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

Discussion in 'iPad' started by T4R06, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. T4R06 macrumors 65816

    Oct 8, 2007
    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 68040


    Feb 9, 2010
    What is your situation?
  3. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    No, be patient and pay the regular price.
  4. foodle macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2008
    Pennsylvania, USA
    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

    J Griz 757

    Dec 24, 2010
    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

    Mar 12, 2011
    Agreed. It's a toy basically. No reason to pay more just to get it sooner IMO.
  7. funkeruski macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2010
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    It's 60 freaking dollars. Go for it.
  8. applefan289 macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
    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


    Jul 23, 2008
    New York
    60 bucks could be a lot of apps though.
  10. MrWillie macrumors 65816


    Apr 29, 2010
    Starlite Starbrite Trailer Court
    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

    May 14, 2008
    Pennsylvania, USA
    How about wait to pay the regular price and send $60 to the Red Cross? Everybody wins (except the scalper).
  12. dmaul1114 macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2011
    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

    Mar 30, 2010
    Liebsthal, Germany

    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


    Apr 29, 2010
    Starlite Starbrite Trailer Court
  15. No1up macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2009
    $60 and you wont have to wait a month or two.... yeah why not....
  16. alan111 macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2010
    absolutely. Considering the current supply, and how badly I want it, I would be willing to pay the extra $60.
  17. INeedAMacBook macrumors 6502

    Feb 8, 2010
    What's that? Like £40, hell yes, take it while you can, or your gonna be waiting a long time.
  18. fanboy05 macrumors regular


    Feb 28, 2011
    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


    Feb 12, 2008
    +1 on that!
  20. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    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


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
    If you have to ask others, then you probably should not do this. Even for 60 bucks.
  22. Higgs1 macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    $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


    Sep 22, 2007
    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 regular

    Feb 27, 2011
    $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

    Jul 17, 2007
    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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