iPad Buying brand new iPad Air through kijiji? (Canadian Craigslist)

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  1. dfresh macrumors newbie

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    So I recently saw a iPad Air 32GB, Space Grey, BNIB, for 550. I'm not sure if I should bite the bullet and buy it. Right now, a 32GB in the Canadian Apple Store is $620. Yikes. Add tax and it goes up to 700. There are currently no Airs in the Refurb store. What should I do? I'm also thinking of waiting to see what the new Airs have.
     
  2. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    I have (what I think) is a very good policy on buying BNIB items off of eBay, CL, (or in this case) Kijiji. I ask to see a receipt for the item before completing the transaction. Any reputable reseller of Apple products (Target, Best Buy, Apple, etc) will print the serial number of the iPad on the receipt. Also, don't be afraid to ask to open it to verify the contents and make sure the iPads serial (both in the software and on the back case) match the box and receipt. If they don't and it was sealed or sold as BNIB, be wary because it might be a used or even hot iPad that was repackaged. Also check and make sure Activation Lock isn't activated.

    If the seller won't let you open the box, walk away from the deal immediately. This should send up multiple red flags as any good seller should allow you to open it and verify the contents before purchasing it. Also meet in a public place, like a Target, or Starbucks where people are always around just in case.

    When it comes to buying these things off of, say, eBay, I'm usually a little less worried since the transaction is recorded. On classifieds, it isn't. You don't get a receipt or an order confirmation. Of course, be careful and good luck!
     
  3. dfresh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    He has neither the receipt, and refuses for me to open it. He says it's because that if I don't buy it it will lose it's value. He says he bought it from target.
     
  4. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    I would avoid it based on these facts alone.
     
  5. hallidc macrumors 6502

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    If they don't let you open it, do not buy it.
     
  6. rsquirrel macrumors member

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    I sold my refurbished HP Slate sealed in the box (original one didn't work properly and they sent me that as a replacement) on Craigslist.

    I had the girl that was buying it open it to make sure that everything was in the box that should be in there. She wasn't even going to open it. HP didn't even send me a return label for the not very functional HP slate that I still have. They sent me information on how to send it to them on the refurbished Slate but no label, so I'm not wasting my $ to send it back.
     
  7. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    I wonder how long it will be before they charge you for it.
     
  8. rsquirrel macrumors member

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    They said they didn't care if I sent the broken one back to them. I know they won't charge me for it. I have had more than my share of bad luck with their products so they now want to keep me quiet.
     
  9. jlsm511 macrumors 6502

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    If he won't let you open it and doesn't have a receipt I would walk away. Too many cases of people buying iPad boxes with a brick or book inside. Better safe then sorry!
     
  10. rsquirrel macrumors member

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    Future Shop and Best Buy have them on sale this weekend.

    I bought my ipad mini with retina last week when it was on sale ($30 off). Went back this week as it was on sale again ($50 off). They gave me the extra $20 + tax back.

    $569.99 for a 32GB air this weekend.
     
  11. 617aircav Suspended

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    Don't buy it. When I sold a brand new ps4 on CL I allowed the buyer to open it only after he paid. Meet in a place where there are cameras like the subway at a Wal-Mart. Bring a friend or two. One of them can film the whole deal from distance.
     
  12. Last iOS 5 user macrumors member

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    Kijiji is not a Canadian Craigslist, but the Canadian and European version of eBay Classifieds. I've had many bad experiences with it before, so if you look to buy off a classified, be sure to use Craigslist (but beware of scams, most of the time for me on Craigslist is OK but I was scammed once where I thought I was getting a brand new iPad but it was a refurb replacement unit).
     

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