Upgrade to an iPad 2 while waiting for a 3?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by cfitz7111, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. cfitz7111 macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2008

    I work for a large big box store (the one with the bullseye), that will be receiving the new iPad on Friday, except I know we will not be receiving the model I want, 32/black/wifi.

    Does it make sense to trade in the iPad 1 for a 2 for several months, then traded the 2 when the 3 finally arrives. 15% off is hard to turn down to get it through apple directly.

    Last year it took several months to get all the models in.

    Would any of you do the following?

    iPad 2. $399.99
    Discount. $60.00
    Tax. $23.80
    Total. $363.79
    Trade in of iPad 1 $160
    Out of Pocket total 203.79

    Then when the model I wants arrives
    iPad 3 $499.99
    Discount. $75.00
    Tax. $29.68
    Total. $454
    Trade in of iPad 2 $225
    Out of Pocket total $229

  2. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Go for it. You live only once.

    iPad 2 > no iPad
  3. Cingular macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2011
    Buy new ipad even though its not the model you want. When the model you want is available trade in the iPad and get the model you want
  4. iRooney macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2011
    Charleston, SC
    If your numbers are accurate, you get more when you trade in the 2 than you shelled out for it in the first place so it's a no brainer really.
  5. CrAkD macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    well the ipad you want will be $599. not $499. Also this seems like alot of work to save $60. Just goto apple and buy it now.
  6. fsolano macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2012
    I was planning on getting my iPad 3 for target also but you said that they aren't getting the 32Gb version on Friday?
  7. IXDoubleDXI macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2011
    Central Florida
    Not sure where you're trading in to, but keep in mind, wherever it is, there's likely to be a lot of people doing the same to upgrade to the new iPad, which would likely cause a drop in trade in value in the future. Just something to think about before you pick up an iPad 2.
  8. doboy macrumors 68020

    Jul 6, 2007
    Yes, that's because he is trading in the original iPad to get the iPad 2.


    Just use your iPad 1 until you get the new iPad.
  9. cfitz7111 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2008
    Every Target are getting different amounts, and different models, so I can't say for sure, for your store.


    Trading in through Target Mobile.

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