iPad 2 eBay prices dropping

Discussion in 'iPad' started by kultschar, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. kultschar macrumors 6502a

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    Im not in the US so have been monitoring iPad prices on eBay.

    They appear to be coming down the last few days (of course scalpers are still trying the double price thing but it doesnt appear to be working anymore)

    e.g. 32GB iPad 2 can be got for $700 mark on an auction which is more sensible then last week.

    On another thread it appears a fair bit of stock today in stores, with the International launch on Friday hopefully things will start easing up!!

    I have been tempted to snatch one on eBay myself (my country unfortunately doesnt have Apple stores and they dont ship here) however I will maybe try the following:

    A) Wait and see eBay prices after the International Launch

    B) My folks hit US next week and visiting Florida for a week and NYC for a week, not sure if by then they could walk in without the queue hassle (NYC looks crazy though with the scalpers)
     
  2. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68000

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    Even though there was a big shipment released today (score!), there were still people turned away, and wifi was by far the most available model.

    Will there be people lined up next week? I have no clue. There is a huge interest obviously, as people will still wait for 10 hours to buy one (local store said people start lining up at midnight every day).
     
  3. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    It is only natural for prices to drop as more and more devices get into the hands of the users.
     
  4. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Whats difficult to predict is how much international demand is pending Friday's release -- i.e. how many people are waiting and NOT buying on ebay this week in hopes of picking up one Friday, as compared to how many become available in their countries on Friday and in the weeks/days after.

    The other factor is whether the disasters in Japan will have an effect on production or whether alternate supplies of key components will be found.

    In other words... who knows WHAT will happen next week.
     
  5. OSMac macrumors 65816

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    Market should get flooded in the next couple weeks as the rest of the world scalps theirs , prices should hold for a while !

    Give it 4-5 weeks and they will sell for cost .
     
  6. snakelda macrumors 6502

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    I wonder if that asian dude that imports them from the US ever lowers his price on the iPads...
     
  7. outphase macrumors 65816

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    I wonder what he does with unsold inventory when it launches in HK (other than the unofficial launch last friday :p). Only a meager markup if supply is short there I guess.
     
  8. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

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    The new drop in price by Apple has lowered iPad 1 prices

    And I think iPad 2's are slowly getting to more and more thus the prices are going down and down

    Few ridiculous prices on EBay left
     
  9. IpadMania macrumors regular

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  10. jedolley macrumors 68000

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    Selling a 32GB for $700 on eBay is not even worth it. If it's an auction style listing then you are going to owe eBay $50 "final value fee", then another $20 to Paypal, and shipping cost if you did not charge the buyer shipping. If the seller paid tax on the item then they will lose money, if they did not pay tax then the most they could make is $30.

    I know resellers and scalpers are not well liked, but some don't realize that the high prices on eBay are sometimes necessary if you want to make any sort of profit after the stupid fees. There's always cragislist, but that's a whole different type of crap to deal with sometimes.
     

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