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Old Jun 17, 2013, 03:02 PM   #1
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iPad 2 Dish Offer - Return to an Apple store to upgrade?

I'm getting a free Ipad 2 from the current Dish Network promotion arriving tomorrow. I'd like to find a way to upgrade to an Ipad Retina even if I have to pay to do so. You think there's any chance I could exchange it at an Apple Store or Best Buy or something?

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Old Jun 17, 2013, 03:04 PM   #2
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I'm getting a free Ipad 2 from the current Dish Network promotion arriving tomorrow. I'd like to find a way to upgrade to an Ipad Retina even if I have to pay to do so. You think there's any chance I could exchange it at an Apple Store or Best Buy or something?

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I doubt it but you can sell the iPad 2 and use that money to purchase an iPad 4.
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Old Jun 17, 2013, 03:22 PM   #3
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I won a 4th gen iPod back in the day and traded it unopened at an apple store for the iPod photo and paid the difference. Give it a shot. The worst they can say is no.
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Old Jun 17, 2013, 04:18 PM   #4
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I do plan to at least give it a try. I looked on Ebay but it appears to be undervalued a bit there, even brand new and unopened. I may only be able to get about $325 or so for it there, in which case maybe I'd just keep it and live with having an Ipad 2. I don't have any kind of Ipad at all right now, after all!
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Old Jun 19, 2013, 09:28 AM   #5
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Apple sells the 16GB WiFi for $399 so don't expect to get more than $350, even less on eBay. It's not a desirable iPad anymore with the 3 and 4 being discounted by resellers recently so weak market. If you open it then take another $75 off. That's expensive cellophane. Keep it sealed.
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Old Jun 19, 2013, 11:14 AM   #6
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Yeah, if it looked like I could get $350 for it I would be happy. Since the Apple Store wouldn't let me exchange, I knew I would not get the "full" $400 value for it.

But even $350 may be a stretch on Ebay, even unopened!
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Old Jun 19, 2013, 11:37 AM   #7
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Considering I can get a 'brand new' refurbished with full warranty direct from Apple for 319, I think eBay is overvalued, not under.

Let's hope Apple gives you a full value swap price.
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Believe me, I'd be turning that money around to get a Ipad 4 refurb, but refurb and NIB are still two different things. So are you saying the value of all Ipad 4s is also only as high as the refurb cost?
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 06:13 AM   #9
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Believe me, I'd be turning that money around to get a Ipad 4 refurb, but refurb and NIB are still two different things. So are you saying the value of all Ipad 4s is also only as high as the refurb cost?
A refurbished device from Apple comes with a full 1 year warranty. A used device comes with whatever is left of its warranty. So to me a refurbished device is worth more than a used one.
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 06:30 AM   #10
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A refurbished device from Apple comes with a full 1 year warranty. A used device comes with whatever is left of its warranty. So to me a refurbished device is worth more than a used one.
True, you also know that the refurbs have been extensively tested when the unopened products haven't
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 06:37 AM   #11
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Yep and the iPad 2 had a rash of yellow screens.
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 11:24 AM   #12
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Well, I have a factory-sealed Ipad 2, not a used one!

I did elect to put it on Ebay and just pay the difference to get the latest model. Thanks!
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Old Jun 21, 2013, 11:55 AM   #13
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The market is down right now because lots of people are excepting ipad 5 within the next few months.

Even a new 2 is "almost" 3 models behind. I really enjoyed the size of my 2 the best so far. Hoping for a thinner 5.

Unload your 2 and wait for the 5.
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Old Jun 21, 2013, 08:12 PM   #14
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If it is still sealed, you may be able to exchange it at an Apple store. But it would need o be sealed in the box.
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