iPad First iPad and wow ....

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gdeusthewhizkid, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2008
    hey guys,

    Well i was in the hunt for a ipad mini black 32 gb and i dont know about you guys but here in the ny/nj area they are pretty much sold out. Luckily one of my buddies was parting with his 32gb black ipad2 for a little bit under 400 bucks so i quickly took it off his hands.

    I have to say is wow. It's one of those luxuries i thought unnecessary before but i can't imagine how i went along with out this thing. Apple truly makes innovative things. It's so comfortable reading my IT books on it and it's so quick and snappy. Im not sure what the retina display hoopla is all about but im quite content with my combo of iphone 4s and ipad. I havent turned on my laptop much this whole week.. Hopefully i can get a 32 gig ipad with cellular in the new year for my car but this thing is really cool...
  2. macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2012
    Congrats! Enjoy your new purchase. I have a Nexus 7 and am debating buying a mini.
  3. macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    I agree- we love using ours. Sometimes much more convenient than a laptop.
  4. macrumors 6502


    Nov 18, 2012
    I remember when I first got mine after having a 1st gen iPod Touch for a few years. It was a huge upgrade and I still love using it everyday.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 6, 2009
    No one noticed OP paid nearly $400 for an iPad 2?
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2010
    That was my first though. Not much of a friend to rip you off like that.
  7. macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2012
  8. macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2012
    Yeah I was wondering why OP was acting like it was a deal lol...
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2010
    Haha my first thought too!!!!
  10. macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2007
    shhhhhh leave him alone....:D As long as hes happy with his tablet.....:p
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010
    It's worth maybe $300 at most....you can buy an iPad 3 16gb for $350 lightly used on CL or here on the forum.
  12. macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2010
    I think you went a bit too far there... Where can I find one for $300? Everywhere I am looking, it is around $350 range...
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010
    I see a lot of them locally for $325 and with a little negotiation I'm sure it's not too far fetched to get an iPad 2 32gb for $300. I have bought a couple iPad 3 for family members on macrumors for $340 - and that's one with a retina display and 4-5 months of warranty left ;)
  14. macrumors member


    May 1, 2012
    West coast PST
    That's what i paid for my iPad 3 wifi+LTE ($400)! But i got it from my male friend.

    I want to sell my iPad 3 now and get a brand new iPad 4 wifi. But each time i think of my friend, i cant do it....haha

    Plus, most think it is not worth the effort to upgrade from 3 to 4. So i dunno...:p
  15. macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2011
    Got my mini!

    Hubby was gifted an iPad 1 back when they were the only thing. I just got my mini. I love it!

    The image is bright. The iPad is very lightweight, even with a iblason case. It perches fine while I'm on my recliner. Even typing is easier on the smaller screen for me--I have small hands. So far, very happy.

    I was showing it to Hubby's co-workers. They were impressed. I'm sure a few will be getting one.
  16. macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2012
    LOL... that was my first thought too, however then of course I re-read that it was a 32gb model and thought well that's probably about right. Especially if it was hardly used (assuming that is the case).

    I paid $398 (incl. tax) for my 16Gb iPad 2,4. If I were to sell it I would probably sell it for $400 or more. :D But of course people want Retina over 11.7 hrs battery life so guess it wont sell at that price.

    But back to the OP,
    if you're going to get an iPad for your car, get the iPad Mini. Hopefully when you're ready to buy it it will have a retina display. Even if it doesnt have retina, get one for the car (as a street directory and navigator) and also one for the living room (goes great with Apple TV).

    I went from 3rd gen iPod Touch to iPad.
    Playing games on iPT was painful and doing damage to my eyes no doubt. Then along came iPad and a bigger screen to play on. Joy!! :)
    iPT is for listening, iPad is for watching. :D
  17. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2008

    I didnt think $380 plus case was too bad. I couldnt even find a cheaper price on apple refurbished..
  18. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2010
    Apple refurbished come with new batteries and a new warranty. He got one over on you. They have a 16gb 3G model, for $400 right now.
  19. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2008

    hmmm now i feel kind of bad...
  20. macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2012
    hey congrats on experiencing your first iPad. We just like to see others get their Apple moneys worth. Consider it a favor you did your friend, helping him sell his product. Eventually that extra money will come back to you (him buying rounds/meals over a few outings, etc...) even if it takes some time. Just relax and enjoy.
  21. macrumors 68020


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    OP best buy sells brand new 16gb iPad 2 for 359$
  22. macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2012
    I've had an iPad mini for the past 4 days and I'm loving it. A tablet is such a nice device to have.

    It comes in handy when you don't need a laptop, but need something bigger than a smart phone.
  23. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2010
    Wow, sold my iPad 2 16gb for like £300 last year!:eek:

    Amazing how people still pay an arm and a leg for old Apple products
  24. macrumors 68040

    Nov 12, 2012
    Agreed. Just relax and enjoy. It is not the worst deal in the world. If it was a 16gb man you would have gotten my deepest sympathy.
  25. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2008
    lol best answer yet.. ill be sure to do that..

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