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    Need Advice: ipad1 vs ipad2

    Good Morning,

    Newbie here, so hi all! We are slowly becoming an Apple House- Have macbook, airport extreme, 2 verizon iphones.

    I had a bunch of best buy cards from trading in our old phones. So we looked at an ipad- (Ipad2 is so hard to find, but the store tells me they keep getting them in, maybe 5 to 10 per week, but the store employees never know when they get them).

    We have 2 kids, and are wanted the ipad for an upcoming coast to coast trip (movies/netflix), we also use it for surfing on the couch, and I would take it when I travel sometimes.

    I purchased the ipad1- 32gb with wifi/3g for $480 with tax (b/c of our Bestbuy credits).

    I have that 14 day return period, and was thinking of still hunting for the ipad2 16gb wifi/3g for another $50 ($530 total)- trying to keep the costs close.


    Is it worth it to decrease memory inorder to increase the speed (& reduce size/weight) with the ipad2 for +$50?

    Thoughts?

    Thanks for your help!

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    This may also help you too:

    Upgrade or wait?

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    Thank You! I was looking for that thread!
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    What is the average ipad movie size if you buy or rent from itunes?

    (we will need to do this to use them on the plane)

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    I'd get the 2 for sure unless price was an option.

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    I'm thinking that......but it seems impossible to find them without a 4 week wait. I'm stuck at dealing with bestbuy since we have that large credit there.

    I'll keep calling best buy for the next 10 days haha.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by natedawg607 View Post
    Good Morning,

    Newbie here, so hi all! We are slowly becoming an Apple House- Have macbook, airport extreme, 2 verizon iphones.

    I had a bunch of best buy cards from trading in our old phones. So we looked at an ipad- (Ipad2 is so hard to find, but the store tells me they keep getting them in, maybe 5 to 10 per week, but the store employees never know when they get them).

    We have 2 kids, and are wanted the ipad for an upcoming coast to coast trip (movies/netflix), we also use it for surfing on the couch, and I would take it when I travel sometimes.

    I purchased the ipad1- 32gb with wifi/3g for $480 with tax (b/c of our Bestbuy credits).

    I have that 14 day return period, and was thinking of still hunting for the ipad2 16gb wifi/3g for another $50 ($530 total)- trying to keep the costs close.


    Is it worth it to decrease memory inorder to increase the speed (& reduce size/weight) with the ipad2 for +$50?

    Thoughts?

    Thanks for your help!
    you obviously bought the ipad 1 after it went on a 100 sale...when the ipad 2 dropped..I bought mine and started the return process having to have it back by march 11 (the day you could preorder the new one online or b uy in store)...I sent it back...

    here was my philosophy....I don't care about money, I make more than I need, I'm 26 and still in school...I returned it...as i2 is the platform they are making apps for now...

    if money is an issue, or if time (needing the product now is an issue) keep it...I'm sad I sent mine back, I only played with it for 3 days...it's sick...but my i2 is scheduled for delivery tomorrow...whoop whoop!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by natedawg607 View Post
    I'm thinking that......but it seems impossible to find them without a 4 week wait. I'm stuck at dealing with bestbuy since we have that large credit there.

    I'll keep calling best buy for the next 10 days haha.

    Thanks!

    stuck with credit why? you can request and demand a corporate refund check...it'll take a week or two, but use a credit card, buy it from apple *anyone who buys this ipad 2 from an apple store is honestly a ***** taking the chance of driving there that it'll be in stock....lmao.that line will be sold out before you're 70 percent of the way to the front...just trying to be honest...

    movie size depends on hd or SD...go into itunes and lookat movies, under the "purchase option" theyre will be size, requirements etc etc....
    Last edited by SweetPoison; 03-24-2011 at 12:41 PM. Reason: Please refrain from name calling

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    My choice to go with best buy was b/c I have $150 BB gift card. The only other thing I usually buy there is itunes giftcards for the same value. I find that I can find 99% of products cheaper elsewhere. The exception was the ipad1 (pricing less than Apple), or Ipad2 (same as apple, but none in stock).

    So I felt the best way to get rid of the BB gift cards was to purchase the ipad1 (done!), but my post pertains to swaping it for the ipad2 (my uncertainty).

    I wanted the Ipad for a trip we are taking in the next 2 weeks, and I have looked all over for the ipad2 and it looks to be back ordered for AT least a month most places. I'm not going to pay the ebay mark up.

    That said, I think I'd rather have the Ipad1 I have now, than no Ipad at all. So If I can't find the Ipad2 at bestbuy in the next week, then I think I'll be content with this.


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