Anyone else buying a WiFi model temporarily until the 3G is out?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by HXGuy, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. HXGuy macrumors 68000

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    That's it...I've made up my mind...I WILL be buying a WiFi model Saturday, even though I have a 3G on order, and then either returning the WiFi (and paying the restocking fee) or selling it on eBay for hopefully no loss. There is no way I can wait until the 3G is out, it would drive me crazy!
     
  2. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    Definitely not. I'm sticking with my 64GB WiFi.
     
  3. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    How could there be no loss. Why would someone buy a wifi version when they can get a brand spanking new one for the same price without paying shipping and insurance?

    By all means go for it, but you're going to take a hit.
     
  4. HXGuy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It's eBay...and people are crazy. :D

    No but really, I'm thinking international buyers, especially out of Europe where their Euro will go much further when buying in Dollars.

    $540 (cost of 16GB iPad w/ tax) is 398 Euros. A new one may very likely cost more than that over there.
     
  5. obey908 macrumors 6502a

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    It was my plan, until I found out bestbuy is doing a restocking fee. Now I am buying the wifi, and I will see how I feel when the 3g comes out
     
  6. scottness macrumors 65816

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    I'm just going to wait. Not having an iPad is something I've had to endure for several years... another month isn't going to kill me.

    But, I'll probably visit my local Apple Store about 13 times to play with the thing before the 3g release. :)
     
  7. GregGebhardt macrumors 6502

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    I ordered both at the same time. I will use the WIFi version till the 3G comes and then give the WiFi unit to my VP.

    NO WAY could I live without the 3G unit as I will use this out of the office alot.
     
  8. Aduntu macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going to give the WiFi version to my wife when the 3G comes out. She couldn't care less about 3G and it gives me an awesome way to get one now.
     
  9. jeigh macrumors newbie

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    Seriously thinking about doing this. I justify it to myself by looking at any hit I take on eBay/restocking fees as a one-month "rental" fee.
     
  10. HXGuy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Haha..same here. Even the restocking fee, $49, isn't that huge when you consider what you are getting here...3-4 weeks of entertainment, how much would that cost if you were going out somewhere? :D
     
  11. goobot macrumors 603

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    you only have 14 days to return it. not a month.
     
  12. bluehaze013 macrumors 6502

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    No need for 3g, just wifi tether to your phone and save some money.
     
  13. scottness macrumors 65816

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    Need to jailbreak for this.
     
  14. omgitscro macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. I can sell my 32GB WiFi iPad for around $700 or more in Argentina. (Even used.)
     
  15. jsbaugh macrumors 6502

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    I bought both and will give my dad the wifi as soon as the 3G is out.
     
  16. GeekLawyer macrumors demi-god

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    :eek: Yes. I don't know where my Wi-Fi will go. Maybe to a friend for $$ or my parents for free. But I might wait until May or June. See how I get by with the Wi-Fi only for a while. Maybe I can hold out and buy a RevB 3G in a year? (Unlikely as that is...)
     
  17. Iphoneness macrumors 6502

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    I have a 32gb wifi model coming Saturday and am returning it when the 3G 64GB is available for purchase
     
  18. pugnut macrumors 6502a

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    I bought one for the wife and will give it to her when the 3g becomes available.
     
  19. GeekLawyer macrumors demi-god

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    This won't be possible. There's a 14 day return window. The 3G models will get here well after that.
     
  20. StingerT125 macrumors 6502a

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    No, I'm just going to tuff it out until the 3Gs are available.
     
  21. alia macrumors 6502a

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    I am not currently in the financial position to justify a "rental fee," and I really want the 3G because I use my iphone a lot in the car (when I'm not driving), and I think the iPad would get a lot of use this way too. Especially on road trips. So, I'll just have to suck it up and wait. :) Like another poster, I will probably be stalking the display models at the Apple store until the 3G ships.
     
  22. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Not getting the iPad in either version yet. Gotta hold it and use it before I decide. That said it took me 30 seconds to decide I wanted an iPhone when they first came out. However, as far as WiFi only vs. 3G, I thought this really was a tough one, but then I realized, 3G everything on AT&T is actually painful, better than EDGE, but still painful. Not worth my extra $130, or the $15-30 monthly cost. I would have said get the 3G and only sign up on months when you absolutely need it, but nah, get the WiFi, and if you need web access when you don't have it on the WiFi, use your iPhone. If people can JB their phones and tether the iPad successfully without any problems, expect JBing on iPhone to rise.

    OR

    If it really is that simple to cut down your 3G Sim to a mini, put it in an adapter tray when it is in your phone, but then power down and slap it in your iPad for a little while, as long as AT&T doesn't know/notice, then you will see a lot of that and that might be the reason to get the 3G version. People aren't paying $45-60 a month for data.
     
  23. sishaw macrumors 65816

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    No, I've lived without it my whole life, I can make it another few weeks.
     
  24. HXGuy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    How do you know it's "well after that"?

    Rumors have it that it will be April 24th, which is 21 days after the WiFi. Even if it's April 30th, that's still only 28 days...so you would be without the iPad for 14 days if you return it back. I have a feeling you can just eBay it and lose the same ($50 restocking) or possibly less.
     

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