iPad 2 upgraders - what did it cost you?

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  1. Macwick macrumors regular

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    Those of us who sold our iPad 2s for the latest version are all taking a monetary hit of some kind. Just curious how much of a hit that was. For me, the bottom line was $187 to upgrade from a 32GB AT&T 3G to a 32GB Wifi only.

    iPad2 Sale Price: $530 (including leather Smart Cover)
    eBay/Paypal/Shipping Fees: $63.17
    Net for iPad2: $466.83

    iPad 3 32GB Wifi w/ Polyurethane Smart Cover: $654.15

    Upgrade price: $187.32


    I do think I sold my iPad2 for a little less than I could have gotten, but the launch was fast approaching and I was worried about prices falling off a cliff.

    Of course I did take a downgrade from 3G to Wifi and a leather Smart Cover to a Poly one. But in the year that I owned it I used 3G maybe three or four times, and I now have an iPhone for tethering, so I really doubt I'll miss it.

    For me, $187 for a massive display upgrade, (likely) more RAM, better processor etc, (and only losing AT&T service that I never used anyway) is a great deal.

    So - anyone else want to share their upgrade $$ figure?
     
  2. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    $50 to upgrade to an iPad 3 from the iPad 2, same specs. Considering I used my iPad 2 for 11.5 months, I "rented" the iPad 2 for about $4.25 per month.
     
  3. Macwick thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nice, congrats! And my condolences to the purchaser....
     
  4. ECUpirate44, Mar 8, 2012
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    ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    16GB iPad 2=533
    iPad 2 Case= $50
    Sold for iPad 2 plus case for $420

    Purchased New iPad for 533
    New case= $50

    It cost me $158 to upgrade.
    $13.58 per month to "rent" my iPad.


    /Winning.
     
  5. Menel macrumors 603

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    +400 ipad 16gb and black smart cover

    -710 ipad 3 32gb and red smart cover
     
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  7. Natesac macrumors 6502a

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    Sold my 16gig wifi+ grey poly and incase lounge case(loved it) for $450 on Craigslist over a month ago for $450.

    Purchased "The New iPad" 16gig black plus DARK grey smart cover.

    $132 upgrade with tax and everything.

    Part of me thinks I could have got the $450 without throwing in the smart cover. Dude I sold it to never even looked at it. But I really wanted that dark grey after it came out.

    Also orderd a 9000 mAh battery ($59) for my powebag. If you carry your iPad in a backpack you should check them out. They have a built in charging system for smartphones and stuff. Has connectors for iOS, mini USB, micro USB, and an extra USB port for anything else. It comes with a 3000mAh battery that will charge up an iPhone twice, iPad 50%. You can swap out the battery cartridges so I ordered a 9000mAh so when I'm out of the house with my iPad I'll have 12000mAh of extra juice. Also the powebag has a special iPad pouch. It's great for motorcycle trips :)
     
  8. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    Sold my 2 32gb ATT for 635,
    Bought a 3 16g wifi for $529 total, so gained $106 outlay.
    BUT I also ordered a 3 32g 4G, to decide which 3 I want to keep.
    so who knows.
     
  9. thaghost macrumors 6502

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    I sold my 32gb iPad 2 on ebay for 422+15 shipping. Got the 32gb 4g version for 729.
     
  10. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    iPad 2 sold for $465
    -$12 shipping to buyer

    iPad 3 $510 with tax

    $57 upgrade. About a quarter a day isn't bad. :)
     
  11. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    When did you sell your iPad 2? Just curious.

    Where do you live that your tax was only $10?
     
  12. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I sold it about a month ago.

    I get a $10 EPP discount, and the tax rate in my town in Missouri is 4%, or at least that's what I paid. I think it's slightly higher in actual stores around here somewhere around 6%.
     
  13. maclook macrumors 65816

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    Damn, you guys got good deals.
    I sold my 32gb wifi for $450 at the end of February and just bought the 32gb wifi for $650 after tax so I spent $200. I made money off of selling my iPhone 4 for 4S so I'm not THAT happy with spending $200 to upgrade. Still got to keep my Smart Cover and sleeve so accessories are taken care of at least
     
  14. Macdude2010 macrumors 65816

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    $100, the good news is, I have an Apple gift card
    of the same value, so $0
     
  15. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    iPad 2 32gb ATT 3g sold for $500 to a relative.
    iPad 3 64gb VZW for $829.

    So I lost $329 would of been less if I didnt want to upgrade to 64gb
     
  16. sportsfrk214 macrumors 6502a

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    Spent $761 on a 64GB WiFi

    Cleared $450 after selling my 64GB WiFi iPad 2 WITH a cracked screen

    So $311. Not terrible consider the screen was cracked.
     
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  18. doboy macrumors 68000

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    "sold" my iPad 2 to my wife:$0 -$599+tax
    "sold" my iPad 1 to my sister:$0 -$499+tax
    Bought the new iPad:$599+tax

    iPads cost me $1700+tax in 2 years. :eek:
     
  19. eclipseblur954 macrumors regular

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    sold ipad 2 wifi 32gb w/o smart cover - 495$ on ebay a week before announcement

    purchased ipad 3 wifi 16gb - 515$

    upgrade price - 20$ lol

    bought a 32gb ATT LTE to sell for profit (or return if i cannot sell within 14 days, which i doubt)

    And purchased an apple tv because i really want 1080p
     
  20. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    I sold my iPad 1 32gb wifi for $325.00 last week thursday with the original Apple case that was given to me.

    I had the iPad since day one and just ordered the new one a 16gb wifi.
    So it cost me about $175 plus tax to own it for 2 years.
    Plus I wrote it off as a business expense.
    I'm still in shock of the resale value of these things.
     
  21. eclipseblur954 macrumors regular

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    Gotta love it! I did the same thing except 32gb wifi to 16gb wifi and it cost me 20$'s to upgrade
     
  22. Buildbright macrumors 6502a

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    For a second I thought you were saying you sold your ipads to your wife and sister at full retail price....lol
     
  23. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    -9% for ebay lol.
     
  24. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    It cost me $248 after selling my 16GB 3G iPad 2 for $470. I ordered a new 16GB 4G LTE iPad for $718.
     

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