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Discussion in 'iPad' started by Richard8655, Mar 9, 2012.
There's some controversy over this. But curious how popular ordering your iPad engraved is? I am.
Yes. Ipad2 was engraved with something personal, and is being passed on to a family member so still very appropriate.
Ipad3 being engraved with a S. jobs quote.
Any plans to resell will be within family so no really issues in terms of 'value'.
Engraving = less chance of resale.
Engraving is most likely to be covered up by a case anyways.
No engraving for me!
Resale value would be my biggest concern.
Engraved my name and address. You never know... some kind-hearted soul might return it if lost.
Or know everything about you, and know who all data stored on the iPad belongs to.
No engraving for me either. I like the idea, but the sentence engraved should be something really special. Not just "Happy birthday", as there are cards from that. I understand people who do this if they have a reason though.
That's why you get a 3G/4G model and use Find my iPhone.
I was considering this, but, even though it says for delivery on March 16th, I didn't want to risk anything.
I just sold my 1st gen iPad to Amazon for $320 (yup... sold my 2 year old iPad as Like New, because I kept it in a case and it was free of scratches). Would have sold it for under $260 with engraving. Definitely not worth it for me, for something I am going to cover up anyways.
this is too much, man.
I had mine engraved with email and mobile number. Resale is not an option with my family's upgrade path.
WiFi only model and not a cell phone aficionado. Also hardly any personal data stored, unless one's music library is classified. Resale issue?... keeping the thing forever. And it personalizes it for me, differentiating it from just being an appliance.
The Steve Jobs quote might be ok for some buyers. I personally would not mind it if I was buying a used one.
My iPad2 was engraved with the words, "Batteries Not Included". The guy who bought it the other day had no issue with the engraving.
I decided against engraving the 3rd Gen. Something told me it may delay me a day and I did not want to risk it.
I don't engrave my stuff.
Apple would actually prefer you to engrave your device as it would lower the resale value of your device. This gives Apple less opportunity to sell their refurb products since your used device will be sold for less.
Probably one of the reasons why engraving is 'free'
I engraved mine because I'm more of a "collector" than a "reseller".
Like others have said engraving lowers resale value.
I was going to, but then after hours of trying to get on the store after launch I decided not to thinking it maybe could delay the shipment. And also I wouldn't be able to sell it in the future.
My engraved iPad has already shipped.
Ours too. Thought it might delay but glad it didn't.
I would have engraved, but I was worried it might be delayed. All for nothing I guess.
I thought about the possibility of losing resale value. In the end, I think it will be sold easily to family member/friend if I ever felt the need to part with it, and they obviously wouldn't care. Having my name and address on it just makes me feel safer.
mines engraved, probably gonna bite me later but oh well.
Engraving is a very personal decision. It seems questionable at the rate that Apple churns out new models. I don't care about resale, I don't bother with that. But I do upgrade frequently since that's something I enjoy.