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iPads selling for up to $5000 overseas

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Apr 2010 12:49 User comments (5)

iPads selling for up to $5000 overseas Bloomberg has reported today that listings of the Apple iPad have surged on eBay since launch this past weekend, mainly due to early adopters overseas who want the device.
At its craziest, a buyer in the UK purchased a 64GB Wi-Fi version for $5000 USD, an 800 percent premium from the U.S. retail price. The iPad goes on sale in Europe later this month.

Adds Carl Howe, analyst at the Yankee Group: "This happens with nearly any hot product. Some people buy up copies and try to sell them on EBay to make a profit. There were iPhones going for $2,000 when they first came out."

eBay says the average selling price for an iPad heading into launch was $777 USD.

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5 user comments

16.4.2010 14:47
lissenup2
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Some people are just stupid. Can anyone imagine a dumbsh*t like the purchaser of this running a country or making decisions for thousands and thousands of people?

IPad was and is clearly problematic at the beginning. It's worth 500 bucks on the low end. It's going to be a dime-a-dozen product that ANYONE can buy ANYWHERE in 6 months.

Gimme a break. People disappoint constantly and would be better off following my lead.

26.4.2010 17:27

Well........The Experts on Price and Tech know that the iPad is really wort $300 USD.
Anybody that pay more is just a Natural-Born-Stupid and all the Sharks-Scamers are just on a Fest starting with Apple !

From iPad "sensual" to "disappointment"
Wi-Fi Limitations here:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/ptech/04/06...x.html?hpt=Sbin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JH9EJaSgaSQ

Hope the Fanboys get lucky with the next 3G version.....

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 07 Apr 2010 @ 3:34

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

36.4.2010 22:12
zysunny
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spam edited by ddp

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 06 Apr 2010 @ 22:42

47.4.2010 2:51
Mark
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SPAM removed

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 07 Apr 2010 @ 13:13

57.4.2010 4:57

shock and awe

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