What do I do?

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  1. Hdchiky

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    Help - I will soon (April) be celebrating 40 years with the company I work for. For this they will allow me to select a gift from about 40 items. One of these of course, is a 16GB WiFi +3G iPad. I currently own a 16GB WiFi iPad. I have about 7.5GB of unused space available on the one I have. I would LOVE, LOVE to have a 32GB WiFi +3G iPad or a 64GB WiFi +3G iPad. Am I being shellfish here or what? The +3G versus WiFi has not been too big of an issue, as I have WiFi at home, but I would love to be able to use the iPad from anywhere. Should I go ahead and select the 16GB WiFi +3G and try to sell it and use the money towards the 32GB or 64GB?? Be happy with the 16GB Wifi +3G? By the way, other gifts I could select are such things as a Pressure Washer, a Lenovo Desktop, a Dell laptop, a Bose radio, lots of jewelry, tool box, TVs - 37" & 42" and others. What would you do?
     
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    First of all CONGRATULATIONS on achieving such an amazing milestone! It is rare these days to be with one company for 5 years, let alone 40! You must work for a utility company. Anyway, I'd hate to advise you on something that represents 40 years of hard, loyal work. But I would tell you that having a 3G iPad has been a very good tool to have. I often travel the back ways of Northern Indiana, southern Michigan and North West Ohio looking for ruined or decrepit but picturesque farm buildings. Having a 3G iPad to help me figure out where I am has prevented me from being totally lost in a corn field. I have Motion GPS, UrbanSpoon (to find restaurants), Wikkihood app (to get local information), and Yellow Pages (to find room). Without this 3G iPad, I would probably sill be wandering around!

    I would never leave home without this iPad!
     
  3. Spink10

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    Would they give you the iPad 2?
     
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    Since the gift is available now, I do not think so. They are asking me now to select the gift. The iPad2 sounds great, but I am very happy with the current. Maybe after it comes out I might change my mind - we will see. This happens to be a gimme 'now'.
     
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    Thanks for the Congrats! MattIM. I do not work for a utility company, but I do work for a MAJOR insurance company. Never thought I would be here 5 years, let alone 40!! I work in what use to be Data Processing but is now called Technical Services - so no insurance questions for me please!!!
     
  6. Spink10

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    iPad holds it's value well and you can easily sell it used. It should even hold good value with the new iPad 2. The iPhone 3GS has held a good value still.
     
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    Congrats! Get the iPad and sell it and your current one for enough to get at least 32g
     
  8. Hdchiky

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    Hey Brenn, that is what I am leaning towards doing the most! Thanks for the congrats!
     
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    I'm going with BrennB on this one - pick the 16GB WiFi/3G iPad and then sell both of them. But, I think you'd get enough from selling both them to get the 64 GB WiFi/3G one. Just set the price(s) at what you need and hold firm. You won't lose money, 'cause half of it was free to you...

    Oh, and congrats on making 40 years. Mighty impressive feat!

    Marilyn
     
  10. LoveRem36

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    Go for the newest iPad, it's amazing!
    And compare the prices of those other items to a new iPad.
    On the other hand, if you've been in the same job for 40 years, you probably
    Have lots of money!!!::p
     

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