Good deal and what to check for?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by lilcosco08, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

    lilcosco08

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    Found this offer for a 16gb on craigslist. Scam?

    "Barely used iPad, purchased but I have no need for it. Comes with Apple Case, original box, and charger. $390 or best offer."

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    Things to look for if I go through with this purchase? :confused:
    Thanks :D
     
  2. lilcosco08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  3. 88Keys macrumors regular

    88Keys

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    Case warping, cracked screen, dust under screen, egregious backlight bleeding, deep blemishes(to signify abuse), dents, pixel quality (will vary depending on how anal you are),etc.

    Make sure you take someone with you if you're going to meet this person.

    Good luck!
     
  4. lilcosco08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A293 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Also any way to check battery health?
     
  6. fluffyx macrumors 6502

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    Well it's under warranty, so... the important things would be dents or scuffs on the casing (from a drop, for example), and the liquid contact indicators (LCIs). There's one LCI in the dock connector, and one in the headphone jack. They're both difficult to see, and a flashlight is very helpful.

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    The indicators should be white. If they're pink or red, don't buy! If you can't see them, look harder. They're very difficult to find if you're not used to looking for 'em.

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    Both of those pictures are of an iPhone, but they're in the same locations on the iPad.
     
  7. lilcosco08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the help
    unfortunately, it was sold :(

    However, a 64gb is being sold for $500, checking it out
     
  8. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    Ask for the original receipt as well, to minimize your chance of buying stolen property. Meet in a public place and definitely take someone with you; criminals are using Craigslist to scope out potential victims a whole lot more these days. It used to be a fun place to shop, now, not so much.
     

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