If you’re looking for a sale on Apple’s 10.5-inch iPad Pro and iPad mini 4, check out your local Costco.
Any Costco addict knows an item ending with “.97” at warehouses means it’s a clearance price. Here are some prices right now for iPads on clearance Costco locations in western Canada (it may be the same out east too):
- 64GB 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi-F (2017)i: $697.97; Item #2408901
- 256GB 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi (2017): $897.97; Item #4986789
- 128GB iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi (2014): $447.97; Item #1441282
Apple’s 2019 iPad Air 64GB starts at $649 but lacks a faster 120hz display refresh rate ProMotion technology like the 10.5-inch iPad Pro with A10X and quad stereo speakers.
The iPad mini 4 is on Apple’s aging A8 CPU from 2014, while the new iPad mini 5 at $80 more is running the more powerful A12 Bionic. You’re better off spending more to get a new iPad mini 5.
Again, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro from Costco is worth considering if you don’t need the latest and best iPad from Apple. Buying from Costco means a rock-solid return policy, which for electronics is at 90 days, compared to Apple’s 15 days.