Buying a Ipad and have Q's.

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    Im going to buy a new ipad 32gb for $500.00. I havent seen it yet and was wondering how do I know its a 32gb or if its a real apple. Im buying it on c-list. Thanks...
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    Does it look like a proper picture or a well known picture from the Internet? I'd be suspicious if its a well known picture, is the iPad on someones floor? Might be genuine if it is.

    If you are that worried, may be pick up a refurbished model from an apple store?

    Buying things like this online is always risky and never can be sure that it is 100% legitimate
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    Do the refurb look like brand new?
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    The picture looks like a pic he got off the internet.
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    Heres the link
    Do not post links like this... Deleted col.bris
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    I have seen that picture on most websites.

    If your unsure yourself do not bother with it at all although it maybe be a safe seller you never know.

    Contact them for pictures of the iPad they are selling with the screen on and picture of the back to show if it is a 32GB, worth a try.
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    I would never do a transaction online from craigslist unless I met with the seller face to face and verified the item being sold.
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    If you do meet this person make sure you meet inside a mall, like at a coffee shop, so there are a lot of people around and cameras in the sky. This is how I do it when buying from Craigslist.
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    Yeah meet in person. Otherwise you get screwed.
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    I wouldn't buy anything off the internet for that kind of money. If you can't see it you don't need it. Like the other suggestion get a Apple refurbised iPad. $500.00 is too much to risk on a picture that anyone can publish - especially on Craigs List. Good luck!!
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    I ordered a 32gb refurb from the apple store and you'd never know it was a refurb. It came in perfect condition and it has the full warranty. I recommend you go this route instead of c list.

    Sent from my HTC Evo 4g

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