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will the ipad 2 still be the in thing at christmas?

gemmar26 Avatar
5y, 7m agoPosted 5 years, 7 months ago
I was thinking of getting my main christmas presents now as i i came into a small amount of money and i know i will be skint by christmas lol. my son wants an ipad so was just wondering if i got the ipad 2 now and put it away would it still good at christmas or do you think it will be old news by then? thanks in advance for any help. xx
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5y, 7m agoPosted 5 years, 7 months ago
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3 Likes #1
Could you not save the money or is that crazy talk? :D
#2
things will always be cheaper after a long period of time since release date!! wait!!
1 Like #3
i will try and wait. easier said than done though with 3 kids always wanting something lol but if i did get it would it still be a good present to give him or will it be like giving him a ps1 or something by the time christmas comes? haha x
banned 3 Likes #4
Buy an apple voucher now so you can't spend the money and then at christmas use it to get the up to date model or whatever is the best you can afford
#5
There are a few rumours around that iPad 3 will be here in time for Christmas. Have to wait and see
1 Like #6
No, the ipad 4 will be the in thing by then.
1 Like #7
open an isa and slap that money in there..
#8
dcx_badass
Get some self control, save the money and buy it in November/December, otherwise you are basically giving him something with little to no warranty.

This is why people get in debt (no ability to save and buying kids stupid extremely expensive presents, although this seems to be the council estate norm).


lol badass u are just zero tolerance

..though i kind of have to agree

Edited By: joeprosho on Apr 12, 2011 11:37
#9
Good idea to get the vouchers for the products you are thinking of buying. I do not think the iPad 2 will be out of date by the time you buy it, but they will most likely be releasing a newer iPad in the new year time, so you may be better off waiting.
#10
dcx_badass
Get some self control, save the money and buy it in November/December, otherwise you are basically giving him something with little to no warranty.

This is why people get in debt (no ability to save and buying kids stupid extremely expensive presents, although this seems to be the council estate norm).

How is buying it early 'the council estate norm?' i am not borrowing or lending the money of getting it on the never never therefore i am not getting into debt. I just like to get my presents when i can throughout the year so i don't have a mad rush at christmas. Whats the norm for you? The inability to be polite?
#11
aircanman
Good idea to get the vouchers for the products you are thinking of buying. I do not think the iPad 2 will be out of date by the time you buy it, but they will most likely be releasing a newer iPad in the new year time, so you may be better off waiting.


Paddy Charlie
Buy an apple voucher now so you can't spend the money and then at christmas use it to get the up to date model or whatever is the best you can afford


good idea, decided thats what i'm going to do. thanks all.x
#12
whatsThePoint
This will be a first, a kid who wants the same xmas present 8 months later

he doesn't atually want it for xmas, he has just been saying he wants an ipad since they first came out so i thought i would surprise him as he doesn't think he will be getting one. He's too big for pressies now or so he says, he prefers money!
#13
I agree a lot of people buy things on credit etc they can't afford to keep up with everyone else etc,but i don't know about it being the Council Estate norm,i don't rub shoulders with those people lol
#14
dcx_badass
gemmar26
[quote=dcx_badass] Get some self control, save the money and buy it in November/December, otherwise you are basically giving him something with little to no warranty.

This is why people get in debt (no ability to save and buying kids stupid extremely expensive presents, although this seems to be the council estate norm).

How is buying it early 'the council estate norm?' i am not borrowing or lending the money of getting it on the never never therefore i am not getting into debt. I just like to get my presents when i can throughout the year so i don't have a mad rush at christmas. Whats the norm for you? The inability to be polite?

Not buying it early, but the whole I can't have money and not spend it, and the buying kids whatever they want regardless of cost so they have no value of money and don't know how to budget (apparently like their parents).
I'm sorry, but if you have the money now and cannot save it till then, then I suggest you sort your life out, maybe look into a money management course.
Also learn to say no to the kids when they want something, you'll help them in the future.[/q
Obviously i know how to budget, i have 3 kids. What i'm trying to explain is if i have the money, and something comes up, say a problem with the car for example, then i would be probably be inclined to use the money to get it fixed, whereas if that money is already spoken for, i would have to find an alternative way to pay, like i would if i hadn't have got this money in the first place. And for the record, my kids appreciate the value of money. They do 'chores' and things for their spends, and if they want something that isn't for christmas or birthday etc. then they will save up. They know nothing in this world comes for free but i do like to treat them when i can. Anyway i've decided on buying the apple vouchers so problem solved. Thanks
#15
I am currently saving for christmas with putting money into a credit union. we are less inclined to use that money there, but know we have it if an emergency does come up, like having to replace a crank shaft pulley on the car, like we did a few months ago,
2 Likes #16
omgz I haz monies and gotz to spendz itz

as dcx said also in this thread, why buy something now and lose out on well over half a years worth of warranty. Control yourself with the money, put it in an account and pretend that it is money that is already spent, and only touch it if you have a dire emergency or nearer to christmas when you actually need to buy the ipad/presents etc

Edited By: numptyj on Apr 12, 2011 12:25
banned 4 Likes #17
Badass, you're just a young man from a reasonably privileged background at college/uni. Your life experience is minimal and your experience of what gets people into debt is surely non-existant unless you've been working in a debt management call centre.

I don't know why you keep popping up in these threads with your pampered views on life. Your view is about as relevant as a guy in a sanitary towel thread.
banned#18
I do agree it's crazy to buy now for something so big. Get a savings account!
#19
buy now lose and lose 8 months warranty, reminds me of the story of a Newcastle wife who bought her hubby and son season tickets to Newcastle United games at the start of the season and gave it to them for Christmas, they lost 4 months of home games.
banned 1 Like #20
Lol just lol.

Op do you recieve benefits? Also, how old is this kid?

Actually nvm, dcx pwnd this thread.

Edited By: bykergrove on Apr 12, 2011 15:19
banned 1 Like #21
boabbyrab
buy now lose and lose 8 months warranty, reminds me of the story of a Newcastle wife who bought her hubby and son season tickets to Newcastle United games at the start of the season and gave it to them for Christmas, they lost 4 months of home games.

She did them a favour there then
1 Like #22
dcx_badass
master_chief
Badass, you're just a young man from a reasonably privileged background at college/uni. Your life experience is minimal and your experience of what gets people into debt is surely non-existant unless you've been working in a debt management call centre.

I don't know why you keep popping up in these threads with your pampered views on life. Your view is about as relevant as a guy in a sanitary towel thread.
Completely disagree. Not sure why Uni comes into it as anyone can go, in fact if you are from a poorer background you get more money. I know people from a variety of backgrounds so that's not a valid point.
I'm not lucky like people imply on here, luck doesn't come into it, you get what you work for. I know people from better and worse backgrounds than me, they get given money for uni from their parents, most waste it regardless. I get no help from my parents for it (and rightly so), I've been offered a bit of money by them (nothing big just a bit to help with shopping), and flat out said no, it's my life and I want to do it on my own and not be reliant on others financially, or irresponsible.

The results of this? I know the value of money, am in a position where I can buy what I like when I like (within reason, so no private jets!), and have a fairly considerable bank balance unlike most I know (even the ones with full time jobs). I have never been in debt, used an overdraft or struggled to pay for anything I need to.
Why? I'm responsible and know the value of money and use common sense.

The reasons why people get into debt? In most cases regardless of background it's been foolish. You can see from here and the MSE debt sections, that it is the idiots who buy crap they don't need from brighthouse etc. Run up debts on credit, by their kids stupid presents they can't afford (even if they can it makes the kid not appreciate money meaning they will head the same way), or like in this thread a complete lack of ability to have money and not just spend it.


Until you have kids then you wont understand why people spend alot of money on Christmas presents, seeing you kids faces light up when they are opening there presents is brilliant.
1 Like #23
dcx_badass
dungab123
dcx_badass
master_chief
Badass, you're just a young man from a reasonably privileged background at college/uni. Your life experience is minimal and your experience of what gets people into debt is surely non-existant unless you've been working in a debt management call centre.

I don't know why you keep popping up in these threads with your pampered views on life. Your view is about as relevant as a guy in a sanitary towel thread.

*SNIP*


Until you have kids then you wont understand why people spend alot of money on Christmas presents, seeing you kids faces light up when they are opening there presents is brilliant.

So your kids are only happy if you get them expensive presents, and cheaper presents don't "make their faces light up". Congratulations on failing as a parent and raising a materialistic little brat.



Failing as a parent, obviously your parents failed you, I never said cheaper presents wont make there faces light up but as gemmar26 said whos child feels like they are to old for presents and would just like the money then we they open the iPad then would be alot more happier then just having the money as they orginally asked for, just because you buy expensive kids doesnt mean you have little brats, sure glad I wont be one of your kids at christmas!
1 Like #24
I have to agree that this is way too much money to spend on a child. We were wealthy growing up but I'm glad I never had expensive items such as this bought for me. I was delighted with my presents that probably totalled no more than £40-£50.

It makes it even worse if you can't really afford it. Put the money towards a nice family outing or 2 or a holiday and spend some quality time together.
1 Like #25
Why do council estates,debt,money and kids always come into conversation when a question is asked. Crazy.

OP I think a voucher is a good idea. I know exactly what you mean, I am not from a council estate, or in any debt but I do have kids and I do know how to manage my money, with family life sometimes things come up and the money could go so I do understand. Maybe buy some of those love 2 shop ones, so you can spend in lots of places.

Edited By: 4lyons09 on Apr 12, 2011 15:32
#26
By the way, if you can't resist get the vouchers (although I think a savings account is a better idea) for the reasons mentioned above. It definitely won't be out of date etc by Christmas and will be very popular so don't worry about that.

At least it would be useful for school work and the family can use it for several years.
1 Like #27
4lyons09
Why do council estates,debt,money and kids always come into conversation when a question is asked. Crazy.

OP I think a voucher is a good idea. I know exactly what you mean, I am not from a council estate, or in any debt but I do have kids and I do know how to manage my money, with family life sometimes things come up and the money could go so I do understand. Maybe buy some of those love 2 shop ones, so you can spend in lots of places.

You missed out benefits too lol although,most families are entitled to some sort of Tax credit,so there's a fair chance the OP does get some form of benefit,although why someone mentioned it i've no idea,what's that got to do with anything oO

Edited By: deb8z on Apr 12, 2011 15:57
banned#28
What if your boiler breaks and you need that money you "came into"?
1 Like #29
Man, the level of arrogance around here is truly staggering at times.

Gemmar, get the vouchers, as someone suggested. If, by some chance, he doesn't want an iPod, iPad, iMac or any other Apple product, you can always sell the vouchers and recoup most of your money without too much difficulty.
#30
The simples answer - Yes it will still be the in thing, but wait until nearer the time so that you still have the full warranty. Save the money for now, and your child may have moved on by then - an iPod touch is cheaper and will do practically the same thing.

A netbook is also cheaper and will do considerably more, but depends what he wants to do with it...

Edited By: DragonChris on Apr 12, 2011 16:32
#31
its nice u wana buy something special. but live within ur means. its the best way 8)
#32
bykergrove
What if your boiler breaks and you need that money you "came into"?


bit graphic, no? :p
#33
If you have your heart set on getting it and buying the Apple vouchers then look into buying some from here (they come up occasionally) or eBay (more often) for a discount.
Make sure you are careful, for example cash on collection from an Apple store to confirm the balance is probably the best way of doing it.
#34
Get an ipad 1 off here (HUKD) for about £250 and save the rest. Best of both worlds ;) ((Or won't they appreciate an Ipad1?))

Otherwise I can see your apple vouchers in a forthcoming FS Thread on here. If you must save the money, don't buy the vouchers, put it in a separate "emergancies" bank account

Edited By: Johnboy_1975 on Apr 13, 2011 18:27
banned#35
slap him and get him using android

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