New iPad prices in Poland

new iPad iPad 2 (last year) iPad 2 (now)
16 GB WiFi 2099 PLN 2049 PLN 1699 PLN
32 GB WiFi 2499 PLN 2469 PLN
64 GB WiFi 2899 PLN 2899 PLN
16 GB WiFi/3G 2599 PLN 2549 PLN 2199 PLN
32 GB WiFi/3G 2999 PLN 2979 PLN
64 GB WiFi/3G 3399 PLN 3399 PLN

All prices include 23% VAT.

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The new iPad announced; iPad 2 price down to 1699 PLN

Yesterday Apple has announced a “Resolutionary” device: “The new iPad”. I’m sure you have already read about the official list of features, but in case you didn’t, here’s a list:

  • 2G/3G/4G (LTE) modem capable of:
    • HSDPA (7.2 Mbit/s)
    • HSUPA (7.2 Mbit/s download and 2 Mbit/s upload)
    • HSPA+ (21 Mbit/s)
    • HSPA+ DC (42 Mbit/s)
    • LTE (72 Mbit/s)
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz & 5.0 GHz)
  • 2048 x 1536 resolution Retina display
  • Apple A5X SoC with 4 graphical cores
  • works 9 hours on battery (LTE mode) or 10 hours in WiFi mode
  • 5MP iSight camera with five-element f/2.4 lens

Pricing didn’t change and the new iPad costs just as much as the old one did. But here is one more thing: as usual, Apple has lowered the price of the now-old iPad 2. The cheapest iPad 2 (WiFi 16GB) now sells for 1699 PLN!

You can order yours on polish Apple Store.

PS. iOS 5.1 is now available both through iTunes and as Over-the-air update.

iPad 2 16GB WiFi 1699 PLN
iPad 2 16GB WiFi+3G 2199 PLN

iPad 2 on sale on

iPad 2 is now on sale on The prices of all models have been reduced by several percent.

Storage WiFi WiFi + 3G
16GB 1999 PLN 2529 PLN
32GB 2499 PLN 2949 PLN
64GB 2899 PLN 3379 PLN

If you still haven’t decided between WiFi and 3G iPad, this post might help you make a decision. Personally I don’t think a 3-5% sale is going to attract many customers. A 10% or more would have a much better effect.

Supply vs. demand vs. game design

I don’t usually mine, because mining in EVE Online does not offer much in terms of rewards. I do however build things from time to time and sometimes I need just a bit more tritanium or other easily accessible mineral. Instead of buying it from market I jump into a barge and get the job done myself. I thought about training an alt to fly an Orca, to make my occassional mining actually useful, even if I do it twice a year.

Usually such a character would train Mining Barges, Mining Foreman and Mining Director skills to 5. To improve the bonuses given by the Orca by another 50 percent, a Mining Foreman Mindlink can be used. And here comes a little, nasty surprise. I remember that these implants used to cost about 40-50 million ISK. Did you know, that they are now worth 10 (ten!) times as much?

To answer the question WHY

Mining Formean Mindlink price skyrocketed like this, we need to inspect the graph below:

The source of Mindlinks is neither NPC nor Blueprint: they can only be obtained by doing storyline missions (for example Shipyard Theft). In the Incursion expansion CCP has introduced an extensive batch of storyline missions, which results in much lower probability of getting “the right mission” with the Mining Foreman Mindlink implant. This is why I have marked the three stages of Incursion deployment on the price graph.

“What about the Hulkageddon” you might ask?

The amount of destroyed Orca’s and their pilots podded is marginal compared to the amount of Hulks destroyed in Hulkageddon, so I don’t think Helicity Boson could be held responsible. Hulkageddon is a great opportunity for people who build mining ships and is beneficial for the New Eden economy, even though miners disagree.

I’m nowhere near being a full time miner, so I will probably skip the “dedicated Orca alt” plan, because at this point the investment will not make a return.

Dear CCP:

Please look at the distribution of Mindlink implants, unless it was your plan to increase their price. If not, this issue should be adressed pronto.

How much would you pay for ship skins?

How much would you pay for ship skins?

Roden Shipyards Megathron
CSM said in their statment, that vanity items means clothing and ship skins. So, how much would you pay for a Roden Megathron skin, or lets say an EOM Apocalypse? If these paintjobs were to be one run items, I would personally pay for such a skin a maximum of 1000 AUR, which is halfway to the price of a Navy Mega (skinned Megathron is still just a regular Megathron). For cruisers, the acceptable price for me would be max 500 AUR. What do YOU think? How much would YOU pay?

EoM Apocalypse (Death Lord)The more expensive skins get, people are less likely to fly them (and loose them), so CCP should make the price low enough so that people buy the skin again, if they lost their skinned ship.

@rox_lukas well simply put they better be MICRO. I have no problem buying things but they beter be 1 or 2 dollors max.

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iPad 2 in Poland: even more prices

iPad 2 in Poland: even more prices

The post below is obsolete now that iPad 3 has been announced. Please see the new post for the most accurate prices of iPad 2.

Today more shops have revealed their prices of iPad 2. Currently the best option is Media Markt and Saturn – prices are lower than original iPad when it was first introduced.

iPad 2 will officially be available in Poland and the rest of Europe at 5 PM today. Media Markt
WiFi 16GB 2259 PLN 2374,99 PLN 2049 PLN 2049 PLN
WiFi 32GB 2659 PLN 2779 PLN 2469 PLN 2469 PLN
WiFi 64GB 3099 PLN 3185 PLN 2899 PLN 2899 PLN
WiFi+3G 16GB 2659 PLN 2779 PLN 2549 PLN 2549 PLN
WiFi+3G 32GB 3099 PLN 3185 PLN 2979 PLN 2979 PLN
WiFi+3G 64GB 3499 PLN 3584,99 PLN 3399 PLN 3399 PLN