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Will Engraving ur ipad2 kill the resale??

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by stayfly24, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. stayfly24
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    Meaning selling it on Craigslist or eBay later on.......
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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    No engraving. Ever.
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    Of course it will. If you are lucky, one person may like it and and fifty others will hate it.
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    If you engrave your bank account and credit card details on it it should raise the resale value

    The Archangel
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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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    lmao
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    Lol, Nah I'm thinking of something that could increase the value like "Apple Rocks" or something like that
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    The only thing i can see engraved that wont effect resale is to engrave "iPad 2" since that is not seen anywhere on the ipad 2.
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    Right now I think the 2 camera's give it away...
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    Except that it does say "iPad" a bit further down already. It's like, well, duh.
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    You are missing the point, I am against engraving BUT if he HAS to engrave it, might as well be something somewhat useful. Apple rocks or Apple is #1 or whatever, just won't appeal to a lot of people.
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    "Steve Jobs"

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    LOL yeah, or Bill Gates
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    jezz guys

    he can always just out one line through the engraving then place his initials above it.

    works on police reports, has got to work on an iPad....right?
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    I think engraving the IPad2 with anything makes a scar in the Original.

    No one needs a damn engravement unless u sit in a circle with 10 people, everyone got an Ipad, and decide to exchange Pads for a minute totally random... guess no one is going to do so.

    And u dont HAVE to engrave it.

    Still there will be cool engravements like before said "Bill Gates" or "Steve Jobs" but after all engraving ur pad doesent mean anything but trouble once u gonna resale it.

    No engravement for me, the IPad speaks for itself, everyone knows it and the most know that it is a freaking powerfull stylish thing, no need to additional engrave, same could be about a Porsche 911.

    No need to engrave the original i say

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