iPad mini UK iPad Mini question - Price

Discussion in 'iPad' started by nickb1984, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. nickb1984 macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2013

    Newbie here but a long time reader!

    I've been offered a new (sealed and boxed) Ipad Mini 32gb 3G for £350. As a bit of a tech novice I'd welcome any views on the competitiveness of this price.

    Many thanks in advance.

  2. lepeos macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2012
  3. nickb1984 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2013
    I guess I was thinking more along the lines of this being a 'private sale' rather than a retail price benchmark?

    The concern I have is that the seller has stated that "its meant to be locked to EE, Orange and Tmobile but with any apple locked product the first sim that is inserted into the device when the product is activated, it locks itself to that network"

    That doesnt sound right to me...?
  4. Stewart21 macrumors regular

    Dec 9, 2011
    South Yorkshire
    It doesn't sound right. It will be locked to either T-Mobile or Orange (even though the display will say EE) if it was bought from them. Why would they sell it at a discount and let someone put another providers sim in it and lose the revenue?
  5. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    Because you'd still be tied to paying their contract regardless of what SIM you put in it

    Assuming it's a contract.
  6. sparky1499 macrumors regular


    Oct 5, 2008
    Glasgow, UK

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