ipad 2 16gb for $600 worth the extra $60?

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  1. T4R06 macrumors 65816

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    if you are on my situation, are you going to bite this? it was sealed and the guy just want to sell it for $600 $60 benefit on 8% tax
     
  2. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    What is your situation?
     
  3. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    No, be patient and pay the regular price.
     
  4. foodle macrumors 6502

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    Unless you really NEED it right now, just be patient. You lived all these years without an iPad 2, a few days won't kill you.

    Do you need the iPad for some kind of mission critical task that your job or life depends on? If no, just wait.
     
  5. J Griz 757 macrumors regular

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    Imo this.

    If I wasn't able to get mine at regular price, unless I absolutey NEEDED it (which I wouldn't) I would deff wait for stock to be repleneshed.
     
  6. dmaul1114 macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. It's a toy basically. No reason to pay more just to get it sooner IMO.
     
  7. funkeruski macrumors regular

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    It's 60 freaking dollars. Go for it.
     
  8. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    You can either look at it as a toy, or as a "Mac OS X Embedded" system. Honestly, anything that can contribute or connect to the internet is not a toy.

    Anyway, I would not pay extra for it. I would relax and order it online and let it come to you. At least then you won't be on a wild goose chase.
     
  9. gdeputy macrumors 6502a

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    60 bucks could be a lot of apps though.
     
  10. MrWillie macrumors 65816

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    Yes, for children it is a toy, but for us adults that know how to use the device, well that's a different story.

    OP, it's up to you whether or not to pay the extra $60. I have a first gen, so I am not that compelled to get a gen 2.
     
  11. foodle macrumors 6502

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    How about wait to pay the regular price and send $60 to the Red Cross? Everybody wins (except the scalper).
     
  12. dmaul1114 macrumors 6502

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    My point it it's not a necessity so it's silly to pay extra to get something like that sooner.

    But hey, most people have more money than they do common sense!

    I consider it a toy as it's mostly useless for work for me, but I love playing on it--net surfing, videos, games, reading the news etc. :D
     
  13. rmitchell248 macrumors 6502

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    seriously? a mac osx embedded system? HAAHA

    Its a toy no matter what it is embedded with... if you use it for work, its a toy that you have embedded some work apps on.
     
  14. MrWillie macrumors 65816

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    Touche`
     
  15. No1up macrumors regular

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    $60 and you wont have to wait a month or two.... yeah why not....
     
  16. alan111 macrumors regular

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    absolutely. Considering the current supply, and how badly I want it, I would be willing to pay the extra $60.
     
  17. INeedAMacBook macrumors 6502

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    What's that? Like £40, hell yes, take it while you can, or your gonna be waiting a long time.
     
  18. fanboy05 macrumors regular

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    Wait, use the 60 bucks for something useful. paying a reseller, to hog up ipads when they are released to make money off consumers, just promotes the behavior. Order one and wait. it is not THAT much better than a regular ipad, and paying extra money to someone who is hoping to score money from people who "cant" wait a few weeks is not worth it. IMO of course...
     
  19. secondcup macrumors member

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    +1 on that!
     
  20. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    So then I guess everything is a toy then? I have embedded "work apps" on my laptop so it must be a toy.

    My car must also be a toy since I have two feet to walk on.

    For most people iPad could be considered a toy, but if it increases your productivity then it becomes a tool just like a car or a laptop.
     
  21. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    If you have to ask others, then you probably should not do this. Even for 60 bucks.
     
  22. Higgs1 macrumors 6502

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    $60 is a nice case or a few accessories.......just wait its a few days tops if you keep your eyes out
     
  23. Kadman macrumors 65816

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    If the alternative is that you spend time driving around, checking stores, spending time in line, even taking a 1/2 day off to get to the store early, etc. then yeah, pay the extra $60 and be done with it. If you're willing to be more patient about it then the $60 is just a waste and you should just put in your online order and wait it out.
     
  24. comper macrumors member

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    $60 = 6 movies @ 2 hrs a piece = 12 hours of entertainment.

    I paid an extra $60 as well. I will have spent 12+ hours on this thing by the time I'd be able to walk in and get one due to my work and college schedule. I have no regrets. It's just $60. If you don't jump on it, someone else will.
     
  25. outz macrumors 6502

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    the ipad is hardly a car... all the exec's at work absolutely had to have an ipad. i never knew weight tracking, angry birds, etc apps could increase productivity so much!

    maybe you're the exception, but i'd be willing to bet that productivity doesnt increase for 99% of ipad purchasers.
     

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