Join Date: May 2002
Location: Toronto, Rogers, 9865 & 8300-eHDD, Sharp LC75N8000U, Denon AVR4310Ci; Sony KDL40W3000, 9865
I was thinking the same, but I had a shop very nearby and since the cost is almost half, I went with it. I also asked about the battery used and they stated that the battery "is the same" as the one used by Apple. Apparently it has to be "identical", otherwise the iPad (or any Apple product) will not work. We'll see.
I was also aware of the fact that Apple sometimes provides a refurbished similar iPad instead of replacing the battery. I didn't really want that, as my iPad is in good shape. I did do a backup to my computer before handing it in. I'll advise when I get it back shortly.