Originally Posted by extremeskater
Right now there are a few iPad 2 16gb WiFi version about to close at 866.00. I have both the iPad 1 and iPad2 and there isn't anything that awesome where someone can't wait a few weeks.
To pay 866.00 for the lowest model iPad is a perfect example have having more money then brains.
Either that, or their time is more valuable than a couple hundred dollars. Your worldview does not allow for people who are willing to pay more for the best service.
Here's an example - a few years ago I was trying to get my college friends back together for a vacation. One of us, who is sort of the "lynchpin" of the group, has less money and was not going to be able to go. I told her I'd throw in $300 for her part of the trip if that would help, and she came along and we all had a blast. The way I looked at it - I'm going to enjoy myself enough that paying an extra $300 is no big deal. Similarly, say someone is planning a 2 week trip in April, and wants to have an iPad. If money is not an issue for them, you could certainly imagine someone paying a bit extra to buy one now, rather than having to lug around a laptop on the trip instead. Right?
It's not always a question of brains. If a product is worth $800 to you, and you can't buy it for $500 despite the retail price, then you buy it for $800. No biggie (for a lot of people).
I certainly wouldn't pay $800 for the $500 iPad, but I know a lot of people who went out and bought the 64GB 3G iPad and have no CLUE what 64GB is (and will never fill more than 4 GB) and don't ever use it on 3G. I'm an IT consultant in DC, so that's why I have contact with so many buyers.