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Price question (iPad 1)

Discussion in 'iPad 1 Forum' started by skinned_knuckle, Jan 25, 2012.

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Should I buy my aunt's iPad?

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  1. skinned_knuckle
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    I'm hoping to get some guidance in purchasing my first iPad...

    -I used my Christmas bonus as a starting point for saving for a new iPad. I assumed that the new Ipad 3 would be released in the first half of 2012 and the 16 gb wifi version would be around $500.

    -Earlier this week my aunt overheard my conversation about this and made an offer I'm having trouble resisting. She was given an Ipad 1, 64 gb, wifi-only from her work. She also got an Apple bluetooth keyboard and leather case. She took the ipad out of the box, played with it for an hour, and put it in her desk and never got around to taking the keyboard out of the box. Shortly thereafter she quit her job and took the iPad (and accessories) home, where they've been collecting dust ever since. She said that she had been thinking about selling them and wanted me to make an offer. I checked the balance of my savings account on my iPhone and told her I only had $350. She said that she'd take it. After cruising eBay I've found that this would be an incredible deal. But I have some reservations.

    As someone who's been lusting after an iPad 2 and imagining what could be possible for the iPad 3; will I be dissapointed by the iPad 1 even if it is a good price?
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    Yes its a good bargain ! But if u want an iPad 2 u can wait If u like but an ipad 2 costs more .
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    You say your aunt got the iPad from her work. Was it a gift or does it belong to the company and she was supposed to return it when she quit? If it still belongs to the company, I would feel wrong about taking it. If it was a gift to her and she wants to sell it, then it sounds like a good deal.
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    IMO you will regret not just waiting until the iPad 3 comes out then buying a reconditioned iPad 2 directly from apple web site with full warranty. I love my IPad 1 but if you check out these forums you will see that the 256 ram in all iPad 1 does not play well with OS5 nor the newest coolest apps since they were all designed to use the 512 ram of the ipad2 the online specs do not spell this out. I will be buying an ipad2 once iPad 3 comes out just like I got my iPad 1 at a truly great price by waiting until the 2 came out.

    Short answer you will sorry plus IMO price is still too high
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    just put that money you have saved up towards a ipad 2 or 3.. dont buy the ipad 1 even though its temping not enough memory
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    I think the price is ok, but depends what ya wanna do with it.
    Maybe the higher versions are better.

    You should look for a site were they compare.

    greets
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    I would go for it although I would want 3g capabilities which comes in handy especially when you cant find a free Wi-Fi site.
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    Wait m8. The ipad 1 is almost 3 yrs old now. Just get the 2 or 3

    Sent from my DROID2 GLOBAL using Tapatalk
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    3 years? Surely 2?

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    I agree--not worth getting since the iPad 2 is dropping in cost and the iPad 3 is just around the corner. You will always wonder the,"what if, I bought the iPad 2 instead...!"

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