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Old Jul 15, 2012, 08:26 AM   #26
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Nope. It becomes harder to sell.
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 10:25 AM   #27
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No. First it reduces resale value and second I would never see since i have it in a case. So reducing resale value with something I will see is just plain stupid.
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 10:33 AM   #28
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New apple smart covers with integrated back can be engraved if bought from Apple store online, seems better to have an engraved case than the device.
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 10:46 AM   #29
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New apple smart covers with integrated back can be engraved if bought from Apple store online, seems better to have an engraved case than the device.
This is what I did. My cover has Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011 on the back. It just seemed right.

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Old Jul 15, 2012, 11:04 AM   #30
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I used to have a Bob Marley quote on my old 30 gb 5th ten iPod and still sold that bad boy on ebay didn't seem to reduce the value lol
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 01:57 PM   #31
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Mine says, "Call my Ishmael" My dad's favorite quote.
Since I don't sell stuff too often, it doesn't matter...

Also, the most important point is that out of the millions of iPads sold, mine is, at least, slightly different from the other iPads...
You mean "Call me Ishmael". The first line of that great literature, "Moby Dick".
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 03:29 PM   #32
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it reduces resale value. Plus it is not like a ring that you will keep forever.
Yep, typical usage-span (the time that I'll be keeping it before moving onto the next best thing) for these kinds of toys are 2-3 years tops. Probably, it's less than typical batteries reach its 1000 times limit.
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 05:11 PM   #33
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I had mine engraved with

Stolen from the Desk of <Name>

I had my iPod engraved the same way in 2005.
LOVE THIS!!! My dad always wrote on his expensive work tools "stolen from (my dads name)"
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 11:54 PM   #34
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I won my iPad2 from Forevermark/HydePark jewelers.
My iPad2 and leather smartcover are engraved with Forevermark and logo.
It's cool with me
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Old Jul 17, 2012, 01:41 AM   #35
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You mean "Call me Ishmael". The first line of that great literature, "Moby Dick".
Yes. Luckily the engraved quote doesn't have the typo. haha
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 01:15 AM   #36
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it reduces resale value. Plus it is not like a ring that you will keep forever.
This and I agreed
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 04:38 PM   #37
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I had my name and address engraved on mine as I thought it would help if it got lost or stolen.

Unfortunately I moved and when I tried to sell it was told by a potential buyer also called Paul Houseman that I should have got the back engraved and not the front.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 04:51 PM   #38
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I had my name and address engraved on mine as I thought it would help if it got lost or stolen.

Unfortunately I moved and when I tried to sell it was told by a potential buyer also called Paul Houseman that I should have got the back engraved and not the front.
How did you engrave the front of your iPad.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 09:32 PM   #39
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Ipad mini engraved

This is what i had engraved. It is being engraved right now according to
Apple.


God said, I be him (IBM)
Adam said, I want apple
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 10:23 PM   #40
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No. I don't see the point.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 11:03 PM   #41
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i don't bother with engraving...was never into it the first place.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 11:23 PM   #42
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Free engraving on smart cover?

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New apple smart covers with integrated back can be engraved if bought from Apple store online, seems better to have an engraved case than the device.

just wondering if that is a free engraving?
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 11:47 PM   #43
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I only engrave it if it was a gift to someone.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 10:14 AM   #44
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just wondering if that is a free engraving?
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 10:40 AM   #45
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I disagree at the reduced resale value opinion based on what the engraving states.

If you have your name or similar, sure, it will hurt the resale. If you have a funny quote or something that is not truly personalized, someone will buy it at your price if that price is fair market value with those not engraved.

I had no trouble selling one of my iPads that had, "Batteries Not Included" engraved.

It is about finding the right buyer willing to see your humor/thoughts.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 11:38 AM   #46
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decrease resell value
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