iPad Price Comparison in South Africa
Despite the new iPad 2 expected to show up later this year, many people around the world still want to get their hands on the original device Apple iPad.
Next follows a list of some of the best deals on this popular tablet in South Africa.
Apple products official distributor in South Africa, Core Group, was unable to deliver the Apple device to Africa’s shores. In spite of difficulties connected with device delivery, South Africa’s Apple fans got the chance to examine the tablet.
Kalahari.net, online store from South Africa, performed an e-mail delivery to subscribers just recently. In letters, tagged as special import the store advertised the specifications of 32GB iPads with both Wi-Fi and 3G support.
The store is far not the first trader offering Apple’s best-selling tablet, but with R 7,999 price for a 32GB device with both Wi-Fi and 3G functionality they make a price competition between the iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Samsung’s product rival is based on Google’s Android 2.2 FroYo (or Frozen Yoghurt) OS, equipped with 7-inch display, and is sold for R 7,999 with 16GB of internal disc space. The space could be extended with the help of microSD cards up to 32GB.
At the same time the iPad comes with 32GB of memory and has a 9.7-inch screen, if we don’t mention an access to paid applications in South Africa. Nevertheless, Apple’s tablet doesn’t support extendable storage.
Below is shown a price comparison of some online sellers that are involved in Apple gadget sales in SA:
iPad Wi-Fi 16 GB R 6,949.00 ($1,022)
iPad Wi-Fi 32 GB R 6,999.00 ($1,029)
iPad Wi-Fi 64 GB R 9,649.00 ($1,419)
iPad Wi-Fi + 3G 16 GB R 7,919.00 ($1,165)
iPad Wi-Fi + 3G 32 GB R 8,799.00 ($1,294)
iPad Wi-Fi + 3G 64 GB R 9,999.00 ($1,470)
iPad Wi-Fi + 3G 32 GB R 7,999.00 ($1,176)
iPad Wi-Fi + 3G 64 GB R 9,499.00 ($1,397)
iPad Wi-Fi 16 GB R 6,424.00 ($945)
iPad Wi-Fi 32 GB R 7,667.00 ($1,128)
iPad Wi-Fi 64 GB R 8,205.00 ($1,207)
iPad Wi-Fi + 3G 16 GB R 7,748.00 ($1,139)
iPad Wi-Fi + 3G 32 GB R 9,206.00 ($1,354)
iPad Wi-Fi + 3G 64 GB R 10,357.00 ($1,523)
iPad Wi-Fi 16 GB R 6,860.00 ($1,009)
iPad Wi-Fi 32 GB R 8,183.00 ($1,203)
iPad Wi-Fi 64 GB R 8,809.00 ($1,295)
iPad Wi-Fi + 3G 16 GB R 8,137.00 ($1,197)
iPad Wi-Fi + 3G 32 GB R 9,549.00 ($1,404)
iPad Wi-Fi + 3G 64 GB R 10,091.00 ($1,484)
Kalahari.net also allows users to list and sell their new or used Apple device 16GB or Wi-Fi-only tablets via the site, but doesn’t sell gadgets itself.
Kalahari still offers the best prices for the iPad 32GB and 64GB Wi-Fi + 3G despite iGear offers reduced prices on their 32GB iPads.
Amazon import service Take2 has two offers from both the UK and USA. First one is far more expensive but promises lightning-fast delivery while the US import service is more affordable but this delivery estimates 15 to 25 working days.
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