After months of dithering about what my next iPad purchase would be, I finally pulled the trigger Saturday evening and ordered a new iPad Air 2 from The Canadian online Apple Store—a WiFi version
in gold livery with a 64 GB storage memory upgrade.
Total damages came to CAN$659 plus a Nova Scotia up front recycling fee of CAN$2.10, plus another CAN$99.17 Harmonized Sales Tax for a grand total of CAN$760.27, which seems like an awful lot of
money for a 9.7-inch tablet. Applying the $150.00 Apple Store gift card I got as a discount for buying my 13-inch MacBook Air on Apple’s Black Friday sale last November brought the out-of-pocket
down to CAN$610.27, which still feels like a sizeable chunk of change for a tablet.
However, for some perspective, I paid CAN$519 plus CAN$77.88…