on the market for an iPad

eloo

Does this get Apple warranty etc???


yes, it is fully warranted by Apple

tony5101

yes, it is fully warranted by Apple

cheers

FrugalFergal

These iPad Air's haven't sold very well and it's likely they're … These iPad Air's haven't sold very well and it's likely they're discretely being priced down to clear stock...


World's best selling tablet! #1 in most comparison reviews against ALL rivals!

Apart from that they are rubbish!<3

BrianM

World's best selling tablet! #1 in most comparison reviews against ALL … World's best selling tablet! #1 in most comparison reviews against ALL rivals! Apart from that they are rubbish!<3



Despite being number 1 sales have fallen. Just Google Tim Cook's 'bump in the road' comment when asked about this last week. The *cough* New iPad better be something special!

BrianM

World's best selling tablet! #1 in most comparison reviews against ALL … World's best selling tablet! #1 in most comparison reviews against ALL rivals! Apart from that they are rubbish!<3



Of course they are rubbish. Apple was first to introduce modern smartphones and tablets. That's why at first they had every of their products as "world's best selling". Since people found that android is so much better, they stopped buying iPhones, which fell from 100% to 50% to 10% of all smartphones sold. The same is happening to iPads, except with a delay of 2(?) years as they were introduced later than iPhones. Their market share is declining, because people just hate Apple products, except for very special kind of people.
Despite that a lot of nerds are still going on with their mantra "world's best selling BS"

stanlenin

Of course they are rubbish. Apple was first to introduce modern … Of course they are rubbish. Apple was first to introduce modern smartphones and tablets. That's why at first they had every of their products as "world's best selling". Since people found that android is so much better, they stopped buying iPhones, which fell from 100% to 50% to 10% of all smartphones sold. The same is happening to iPads, except with a delay of 2(?) years as they were introduced later than iPhones. Their market share is declining, because people just hate Apple products, except for very special kind of people.Despite that a lot of nerds are still going on with their mantra "world's best selling BS"


I refer you to techradar.com/new…603 for example!

Android is great for phones but far less satisfactory for tablets! Not everyone wants to pay Apple's luxury prices though!
Edited by: "BrianM" 1st Sep 2014

FrugalFergal

Despite being number 1 sales have fallen. Just Google Tim Cook's 'bump in … Despite being number 1 sales have fallen. Just Google Tim Cook's 'bump in the road' comment when asked about this last week. The *cough* New iPad better be something special!


Sales may have fallen because most people who want one have one - and they last for ever!

As the next iPad is only expected to have minor upgrades expect the fall to continue!

BrianM

The rumoured upgrades to the iPad Air are very minimal - a better camera … The rumoured upgrades to the iPad Air are very minimal - a better camera and slightly uprated CPU are all many people expect. Unless Apple produce some rabbits there will be no reason for existing owners to upgrade.



And touch ID which is a bit pointless but it is implemented a lot better Samsung's attempt which is awful

I bought a MBPr on eBay brand new from a a chinese retailer that ship all their products to the UK first and then distribute them to avoid import fees for the buyer. It came sealed with a UK plug. I got it 200 GBP lower than RRP.

They also sell iPads etc etc

Apple days are shortlived. Other than the hype, there is nothing you can do productive on them.
watch the web players and nothing else. Bye bye Apple, you have been biten by competition.
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