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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:42 PM   #1
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I Will Personally Laugh In The Face Of Anyone Who Buys An iPad 2 For $399

Seriously... to save a measly $100 you are going to buy an iPad that is 2 generations behind, barely 1/4 as powerful, and doesn't even have a retina display?

Why would anyone buy that thing? The iPad 4 is sooooooooooooooo far ahead of it and it's only $100 more.

It's beyond silly that Apple is still selling the iPad 2. The iPad 3 should be $399.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:48 PM   #2
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An ipad 3 refurb is like $379 ?

I would go for that instead of the ipad 2

But I'm getting the mini

I'm glad I sold my ipad 3 for $415 a while back
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:49 PM   #3
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An ipad 3 refurb is like $379 ?
LOL... I hadn't even thought of that. You can pay LESS for an iPad that is infinitely superior in every way imaginable.

Tim Kook is messed up in the head with his wacky prices.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:54 PM   #4
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LOL... I hadn't even thought of that. You can pay LESS for an iPad that is infinitely superior in every way imaginable.

Tim Kook is messed up in the head with his wacky prices.
Well, I bet everything will still sell quite well at these prices, so "messed up in the head" might just be a matter of perspective.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:56 PM   #5
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Well, I bet everything will still sell quite well at these prices, so "messed up in the head" might just be a matter of perspective.
In that case, I better prepare my vocal chords because I will be doing a LOT of laughing.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:59 PM   #6
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In that case, I better prepare my vocal chords because I will be doing a LOT of laughing.
I might just join you with a snicker or two...
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:59 PM   #7
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In that case, I better prepare my vocal chords because I will be doing a LOT of laughing.
I agree with you, but I bet it will continue to sell anyway.

You're going to rack up a lot of frequent flyer miles!
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 03:08 PM   #8
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Seriously... to save a measly $100 you are going to buy an iPad that is 2 generations behind, barely 1/4 as powerful, and doesn't even have a retina display?

Why would anyone buy that thing? The iPad 4 is sooooooooooooooo far ahead of it and it's only $100 more.

It's beyond silly that Apple is still selling the iPad 2. The iPad 3 should be $399.
I can see you don't have a marketing degree. iPad 2 is purely used in the pricing matrix as an comparison, so people like yourself will think = wow iPad 4 is such a great bargain. Lol, do you really think Apple is going to sell many ipad2? of course not, save your vocal chords for next time. They will sell tons of iPad 4 and that is their objective.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 03:11 PM   #9
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the Mini fits the bill for the people that didnt want to pay for a full on iPad. I see it being a hot item for kids in school. Maybe even 1st year college students. it is quite clearly aimed as an education aid with their lead in of iBooks and the textbook information. I see headstart, magnet and advanced schools buying these in large numbers.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 06:32 PM   #10
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I can see you don't have a marketing degree. iPad 2 is purely used in the pricing matrix as an comparison, so people like yourself will think = wow iPad 4 is such a great bargain. Lol, do you really think Apple is going to sell many ipad2? of course not, save your vocal chords for next time. They will sell tons of iPad 4 and that is their objective.
Funny you say that, because I do have a business degree (graduated with honors, no less). Not that your reply has anything whatsoever to do with the original post. You are talking about Apple, I am talking about consumers. See the difference?

And the point still stands. Anyone who buys an iPad 2 at $399 will get laughed at... by me... right in their face. This is akin to Apple selling the iPhone 3GS for $599 in 2012. It's absolutely positively comical.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 06:37 PM   #11
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Wow, harsh.

Why mock people for their choices? I know some people who just love their ipad 2's. If Apple is selling off the last of their stock still and people want em, live and let live.

I mean really...what kind of ego would it take to go down to an apple store and spit upon the other customers? "An iPod classic, you say? Sir, I besmirch your name and curse your Luddite ways! Ptew!"
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 06:41 PM   #12
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 06:42 PM   #13
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Why mock people for their choices? I know some people who just love their ipad 2's. If Apple is selling off the last of their stock still and people want em, live and let live.

I mean really...what kind of ego would it take to go down to an apple store and spit upon the other customers? "An iPod classic, you say? Sir, I besmirch your name and curse your Luddite ways! Ptew!"
He's not berating the iPad2. He's berating the iPad2's current price as compared to other current iPad prices.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 06:45 PM   #14
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Seriously... to save a measly $100 you are going to buy an iPad that is 2 generations behind, barely 1/4 as powerful, and doesn't even have a retina display?

Why would anyone buy that thing? The iPad 4 is sooooooooooooooo far ahead of it and it's only $100 more.

It's beyond silly that Apple is still selling the iPad 2. The iPad 3 should be $399.

You probably have not listened any of Tim Cook quarterly earning conference call talking about how popular Ipad 2 is...There is a lot of people buying Ipad 2. The $100 difference will mean a school district can get 125 ipad 2 for 125 class rooms instead of 100 ipad 3 for 100 class rooms.. Do you think it is a big deal that 25 additional classroom has Ipad available when money is tight? The $100 difference may not be important to you but it is to a lot of people. Ignorance does not give you the right to laugh at others. It just show you that you don't know the power of money.

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Old Oct 23, 2012, 06:46 PM   #15
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The iPad 2 is selling very well in the educational market - where sensitivity to price point is extreme. And bulk purchases of refurbished product is not an option for that type of customer.

The 2 will sell very well - so my suggestion is to walk into as many secondary schools as your gas tank will allow and laugh out loud - they will think you're nuts - but what the hell - being right to a point is very important
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You managed to dodge the humiliation of paying $399!

Edit: Does sort of look like they're clearing them out.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 06:51 PM   #17
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You probably have not listened any of Tim Cook quarterly earning conference call talking about Ipad 2 vs Ipad 3 sales...There is a lot of people buying Ipad 2. The $100 difference will mean a school district can get 125 ipad 2 instead of 100 ipad 3.. Do you think it is a big deal? The $100 difference may not be important to you but it is to a lot of people
Those school districts are getting absolutely HOSED by Apple. They need to get Samsung on their speed dial, ASAP. I'm sorry, but $399 for that product (iPad 2) is beyond ridiculous.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 07:21 PM   #18
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You managed to dodge the humiliation of paying $399!

Edit: Does sort of look like they're clearing them out.
look at the date and you will see this was purchased in JULY of 2012 before the announcement
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 07:23 PM   #19
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Seriously... to save a measly $100 you are going to buy an iPad that is 2 generations behind, barely 1/4 as powerful, and doesn't even have a retina display?

Why would anyone buy that thing? The iPad 4 is sooooooooooooooo far ahead of it and it's only $100 more.

It's beyond silly that Apple is still selling the iPad 2. The iPad 3 should be $399.
I'm really surprised that they're still selling the iPad 2. They should've just let the iPad mini replace it as the budget model. Bah, stupidity.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 08:54 PM   #20
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look at the date and you will see this was purchased in JULY of 2012 before the announcement
I just looked at Fry's website, and didn't see that they are currently selling the iPad 2.

Looks like they cleared them all out ...

PS - Enjoy your iPad - It's a fine device, and you got it for a good price. )

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Old Oct 23, 2012, 08:57 PM   #21
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Seriously... to save a measly $100 you are going to buy an iPad that is 2 generations behind, barely 1/4 as powerful, and doesn't even have a retina display?

Why would anyone buy that thing? The iPad 4 is sooooooooooooooo far ahead of it and it's only $100 more.

It's beyond silly that Apple is still selling the iPad 2. The iPad 3 should be $399.
I will laugh if loads of people buy Ipad 4 and Ipad 5 comes out in March with a totally new design.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 09:05 PM   #22
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I just looked at Fry's website, and didn't see that they are currently selling the iPad 2.

Looks like they cleared them all out ...

PS - Enjoy your iPad - It's a fine device, and you got it for a good price. )
actually that $299 ipad was for my cousin from Amsterdam who would have paid 599 EURO. I saved him a crapton of money slickdealing and using my resources. The ipad that is used by my wife and toddler i paid $369 for in march when they announced the ipad 3. I have that up on craigslist for $320 and already locked in a $300 trade in with amazon. I picked up a ipad 3 for the wifey and toddler. Neither of them care and only reason I did is it made sense. $334, free smart cover, free shipping, 5% cashback, retina, a5x, blah blah blah blah resale blah....
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actually that $299 ipad was for my cousin from Amsterdam who would have paid 599 EURO. I saved him a crapton of money slickdealing and using my resources. The ipad that is used by my wife and toddler i paid $369 for in march when they announced the ipad 3. I have that up on craigslist for $320 and already locked in a $300 trade in with amazon. I picked up a ipad 3 for the wifey and toddler. Neither of them care and only reason I did is it made sense. $334, free smart cover, free shipping, 5% cashback, retina, a5x, blah blah blah blah resale blah....
You're a better shopper than I am.
I haven't had much luck with craigslist either...
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 09:34 PM   #24
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Seriously... to save a measly $100 you are going to buy an iPad that is 2 generations behind, barely 1/4 as powerful, and doesn't even have a retina display?

Why would anyone buy that thing? The iPad 4 is sooooooooooooooo far ahead of it and it's only $100 more.

It's beyond silly that Apple is still selling the iPad 2. The iPad 3 should be $399.
I would definitely consider the iPad 2 for the fact alone that it's still the thinnest full sized iPad.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 09:41 PM   #25
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I would definitely consider the iPad 2 for the fact alone that it's still the thinnest full sized iPad.
and the lightest full size iPad



Dick Whitman, is that you?

LOLZ
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