Just bought an iPad 2 on ebay

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  1. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    First time buying an apple product out of impatience on ebay! However I feel I got a pretty good deal.

    Bought a brand new 16GB Black WiFi model for $555 shipped. The auction ended for $600 plus $15 shipping. However I had an ebay coupon for 10% off electronics that I was able to utilize (expires tomorrow so it came to good use just in time). So it ended up being $540 plus $15 shipping.

    Best part is the guy lives 20 minutes from me. I don't feel so bad paying $20 above retail especially because of apple's shipping at 3-4 weeks now. Honestly I don't think the guy made any money...he got $615 but after the paypal fees and ridiculous ebay fees he probably just broke even.

    Sorry for the random post...first one in a while.
     
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Congrats! I wasn't able to get mine yet. Hoping to have better luck next week at one of two local Apple stores...
     
  3. Jinkst macrumors regular

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    I bought my first gen from eBay a few days after it came out in the States. Cost me $50 or so more (incl shipping) than the eventual retail price in Australia but I had it a couple of months before it was released here. Well worth to me :)
     
  4. MattyMac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Honestly though I can't believe they are selling out and they are already on 3-4 weeks shipping time. Simply amazing.
     
  5. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    My guess is that anyone who really wants one (outside of maybe the tristate area) will be able to get one in the next two weeks.
     
  6. MattyMac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Just picked it up from the seller. Great transaction!
     
  7. spinstorm macrumors 65816

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    I'm in the UK and I bought one of eBay on Friday night.

    It is currently on a flight to the UK.

    I hope to be able to collect it from the UK depot tomorrow (Monday) as it will arrive tonight around midnight and be through customs fast (because the guy put the value at $750 they will happily charge me 20% tax I'm sure).

    If I waited for it to be delivered I'd prob get it Thursday but as the depot is at the airport I can collect it faster.

    I paid a big preminum on the US price but I got a smart cover and in UK currency it's a relatively small premium on the UK price.
     
  8. bchreng macrumors 6502a

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    So the total for you was $540? That's awesome as it sounds like the seller actually lost money on it! Any story where an ebayer loses money on something like this is a thumbs up in my book. :)
     
  9. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Ummm no. Pay attention. The coupon wasn't issued by the seller, it was issued by Ebay. Ebay eats the 10%.
     
  10. MattyMac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I paid the $15 shipping even thought I met them in person. But yes my total was $540 plus $15 shipping = $555.

    Great deal.
    Yup...ebay ate $60!
     
  11. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    Nice pickup. Two days after launch with no markup. Can't beat that.
     
  12. bchreng macrumors 6502a

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    My mistake. Seller wins again.:(

    On the bright side, at least op didn't have to pay a ridiculous price that was way over retail for one.
     
  13. bchreng macrumors 6502a

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    That sucks. How come he charged you for shipping when you did all the work to pick it up?
     
  14. Charlie Sheen macrumors 6502

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    i guess i'm just too paranoid about things like that (not ebay itself but the fact that some people sell brand new products a day after launch). but anyway i feel happy every time someone successfully gathers an item under unusual circumstances that turn out to be for the benefit of the individual consumer.
     
  15. bumzo1 macrumors 6502a

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    Hah that's what I figured. There are so many resellers now that it's very hard to break even unless you sell outside the US. The guy probably made $20 on the transaction including the shipping. That's less than minimum wage depending on how long he waited.
     
  16. feeth macrumors 6502

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    Seller got about $560 after ebay fees if you paid with cash. If you paid with paypal the seller got about $541.
     
  17. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    Which considering NY/NJ sales tax is pretty much breaking even, they even lost money if they paid NYC tax.
     
  18. MattyMac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Paid via payal. So yeah she didn't make much.

    (posted from my iPad...1st time)
     
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    just bought a black 16GB wifi from ebay for $579 shipped. Seller had 4 of them and all were sold within minutes. I paid about $30 over retail, but I think it's worth it considering I've been spending so much time trying to find one. It will be my first ipad
     
  21. bchreng macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats! Was it $579 shipped?
     
  22. MR1324 macrumors 6502

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    Yup =). I was pretty bummed this morning because I missed out on the B&H order by something like 5 minutes, so I'm lucky to have found this eBay listing.
     
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