I don't understand why they would pay this much?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Doc750, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Doc750 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2010
    I went to sell my Ipad on ebay in anticipation of the next generation coming out soon. I listed it with a but it now that comes out to $425. It sold within 2 minutes of me listing it. I'm not going to leave it JB, I will restore it to whatever itunes does with it when I clear the memory. I listed it as shipping to USA only. The kid who bought it is within the USA. He paid instantly with paypal, the address is confirmed.

    I don't understand why he wouldn't just buy it off apple refurb site. It was just the 16 mb, wifi version. For a few extra bucks he would have been set with a 1 yr warranty. I just checked and their selling it for more then what I listed it at.

    I just don't get it. Maybe there is a market here that I am missing? :confused:

    On the other hand it only cost me $75 to use the Ipad for a year. I'm quite happy.
  2. mscriv macrumors 601


    Aug 14, 2008
    Dallas, Texas
    Not everyone is familiar with the refurb store and some don't want "refurbished" thinking that means the product will come to them damaged as in "scratch and dent". The ebay community is not always comprised of educated buyers.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Plus, you should wait and see if he pays $$. There's been a number of people who do that buy it now and don't hand over the $$.

    As for ebay, people get lost in the moment and when they believe they see a deal, they rush to get it, before someone else does, before really thinking about it.
  4. Doc750 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2010
    he paid instantly, I already transferred the fund to my bank account.

    I was thinking maybe there is a resale potential out there for these things that I didn't know about.
  5. LOLaMac macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2009
  6. R94N macrumors 68020


    May 30, 2010
    That's a bit of a sweeping statement; they're not all like that obviously.
  7. iowamensan macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2006
    wow... makes me want to list mine. But I bet my wife expects me to hand it to her when I get the new version :)
  8. Mr. Chewbacca macrumors 6502a

    Mr. Chewbacca

    Apr 27, 2010
    Dallas TX

    LOL, I was thinking the same thing.
  9. EazyWeazy3 macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2008
    $425 is some good money.

    Tempted to sell of my 32GB.
  10. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    It's probably just a kid that doesn't know what it's worth. Either that or he plans to resell it overseas somewhere where they are not officially available.
  11. Doc750 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2010
    transaction went smoothly, funds transferred into my bank account, and buyer left positive feedback.

    now the wait for ipad 2 continues.

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