Why used iPads so expensive on auction sites?

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  1. 1611mac

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    On auctions sites, Used iPads are selling for the same, or more than, the price of new.... Why? It's nuts! (I'm referring to "plain vanilla" iPads.. .not jailbroken with apps or with accessories)
     
  2. iPadCharlie

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    Because people are greedy!

    There is an old saying that goes, "You can want in one hand and "poop" in the other hand then see which one fills up first!"
     
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    Well yeah... but people are also frugal in this economy... so... Why are the frugal people paying more than they have to and buying from the greedy???
     
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    Well, if your local Apple store and Best Buy are sold out and you don't want to wait several weeks to have one shipped from Shenzhen and you just gotta have one right now...

    This reminds me of a quote from P.T. Barnum....
     
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    I think some are purchased by people overseas that can't get them locally.
     
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    I must be in outer space.... living in the SW colorado high desert I have to buy everything mail order so this "instant gratification" is a mystery to me.

    I just went to the apple store and placed one each of each of the six model in the cart. For all models shipping was "7 to 10 days" (though there is a limit of 2 iPads per customer.)

    Now.. If I buy from an auction site it's going to take maybe just a few days shorter to get a USED iPad.... ???? this is insanity!
     
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    7 to 10 days shipping means that once it is shipped it will take 7 to 10 days to get to you from china....doesn't mean you will have it next week. Usually takes a few weeks to ship out.
     
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    Because the demands are high for iPad and the supply is low. IPad is yet to be launch here in Manila (I got mine from the states), but if you are of those eager ones you could get one for a much higher price. A 32g wifi iPad is fetching up to 800$ here.
     
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    The site/cart says specifically "Ships in 7-10 days." - so is the Apple cart system wrong?
     
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    Remember the X-Box? Remember what they were selling for on E-Bay for about the first 3 months they were out. Nothing more than supply and demand.

    I would bet you'll see the same thing about 3 weeks before Christmas.
     

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