iPads Craigslist

Discussion in 'iPad' started by SexyBeast, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. SexyBeast macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2010
    Why is every iPad on craigslist either selling for retail value or more than retail value? Last I checked, iPads were readily available at my local apple store. I was hoping to get a deal on a cheaper used one. Anyone else come across this and know why this is the trend?
  2. barkomatic macrumors 601

    Aug 8, 2008
    The sellers on Craigslist's just haven't realized that the stock issue for iPads has eased and people don't need to pay more than retail for a used device anymore. There are probably a few buyers who haven't realized that either. I'd give it a few more weeks before reality sets in and the Craigslist prices come down.

    That being said, I think iPads will continue to have a strong resale value--just not above retail anymore. :)
  3. 0101001 macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2010
    They are in demand, mine is for sale 32g wifi with AppleCare for 599.00 I am not rushing to sell at all mine.
  4. WLS macrumors 65816

    Jul 10, 2008
    Remember those prices will not have a sales tax tacked on so you save whatever that is for your state. Still yea, I'd rather get one from a store and have a few weeks return window to work with.
  5. prot0type macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010
    I think the demand will be up there for quite awhile. its been a few weeks since they were in stock at both BestBuy and Apple here in Philadelphia.

    Plus, Christmas is just a few months away, if you think prices on CL and ebay are ridiculous now....
  6. Blakjack macrumors 68000


    Jun 23, 2009
    From what I'm reading the demand will continue to stay strong but the stock issue is likely to take another nose dive. Anyone else hearing this?
  7. j3yq macrumors 6502


    Dec 16, 2007
    I think it varies by area, I picked up my wifes 16Gb wifi iPad for $440, and just got my 32GB Wifi for $500. People are always looking to cap on hig demand items. You can usually negotiate and talk them down, I do it all the time it all depends on how bad they need the cash. Think e iPad prices were crazy should see the iP4!
  8. doodude macrumors regular


    Mar 17, 2009
    pssst, look behind you...
    You are correct that these sellers seem to be crazy but they may be crazy like a fox.

    I notice on eBay & Amazon that "Sellers" very often have higher prices on a wide variety of items & I think to myself, "WTF?"

    But I figure they are gambling on the one or two clueless shoppers who, for reasons I can not understand, will bite & buy without hesitation.

    As the saying goes, "Theres a sucker born every minute..."
  9. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    At least these are iPads that we are talking about, and they are still in high demand. Go to ebay and look at the the MacBook Air's that are for sale. It's long over due for a upgrade, and there's very little demand. But there are so many buy-it-now prices that are higher than the Apple store refurbished price. Go figure!

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