I got a good deal.

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by TheSlimOne, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. TheSlimOne macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2010
    I know its pretty lame to post like this. I was just really excited about it

    I decided about a month ago to buy a aTV. I decided I really wanted one that I could JB so I could use XBMC. No big deal right? Well, I was wrong. Seems the only place you can get ahold to one is on Ebay or Amazon and the people that have them know they are worth more to people than the $99 that was originally paid for them.

    I tried to ebay snipe for a few days and never even got close. I almost had one at $160 but got sniped by another sniper. LOL

    So, I am in Key West on detachment (military) and I figured I would slide over the the Navy Exchange. The possibility of one of the 2nd gens being was fairly high I figured. Well NO. That didn't work.

    When I came back to Fort Worth, I was at work and lost another round of sniping attempts. I took lunch and went to the NEX on the base here. Of course all they had were the new ones. There was an apple display with a few items hooked up and there was an aTV sitting there. I flipped it over and looked at the model number SUCCESS! 2nd gen just sitting there waiting for me to find it.

    I step back for a minute and think, I have to come up with a story as to why I need that one vice the 3rd gen. I know it, they aren't smart, I am having a compatability issue with my old MAC. Yea, that should work.

    They lady tells me its no problem. She just has to go get the box for it in the back. She comes out and told me, 'unfortunately there is not a remote for it, we should be able to discount it though. She runs it on the register and it comes out on closeout for $79 She took off $25 for the missing remote which I bought at the same time for $18.

    I felt like I stole it from them I walked out the door with a 2nd GEN aTV for $72.

    Overall I am very happy with it, an aTv is a really nice piece, the netflix quality seems much better than the PS3 I was using before. a jailbroken aTV can just about mke you get rid of cable TV completly.

    Just wanted to share.
  2. jmcgeejr macrumors 6502


    Oct 7, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    Those are always great stories to hear, you didnt screw anyone over and you got what you needed. Grats.
  3. Caliber26 macrumors 68000


    Sep 25, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Thanks for sharing! It's refreshing to read something positive, versus all the negativity and whining we often see on these forums. Just yesterday, I was very tempted to create a thread just to announce how excited I was that I had just bought my mom her first iPad but then chickened out, LoL.

    I have an ATV2 too (not jail-broken) and I have to say that I cannot imagine life without it! No :apple: collection is complete without it. :)
  4. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2007
    thats a pretty good deal...i've thought about putting my atv2's on ebay but dont know if i want to go thru the hassle of selling it and dealing with the buyer potentially trying to screw me.

    I got my 2nd atv2 from apple's refurb site back in april and at least then they were still shipping with the older ios. I'm not sure which one they have now but they have a jailbreak out for ios 5 anyway
  5. martinm0 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2010
    Agreed, great to hear about positivity and good deals!

    I love my ATV's very much, though surprisingly, I don't feel the need to jailbreak mine (though too late at this point). I rip and convert my own movies to M4V, so I'm perfectly happy with my two ATV3's and my one non-JB ATV2. They all stream 1080p perfectly with no stuttering and I just can't ask for anything more (except maybe some apps)! Love these little buggers!
  6. claimed4all macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2008
    Nice find.

    I just sold both my ATV2s and upgraded to ATV3s (I don't jailbreak, they work fine for me). Found somebody on another site and sold him both for 215 shipped. He got a great deal, I got a free upgrade to the 1080p version and I don't feel guilty about ripping somebody off on ebay. It was a Win Win situation.

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