Monday, 5 June 2017

iPad adventure

Note to self - next time remind me that I don't like shopping!

Today I took my iPad to the mall to see about a new cover.   Four years ago I bought the iPad so was not expecting this conversation
Me:   Do you have covers for iPads?
He:   What sort of iPad is it?
Me:   I brought it with me
He:   It's an OLD one  - they don't make covers for them any more!

No bonus points for him - terrible sales manner.

Off I go to another store where conversation went like this
Me:   Do you have covers for iPads?
He:   What sort of iPad is it?
Me:   I brought it with me
He:   It's an OLD one  - they don't make covers for them any more!

What is it with these sales people?   My iPad is NOT old!   I bought it in July 2013!   It is still in good working condition; it serves me very well and all I want is a cover.

Moral of the story - make your own cover and don't expect a male less than half your age to understand even a minute fraction of "use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without"
Does anyone have any suggestions for a "make it yourself" iPad cover?

9 comments:

  1. There`s a lovely cover by Lynette Anderson in Quilters Companion magazine. I will look for number later and get back to you or you could email me.

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  2. Google free swing patterns, you might find something.
    Or maybe modify this one?

    http://www.dogundermydesk.com/2010/10/easy-iphone-sleeve-tutorial/

    Marilyn

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  3. We do live in a throw away world don't we. I've got no suggestions for covers, sorry, I don't even have an i pad !

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  4. I've made two iPad holders with hexagons -

    http://hokkaidokudasai.blogspot.jp/2016/07/monday-morning-star-count-finished.html

    and

    http://hokkaidokudasai.blogspot.jp/2015/02/monday-morning-star-count-finished.html

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  5. Both lost a good oportunity to try to update your Ipad. There are no good sales people any longer! ;-)

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  6. I don't have an ipad but I've been frustrated too by how the younger people turn over their devices seemingly just to have the latest. Nothing like how we use things.

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  7. While I too enjoy using my gadgets as long as I can, sadly, anything older than a year is already considered 'old' today. So by that standard, your iPad is not only old, but almost antique! And antiques require good care, so as the commenters before me, I recommend a pretty handmade cover.

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  8. I agree with Paula! They had the ideal opportunity to ask if you'd noticed it slowing down or freezing or not having enough memory but they missed the chance.

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  9. If you still need a cover you could Google the model number and see if any covers are available on line. My son ordered a cover for my Samsung tablet online but it was only 1 model back from the latest at the time. ...good luck

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