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Ladies and gentlemen, I am writing this post from my brand spanking new iPad 2! An iPad which I basically paid nothing for. How did I do this you ask? Simple

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It never ceases to amaze me that there is always someone out there who not only wants to buy your junk, but pay good money for it!

So what did I sell that paid for my ipad2 which retails for $499.00? Well, first I had to find some junk. Any will do really, because you have to remember that although you may have no use for a water damaged digital camera that you were to lazy to throw away, someone out there in internet land is dying to find a water damaged digital camera just like yours so they can use it for spare parts for their camera repair company. See how it works.

I listed a used Playstation 2 with some games and a controller, a pocket video camera, an old 35mm camera, a water damaged iPod, a water damaged digital camera, and two old computer games. All these items sold for a grand total of $437.42! Now, you have to take shipping into consideration when you sell items. Many of these items where rather large, so shipping ran me around $75 total. All of that said, now I only had to pay about $130 for my new iPad 2. Because of this sweet deal I decided to upgrade to the next level 32GB iPad.

So that's how I got my iPad 2 for super cheap. This is generally how we try to justify large purchases in our household. Give it a try. You may find that not only did you save money on your purchase, but you cleaned out your house at the same time!

-Raleigh

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