Will Engraving ur ipad2 kill the resale??

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  1. stayfly24

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    Meaning selling it on Craigslist or eBay later on.......
     
  2. dmaul1114

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    It will definitely hurt.

    Especially if you engraved with your name and contact info. A random quote or something will hurt less than that, but may still deter some people.

    Engraving may delay shipping as well.
     
  3. NumbLock

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    "Dear Mommy, thanks for everything from your loving Schmookins" yeah probably.

    Seriously though, if your concerned about resale value, get an awesome case and no engraving. The tiniest blemish decreases resale value. That is the general rule of everything.
     
  4. DavidM

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    $80 on the iPad trade site.
     
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    It depends on what you engrave on it. A personalized message could hurt the resale (or at the very least give the buyer a reason to beat down your asking price) but a cool image/logo/etc would be a unique selling point.
     
  6. ksn

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    To maybe 1 or 2 bidders, and a turn off for the rest, in the case of an auction, which would still hurt your final resale value.

    Don't lose the box/manuals. Smart cover box can probably be tossed out, depends how OCD you are.
     
  7. dugbug

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    No engraving. Ever.
     
  8. Chriztofor

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    Of course it will. If you are lucky, one person may like it and and fifty others will hate it.
     
  9. Gabriel1

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    If you engrave your bank account and credit card details on it it should raise the resale value

    The Archangel
     
  10. mx1

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    This is great news as I had that plus my Social Security number engraved for free.

    Apple said it was a bad idea, but do they know
     

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