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Upgrade to an iPad 2 while waiting for a 3?

cfitz7111

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Original poster
Jun 8, 2008
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Alright...

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

Thoughts?
 

Cingular

macrumors regular
Jul 26, 2011
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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
 
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iRooney

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Jul 14, 2011
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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.
 
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CrAkD

macrumors 68040
Feb 15, 2010
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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.
 
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fsolano

macrumors member
Mar 13, 2012
69
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I was planning on getting my iPad 3 for target also but you said that they aren't getting the 32Gb version on Friday?
 
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IXDoubleDXI

macrumors regular
Jun 19, 2011
228
7
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.
 
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doboy

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Jul 6, 2007
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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.

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

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Alright...

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

Thoughts?

Just use your iPad 1 until you get the new iPad.
 
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cfitz7111

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jun 8, 2008
319
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I was planning on getting my iPad 3 for target also but you said that they aren't getting the 32Gb version on Friday?

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

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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.

Trading in through Target Mobile.
 
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