New iPad 32GB WiFi+3G for $150 ??

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  1. mac8867 macrumors 6502

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  2. hitekalex macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, that Brooklyn bridge I have for sale looks pretty good too, doesn't it? :rolleyes:
     
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  4. heavensblade23 macrumors regular

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    Buy it if you think it's good enough to post about.
     
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    Ordered 12. Everyone on my xmas list is getting one.
     
  7. mac8867 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ahhhh, I believe we are looking at chinese "clones"... check out this exchange between the seller and a potential buyre (who didn't buy)

    Question: does the screen measure 9.7 inches diagonally like the real one?
    Response: yes

    Question Does it have the apple on it?
    Respnse: yes it is apple, made in china apple

    Question: Does the 3G work all the time?
    Respnse: yes

    I have bought similar chinese duplication/clone things for my mac stuff, cradle for iPhone, UK adapter for my power brick etc. Always made with lower quality materials.... not sure this is worth it.
     
  8. heavensblade23 macrumors regular

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    He's pushy and describes the product as 'counter genuine' when asked if it's real too!

    Chinese sellers play fast and loose with things like hardware specifications and authenticity. As long as it looks more or less like what you think you're buying they're satisfied. 256mb of RAM, 128MB of ram...what's the difference? iPad, ePad...

    It's best just to avoid anything being sold directly from Asia.
     
  9. mac8867 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    can you put me on your Christmas list?
     
  10. tekchic macrumors 65816

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    If the price is too good to be true, it probably is. I have to deal with scam artists every single day (I work for an online classifieds site) and it's amazing what people will fall for because the price is incredible.

    I'd say beware.
     
  11. testcard macrumors 68020

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    What on earth does that mean?
     
  12. mikechan1234 macrumors 6502

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    OP.... You must be quite desperate to get one if you can't tell from the responses how fake this is :rolleyes:
     
  13. mac8867 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't think "desperate" is quite the right word. So, don't kill me here... it's more of a value question to me. I can certainly afford to get myself one, but I have the hardest time reconciling what I would do with it. So yes, in some sense your analysis is correct, I love my Mac, love my iPhone, would love and iPad... but, $600 is still $600. Now, $150... that I can reconcile.
     
  14. suresh31 macrumors regular

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    You can always pay thru PayPal and claim if they send you junk, right?
     
  15. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    My response to that is, if you think the iPad is only worth $150, then buy the chinese knockoff and I'm sure you'll get your $150 dollars worth. However, if you want to real deal, then spend the $600 and get the value associated with it when it is real. Apps, iBooks, battery life, iOS, etc. in my opinion all worth it and way worth the $699 I paid for my 64GB Wifi iPad.
     
  16. cakbar macrumors regular

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    Can you reconcile paying $150 and ending up with nothing? Cause that's what's gonna happen.
     
  17. Googlyhead macrumors 6502

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    Yep; 'significantly not as described' is paypal's term.

    I'd suggest asking of it works with the iTunes app store, rather than getting descriptions of screen sizes and spelling of the name, if you're really after confirmation...
     
  18. Googlyhead macrumors 6502

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    That's not likely to be the outcome; paypal claims for not receiving an item are the most straightforward, and you're pretty much guaranteed a refund.
     
  19. mac8867 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Of course, I was not saying the value proposition isn't there for other people. Honestly, the pricing really does seem to be fair enough, even more so with the apple store refurbs. And, I really have no idea what $$ amount would push me over the edge.... but I can say it is somewhere between $150 and $600.... who knows, maybe I'll just break down and get one.

    What I do know is, I am not up for a cheap knock-off copy.
     
  20. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Rule #1 of Life: if it sounds too good to be true, it is.

    Rule #1b: ESPECIALLY ON THE INTERNET.

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    Seriously, do NOT send money for this obvious scam.

    I don't know what else to say. If it were real, those items would be already gone, anyway.
     
  21. Macdick macrumors member

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    It is lie

    because Apple iPad is 9.7inch and he is advertising 8inch!!!!!:D:cool:
     
  22. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    hi friend you are not shure if is counter genuine?? please reply me back so we may make authentic deal. You will be happiness satisfaction.
     
  23. mac8867 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well that satisfies me friend... clearly my happiness and his are one! I am in--- LOLOLOLOL
     
  24. Syk macrumors 6502a

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    You know what they say looks too good to be true etc etc...

    Although maybe he stole them off the back of a truck or something hahah

    Buy one and let us know, if it some how was true then you just got the best deal in the world ;)
     
  25. MistaBungle macrumors 6502a

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    Counter genuine, I love it. You never know where to put the emphasis!
     

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