Used 10.5 vs New 2018 iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by B.A.T, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. B.A.T macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2009
    I’ve looked at the new pros and they are beautiful devices but too expensive for me at the moment. I use an iPad as a 3rd device after my phone and iMac. Mostly reading news, texts and minor photo editing in Lightroom.
    Currently I can get a new 128GB 2018 iPad for $329 (WiFi only). There will be more sales this Xmas season with similar prices.
    However, on eBay I can find used 10.5” pro with keyboard, pencil, 256GB and cellular in the $600 range. I can afford $600.
    I’m looking for advice in either direction. I have a feeling I would use the pro more for photos but having never used one I don’t know for sure. One thing is for sure, I prefer the iPad over the iPhone. Any advice is welcomed.
  2. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68000


    Nov 6, 2014
    The 10.5 deal, hands down. As long as the iPad is in great shape and everything works, the $600 deal is awesome.
  3. B.A.T thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2009
    We shall see if I can snap up one of these deals. I have the feeling that the price on used Pros from last year is going to continue to drop a bit over time.
  4. EssModelsRule macrumors regular

    Dec 28, 2017
    I’d go with the new (not used) cheaper device with warranty if both options met my needs.
  5. Maukey macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2010
    I say go with the 10.5 Pro used on eBay. However I’m biased because I currently have a used 10.5 256GB with Apple Pencil, Apple Smart Keyboard, Back Cover, and Apple Smart Cover listed on eBay ;)

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