Worth to Upgrade 32GB to 64GB?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by SethRogen, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. SethRogen macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2009
    I bought the iPad 3G 32GB today. I absolutely love it, but I filled it up way to fast. So now I am thinking I should go back to Apple Store to exchange it for the 64GB? Will they even allow this? Is it worth it?
    If so how long do I have to do this? I think I read 14 days, but I am not quite sure?
  2. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2010
  3. Zepaw macrumors 65816


    Apr 18, 2010
    In most cases they would take a restocking fee. Perhaps try Craigslist and see if you can make a small profit or even break even?

    If you are gonna use the space sure. I have the 16GB and can't even imagine needed the 32, but if you have the stuff and you want it on their go right ahead. :p
  4. SethRogen thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2009
    I just googled the restocking fee, I read 10% not 15%?
  5. JayDH macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2008
    I had a 32GB Wi-Fi and considered the 64GB 3G today, however, I still had over 22GB free on the 32GB after a month so I just stayed with the 32GB 3G.

    It looks like you need the space, so I would just put the 32GB on eBay and get the 64GB model. I saw some iPads going for well over retail today. I think that people outside the U.S. may be paying a premium for them, so you may be able to avoid the restocking fee and get your money back.
  6. gillybean macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    I think the restock fee is 10% at Apple and 15% at Best Buy.

    32gb isn't enough if you plan on putting several movies on it.
  7. JayDH macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2008
    Most of the movies I have are around 3GB. Even with my 22GB of free space on my 32GB I can still store around 7 movies.
  8. SethRogen thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2009
    Wow a little over 70 dollar restocking fee, that's pretty big. I'll probably just think about it for a week.
  9. slffl macrumors 65816


    Mar 5, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Yes the 64GB is worth it and the best deal next to the 16GB. Take it back and exchange it, they won't charge you a restocking fee for upgrading your ipad.
  10. Shasta McNasty macrumors 6502a

    Shasta McNasty

    Jan 5, 2010
    Southern Cali
    I would say the $100 or $130 difference in price is worth it for double the storage. I'll never have to worry about not having enough space for anything.
  11. Capt T macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2010
    Call and ask. On the wifi models some of the people here took it back for the bigger one and they didn't charge a restocking fee.

    can't hurt to ask.
  12. ThoseBackPages macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2010
    New York
  13. 88Keys macrumors regular


    Jul 10, 2007
    Needs vary according to the user. Apparently 32GB isn't enough for you, upgrade while you have the easier option to do so. Personally, 32GB is more than enough for me, I barely have 2GB of content used so far.
  14. teerexx52 macrumors 68000


    May 1, 2005
    Florida West Coast
    Me too. 32 is plenty and 16 would have done it as well
  15. jodorowsky00 macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2010
    You have a lot of questions today! Lol
    If you have 3G even a 16gb would be enough since you can stream all your data unless your the biggest comic book fan and need every single comic.
  16. Nghia Nguyen macrumors member

    Nghia Nguyen

    Apr 11, 2010
    I assume most of your 32GB are movies or video files?
    If you just watch them at home, I'd recommend downloading Air Video. It streams video files from your computer without having to convert or synchronize them into iPad. Save A LOT of space.

    I have a 16GB iPad. At first, I wanted to upgrade to a 32GB. But after using that app, I have no video files in the iPad at all. Everything streams on the air now (Netflix, ABC, and now Air Video).
  17. jodorowsky00 macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2010
    Air video is not just from home, you can stream it to your iPad from any place.
  18. double329 macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2008
    When I picked up my iPad last night. They told me the restocking fee is 15%. they even circle the reciept.
  19. Doju macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
    If you're upgrading to a more expensive product you can always get the restocking fee waived.
  20. SethRogen thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2009
    Are you sure about that, even if I don't do it for a week? (I have 14 days to return/exchange it)
  21. SethRogen thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2009
    I am, but they really won't charge me for a restocking fee? Does it have to be a day or two after for this or just in the 14 days period.
  22. CalMin macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2007
    I was thinking the same about my 32gb, but then I realized I don't need all my music on it. I have all my tunes on my iPhone. So i deleted all but a couple of playlists and now the 32gb has enough for a few movies, tv shows, apps and most of the photos.

    It's enough for now, and plus I'll be wanting iPad 2.0 next year and that will have 128gb no doubt.
  23. Jaro65 macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    Well, I learned to never say never some time ago. :)

    But you're right, trying to save $100 today is just so not worth it having to deal with the storage issues down the road. I am definitely getting a 64GB 3G version.
  24. gsampson85 macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2008
    When I returned a Macbook for an iMac the manager waved the restocking fee because I was exchanging. I would try talking them into just letting you exchange and pay the difference.

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