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Old Nov 4, 2012, 09:55 AM   #1
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Was this fair?

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Old Nov 4, 2012, 09:57 AM   #2
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Fair price and you're getting some extras. Assuming it is as described.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 09:58 AM   #3
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Always amazed when people press the bid button with no market value research.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 09:59 AM   #4
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Always amazed when people press the bid button with no market value research.
Always amazed by how rude people can be.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 10:02 AM   #5
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They are cheaper than that from the refurb store...with a warranty from apple
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 10:04 AM   #6
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They are cheaper than that from the refurb store...with a warranty from apple
Yes and no. They are about $410 after tax so about what I paid. However, the refurb store is sold out and I needed one by next weekend.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 10:04 AM   #7
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Yes, that's a fair deal, if the iPad 3 is in good condition.


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I just won an iPad on eBay and am curious to if you guys think it was a fair deal.

I paid $405 shipped for a 16Gb WiFi only 3rd gen.

Ad stated "Like new condition with box everything it came with"
He's also giving me a grey Smartcover and an I-Biason back cover. Assuming its condition is as described, do you think this price is fair?
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 10:05 AM   #8
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Yes and no. They are about $410 after tax so about what I paid. However, the refurb store is sold out and I needed one by next weekend.
What you do get when buying a refurb from Apple is a new battery, new outer case and a full 1 year warranty and they extensively test it for any hardware related issues. They will repair it if it fails any tests. I don't know if that's worth it to you but it is to me.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 10:07 AM   #9
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They are cheaper than that from the refurb store...with a warranty from apple
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What you do get when buying a refurb from Apple is a new battery, new outer case and a full 1 year warranty. I don't know if that's worth it to you but it is to me.
Assuming its in stock, which it isn't.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 10:09 AM   #10
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Assuming its in stock, which it isn't.
The stock changes quickly sometimes literally within hours. You just have to keep checking. I still prefer a certified refurb from Apple vs a used like new device.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 10:09 AM   #11
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Always amazed when people press the bid button with no market value research.
What do you think this thread is?
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 10:11 AM   #12
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I guess it's a decent deal, considering it comes with the extras, but it does seem a bit overpriced when compared to the refurbished costing $379 and comes with a new battery, casing, and 1 year warranty.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 10:14 AM   #13
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I guess it's a decent deal, considering it comes with the extras, but it does seem a bit overpriced when compared to the refurbished costing $379 and comes with a new battery, casing, and 1 year warranty.
I agree, if the refurb would of been in stock, I would of bought it. I've been checking constantly for the past few days. I know about 3 days ago the white model was in stock, but I wanted black. As I said I needed one by this coming weekend and my thinking behind it was; it's the same price as the refurb in like new condition but I needed a case and smart cover anyway. So it saved me $60 -$70 in expense.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 10:52 AM   #14
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What do you think this thread is?
I'd say it's a bit late given that the OP said they won the iPad auction already.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 12:38 PM   #15
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I agree, if the refurb would of been in stock, I would of bought it. I've been checking constantly for the past few days. I know about 3 days ago the white model was in stock, but I wanted black. As I said I needed one by this coming weekend and my thinking behind it was; it's the same price as the refurb in like new condition but I needed a case and smart cover anyway. So it saved me $60 -$70 in expense.
If the condition really is like new then you have nothing to be unhappy about because you still got a pretty good deal, and avoided paying taxes.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 12:50 PM   #16
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Just spend 100 more and get a new one with full warranty and 100% peace of mind, or wait for a refurb. Here in Australia some retailers are selling the ipad 3 with significant discounts to clear stock, I'm sure you can find them or negotiate for them.

Apple second hand value IMO is unjustified, and people like me abuse it. Don't be a sucker, be the abuser
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 12:58 PM   #17
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Always amazed by how rude people can be.
People's rudeness no longer surprises me. If you shopped around you probably could have gotten the same deal for around $360. But it's still good considering you would have spent about $600 for those items 30 days ago.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 02:17 PM   #18
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Always amazed by how rude people can be.
What's so rude about wondering why people would bid on something without knowing the going price? Maybe you don't want to hear that you could have researched the going rate (quite easily, by searching completed auctions), but your lack of knowledge/denial of the correct way to bid does not equate my rudeness. Sorry pal.

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Old Nov 4, 2012, 02:19 PM   #19
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Always amazed by how rude people can be.
He's right. A quick search of completed auctions would have answered your question. Instead, you clicked "bid" without research, then came here to get a pat on the back and someone to tell you that it'll be ok.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 02:22 PM   #20
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He's right. A quick search of completed auctions would have answered your question. Instead, you clicked "bid" without research, then came here to get a pat on the back and someone to tell you that it'll be ok.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 02:59 PM   #21
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Don't know why people are saying this deal is good or even ok. Why on earth would someone not pay $100.00 more for a brand new Updated one. I would say good deal if it was used 4th gen.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 03:12 PM   #22
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Don't know why people are saying this deal is good or even ok. Why on earth would someone not pay $100.00 more for a brand new Updated one. I would say good deal if it was used 4th gen.
$150 and because I don't think the minimal upgrades of the 4th gen are worth an extra $150.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 03:25 PM   #23
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Target has 5% off with target debit red card which anyone can sign up for with a check from their bank account. You will get $40 target gift card along with a 90 day return policy and 1 year warranty. This is for the ipad 4th gen with Faster processor, lightning cable with 12 w adapter so it charges faster, and your resale value will be and added bonus. If you know any friends or family who work at target they get an extra 5% off and then you get 5% off with pharmacy rewards that was sent out earlier. You can effectively get 15% off the price of new and a $40 gift card on top. So no the price difference is not $150


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