iPad CraigsList Score!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jamezr, Apr 9, 2013.

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    jamezr

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    Scored a iPad 4 16GB with Verizon on craigslist last night for $400. Checked the serial number out in advance. met the guy at Starbucks to test everything. Had the box and charger and cable...... I am so stoked!
    The refurbs sell for $579 and new ones for $629.
    The thing is perfect too!
     
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    MrGimper

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    Whilst I don't want to p*ss on your bonfire, but checking out a serial number with Apple doesn't prove that it's not nicked.

    Just saying...
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Nevermind. English to English translation error I think.
     
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    jamezr

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    true...but it can tell me about warranty and when it runs out.....giving me an idea of when it was purchased. Seller said he only had it for 6 weeks and he was telling the truth.
     
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    rockyroad55

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    True but it doesn't say anything about water damage and stuff like that. Not saying yours is but you never know, you know?
     
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    I got my 4S for dirt cheap last year from a guy really needing to sell it for rent money. He got it as a gift for Christmas, and by the end of February, he needed cash. I was happy to oblige. I brought my roommate who was studying to be a psychologist (now in grad school) to help me with checking it all out and him as well. I did the same thing with checking warranty info online, brought a small light to check the water damage, and the like, and it was a pristine 4S for only $325. I made it out. I'm glad you got a great deal too...
     
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    srsub3

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    On craiglist you can get very good deals... I got a iPhone 4 16 gb for 100$ last month... worried about being stolen, but I got box and IMEI was clean.... so enjoy!
     
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    rockyroad55

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    I'm not saying Craigslist is bad. I just got my iPad 4 16GB for $380. Brand new condition.
     
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    jamezr

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    Quite right...that why you have to check them out in person. Checking serial numbers for warranty is just part of the process.......
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    When I was shopping for an ipad on CL, I google searched for buying tips. I can't remember where I found it, but there was a list of things to do on how to make sure everything works. I wrote the steps down, and when I bought mine, it helped immensely. BTW, I scored a pristine ipad2 64gb for $320.;)
     
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    Good find on CL.
    Not to rain on the parade, I did get one ipad 3 16gb At&t, with bluetooth keyboard, magic cover and smart case and cover all in boxes for $400, on Ebay.
    Make sure you get the serial number and check with apple support, you will not go wrong.
     
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    I got a 3G ipad 2 16 GB a week ago, kijiji in Canada and 2 days later,home button went bust.I had checked it before buying to see it was in warranty and it had 3 weeks left.

    Yesterday walked in apple store and came home with a shiny iPad 2 3G :cool::cool:
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    it is time to use the home button that will avoid hitting
    the physical button, this way you ipad will not be having same problem.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYBfaS5ft2E&NR=1&feature=fvwp
     
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    Thanks for the info :) but I already use it,this iPad was like 11 months old I bought from Kijiji,so that's how the home button went bad. Good for me though, got a practically brand new iPad :D
     
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    wickerman1893

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    That's awesome! I'm looking on Craigslist right now for a Mini!
     
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    I scored a white Verizon ipad mini for $250 on Craigslist. As I mentioned on the Last Purchased thread, I'm not a fan of the non retina screen but it was too good of a deal to pass up!
     
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    TyPod

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    Sounds like a great deal, congrats! Good job meeting at a neutral site and asking lots of questions. Seems legit to me!
     
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    so everyone here who complains about craigslist lowballers goes on craigslist and lowballs? lol
     
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    0r30

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    Nice deal.
     

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