iPad Confused, about to purchase iPad 4 (craigslist vs bestbuy)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by WhiteIphone5, Nov 24, 2012.

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    WhiteIphone5

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    Best buy has the iPad 4th gen for $539.99 (taxes = $566).
    theres a person selling me his ipad 4th gen scratch, dent free ($475)
    this is a no brainer, obviously get it from craig, ill be saving money.
    well bestbuy has this holiday return policy until jan 24.
    should i go to bestbuy and get it there knowing i can get my money back until jan 24 and till then look and see what the ipad 5 is going to have and return it to purchase iPad 5?
    or save money now and just get it for 475.
    what would you guys do? thank you.
     
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    If you are unsure about the iPad 4 - buy from BestBuy - return by Jan 24th.
     
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    WhiteIphone5

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    i really want to get it, it would be best if i go to bestbuy so i can return before iPad 5 right. assuming i can just return no questions asked? lol
     
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    Go for it - borrow it until Jan 24th...dont lose the receipt.
     
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    No one knows when iPad 5 is coming out. If the iPad goes back to its yearly cycle, then it will come out in March, but it could be later.

    Just get the iPad from Best Buy; the new iPad has been out for less than a month, and someone is willing to discount it that much on craigslist? Sketchy...
     
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    True
     
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    WhiteIphone5

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    he said he lost the receipt 2 days ago and said they will only give him store credit and all. he said he will come tonight but i rather do this knowing i can get it back until jan 24
     
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    may be legit
     
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    88Keys

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    Be careful and be sure to check the model number to ensure it is indeed an iPad 4. Assuming you go the craigslist route that is.
     
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    So they will give him full price with a store credit. Man, he could sell that credit to someone and only lose 30-40 buck. Sell it to you and he loses 90.
     
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    I'd definitely deal with BB. Rule of thumb for me, unless I know the person I would not buy anything from CL unless it was a kickass deal. You're not saving much and like others said, if you get buyers remorse you can always get your money back. ;)
     
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    I bought my iPad mini from a greedy sucker on Craigslist. It was sealed, brand new. The seller even let me open and run the serial # in front of him before handing over the cash. Sometimes Craigslist can be legit.
     
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    Yes but then he has to meet with people twice. It's a pain in the ass already.
     
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    Spink10

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    You can sell gift cards to online companies.
     
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    huh? He could turn around and sell the store credit to a customer at the store. Or put it on Ebay.
     
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    I'm so confused... You think we will know about the ipad 5 in January? Where was this written?
     
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