2nd hand iPad Prices UK

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Frazer19, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Frazer19 macrumors member

    Frazer19

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    Hi people i am wanting to buy an iPad 3g currently i have around £260 but should have £400 this time next week and £500 the week after.

    How much could i pick up a second hand iPad 3g 16gb or 32gb?

    is it best just to buy iPad 3g 16gb for £530 new?

    thanks
     
  2. yuanmoons macrumors 6502

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    I dont think youll get a good deal on a second hand ipad. Its too early in the iPad release cycle for prices to drop significantly new or second hand. People will pay upto the 'new' price on ebay so you might save 20 quid but then you have a slightly used ipad - is it worth it?

    But you might get lucky....

    You would be better to wait until you have £600 and buy the 32gb 3G and have 'future proofed' yourself to some extent eg, your needs might change and you want more storage on the ipad.
     
  3. ConnorTurnbull macrumors 6502

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    DO NOT BUY 3G!! I'll give you a tip. Buy a brand new WiFi only model, then buy a MiFi from three. MiFi means you can have more devices hooked up to that 3G connection and the data plans are cheaper. 16GB iPad and a MiFi is £479!
     
  4. apkent macrumors newbie

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    What he said. If you don't need the GPS it's a winner.

    I did exactly the same and an added bonus is you can use the Mifi for accessing data on your laptop/iPod/anything else wireless without the data being tied to the iPad itself.
     
  5. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Highly recommend a 3G device. I had a wifi only one and it was a hassle always using a mifi or mywi on the iPhone. The 3G model is easier and well worth it.
     
  6. Frazer19 thread starter macrumors member

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    i would get mifi but i will be using it away alot and like the look of the 3g deals 10gb for £15 :)
     
  7. d123 macrumors 68000

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    Only do this if you are short of cash and can't afford the 3G model. I have used a mifi and the small saving isn't worth the extra hassle of carrying another charger and having the mifi battery go flat when you absolutely need it.

    With regard to cheaper data plans, I use my sim card from my mifi in my iPad without any problem.
     
  8. redmachine macrumors member

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    Get a wifi and tether it to a jail broken iPhone - easy

    You are always going to have your phone with you so as long as theres a data connection you are sorted.
     
  9. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Everyone suggesting tethering a wifi model has really never tried the 3G model. It's just easier with a 3G model.
     
  10. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a

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    I can't see you getting a big enough saving against buying a new one in the UK at the moment. When the wait time was 7 days they were selling for £200-£300 over retail price so demand is high and will push second hand prices up.

    I would spend extra cash on 3G rather than more storage.
     
  11. Frazer19 thread starter macrumors member

    Frazer19

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    im saving for a 16gb 3g one brand new for £530

    but im checking gumtree and ebay daily
    and if i see a 32gb 3g one come up for £400 - £530 i will most likely just buy it.
     

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