All iPads Is your iPad engraved?

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  1. L4Leonard
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    Did you choose to engrave your iPad. If so,what text did you choose? Im thinking about this one, even though it might seem kind of nerdy. Any thoughts about it?

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  2. steve knight
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    it reduces resale value. Plus it is not like a ring that you will keep forever.
     
  3. Rodster
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    This ^^^
     
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    No. I don't think the future buyer would like what I put on it. :D
     
  5. wickerman1893
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    If your gonna keep it until you can't use it anymore go all out with one you like. Personally I don't engrave anything of mine. However, I do like those words.
     
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    Heck no. While I don't really care about the resale price as I rarely resell my devices, the engraving detracts from the sleekness of the product. To me it's equivalent to those "wonderful" stickers you get on Windows machines, except you can't remove the engraving.
     
  7. Rodster
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    ...or coming home with your brand new car only to announce to the world where you bought your car from and proceed to proudly display said stickers until you sell it. :D
     
  8. PlaceofDis
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    as others have said, it reduces the resale value so i wouldn't engrave it. on something that i'd keep for a very long time i'd have no problem, but with the constant changes/upgrades to the iPads i could see myself wanting to upgrade every couple of years. and this would just make it harder.
     
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    Nope. As already said, it would affect resale value and I'm just not that sentimental of a person. Who knew? :p
     
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    As mentioned it reduce resale value; plus nobody would see it on myPads anyway as there is a cover in front of ... :eek:
     
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    This is what my car looks like ;)
    [​IMG]

    Now I can't even trade it for a Playbook :D
     
  12. HuDuVuDu
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    I had mine engraved with

    Stolen from the Desk of <Name>

    I had my iPod engraved the same way in 2005.
     
  13. JSchwartz15
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    I don't resell so I got mine with:

    Outside the street's on fire
    In a real death waltz

    It's my favorite lyric from Bruce Springsteen's Jungleland
     
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    Would you buy a car and burn your own saying into the cars paintwork?

    Actually even that would be far less as a car body panel is easy to get resprayed.
     
  15. Dwee8le
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    My New iPad has "the things you own end up owning you" written on the back. Seemed appropriate to me :D
     
  16. Redjericho
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    Mine just says "Mine", shouldn't kill resale value too much :)
     
  17. beauparc
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    My original iPad is engraved and I have no intention of selling/upgrading. Tried a new iPad and couldn't see enough difference to justify the expense of changing.

    When it finally gives up the ghost, it will go in the skip after the use of a sledgehammer.
     
  18. Rodster
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    You could sell tickets for 1 whack at your dead iPad. Should help towards the purchase of a new one. :D
     
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    I think getting the smart case engraved works as a good compromise.
     
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    I'd engrave my next iPad. I keep them forever.
     
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    This is a first hearing of it lower the resale value. Several of my friends have sold theirs with engraving at the resale value with no problems. Only problem with engraving is when you have to get a replacement ... and then you get a new one w/o any engraved writing. But hey it's free so do it, scribe away. !! :rolleyes:
     
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    If anything, engraving something clever on the back of an iPad could actually increase resell value!
     
  23. Roy G Biv
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    Anything I would inscribe would more than triple the resale value. My words illuminate far greater than light from a screen; they offer both wisdom and understanding, eternally invaluable.
     
  24. Michael383
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    My iPad is not engraved, and even if it was no one could see it because it's in a case.
     
  25. pkson
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    Mine says, "Call my Ishmael" My dad's favorite quote.
    Since I don't sell stuff too often, it doesn't matter...

    Also, the most important point is that out of the millions of iPads sold, mine is, at least, slightly different from the other iPads...
     

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