Lap top-I Pad and query.

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  1. Tea Bag

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    Hi.
    Close member of the family wants to borrow our I-pad to purchase something,,,all day? As i know nothing about com/pads,just e-mail skype etc,where is the catch ? They have a state of the art computor,so am i missing something .... besides trust ? Thanks for any help you may give.
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  2. Billy23

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    Well I cannot see why he would need it at all! You can do anything on either....well on iPad almost anything. So, would I lend it.......Nope! End of!

    Just my opinion you understand.:)
     
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    I certainly wouldn't lend mine out to someone who has their own equipment.
     
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    There are some things that I can't do on my iPad but it's mainly downloading pictures from my camera that they make it impossible to do without a very expensive bit of kit. But other than that I'm not sure they need and iPad unless it's to have a play before they by themselves one? Buying something? Naaaaaa, I can easily spend a bloody fortune on mine thank you very much lol.
     
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    Not really wanting to cast "nasturshums" BUT .IF someone wants to use your device and has one of their own then 2 things come to mind.1) It`s illegal, and they think that putting your head in the noose is better than theirs?. 2) Its immoral by which I suggest that its a way of concealing misbehaviour which a partner cannot later access?. because its not on their machine? (adultery comes to mind but is not necessarily the case)

    Either way I (personally) would find a way to say, sorry but no way.

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    Ulterior motive springs to mind! :rolleyes:
     
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    Just ask them why when they have a laptop, if there freinds should not be a problem, if it's a problem them there not freinds.
     
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    I think he says that they are family.......Mmmmmm you don't pick them! :)
     
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    Maybe they are hoping to buy Glastonbury tickets in the April re-sale.

    Some folk are under the impression that they have more chance with an ios device...

    Just a thought :)
     
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    Spot on @PeteH I was thinking exactly the same, but didn't dare say it!

    Different, if he said something like, "I'm thinking of buying one....could I borrow yours for the day.." But to use a lame excuse of 'buying something' when he can perfectly easily use his own equipment is sus'. Praps he wants to buy something errrr of a personal or sensitive nature? Would I loan the iPad? Nah! Not unless there was a bloody good reason.
     
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    Perhaps, if their own device is a desktop/tower computer and not a laptop it isn't therefore portable so they may want to take a portable one with them to check out prices etc while they are shopping for something? Just another possible reason ....
     
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    Hi.
    Thanks to each and every one of you. It must be a very pressing reason,as they were prepared to cycle 24 kms round trip to fetch it when we forgot.... to take it.
    I thought i was being a bit suspicious,but all you have done is to confirm those suspicions may not be groundless. Thanks again all..
    Tea Bag.
    PS. Minxygirl(Mel) their computor is laptop state of the art,but thanks anyway
     
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    Comes down to trust at the end of the day. I have passwords and all sorts stored on my I Pad and if I lent it to someone I could find my bank account empty and a load of purchases paid for by PayPal! Needless to say I wouldn't lend mine out.
     
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    So, have you made a decision about lending it?
     
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    unless they can come up with a credible reason why they need your iPad ... I would simply say no.. sounds fishy to me..
     
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    Hi All.
    Decision made,i am about to become a miserable old fart (Again ? LOL). Perhaps if i was more computor savvy i might have risked it,but judging by the posts above......... The NO's have it. Thank you all.
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    Being of a naive nature could it be possible that whoever made the request wants to shop for and/or order a surprise romantic/birthday present that would be visible on a shared computer?

    Just a thought.

    Hymie. :getmecoat:
     
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    That's what I thought Hymie but they could just come and order it on yours and go away again.
     
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    Possibly Mags, but what if you wanted to research something without pressure.

    Hymie. :active:
     
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    Then do it on his laptop, I would have thought. Don't want your partner to know......well delete browsing history, job done.(y)
     
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