How do I buy an iPad 3

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Zenar154, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Zenar154 macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2012
    I just sold my iPad 2 on eBay, now I want the iPad 3, or The New iPad. I have the money on PayPal, but Apple doesn't accept PayPal, I thought whatever I will go to eBay, but eBay has people trying to trick you into buying it for $100 more than it is, the have them for like $580 for the 16gb model just wifi.... What do I do? Best Buy doesn't have them for online purchase and I need this before I go on Vacation :/
  2. Rob9874 macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2010
    You need the free PayPal debit card. You can use that at Apple. But probably takes a week or two to get.
  3. zigzagg321 macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2011
    the wire
    Transfer the money from your paypal to your bank and use your bank card at the Apple Store or online.
  4. ewo1992 macrumors regular


    Mar 11, 2012
    Southern, CA
    I think you can get PayPal to send you a check or put the money in your bank account.
  5. wirelessness macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2010
    Get a PayPal Mastercard Debit card. Works just like a Mastercard but is directly linked to your PayPal funds. Or you can buy a Visa/MC/Amex gift card online somewhere that takes paypal and then use that to purchase. Or Paypal will send you a freaking check for your money .... or... you get the point.
  6. Zenar154 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2012
    I calculated shipping and it will be one day before I leave if I order tomorrow, transferring to bank account take 4 days usually... Any other way?
  7. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816


    Feb 12, 2012
    This is good idea.
  8. zigzagg321 macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2011
    the wire
  9. Zenar154 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2012
    Any other options? Different websites? Please help me out here
  10. Zenar154 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2012
  11. zigzagg321 macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2011
    the wire
    Oh, I thought you were saying they were all way more than 580... I misread your original post. sorry, good luck.
  12. Zenar154 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2012
  13. MR1324 macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2010
    1. go to apple store, buy with a credit card.
    2. initiate paypal fund transfer to bank account.
    3. enjoy ipad on vacation.
    4. use transferred money in bank account to pay off ipad charge on credit card.
  14. mireille macrumors member

    May 25, 2011
    it will take a few extra days, but you can use the paypal funds this way.
  15. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    Hey that's someone from my town :-X lol. True, it is $500, but add ~8% tax and it's suddenly 540. Not too much of an upcharge.

    Anyway, MacMall is selling the iPad, and their site says that they take Paypal. Plus they're offering free overnight shipping. HERE is the link.
  16. jacob-07 macrumors regular

    May 14, 2011
    like others have said, you can transfer your paypal funds easily.
  17. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    There's some information the OP has likely not revealed. Like, he is underage and does not manage his account directly.

    Why dont you get the cash and the go to the grocery and buy a VISA gift card in the amount you need. Take your mom if you need to, unless you are trying to hide the purchase from her....:eek:
  18. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2010
    Plano, TX
  19. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    That's not a "scam", it's a guy trying to make a profit. He's telling you upfront what you're going to pay if you choose to buy it from him. And only an idiot would want to pay that kind of premium.
  20. tranceFusion macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2010
    I get pretty annoyed by flippers who suck up all the available inventory and resell at a gouged price...

    However, I don't think people on ebay are currently making much of a profit.. $500 from apple is before tax. Factor in ebay fees and they are actually losing money. There is benefit to peope who want an ipad to ship immediately, as well as buyers from countries who aren't able to purchase an ipad officially.
  21. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2011
    And after eBay and PayPal fees, the seller's hardly making a profit at all.
  22. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2008
    The transfer to your bank account doesn't take 4 days. Mine usually takes 2 days at the most. Getting a PayPal credit card takes longer. Just transfer your PayPal balance to your account, wait a couple of days then go out and buy a new iPad from whoever has one in stock. I don't see what's so difficult about this. Are you new to PayPal?
  23. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    I am pretty sure the OP does not have a credit card and possible not even a bank account or he would not be asking this question.
  24. thatoneguy82, Apr 13, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2012

    thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    Beach Cities, CA
    And even if OP has a bank account, it would take several days before he can transfer it since he would need to confirm/verify it. Unless of course he does online banking and can instantly verify. Also, if the money is from eBay, has it cleared already? Meaning, is it still "pending" or available to use immediately.

    The only other thing I can think of is find someone who would be able to purchase the iPad for you who has the funds that is readily available and send them the paypal balance immediately. Other than, I got nothing. This whole thing requires time.

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