The Apple Store has Certified Refurbished iPad Minis (first gen) starting $249. You can get the lowest priced model in either white or black. This is the lowest price for a refurbished model that we found and newer models are at least $50 more at most places. They are all fitted with a new case and a new battery and include the same 1-year warranty as new iPads. Shipping is free and store pick-up may be available, as well. Sales tax is charged in most states.