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Date: 12/14/11 12:32 PM

30 Responses to Own Your Very Own iPad! [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of eastsiderepp
    eastsiderepp Male 18-29
    2620 posts
    December 14, 2011 at 12:34 pm
    Link: Own Your Very Own iPad! - Now owning an iPad is easier than ever--as long as you`re really bad at math.
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    earthshone Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2011 at 12:40 pm
    incredible deal!
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    indisguise Female 40-49
    267 posts
    December 14, 2011 at 12:41 pm
    Hmmm...$329 or $1949....decisions, decisions...
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    avalon Male 18-29
    187 posts
    December 14, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    Wow, for only $2000.00 you too can own something that only costs ~$500.00...WHAT A GREAT DEAL!!!
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    putzco Male 30-39
    213 posts
    December 14, 2011 at 1:26 pm
    Well, it is Kentucky. They probably have a lot of takers on their offer.
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    trig45 Male 18-29
    73 posts
    December 14, 2011 at 1:29 pm
    glad to see i wasnt the only one whipping out a calculator on this one.
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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
    2593 posts
    December 14, 2011 at 2:26 pm
    The sad part is, people probably fall for this crap
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    December 14, 2011 at 2:28 pm
    Or... now bear with me on this one... you could save up from now till boxing day and buy one for a lot less than $2000 and have money left over...
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
    1244 posts
    December 14, 2011 at 2:42 pm
    The good old American dream eh?
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    December 14, 2011 at 2:47 pm
    For $2000... you can buy something that regularly sells for $500... yes.

    But it gets better. It probably costs about $100 to manufacture, and IMO is worth about $50.

    But I`ve seen people fall for worse deals out there.

    ... bottled water, text messages before there were just unlimited plans, movies, televangelism, etc...
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    kemic Male 18-29
    164 posts
    December 14, 2011 at 4:13 pm
    It`s strange, I always pop out the calculator on IAB..

    ..too bored to think.
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    bananamansam Male 18-29
    47 posts
    December 14, 2011 at 5:27 pm
    HEY! I live in Richmond, KY. Never seen this ad before. Gotta love the math around "these parts"
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    number43 Male 70 & Over
    759 posts
    December 14, 2011 at 6:03 pm
    That`s how all rent-to-own stuff goes. Especially electronics.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    December 14, 2011 at 6:06 pm
    $1949.22
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm
    What a great deal not
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    December 14, 2011 at 9:33 pm
    Does that include the Stupidity Tax?
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2011 at 12:11 am
    Rent to own is a scam.
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    jeepjones Male 30-39
    554 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 1:53 am
    I never understood why anybody would do the rent to own deal.
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    jeepjones Male 30-39
    554 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 1:54 am
    Same as "Payday Loans".
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    jeepjones Male 30-39
    554 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 1:54 am
    I never understood why anybody would do the rent to own deal.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14656 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 3:46 am
    It`s OK if you can choose to only rent it for a week.
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    pip_pip666 Female 18-29
    91 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 6:32 am
    so that`s $1950ish and that works out at... £1257ish ha! An excellent and cost effective deal.
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    Squidbush Male 40-49
    803 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 7:53 am
    "I never understood why anybody would do the rent to own deal...
    Same as "Payday Loans"."

    Simply because there`s a lot of exceedingly stupid people in this world. (especially when it comes to the "payday loan" scams.)
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5097 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 8:07 am
    Why the US housing crash happened in the first palce.
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    pumba62 Male 40-49
    1018 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 8:13 am
    but does it come with a banjo app?? No?
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    betaphi Male 18-29
    9 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 10:22 am
    You guys need to realize that this isn`t any worse than a similar agreement to buy a car or home. Long-term purchase agreements almost always work this way (paying several times the price of just buying it outright), and it isn`t nearly as much of a scam as you`d think. 500-800 dollars today could easily be worth 2000 in 6.5 _years_ when you consider how that money could have been invested. It`s trivial (with a calculator) to work back how much 2000 over 78 months would be worth right now given a fixed interest rate, and I would be astonished if it`s more than 5% or so.

    Read up on time-value of money at wikipedia:
    http://bit.ly/yAe0M
    (apparently that link is too long for IAB comments)
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    Ruffiana Male 30-39
    506 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 10:35 am
    @Squidbush, payday loans happen out of desperation. This whole rent-to-own scam is just taking advantage of people`s sense of entitlement.
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    xio Female 18-29
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    December 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm
    "You guys need to realize that this isn`t any worse than a similar agreement to buy a car or home. Long-term purchase agreements almost always work this way (paying several times the price of just buying it outright), and it isn`t nearly as much of a scam as you`d think. 500-800 dollars today could easily be worth 2000 in 6.5 _years_ when you consider how that money could have been invested. It`s trivial (with a calculator) to work back how much 2000 over 78 months would be worth right now given a fixed interest rate, and I would be astonished if it`s more than 5% or so."

    Except its 78 weeks, not months.


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    Brassbull Male 30-39
    1610 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 5:13 pm
    This whole rent-to-own scam is just taking advantage of people`s sense of entitlement.

    good, there`s no better teacher than the university of life
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    December 16, 2011 at 1:18 pm
    Wow.. thats shocking. $1949 total. Eeek....

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