which ipad2 has the best reselling value

Discussion in 'iPad' started by dbmnk, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. dbmnk macrumors member

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    wich model of ipad2 will resell with least loss?

    I want to try out an ipad, but if it isn't for me, I'll sell it again.

    I'll need 64GB, but won't be needing 3G much
    - but if I'll be selling it again, would it be easier to sell with or without 3G?
     
  2. peterjcat macrumors 6502

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    Since iPad 2s aren't that scarce any more, the one that will resell with the least loss is the cheapest one.
     
  3. dacapo macrumors 6502

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    Which reminds me... shouldn't some of the Target and Bestbuy threads be unstickied now?
     
  4. ZombieZakk macrumors 6502

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    really? not scarce its still 1-2 weeks for shipping and cannot find a store near me that has any in stock
     
  5. nstockley macrumors newbie

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    I've just bought my first iPad, and there's not chance I'll be selling it!
     
  6. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Generally, the easiest to sell is always going to be the middle of the road / most-popular model. for the ipad2, I'd say that's the 32GB 3G GSM version.

    A 64GB 3G is the top of the line and most expensive; smaller number of buyers, likely higher delta between purchase & resale. (or maybe not; tough to predict the future!)

    Best bet may be to buy from Walmart, Samclub (if you have membership), or Target. They have the most generous return policies; even if they charge restocking you'd likely be better off than reselling. Plus if you get/use Target's RedCard they knock 5% off the purchase price.
     
  7. dacapo macrumors 6502

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    really? where are you located? :confused:

    where I am in the Boston area, it's pretty easy to locate one. The Apple store seems to have a variety of stock on a daily basis. And Target too.
     
  8. peterjcat macrumors 6502

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    Yah but the number of buyers is more or less cancelled out by the number of sellers, and since we're still talking about a pretty large number of both I think it's pretty much a wash. You're right about the delta though and of course it's the absolute dollar difference that matters in these situations -- it's better to sell a 16GB WiFi at a 40% loss than a 64GB 3G at a 20% loss.

    Good idea on the returning too.
     
  9. SPEEDwithJJ macrumors 65816

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    IMHO, that is going to be the lowest price model, the 16GB WiFi only iPad 2. :eek:

    Good luck. :)
     
  10. ani23 macrumors 6502

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    I picked an ATT 32 GB for 800 yest. thats like 7 bux more than apple store.

    have no clue how these guys are making any money.
     
  11. ZombieZakk macrumors 6502

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    im in monmouth county new jersey hazlet to be exact called the 2 apple stores within an hour ride the 3 local best buys, and targets. Some had a 3g model or a 16gb model.

    i ordered a 64gb wifi white that should be here soon. but i haveen trying regularly since release
     
  12. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    A sealed in the box iPad 2. Should get full retail value.

    I kid, I kid!!!

    Well you said it yourself, you need a WiFi 64GB. So get a WiFi 64GB.
     

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