In spite of knowing a new iPad is rumored to come out in the beginning of next year, I want one NOW. Anything I get I certainly plan to sell when the new one comes out. However, here's my dilema:
With each release, it seems the resale value drops about no more then $100 (both new and used). Considering an iPad 1 16gb wifi is currently selling used between $300-400 and iPad 2 16gb wifi is selling between $400-500, would you all agree that the safer "investment" for resale when iPad 3 is released is the iPad 2? Either way I expect to lose money, but you think I'll loose less buying a new iPad 2? (btw, if I go iPad 2, i can buy new from best buy using $70 in reward zone money). Also, do you think having the 3G option plays a roll in how much the resale price may drop?
I have the opportunity currently to purchase an iPad 1 16gb wifi for only $300. But my biggest fear is because it's going to be so much older then the iPad 3 (no camera, potential incompatible features (example: iphone 3G and iphone 4)), it'll drop in price much more.
Ultimately, I want one with 3G but I'm trying to go cheapest and whichever will hold its value the most until the iPad 3 comes out.
Suggestions? Thanks so much for your help!