MarketWatch - Stock Market Quotes, Business News, Financial News
Bulletin
Investor Alert

New York Markets Close in:

need to know
Pope puts abortion forgiveness on the table
Survey may confirm our worst gender fears
GE names first female vice chair
Amgen finds data falsified in diabetes study

NYSE invokes Rule 48 before market open

Never use a market order when stocks are selling off

New on the shelves of your local Apple Store: drones

How LVMH poached Apple digital exec Ian Rogers

What to expect at September Apple event
What to expect from the Apple event on Sept. 9
Apple talks to Hollywood for exclusive content
Apple, Cisco team to put business users on iOS
Apple will let iPhone and iPad users block ads
Lost Apple deal leads to 40% job cut at GT

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer pregnant with twins

Canada’s economy enters recession — arguably

Construction laborers work on the top floor of a high rise apartment building in New York.
Building is emerging as strongest sector of economy
U.S. manufacturing growth at 2-year low: ISM

Annie Leibovitz goes to work on UBS’s image

How China turned minor yuan issue into global rout
Chinese factory data pull Asian shares lower
Beijing bumbling is China’s biggest problem

These are the cars that get the most Instagram attention

Best time to buy a new car may be just around the corner
U.S. car sales are stronger than expected

10 cities in U.S. with the very worst traffic problems
Lowest Labor Day gas prices in 11 years: AAA

Disney to unveil ‘Star Wars’ toys in unboxing event
Walt Disney leads Dow's losers for August

Apttus joins the billion-dollar startup club
Apttus joins the billion-dollar startup club


Trump says Mount McKinley name change ‘insult to Ohio’
Trump: Switch to Denali is ‘insult to Ohio’
Mount McKinley in Alaska is renamed Denali
Which U.S. president has the tallest mountain?

Classified details blacked out in new Clinton emails
Classified details blacked out in new emails
Clinton says she supports ‘revolving door’ bill
Biden a tougher matchup than Clinton: poll

Unlucky lottery winner gets IOU from Illinois

Personal beliefs don’t belong in retirement accounts

Take your company pension, or buy an annuity?
Take your company pension, or buy an annuity?

Cheeseburgers and happiness always on the menu for Warren Buffett — and Jimmy Buffett, too
Farrell: Recipes for happiness, from Buffett and others
Happy 85th birthday to the $67 billion man


/conga/frontpage.html 353867

Markets »

101.82MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 109.98M
Unchanged
144
Decliners
5231
Advancers
1183
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
Range: 1 Day
  • 1 Day
  • 5 Days
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,095 -433 2.62%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,650 -126 2.64%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,919 -54 2.72%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,299 -56 2.38%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,139 +7 0.59%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 45.26 -3.94 8.01%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,059 -189 3.03%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 10,016 -244 2.38%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,541 -112 2.40%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,451 -491 2.24%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 9,993 -266 2.59%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 353 -10 2.73%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,718 -66 2.38%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 18,166 -725 3.84%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 21,185 -485 2.24%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 3,167 -39 1.23%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,696 -587 2.23%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,883 -39 1.32%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.13 +0.01 0.70%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 119.82 -1.40 1.16%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.53 0.00 0.24%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.70 -0.01 1.12%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 95.44 -0.49 0.51%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 88.27 -0.16 0.18%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.17 -0.05 2.20%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.80 +0.06 8.79%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.00 +0.08 4.05%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.14 +0.08 3.76%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 1.83 -0.02 1.25%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.36 -0.02 4.88%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 45 -4 8.01%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,139 +7 0.59%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/7599553/delayed 368 -7 1.87%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/38649152/delayed 16,079 -429 2.60%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/30356461/delayed 1,916 -53 2.71%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/3134148/delayed 15 0 0.08%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 87.24 -2.19 -2.45%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 108.68 -4.08 -3.62%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 600.24 -18.01 -2.91%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 15.62 -0.72 -4.41%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 50.92 -2.56 -4.79%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 13.76 -0.11 -0.79%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 32.41 -0.79 -2.38%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 32.18 -1.36 -4.05%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 23.94 -0.89 -3.57%
Visit the quote page and your most recently viewed stocks will automatically be displayed here.
Please log in to view your watchlist
MarketWatch Portfolio

World News from MarketWatch

Rates »

5 yr CD
1.5%
2 yr CD
0.8%
1 yr CD
0.6%
MMA $10K+
0.3%
MMA $50K+
0.4%

National averages from Bankrate.com

You Don’t Need Another Credit Card, You Need A Better One.
Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 11.62% 11.62% 11.53%
Business 12.85% 12.85% 12.85%
Student 13.14% 13.14% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.12% 14.12% 14.00%
Airline 15.10% 15.10% 15.15%
Reward 15.14% 15.14% 14.99%
Cash Back 15.27% 15.27% 15.26%
Instant Approval 18.00% 18.00% 17.93%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.48%
Source:CreditCards.com

SPONSORED SECTIONS

Trending Tickers
  • /quotes/zigman/12221594/composite AMBA-7.01%
  • /quotes/zigman/617037/composite UAL+0.32%
  • /quotes/zigman/8669138/composite DWTI+19.58%
  • /quotes/zigman/24849617/composite AAL+1.14%
  • /quotes/zigman/87598/composite NFLX-8.56%
X
Powered by StockTwits
Link to MarketWatch's Slice.

As of July 2, 2013, the SmartMoney content you loved now lives on MarketWatch.

MarketWatch will continue to provide the same important news and information you rely on every day. And, as a MarketWatch user, you will be able to enjoy:

  • Personalized news and quote email alerts
  • Editorial e-newsletters about personal finance, mutual funds and market-specific coverage
  • Premium newsletters by our market experts
  • Games, such as Virtual Stock Exchange and Beat the Darts
  • Free WSJ.com registration

Email address

Password

Forgot password?

SmartMoney Blogs

Real-Time Advice
Our real-time advice on how market shifts and news impact you and your money

Where to Buy an iPad 3 (Hint: Not Apple)

The launch of a new Apple product typically generates Black Friday-esque lines outside stores, and Friday’s new iPad launch is likely to follow suit. Except consumers looking for a good deal may not want to wait outside an Apple store.

Wal-Mart announced Thursday that its 24-hour locations would have a limited supply of the new iPad models for sale at 12:01 a.m., hours before the Apple stores opens at 8 a.m. (Wal-Mart did not immediately respond to a request for comment.) Target, Radio Shack, Sam’s Club and Best Buy are among the stores that will also be selling the hot tablet, and experts say buying there might be consumers’ best bet.

Apple is notorious for rarely offering sales, and that’s unlikely to change with the iPad 3. “You’re not going to see straight discounts,” says Andrew Eisener, director of editorial content for Retrevo.com. But consumers buying from big retailers do have some creative avenues open to them to pay less than those buying directly from Apple.

These three perks might make you reconsider where you buy:

Loyalty perks

If you have a store credit card or belong to the loyalty program, you might get extra deals. Shoppers with a Target credit card save 5% off all store purchases, which — if pricing remains the same on the new iPad models — works out to a $35 discount on a $699 64GB Wi-Fi only version. (Of course, if you don’t pay off the balance in full, the 22.90% APR will eat away at that deal.) Members of Best Buy’s free loyalty program earn 1 point per dollar spent, and a $5 store reward for every 250 points. That’s nearly $15 in rewards on that $699 tablet.

Portal rewards

Sites like Ebates.com, Mypoints.com and others offer extra points or cash back on purchases when you click through to a favorite retailer through their site. Ebates, for example, offers 2% cash back at Sears.com, 3% at Target.com and up to 3.6% at BestBuy.com, versus 1% at Apple.com. Such offers usually can be combined with credit card and loyalty rewards, and could shave off up to another $30.

Extended returns

For consumers on the fence about buying an iPad 3, big-box stores tend to be more lenient on returns. Target has a 45-day return policy on e-readers and tablets, more than triple the 14 days Apple allows. Walmart allows 15 days on electronics, a one-day advantage.  But stores aren’t always better on this front, so be sure to compare: Sears, for example, charges a 15% restocking fee on used electronics.

This story has been updated with new sales information.

Comments

We welcome thoughtful comments from readers. Please comply with our guidelines. Our blogs do not require the use of your real name.

Comments (5 of 14)

View all Comments »
    • Target does not offer a 45 day return. If you OPEN the item and it is not defective, then you cannot just walk in and return the ipad. The site now clearly states 30 day returns on tablets UNOPENED. At least apple will take the exchange within 14 days, no question.

    • You can try combining a cashback rebate with discount giftcards.
      Check out http://www.savingcashback.com/cashback/best-buy for more details. If you combine the two, you can save up to 10% at Best Buy.

    • Something like the price will drop 100.00$ in 6 months would be nice. (makes ya wonder)

    • FYI it’s not called an iPad 3.. Did they hire you guys directly out of high school or did you not graduate? This site is almost as bad as the yahoo tabloids..
      yahoo = smart money < cnn money < cnn < npr < bbc < ??? only ones that i've spent extensive amounts of time on.. anyone chime in please

    • Kelli sorry to have to say this…your articles are consistently next to useless.

About Real-Time Advice

  • How breaking news — in the markets, Washington, and around the world — affects you and your money. Have a question about how current events may change your financial future? Email us at ask@smartmoney.com.

MarketWatch - Stock Market Quotes, Business News, Financial News
Bulletin
Investor Alert

New York Markets Close in:

need to know
Pope puts abortion forgiveness on the table
Survey may confirm our worst gender fears
GE names first female vice chair
Amgen finds data falsified in diabetes study

NYSE invokes Rule 48 before market open

Never use a market order when stocks are selling off

New on the shelves of your local Apple Store: drones

How LVMH poached Apple digital exec Ian Rogers

What to expect at September Apple event
What to expect from the Apple event on Sept. 9
Apple talks to Hollywood for exclusive content
Apple, Cisco team to put business users on iOS
Apple will let iPhone and iPad users block ads
Lost Apple deal leads to 40% job cut at GT

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer pregnant with twins

Canada’s economy enters recession — arguably

Construction laborers work on the top floor of a high rise apartment building in New York.
Building is emerging as strongest sector of economy
U.S. manufacturing growth at 2-year low: ISM

Annie Leibovitz goes to work on UBS’s image

How China turned minor yuan issue into global rout
Chinese factory data pull Asian shares lower
Beijing bumbling is China’s biggest problem

These are the cars that get the most Instagram attention

Best time to buy a new car may be just around the corner
U.S. car sales are stronger than expected

10 cities in U.S. with the very worst traffic problems
Lowest Labor Day gas prices in 11 years: AAA

Disney to unveil ‘Star Wars’ toys in unboxing event
Walt Disney leads Dow's losers for August

Apttus joins the billion-dollar startup club
Apttus joins the billion-dollar startup club


Trump says Mount McKinley name change ‘insult to Ohio’
Trump: Switch to Denali is ‘insult to Ohio’
Mount McKinley in Alaska is renamed Denali
Which U.S. president has the tallest mountain?

Classified details blacked out in new Clinton emails
Classified details blacked out in new emails
Clinton says she supports ‘revolving door’ bill
Biden a tougher matchup than Clinton: poll

Unlucky lottery winner gets IOU from Illinois

Personal beliefs don’t belong in retirement accounts

Take your company pension, or buy an annuity?
Take your company pension, or buy an annuity?

Cheeseburgers and happiness always on the menu for Warren Buffett — and Jimmy Buffett, too
Farrell: Recipes for happiness, from Buffett and others
Happy 85th birthday to the $67 billion man


/conga/frontpage.html 353867

Markets »

101.79MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 109.98M
Unchanged
144
Decliners
5231
Advancers
1183
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
Range: 1 Day
  • 1 Day
  • 5 Days
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,095 -433 2.62%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,650 -126 2.64%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,918 -54 2.72%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,299 -56 2.38%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,139 +7 0.59%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 45.26 -3.94 8.01%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,059 -189 3.03%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 10,016 -244 2.38%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,541 -112 2.40%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,451 -491 2.24%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 9,993 -266 2.59%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 353 -10 2.73%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,718 -66 2.38%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 18,166 -725 3.84%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 21,185 -485 2.24%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 3,167 -39 1.23%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,696 -587 2.23%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,883 -39 1.32%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.13 +0.01 0.70%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 119.82 -1.40 1.16%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.53 0.00 0.24%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.70 -0.01 1.12%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 95.44 -0.49 0.51%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 88.27 -0.16 0.19%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.17 -0.05 2.20%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.80 +0.06 8.79%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.00 +0.08 4.05%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.14 +0.08 3.76%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 1.83 -0.02 1.25%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.36 -0.02 4.88%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 45 -4 8.01%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,139 +7 0.59%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/7599553/delayed 368 -7 1.87%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/38649152/delayed 16,079 -429 2.60%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/30356461/delayed 1,916 -53 2.71%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/3134148/delayed 15 0 0.08%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 87.17 -2.26 -2.53%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 108.62 -4.14 -3.67%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 599.62 -18.63 -3.01%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 15.62 -0.72 -4.41%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 50.90 -2.58 -4.82%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 13.76 -0.12 -0.83%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 32.39 -0.81 -2.44%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 32.17 -1.37 -4.08%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 23.92 -0.90 -3.63%
Visit the quote page and your most recently viewed stocks will automatically be displayed here.
Please log in to view your watchlist
MarketWatch Portfolio

World News from MarketWatch

Rates »

5 yr CD
1.5%
2 yr CD
0.8%
1 yr CD
0.6%
MMA $10K+
0.3%
MMA $50K+
0.4%

National averages from Bankrate.com

You Don’t Need Another Credit Card, You Need A Better One.
Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 11.62% 11.62% 11.53%
Business 12.85% 12.85% 12.85%
Student 13.14% 13.14% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.12% 14.12% 14.00%
Airline 15.10% 15.10% 15.15%
Reward 15.14% 15.14% 14.99%
Cash Back 15.27% 15.27% 15.26%
Instant Approval 18.00% 18.00% 17.93%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.48%
Source:CreditCards.com

SPONSORED SECTIONS

Trending Tickers
  • /quotes/zigman/12221594/composite AMBA-7.10%
  • /quotes/zigman/617037/composite UAL+0.32%
  • /quotes/zigman/8669138/composite DWTI+19.58%
  • /quotes/zigman/24849617/composite AAL+1.13%
  • /quotes/zigman/87598/composite NFLX-8.56%
X
Powered by StockTwits
Link to MarketWatch's Slice.

As of July 2, 2013, the SmartMoney content you loved now lives on MarketWatch.

MarketWatch will continue to provide the same important news and information you rely on every day. And, as a MarketWatch user, you will be able to enjoy:

  • Personalized news and quote email alerts
  • Editorial e-newsletters about personal finance, mutual funds and market-specific coverage
  • Premium newsletters by our market experts
  • Games, such as Virtual Stock Exchange and Beat the Darts
  • Free WSJ.com registration

Email address

Password

Forgot password?