When buying a used iPad Mini 4 is a 3 year model too old?

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  1. mike2874

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    Been keeping an eye on used Mint iPad Mini 4’s on the internet to find one at a good price. Do you think I should buy one any older than 2 years old?

    Found one that was bought new in Sept 2015 that was used for an hour a day but wondering if you would be taking a chance on a diminishing battery?
     
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    Unfortunately you can’t run any tests until you have it in your possession, but if the Mini 4 is a good price, it might be worth taking a chance. I still have, as spare, an old iPad 2 and the battery is fine.
     
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    Of course you have to take in good faith what the seller is saying whether it’s actually true or not. But she says it’s mint and been used an hour a day for playing games and she wants $169 shipped.

    Is it worth the money?
     
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    Other things to take into consideration are whether with it is a cellular model and its storage capacity.
    Another option, if you can afford a bit more, is to get an Apple refurbished model, which will come with a year's warranty.
     
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    It’s WiFi and 16 GB which is sufficient for my wife. Shes been using an original (first one) iPad Mini with WiFi and 16 GB and that suits her just fine.

    I really can’t/don’t want to spend anymore than $175-$200 for a iPad Mini 4 so refurbished is out of my price range.

    Don’t think I can buy one any cheaper than the $170 range but possible you could find a little newer one for that price... maybe or not.
     
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    Before you buy it, don’t forget to make sure the seller signs out of iCloud and resets the iPad to factory settings. I hope your wife likes it!
     
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    I’m sure my wife would like it but still can’t decide if a 3 year old used iPad although supposedly mint is a safe buy. Guess I worry about the battery being about used up?
     
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    Mini 4 brand new sells for $399. So if you can get one used or refurbished for less it’s a good deal. I just got the older mini 2 a year ago for 259 new.
     
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    It’s not that simple, Thomas.
     
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    Yes it is. At least I think so.
     

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