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    iPad 2 with BuyBack from best buy, then iPad 3 next year. Win-win for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freebirdforever
    iPad 2 with BuyBack from best buy, then iPad 3 next year. Win-win for me.
    I kind of like the idea, tho my issue is that I'm not usually one to return my investments, but I'm highly considering it...

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    any one hazard a guess what the difference between a ipad 2 and 3 is going to be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicrobby View Post
    So I'm getting a refund, and its just enough for an iPad 2.

    The issue is that I mainly want the 2nd for the cams and the extra boosting performance. But I'm not willing to give up my original iPad. I really want the iPad 3, which would be a more significant step up from my ipad1, and therefore worth it, but thinking that it's release is a whole 10 months away, I'm not sure its worth the wait. Though I'm most likely gonna get the third regardless of what I do now...

    So fellow users, what do you all suggest? Should I get the ipad2 and also the 3 when released? just get the 2 now and not the third? Suck it up, and just wait for the thirds release? Should I just be one of those obsessive freaks who collects these 500$ devices?!

    Edit: Ok so now my dilemma has changed to iPad 2 now, iPad HD in the Fall or iPad 3 next year....
    Ask yourself this, do you want or need an iPad next generation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveyg View Post
    any one hazard a guess what the difference between a ipad 2 and 3 is going to be?
    I've bought new tech for many years now.

    Here is my rule of thumb, that I ask myself.

    Will the next generation, be a small, incremental upgrade or a
    major overhaul?

    Is what I have now fullfilling my needs?

    Will I lose support, on my current device or computer?

    Is what I have now, still compatible with current tech & software?

    Does the cost benefit give me more of what I want?

    Can I live without it until its proven over time?
    Last edited by msny; 07-13-2011 at 09:24 AM.

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    The 2 is my first iPad and when the 3 comes out, I'll likely upgrade and give the 2 to my Dad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freebirdforever View Post
    iPad 2 with BuyBack from best buy, then iPad 3 next year. Win-win for me.
    I think you would probably do better selling your old iPad 2 on Craigslist or eBay. BB's buyback program isn't, shall we say, ideal.

    A quick summation here. Even more here.

    In short, for a tablet, the BB buyback will cost you $70 to enroll, then they'll give you anywhere between 1/3 and 1/2 of the purchase price back. Assume a $500 unit and let's go from there.

    $500 unit that would resell for at least $350 at the time of upgrade (based on what iPad 1s are closing out on eBay right now)
    BestBuy's reimbursement for you (40% of purchase price, I'm splitting the difference between 1/2 and 1/3)
    $200
    So you're looking at getting $200 in Best Buy gift cards for your not-quite-outdated iPad 2 once the 3 comes out. Best Buy gives you gift cards for their buyback program, by the way.
    But wait! It cost you $70 to enroll...
    $200-$70 = $130.

    The difference between $350 and $130 is a case and an extra 32gb of memory. Or 3g.

    After the buyback enrollment and what they give you in store credit you're getting less than half of what you could be making in cash from a simple post on Craigslist. And trust me, I'm a crazy Craigslist seller. You can choose how fast you sell by how you price your option. I bet you could sell an iPad 1 for $400 within a week or within the day for $300.
    Last edited by SingingSabre; 07-13-2011 at 10:10 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingingSabre View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by freebirdforever View Post
    iPad 2 with BuyBack from best buy, then iPad 3 next year. Win-win for me.
    I think you would probably do better selling your old iPad 2 on Craigslist or eBay. BB's buyback program isn't, shall we say, ideal.

    A quick summation here.

    I think he is the top manager there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetPoison View Post
    I think he is the top manager there.
    Huh? Freebirdforever is a top manager at BB?


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