All iPads SOLD my iPAD3 now to decide between the three

Discussion in 'iPad' started by walmartmartyr, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. walmartmartyr, Nov 9, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2012

    walmartmartyr macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2012
    I managed to unload my 6 month old ipad 3 for what i paid for it new when there was a sale for $50 off tablets. Anyway, sold it just before the launch of the new models.

    Now, I can buy a ipad 4, which is actually cheaper now in canada than the 3 was by $20. Buy a mini, or wait for the ipad3 refurb to come back in stock on

    I think I'd go for the ipad 3 16gb refurb at $380 over the lot of em, but seeing as its not available, and seeing as I have experience with the 2 and 3 ipad, and having all my initial investment back to buy something new, what would you pick?
  2. sovereign macrumors 6502


    Feb 13, 2009
    You sold an iPad 6? Why would you want to downgrade to a 2, 3, or 4? Much less a 5 even?:D
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    Sep 10, 2012
    Sold my 3 a couple of days ago (had it from day dot).

    Picked up a 4 today ... can definitely notice the difference so that's what I'd do if I was you.

    I also switched to white which I'm pleased about. I was constantly wiping the black iPad after each use as it just looked greasy (due to fingerprints) but with the white you really do not notice them.

    Anyway, what's the point of buying another 3 if you just sold a 3 ... just to make a couple of bucks? Not worth the hassle.

    Get a 4 while they are fresh, and enjoy ;)
  4. Jacoblee23 macrumors 65816

    Nov 10, 2011
    Which model of 3 did you have, and how much did you get out of it? I am curious, because most places I have checked you don't get close to what you paid for it.
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    Sep 10, 2012
    I had the top end, unlocked black model which cost me £659 from the Apple Store.

    Got £500 for it on eBay ... minus shipping, fees (eBay buy it now, plus PayPal) I ended up clearing roughly £420.

    I bought the white 4 in 64 gig. Even though I went for cellular on my 3 only used it once! So I'm not bothering with it this time, which saves me a hundred quid. The thing never leaves the home, anyway, but if it did I could always tether with my iPhone 5.

    Be lively if you are going to flog your 3 as the prices will be going down ...


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  6. walmartmartyr thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2012
    it was the base model 16 gb, but sold it 2 weeks before the "we have a little more to show you" event. Guess the guy didn't realize there was a new ipad comming out, I didn't know either.


    HAHA, fixed that in the first post. getting ahead of myself for sure.
  7. walmartmartyr thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2012
    AHHH, can't decide between the 3 or 4, i picked up a 3 64gb refurb off for $550, and i have a 4 reserved at staples for $499. The mini is out as the screen is awful for txt.

    Anyway, I have about 6 30pin connectors in every place i go, bedroom, laptop, two vehicles, both mine and wifes work location. Im wondering what I should do, return the 64gb and get the 16gb ipad4 or keep the 3. I wonder about resale value in a year (or 6 months) when the ipad 5 "the New thinner/lighter iPad with retina display" comes out. I don't see people paying the premium for the 64gb or for the 2 model old ipad3. Im thinking my safest bet is with the ipad4 16gb, I think it'll be the best for resaleability.

    I currently have 32gb's used on my ipad 64gb now, but thats all movies, that don't need to be on there. I had an ipad 3 16gb way before and managed, but it was always full.

    I dunno what I should do. Keep the 3 and be happy, or get the 4 and be happy that in the back of my mind its 2x faster and wifi is faster, and speakers are louder, even if I can't tell the difference in actual use....
  8. nospleen macrumors 68020


    Dec 8, 2002
    If you value speed over storage, go 4.

    If you value storage over speed, go 3.

    Personally, I would go with the 3. The screen is the same, storage is greater, and you already have a ton of cables that fit.
  9. Marrakas macrumors 6502


    May 23, 2012
    I sold my 64gb at&t ipad3 and got exactly what I paid for a 32gb verizon ipad4, so I'm happy. No matter how much crap I threw at it, 64gb was overkill for me atleast.
  10. walmartmartyr thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2012
    OH, forgot to mention that the ipad 3 64gb I have also is iOS 5.01

    I have access to TONS of apps on a torrent im a member of, but afraid of what jailbreaking would yeild.

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