Would you buy an IPAD 1 now?

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  1. DontUnderstandMyIpad

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    Perhaps.

    But many used iPads are still covered by the Apple Warranty, as the one year is not yet over.
     
  2. thekarens

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    You're missing the point. If you buy from Apple you get a years worth of warranty. If you buy elsewhere you get less. To me the cost of tax was worth it for the one year warranty.
     
  3. Davebarrie

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    Qft
     
  4. DontUnderstandMyIpad

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    How am I missing the point?

    If you have the option of buying from Apple with sales tax and 1 year warranty, or buying a used 2 month old without tax, then for the latter, you would still have 10 month Apple Warranty, but save ~$60 in tax.

    The main question would be, whether these extra 2 month for Apple Care are worth paying the tax. It doesn't have go be 2 month less, but depending on how old, or rather new the iPad is, it may be worthwhile to get a used one instead.
     
    #44 DontUnderstandMyIpad, Mar 9, 2011
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    I have never heard that these warrentys are transferable, maybe u know something I don't
     
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    I would go with what the Apple FAQ says, and it clearly state that the Apple Care can be transferred.

    'Is the AppleCare Protection Plan transferable?
    Yes. If you choose to sell or give away your Apple product, you can also transfer the ownership of the AppleCare Protection Plan. Please see the AppleCare Protection Plan Terms and Conditions for complete details.'
    http://www.apple.com/support/products/faqs.html

    If you read the details (Point 6 in the PDF) it further states, that ownership can only be transferred once and you or the new owner have to inform Apple, which can be done online or via phone.

    So reiterating the previous point, when buying used iPads, they do come with AppleCare Protection, just not 12 month, but depending on how much money it costs less then the official price, it may be worth it.
     
    #46 DontUnderstandMyIpad, Mar 9, 2011
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  7. Davebarrie

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    Its worth noting that the refurbs are more new than used, things like the casing and the battery are completely replaced. Bottom line I couldt sleep at night with a used pad, but when its a refurb it's apple approved
     
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    Where do you live that your tax is $60? That's more than 10% sales tax. Of course you're assuming the warranty is transferrable and I don't know that it is and you're also assuming you could find one that was only 2 months old for a better price.
     
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    iPad 2 or bust. Nuff said.
     
  10. Davebarrie

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    iPad 2 is for suckers
     

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