What would you pay?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Cloudymoon, May 15, 2018.

  1. Cloudymoon macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2018
    I am collecting iPads and have the 1, 2, and 3, the Air1 and the Pro 2 (10.5"). I have seen on ebay that there is a boxed iPad 1 for sale, whereas the 1-3 that I have are unboxed.

    Can I ask what you think is a reasonable price to pay for a boxed, good condition, iPad 1?

  2. aakshey macrumors 65816


    Jun 13, 2016
    Boxed only has value if it is unopened and sealed. Otherwise it is just second hand hardware with the box carrying 0 value.
  3. Johnny365 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 30, 2015
    Weird logic ^. I'd say at or under $100 is good for a boxed iPad 1, provided it matches the serial number of the iPad.
  4. braddick macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    I agree with aakshey. Look at the original iPhone. The top dollar goes for those still sealed in their original box. Opened, sure there is some collector value yet no where close to the MIB ones. Yet, unlike the original iPhone the original iPad doesn't carry the collector value as strongly, even sealed in its original box. I would think it would be worth no more than $200. as such and loses 75% of its value opened.
  5. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Hope you are collecting as a hobby and not to make money. There are so many boxed and unboxed Apple devices out there that prices will remain low.
  6. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Looking up sold prices on Ebay is a pretty good guide to the market because it represents actual sales, not wishful thinking. Failing that just use common sense. I collect a lot of odd ball stuff that isn't always easy to come by (not rare, just lost in people's closets drawers. Don't confuse the two). When I see something I want I have a hard conversation between my head and heart. They usually do a good negotiation of what I'd be willing to pay and not feel regret if I walked away if I couldn't get it for that price or less. OTOH, I have bought lots of stuff at my "happy price," that I no longer want and literally would have to give away to get rid of. Zero market value today and taking up room in my garage. That's the downside to collecting.
  7. RevTEG macrumors 6502a


    Oct 28, 2012
    San Jose, Ca
    I think the poster above was meaning that for collectable purposes still sealed, completely unopened would be the one that carries more value.
  8. eVolcre macrumors 68000


    Jan 7, 2003
    Never quite got the logic of collecting disposable rapidly evolving electronic equipment. I mean, for yourself? That’s fine. I’d like a cube or the lampshade iMac just for fun. But then I’d pay what it was worth to me.

    Do people do this for resale? I mean why would anyone want an iPad 1? Especially if it’s boxed and sealed? Can’t even look at it can you?

    Ah well. To each his own.
  9. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    Yep, there ARE people who do that, but I'm not one of those people. :p

    I'm the opposite. When I go for vintage stuff, I want something that is functional and not broken but shows its age. I don't plan on putting it under a glass to look at, but to actually use. I've saved a TON of money avoiding the "museum quality" items and having a lot of fun using old tech...which in my case is basically re-purchasing my younger days. lol.gif Most collectors avoid the items that I gravitate towards so there little to no competition when bidding on those things.
  10. eVolcre macrumors 68000


    Jan 7, 2003
    And that sounds fun! I’d love a Sinclair spectrum, my first computer. Loaded programs with a cassette player. Also a Commodore 64 because I couldn’t afford one as a kid and all the cool guys had them. Mmm, I’ve got a working blackberry bold as a dumb phone. My 2009 17” MBP still does occasional movie duty and my 2011 MBA is a Kodi server.

    Phones? The one from the matrix. Nokia. Hit a button and it slid out. and a cube!! Except I’d try to rip out the insides and make it more modern. My personal new Mac mini, that unicorn of apple.
  11. jr866gooner macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    How much was that phone new at the time?
  12. sparksd macrumors 68020

    Jun 7, 2015
    Seattle WA
    Back in '75 I wanted to buy an Altair 8800 but it was too expensive for me - wish I had it now!
  13. eVolcre macrumors 68000


    Jan 7, 2003
    Which one? The Bold or the Matrix phone? Btw, Nokia is doing a retro release of the matrix’s phone. May end up getting one as a spare.
  14. CharlesShaw macrumors 6502a


    May 8, 2015
    I’ll be over after class with my Polaroid SX-70 and Sony Walkman Professional to make a mix tapes while we play Pong.
  15. jr866gooner macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    Sorry meant the Nokia matrix phone!

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