iPad Bought a new iPad mini for 250 in box

Discussion in 'iPad' started by cuzo, May 12, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2012
    U want to call apple to check the serial it was a impulse buy but now I'm wondering about it. I checked the support and it wasn't activated yet.

    Can apple tell me if the serial is clean? Should I go to the store and tell apple and just give it back to them? I was in my barbershop and some guy had one for sale.

    Impulse buy it was a good deal and I wanted to sell my android tablet.
  2. macrumors regular

    May 31, 2012
    The guy could have been selling it for a myriad of reasons. Maybe he stole it and was off loading it? Maybe he won it in a raffle but already has one? Did you ask him why?

    I wouldn't immediately assume the worst. I mean, if it was new in the box, chances are it's probably not stolen.
  3. cuzo, May 12, 2013
    Last edited: May 12, 2013

    thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2012
    Bought a new iPad mini for 250 in box

    It's nib and its 80 bucks off bro, I panicked and I was like oh crap what a deal!! Now I'm thinking it over. I didn't ask questions bro i just went to get a haircut.


    How can you get a new iPad not stolen for so cheap? I doubt he gets them wholesale.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2013
    The only way you can tell if the ipad is legit is to open it. People are getting sophisticated now adays that they can put the plastic wrap back in a way as what apple does. If you know the guy then its good otherwise take it with a grain of salt. Check it now and open te box and see what's inside.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2010
    One Infinite Loop, Cupertino CA
    If it's NIB it's probably not stolen...

    I usually see iPad Minis going for ~40-50 off if you look in the right places... So don't worry about it.
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2012
    Opened it brand new. I don't k or the guy it was a impulse buy.


    Okay I will. Lets hope the cops don't come knocking
  7. macrumors 68000


    Jul 13, 2007
    I highly doubt cops will bother you over a 250.00 ipad
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2012
    Never touched a criminal activity, getting my life together and I wanna keep down that path.
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2013
    here's the link to check your s/n. http://www.appleserialnumberinfo.com/Desktop/index.php

    from my understanding, you're worried about the mini. you opened it and it's brand new. the reason there's no support activated yet is because it was not registered yet. you got a good deal for $250 so why worry. just use it and enjoy your ipad.
  10. macrumors regular

    May 31, 2012
    Maybe he won it at a raffle? My mother has won two iPads in the last year at work functions. She already has one so she gave one to a coworker and then sold the other one.
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 9, 2008
    LOL, a guy in a barbershop sold it to you and that didn't seem odd? :eek:
  12. macrumors 601


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire
    I thought everyone bought their electronics in a barbershop :D.
  13. Syk
    macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    You checked the serial and it was clean so that part is ok.

    Like others said, it could have been won and just trying to make some money. He could have bought it for his girlfriend and she left him, so he's trying to get some of his money back.

    If it's stolen, it was probably done so by a store employee off the truck or their lockup room. Most stores to my knowledge won't have a list of serial numbers to their devices. It'll get written off as Shrink for the store.
  14. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2010
    If its wifi only who cares? The apple police ain't going to hunt you down, they can't block you from accessing wifi.

    If it had the choice between a $200 one that was stolen or $329 I'd take the stolen one every time. For $250 I would go for the $329 though, not as big of a difference.
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2011
    or the guy needed quick cash and bough it on his credit card before claiming BK. i just sold mine for 330.00 whiting for the next one.
  16. macrumors demi-god


    Jul 24, 2009
    It'll be off the back of a lorry but don't worry apple dosnt bother with odds and sods
  17. macrumors 6502


    Mar 10, 2013
    250 is a honest price for who is in need for money and has recenty bought something like an iPad.... don't worry you are ok. it is not cellular so it can't be blacklisted by carrier....

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