Because I did. I had the money, and figured I'm a tool for Apple products now, and will upgrade to the iPad 3, so getting a 3G iPad 2 will only up it's resale value later. I guess I also would rather have it, and not need it, than need it and not have it too. But that was a distant second reason really. Anybody else have my same kind of mindset with getting their iPad 2 3G?