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Old Apr 8, 2012, 12:41 PM   #1
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Where can I buy a sealed original iPad for a reasonable price?

Does anoyone know where I could buy a sealed first gen iPad for a decent price? I can't seem to find one for less than about $400! I want to keep it as a collectors item. I've been keeping an eye on eBay and Amazon but the prices don't seem to be sliding at all.
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Old Apr 8, 2012, 12:43 PM   #2
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Does anoyone know where I could buy a sealed first gen iPad for a decent price? I can't seem to find one for less than about $400! I want to keep it as a collectors item. I've been keeping an eye on eBay and Amazon but the prices don't seem to be sliding at all.
http://store.apple.com/us/browse/hom...als/ipad/wi_fi
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I think those refurbs come in a brown box, not a sealed retail box.
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Old Apr 8, 2012, 12:50 PM   #5
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I think those refurbs come in a brown box, not a sealed retail box.
ohh yeah, I think they do.
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Old Apr 8, 2012, 12:55 PM   #6
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Right, I'm looking for a new sealed version in original box not a refurb. Thanks for your help though!
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Old Apr 8, 2012, 01:00 PM   #7
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What's an "un-original" iPad?
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I think those refurbs come in a brown box, not a sealed retail box.
Sealed white box with the word "iPad" rather than a photo of an iPad.
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That sounds like a real tough find due to such demand after the launch of the original and people still flipping the original model for profit six months after launch.

Sounds like it would be great to have for a collector of Apple products but if you can't, maybe you could get by finding the best model you can that's complete and have it shrinkwrapped. Sure it won't be a true sealed first generation on OS 3.2, but some collectors do go to extremes even with old hardware and even old Mac software if it was a limited release. I remember how tough it was to find Halo for the Mac, but got lucky with a friend on another forum who sold it to me for twenty bucks.

I didn't want to shelve it, I wanted to play it after buying my iBook G4 (which was the last generation 1.33Ghz 12" model). It wasn't fast and smooth by any means when compared to the Intel release but still a ton of fun to play since I didn't have an Xbox or a PC that could run it.
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Old Apr 8, 2012, 01:28 PM   #10
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What about amazon?

http://www.amazon.com/Apple-First-Generation-MC496LL-Tablet/dp/B00365F6IM

You didn't specify a model so I chose a 16gb wifi model which logically was the cheapest.
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Old Apr 8, 2012, 05:39 PM   #11
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What about amazon?

http://www.amazon.com/Apple-First-Generation-MC496LL-Tablet/dp/B00365F6IM

You didn't specify a model so I chose a 16gb wifi model which logically was the cheapest.
Yep, I looked there but it's 394. Was hoping to pay a bit less than that
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Yep, I looked there but it's 394. Was hoping to pay a bit less than that
http://www.ebay.com/itm/120892231383#ht_500wt_1413
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