When to sell iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by scar88, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

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    Before people make misconceptions I love my iPad, and I am certain to buy the 2g one. I just wanted to know when you guys think it's a decent time to put the current one on sale without it losing to much of it's value? I'm thinking jan? Before the keynote for the 2nd gen.
     
  2. Guest

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    Sell it now and I'll give you 50,- for it :D
     
  3. macrumors 68030

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    There's not going to be a "keynote" for a next gen iPad. It's out there, people know what it does. Apple will not repeat 2010 and make an announcement 3 months before products are available, otherwise nobody will buy the current generation. If a new version comes out in March/April, they'll announce it just before it ships.
     
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    flopticalcube

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    Wait for the rumors to build.
     
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    Nugget

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    If you're not really enjoying or getting good utility from your current iPad why do you want to buy the next one?
     
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    He is though, read again
     
  7. macrumors 68000

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    I've resold several iPads and consistently get within $50 bucks of new retail. I'm sure I'll upgrade if it has some compelling features to do so, but not really worried about resell. Even if I sell it for $150 under new after a year of use that's cheap as he'll to rent anything. I've bought and sold several matchbooks, iMac's and iPads and have always been amazed how well they resell. I wouldn't lose much sleep over selling a 1st gen iPad. Some is always looking for a bargain.
     
  8. macrumors 68040

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    I think selling your iPad just before the holidays would be strategic and get you the most money. At that point the next generation iPad shouldn't be far off.
     
  9. macrumors 68040

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    Wow, I didn't matchbooks held their value that well--are they vintage?

    Sorry, couldn't resist. har har.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    If yiu're happy to spend $600 or whatever on an iPad in the first place, and you say you like it so presumably do actually use it regularly, why sell it 3-4 mons before its replacement (which may offer nothing interesting as an upgrade) just to save $50?

    Keep it, enjoy it, and when it's replaced it'll maybe end up having cost you $150 in depreciation. But at least you've then had a year to enjoy it.

    Incidentally, i've never noticed a sharp drop in the price of things like iPhones when they've been replaced. Sure, there's a lot more of them, but the price never seems much lower than secind hand ones have been selling for months before.

    David
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    I agree with what's been said already about selling around the holidays, that'll probably be the best time. After that, obviously any time before an official announcement is made.
     
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    Nugget

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    If he was he wouldn't be willing to live without an iPad for several months just to make a few more dollars on a sale.
     
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    the best time to sell would be december 24 or black friday!!! ohh yeah!:D
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    Several ipads? They have only been out for a few months. Why have u gone thru several?
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    Now is a good time to sell. People are paying very close to list price for used models. But it looks like production capacity has ramped up. When the scarcity of the past eases the price will drop a bit.
     
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    People knew what the 3G iPhone was and there was a keynote for the 3GS. There will always be a keynote but assuming no one forgets the new iPad in public the keynote will happen when Apple wants it to happen.

    Maybe he's addicted to the new gadget smell.
     
  17. macrumors 68030

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    There are ample supplies available now. Otherwise you wouldn't see any at Target and Amazon. You can walk into an Apple store and pick one up.
     
  18. thread starter macrumors member

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    I must admit it would be weird being without my iPad, but I want to buy a mac mini or iMac so would need to sell and get a decent price
     
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    If that's the case now is the time to sell. You need the money to finance a purchase for something else.

    Others have stated already that Target,Walmart, BestBuy & Amazon will being selling them and don't forget Apple. The supply seems to up to support demand. Also Apple is selling refurbs now so depending on which model you have you'll have to price accordingly.

    If you have the basic 16GB you may have to price it under $450 which is the price of a refurb and you also get the 1yr warranty with that. Taxes may be what saves you though...
     
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    Q-Dog

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    Since all of the electronics I buy are investments, I plan on keeping mine along with all of the original packaging, and I'll sell it in about 10 years for a huge profit. I'm gonna be rich!
     
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    PowerGamerX

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    As much as I like to use stuff, sell it for the most money, then upgrade to something newer. I'd just suggest waiting until you see them announce it.
     
  22. thread starter macrumors member

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    cheers guys, ive got the 32gig ipad, if i can get around £400 when the new ones annouced ill be happy.
     
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    Yeah, only three or four months away. Why buy one in the first place if you are too busy watching the calendar to enjoy it?
     
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    Ipad came out in april. The next gen will determine the month new ipads will come out every year. It won't be january considering its immediately after the holidays. Feb or march are a mayhbe. While by april it'll def. Be out. I plan on selling my ipad in february
     
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    A month ahead of new release and prepare to pay two hundred dollar difference. Don't expect a new release until April/May.
     

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