iPad mini best color for resale?

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    Torn on which color and was thinking Ill just get what will be the easiest to resale if theres any difference at all. I like the white face, but much prefer the slate back. When they update Ill most likely be selling it and getting the new version, so the question is. Is one color going to be any easier to sell then the other?
     
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    White is hard to come by.

    Shorter supply ==> higher price
     
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    I can confirm this. If you go to Amazon to trade in any iPad the white iPad's have the higher trade in value. I like white better because it hides finger prints and smudges better.
     
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    I thought white was the higher resale item but I think that the "excitement" of white has lowered significantly. I know white sold out faster than black with the Mini but it seems that may be due more to uneven supplies rather than popularity. (But then again, the desirability of white increased once people found out it sold out so who knows. I know I fell for it and got a white and now I regret it because my Apple Store can't hold Black in stock long enough for me to get it replaced)

    Thats not true. With both the iPhone and iPad3 then White trade in value was $30+ less than the black. Same goes for Best Buy and Ebay Trade in.
     
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    One thing to consider is scratches. The white models will definitely hide their scratches better. If you typically are able to keep your devices in sturdy cases and in pristine condition, then this won't matter.
     
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    Chupa Chupa

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    Don't buy for the next owner. That's just plain dumb. Neither color is going to have a price premium, and since you only have one to sell you only need one buyer. Buy what you like. It's your money.
     
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    I like both. Its a toss up.. Love the slate, but also like the white face. Figured one would stand out more once I could get my hands on them, but that wasnt the case at all, it just made the decision even harder.
     
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    Oh wow. I can't believe this. Buy what you like and enjoy it while you can.
     
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    Go to the store and play w/ each for 10 min. I think it will help you decide. You can't judge from pics. Personally I only buy black b/c it blends with the screen. I find white bezels distracting because it pulls your eyes away from the screen. But that's me. Some people like white for the fashion statement.
     
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    Read above... I like both, would enjoy both, have access to both etc etc... Just looking for a tie breaker.
     
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    Buy both colors problem solved. :D
     
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    Coin toss.

    It's anyone's guess with any question regarding resale value unless you're looking to sell it right now.
     
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    I figured the same, and decided on the black for my phone for that reason, but in person it made me even more torn between the two. The mini will be used mainly for browsing and as a reader, so the white being a distraction isnt a concern. Been to the store twice now since I pass it on the way home, and still torn. Kinda leaning towards white since I have never had any white apple gadgets when they offer both colors, but dont want to regret it is all, so I figured if theres a difference at all in resale Ill just go with that as the tie breaker.
     
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    Chupa Chupa

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    Log on and black seems to have a higher value. But again, I find buying for the next owner silly.

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    Well you can always buy white, try it for a few days and if you decide you want black exchange. At least you can do this if you buy from the Apple Store.
     
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    I could not agree more. It never ceases to amaze me the lengths people will go!
     
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    White

    I would say White as White is somehow Scratch Resistance :)
     
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    What?

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    I did read, excuse me. Your title simply asked which was better for resale. And of course you would have access to both. If not, you wouldn't be asking that question duh.
     
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    What lengths? People are far to passionate about this stuff here. Like stated above, I like both, and have plans to sell it later. So if both are on a even playing field for me, then why wouldnt I take into consideration resale value?
     
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    If you like the face, well, that's the side you will see while using it.
    So please yourself.

    Resale difference is minimal between colors.
    However the white housing might holdup better and it's condition alone would bring a higher resale value.
     
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    Going to go white this time around. I dont believe in returning a product based on my mistake so Ill live with it if its not what I wanted exactly. The scratch resistance(or visibly showing them anyways) and finger prints make it attractive to me. Plus I have never gone that route before so why not give it a try.
     
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    Resale value of color now != Resale value of color later.
     
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    But it's a definite predictor. At the very least, like someone has said, white hides scratches far better than black, which means it should, in theory, fetch a higher price.
     

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