iPad 2 upgraders - what did it cost you?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Macwick, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Macwick macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2008
    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


    Apr 15, 2010
    $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 6502

    Dec 9, 2008
    Nice, congrats! And my condolences to the purchaser....
  4. ECUpirate44, Mar 8, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2012

    ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
    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.

  5. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    +400 ipad 16gb and black smart cover

    -710 ipad 3 32gb and red smart cover
  6. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
  7. Natesac macrumors 6502a


    May 29, 2008
    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

    Apr 19, 2010
    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

    Jun 24, 2010
    Winter Garden, FL
    I sold my 32gb iPad 2 on ebay for 422+15 shipping. Got the 32gb 4g version for 729.
  10. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    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


    Mar 22, 2010
    When did you sell your iPad 2? Just curious.

    Where do you live that your tax was only $10?
  12. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    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

    Nov 2, 2008
    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


    Mar 17, 2010
    The Apple Store
    $100, the good news is, I have an Apple gift card
    of the same value, so $0
  15. CrAkD macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    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

    Sep 18, 2007
    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.
  17. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2010
  18. doboy macrumors 68020

    Jul 6, 2007
    "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

    Mar 19, 2011
    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


    Oct 7, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    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

    Mar 19, 2011
    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

    Aug 25, 2011
    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


    Mar 22, 2010
    -9% for ebay lol.
  24. Sneakz macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    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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