Exactly @1938 hrs, I received a msg from Train Officer Leopard. He was asking me to look around for a buyer for his iPad2. It’s 32GB with 3G. Still under wty since it’s less than a year old.
I did ask around but most prefer Android devices. They say iPad just like iPhone must go thru iTunes to download movies or mp3. Android devices could do the same directly without the need to go thru a portal similar to iTunes.
Later in the late evening just before reporting off, I just mentioned it to RSM (Rail Services Manager) Salle. He was quite keen. He already owned two iPads shared amongst his family members. He didn’t mind getting another set. He is an iPad die-hard fan.
When he called up Train Officer Leopard to enquire, the reply was that he’s looking at $500! The stock market has gone on a bull run. Maybe, RSM Salle is not a Train Officer so that explains the $50 increase from his original asking price of $450!
The best part is that Train Officer Leopard insisted that RSM Salle must also take over his Singtel contract if he wants to buy over the iPad2! Of course, RSM Salle didn’t want to take over the line. Who wants his unwanted baby? He’s only interested in the iPad2.
In the meantime, a little commotion was building up in the background with TO Leopard and RSM Salle negotiating over the phone. TO Bayi Girl insisted that only $350 or at best $380 need to be offered. She said that those brand new China tablets selling at only less than $200! Why pay so much for a second hand iPad2?
RSM Salle and myself rebutted TO Bayi Girl that she didn’t know what she was talking. She never used Apple products so she would not know its reliability and user friendliness. She is an Android user. She retorted that at least she didn’t have to go thru iTunes to download her Punjabi songs or videos. I then told her that by comparing iPad with China tablets is like comparing a BMW car to China car! The quality is obvious. “I’m not going to argue with you guys, my train is coming soon. I’ve got to catch it at the platform!” Off she went hurriedly to drive her train sashaying her huge “bonda!” Really langgar!
RSM Salle ended the conversation with Train Officer Leopard that he stood by his offer of $400 for his iPad2 32GB. Call him if he agrees. That seems fair to me.
Trust me you will never regret having an iPad. I lelong my latest Samsung Tab 7.7″ after using it for 10 days. I have no regrets. I can’t live without my iPad.
If anyone is keen on TO Leopard’s iPad2, just let me know. I’ll provide his contacts to you.