What are you going to do with your "old" iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Ciclismo, Mar 15, 2011.

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What are you doing/going to do with your iPad gen 1?

Poll closed Aug 12, 2011.
  1. Sell it to cover the cost of the upgrade.

    41 vote(s)
    43.6%
  2. Pass it on to family/friends/neighbour/some homeless guy with WiFi.

    39 vote(s)
    41.5%
  3. Use it for "out and about" and keep the new shiny safe at home.

    3 vote(s)
    3.2%
  4. Other (please tell us about your plans).

    11 vote(s)
    11.7%
  1. Ciclismo macrumors 6502a

    Ciclismo

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    #1
    I think it safe to assume that many of you from this forum who are purchasing an iPad 2 already have the first gen. And some of you (myself included) who have the first gen are skipping this update but will definitely be getting the next. But have any of you put any thought into what you will do with your superceeded hardware? Will you sell it to offset the cost of upgrading? Use it as the centre of a home media set-up? Pass it on to someone less fortunate? Eat it?

    Fill out the quick poll and sound off with your thoughts.
     
  2. Shasta McNasty macrumors 6502a

    Shasta McNasty

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    #2
    I just bought a 64gb wifi brand new in box $400. I plan on using it till iPad 3 then selling for $300-350 or even just giving it to my younger sisters.
     
  3. Ciclismo thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Ciclismo

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    #3
    "Other":

    I will use my iPad gen 1 as a media control centre. Nice way to control iTunes, internet radio and so on. Shouldn't be too hard either with an ever increasing number of Airplay capable Home Theatre Receivers becoming available.
     
  4. Surf Monkey macrumors 68020

    Surf Monkey

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    #4
    I passed my 64 gig Wi-Fi on to my lady and replaced it with a 64 gig 3G.
     
  5. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    #5
    My parents will get the original iPad when the iPad 2 is finally released in Europe.
     
  6. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    #6
    I don't need to sell my first gen, as finances are good at the moment, so I'm keeping it for nostalgia(as it's the first, game-changer), direct comparisons(to remind me how far we've come), my 'guest' or 'spare' for visitors to use and it'll also be my 'Out & about' iPad.
     
  7. svenn macrumors 6502

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    #7
    "out and about" ipad? Aren't all ipads meant to go out and about? Why not get a desktop if it doesn't go anywhere? Just curious.

    I guess I would have to choose other. I'm keeping my old ipad since I have zero reason to upgrade.
     
  8. bembol macrumors 65816

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    #8
    Since I only had my 64GB 3G iPad for two weeks I will be keeping it until iPad 3 comes out. Depending on the Specs I can't say if I will sell to upgrade.
     
  9. thetruth1985 macrumors 6502

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    I now have a 64gb 3g verizon. I passed my old 64gb 3g to my wife and son. It's hard having one ipad in a house with 3 people especially when my son always wants to play games on it and my wife wants the surf the internet on the couch. I would have sold it but I don't think I can stomach selling it for less than $500 when I paid over $850 new for it last year.
     
  10. master-ceo macrumors 65816

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    #10
    My plan was to keep both, but after using iPad 2 I might let it go to my oldest nephew so I can load it up with apps and maintain it for him.

    I saw a 64 gb wifi go for $400 shipped on eBay so selling it might be out the question.
    With the right apps on it, it's worth way more than that.
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #11
    I'm keeping my iPad 1 as I had not upgraded to the iPad 2.
     
  12. edoras macrumors regular

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  13. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    Sold my 16gb 3g last friday for 420. Bought my Best Buy ticket and now im playing the waiting game.
     
  14. Silverbird0000 macrumors 6502a

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    #14
    It is not worth anything more based on the apps you have on it. As soon as the new owner syncs with their computer, those apps will be erased because they are not authorized to use them.
     
  15. Silverbird0000 macrumors 6502a

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    #15
    If you are within your 14 day return period, you can just swap it out for an iPad 2. But since there are no iPad 2s available, i'd return it, then order an iPad 2 from the online store.
     
  16. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

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    #16
    Surprised that I am one of the few (literally as I am 1 of 2 people at the time I voted) that saves them for out-and-about and to keep at home

    I did this for all my old iPhones and was happy I did as 1 phone broke and I took the sim card out and put it into the old phone and it worked perfect until the new replacement came.

    If I needed the money BADLY, yes...I would sell.
     
  17. iggypod macrumors 6502a

    iggypod

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    #17
    One iPad was just never enough at our house so my husband gets the iPad 1 and I got the upgrade to iPad 2.
     
  18. tkadrum macrumors member

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    #18
    Sold it and will be getting a tablet running windows8. This thing gonna rock!!!!!
     
  19. Alicia4065 macrumors regular

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    #19
    Gave to my Mom even though 64gb is to much for her to use
     
  20. djransom macrumors 68040

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    #20
    I sold my iPad 1 the same day the iPad 2 was announced.
     
  21. NYY FaN macrumors 6502

    NYY FaN

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    #21
    sold it to my cousin.. got a little lower than if I went through CL/ebay but it was much less of a hassle.
     
  22. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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  23. jw nyc macrumors 6502a

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    I sold my iPad 3G 32GB for $480 on Saturday. I'm getting the same version of the iPad 2 which will now cost me a much more reasonable $250.
     
  24. 26.2 macrumors member

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    Old? What do you mean old. 1 year is not old!
     
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