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    So, I need a bit of help. I bought an iPad about a month or so ago. I'm trying to sell/trade for iPad Mini 64 GB. So, as I'm trying to sell, I get a potential offer hit from Craigslist. Guy asks for serial number to make sure it's an iPad Retina , but apparently says its an older gen. Now, I was sure I got the new iPad 3rd gen with Retina when I got it on Craigslist. But now I'm not even sure. Is there ANY way to determine it? The display sure looks like it is Retina. I've tried checking the model number but shows its just a regular iPad 3rd gen.
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    The iPad3 has a display that's 2048x1536 pixels, 264 pixels/inch, and was marketed as a retina display. It is what it is... no variants exist that I know of... so if looking to sell/trade, you have an iPad circa 2012, aka 3rd generation. Reasonable buyers/traders will know what they're getting and not try and quibble about tech specs and want to tell you you've got something less than what you have.
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    Easy way to tell, if it has Siri, it is an iPad 3 or 4 with a retina display. The iPad 2 is still sold but is labeled as an iPad 2 in the box also.
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    Only one iPad 3 with retina no other versions ...

    If it has a 30 pin charger it's a 3rd gen if its a lightning cable it's 4 gen both are retina

    If it don't have Siri its a iPad 2

    Sounds like guy on cl is one who needs help


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    Okay I figured
    Because I was trying to make an offer that we both agree on. At least 520ish since its in pristine condition, 64 GB, with screen pro on perfectly and including a ZAGG Folio and he asked for the serial number. And his response after a few minutes was

    "It's not Retina LCD. It is regular 3rd Generation LCD. My offer will back to $400
    Thanks for your time."

    Seriously? I know the guy who sold It to me originally wasn't toying around with me and I know what I bought. Oh we'll, thanks for the answers, folks. Needed that extra confirmation to make sure I know what I'm selling and not mistaken.
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    I like your signature. #js
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    I was referring to you about your signature
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    But with the responses I'm getting, looks like ill be keeping this mighty fine beast of an iPad. I'd love the Mini. The portability of it, lightness, even minus the retina which I don't mind one bit is egging me on, but that's only if I can find someone willing to either do an equal trade or to buy the 3 off me. But oh well, it's not needed but more of a choice. Thanks everybody!

    Anyway, who did stick with their 3rd gen and held off on the 4 or the mini? Curious if I'd make a mistake in doing so for the Mini.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdmedina7 View Post
    But with the responses I'm getting, looks like ill be keeping this mighty fine beast of an iPad. I'd love the Mini. The portability of it, lightness, even minus the retina which I don't mind one bit is egging me on, but that's only if I can find someone willing to either do an equal trade or to buy the 3 off me. But oh well, it's not needed but more of a choice. Thanks everybody!

    Anyway, who did stick with their 3rd gen and held off on the 4 or the mini? Curious if I'd make a mistake in doing so for the Mini.
    I had a 2 and went to a 4 skip the 3 ..

    He just wanted to lower your price

    If you really want to sell I would throw it on eBay for 600 it will sell easy


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    Thanks everybody, lot of help! Glad I was in the wrong, I was feeling a bit jipped and a bit dim witted for Even having to ask :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peligro911 View Post
    I had a 2 and went to a 4 skip the 3 ..

    He just wanted to lower your price

    If you really want to sell I would throw it on eBay for 600 it will sell easy


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    Very tempting! I just might try that! Just wish it was something more local.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdmedina7 View Post
    Very tempting! I just might try that! Just wish it was something more local.
    From someone who sells on eBay it's prob the safest .. Yes there are fees but your protected also

    I have sold iPads and iPhones countless times just describe it honestly take lots of pics ship priority with insurance and signature conformation
    I always charge the buyer the shipping also never had a issue
    Good luck


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peligro911 View Post
    From someone who sells on eBay it's prob the safest .. Yes there are fees but your protected also

    I have sold iPads and iPhones countless times just describe it honestly take lots of pics ship priority with insurance and signature conformation
    I always charge the buyer the shipping also never had a issue
    Good luck


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    Thank you, I just may try it. It's tempting. The Mini seems to fit my liking more. Portability mainly. And I can always get the ZAGG folio and keyboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdmedina7 View Post
    But with the responses I'm getting, looks like ill be keeping this mighty fine beast of an iPad. I'd love the Mini. The portability of it, lightness, even minus the retina which I don't mind one bit is egging me on, but that's only if I can find someone willing to either do an equal trade or to buy the 3 off me. But oh well, it's not needed but more of a choice. Thanks everybody!

    Anyway, who did stick with their 3rd gen and held off on the 4 or the mini? Curious if I'd make a mistake in doing so for the Mini.
    I sold my iPad 3 and bought a mini. So glad I did. Love the mini much more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdmedina7 View Post
    But with the responses I'm getting, looks like ill be keeping this mighty fine beast of an iPad. I'd love the Mini. The portability of it, lightness, even minus the retina which I don't mind one bit is egging me on, but that's only if I can find someone willing to either do an equal trade or to buy the 3 off me. But oh well, it's not needed but more of a choice. Thanks everybody!

    Anyway, who did stick with their 3rd gen and held off on the 4 or the mini? Curious if I'd make a mistake in doing so for the Mini.
    I'm keeping my 3. I played with a Mini at Best Buy and couldn't get past the non-Retina display.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradocks View Post
    I'm keeping my 3. I played with a Mini at Best Buy and couldn't get past the non-Retina display.

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    I am the opposite. I bought the 3 months ago on the 3rd day it was out and took it back 4 days later. I stuck with my 2 as it was lighter, ran cooler, and the screen looks fine to me. The retina on the iPad did not look different enough to me. Great display but not worth paying for an upgrade.

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