Obtaining an iPad

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  1. higgsmo
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    Hi all, excited to be in the forum!

    I'm currently a undergraduate student studying Geology with an emphasis in Geographic Information Systems. I'm very interested in the iPad and it's application in my school and future work. I also work for a small company that deals with water resources. There are various possible applications I can see for the iPad and my school and work.

    The bottom line is as a college student I don't feel I can justify such a purchase for "experimenting" if you will. I'm wondering if there is a way anyone knows of that I could obtain an iPad honestly at a highly reduced price or for free. I would be more than willing to report on my successes and failures with the iPad.

    Thanks for the help!
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    I can't imagine there is anyone willing to give you one of free...and it is too new and hot to get it for less than retail....so no. You could try sending a letter to the north pole? Or tell the Make a Wish foundation you have cancer.

    I guarantee you tho, it is well worth the price. I use mine more than any laptop I've ever owned...and I don't need to set it up..I can just pull it out any time and its ready to go immediately....best device I've owned in quite some time!
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    LoL i have also hesitate to reply …. i really can’t understand how have people can think someone they will give them a 600> 900$ device for free or cheaper than the retails price LoL

    Only Apple have small discount for student …

    As my mom’s say: is not prohibited to have big dream … but if you don’t want to look stupid don’t express some of your dream

    hahahaha:D
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    iPadCharlie iPad Super Guru

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    The current generation of iPads came out in March of this year and if Apple is true to form, there will probably be a 2nd generation iPad next Spring... maybe! Only one person knows the timing of the release of the next generation, an he's not talking!

    [​IMG]

    When then next generation is released, you will most likely see a lot of 1st generation iPads on CraigsList and places like that for somewhat less than a brand new one.

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