Need advice on possible trade!

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  1. thisisarcadia, Feb 27, 2011
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    thisisarcadia macrumors 6502

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    I bought a mint condition 32Gb wifi/3G iPad for 350 yesterday with the intention of selling it on ebay and making double what I paid for it. Today however I found a MBP on craigslist with a 2.13Ghz pro, 2 Gbs of ram and a 500Gb hhd. It is a late 2006 model, the over all condition of the laptop is good. My question to you is would this be a good trade or no? Thanks.

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  2. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    doubt you will double investment with ebay fees...

    and i dont think its a good trade.
     
  3. thisisarcadia thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yea this is true, most of the ones I have been watching have all sold for around 510-560 but thats still over 100$ profit. Could you elaborate on why it wouldn't be a good trade? Thanks
     
  4. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    I would rather have an iPad than a five year old computer. There comes a time when a computer has seen better days.
     
  5. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Because the laptop will be pushing 5 years this year.

    This reminds me of the guy who traded up to a porsche on craigslist.
     
  6. criticalb macrumors member

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    I say go for it. Then again I'm the guy with the MacBook :)

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  7. thisisarcadia thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I have a macbook already and the whole intention of the trade would be to make more money. Which out of the 2 would I be able to sell for more on ebay? I am thinking the iPad but I just wanted a second opinion.
     
  8. thisisarcadia thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Depends on what? Could you elaborate? I am just wondering what would be worth more if put on ebay. I have no intention of keeping either it would strictly be for selling
     
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  10. jimithing macrumors member

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    good luck in 3 days the ipad wont sell for more than 350
     
  11. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Depends on whether you can go on eBay to see what both are selling for.
     
  12. MSD401 macrumors 6502

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    I disagree with this no way the used ipad market takes that much a hit for a wifi/3g ipad unless apple lowers the price of the new ones...
     
  13. thisisarcadia thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well I have a mid 2007 Macbook with a 2.0 Ghz pro, 2gbs of ram and a 500 Gb hhd. So essentially I could trade the ipad for the MBP and sell my MB but would I see any improvements since the MBP will be older?
     
  14. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    i say sell the ipad...and use that $ toward a new mbp
     
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