Are You Upgrading to the iPad 2? I Sure Am

A lot of people I know are ready to buy the iPad 2 and ditch their original iPads, all of which are less than a year old. Services like Gazelle.com and eBay’s buy-back program make it incredibly easy to get rid of gently used iPads for a good chunk of the orignal sales price. I’ve already requested a pair of iPad shipping boxes from Gazelle, which offered me $437 for each of them, just shy of the $599 I paid. A year’s worth of iPad usage for $162?  Not a bad deal at all.

A lot of people will say they’ll buy a new device, but never do because the time between announcement and ship date is too long. Other times the realities of finances gets in the way. So where do you stand? Will you be purchasing the new iPad 2? If so, are you trading in an old iPad or keeping it around? Or would you be a new iPad customer? Which version?

I’ve already purchased the Motorola Xoom and will be picking up a Verizon-compatible iPad 2 as soon as they’re available.  I really don’t think anyone but Android geeks will be buying a Xoom between now and March 11, which is when the iPad 2 will go on sale.

13 Comments

  1. tivoboy

    03/02/2011 at 8:51 pm

    Yep, already sold the 32GB wifi for 477$ (normally 434$ on ebay) but how did you get 419$ for what a 16GB unit, which was 499$ new?

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    • Xavier Lanier

      03/02/2011 at 1:04 pm

      Bad math- sorry. Updated above. $437 for the 32GB WiFi only model.

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  2. Michael Anderson

    03/02/2011 at 9:07 pm

    Definitely thinking about it …

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  3. Guest

    03/02/2011 at 9:18 pm

    is your owning of multiple tablets purely down to being a journalist on the subject or can you imagine a scenario where my mom might want to also be the owner of more than one $500 portable computer?

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    • Xavier Lanier

      03/02/2011 at 1:34 pm

      More than one portable computer? Yes. Multiple tablets? Not really.

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    • Elgringo79

      03/02/2011 at 10:38 pm

      If you upgrade, do your iPad apps transfer or do you have to buy all new ones?

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      • tivoboy

        03/02/2011 at 10:41 pm

        just make sure to sync and transfer purchases to itunes, then connect and you’re all back to normal

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  4. Elgringo79

    03/02/2011 at 10:58 pm

    If you upgrade, do your purchased apps transfer to the new iPad, or do you have to buy new ones?

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  5. kyle

    03/03/2011 at 2:46 am

    iPad 2 is great, i feel pitty to those who buy 1st gen iPad here in my country, now they’re dissaspointed as the iPad2 has been released

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  6. VuLN

    03/12/2011 at 3:53 am

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