Best way to get an iPad 1?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Ahheck01, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. Ahheck01 macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2006
    Hey guys/gals. While all the hype continues for the iPad 2, I'm going to be happy with an iPad 1. What do you think is the smartest way to get one? eBay, Craigslist, Apple Refurb?

    How much should I expect to pay for a 16GB wifi?


  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I would recommend the refurbished iPad for $349
    Comes with the 1 year warranty
  3. djransom macrumors 68040


    May 14, 2008
    My 1st choice would be Craigslist and purchase it locally. I'm thinking $275 for a 16GB with some extras thrown in as well. Good luck.
  4. 9OOYO macrumors regular

    Dec 15, 2010
  5. fanboy05 macrumors regular


    Feb 28, 2011
    Apple refurb, IMO.
    1year warranty , new battery..... Killer price, looks like new!
  6. Ahheck01 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2006
    Only downside there is the shipping time, and with tax it = $370 :(
  7. rkahl macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2010
    With the warranty about to expire on the iPad 1, the refurbished Apple Store is your best option.
  8. iNole macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2011
    A reputable eBay seller. (i.e., one with a top rated seller badge) Sometimes they offer returns/limited warranties or you are able to buy one from Square Trade. I've sold things on Craigslist but buying makes me nervous because if something doesn't work out they're gone. Apple refurb is obviously the safest option but you'll pay a little more.

    I think you're looking at around $300. Good luck!
  9. erure macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2010
    They were selling brand new iPad first gens at the apple store I went to for my iPad 2. I'd get a refurb or a brand new from apple store unless someone was selling it for really cheap on craigslist.
  10. Ahheck01 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2006
    Alright, nothing local on craigslist, so I ordered the Apple Refurb.

    I'd be able to buy my mom's, but she probably won't have her iPad 2 for a month, and don't feel like waiting that long. Got express shipping for $12.

    So, like-new iPad 1 will full warranty should show up by Monday at the latest, total was $383.

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