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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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Badknee

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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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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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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..
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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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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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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.

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Hymie

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Possibly Mags, but what if you wanted to research something without pressure.

Hymie. :active:
 

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Possibly Mags, but what if you wanted to research something without pressure.

Hymie. :active:

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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Just say that your i-Pad has loads of confidential stuff on it which prevents you parting with it! You don't want them nosing around your stuff do you?
 

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Or open an "incognito" window in Firefox, or "In private" browsing window in IE, both of these will stop browsing history being saved.
All sounds very sus to me, I wouldn't lend any of my kit out to anyone. I am happy for someone to use one of the tablets if I am present however! On many occasions we have allowed our fellow campers on site use one of our devices to book their next stay, don't have a problem with that.
 

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I don't let anyone access my desktop with my log-in.. Computers, tablets etc are very personal and private things and no one has the right to mooch around it..

I have a 'guest' account for anyone who wants to use it... no problem with that ...

It all sounds very suspect..
 

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I would lend my tablet, phone or laptop to friends or family whilst in my home or van etc. no way would i lend it out for a day under very vague and suspicious circumstances

just reminded me that i lent my daughter a laptop for a few days 6 months ago and its still not been returned

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I think the same as everyone else . No way would I let anyone take my iPad for a day since there is too much personal info on it . I appreciate that saying no can create an awkward situation . Like many others I don't mind friends using it while I am present.
 

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