New iPad buyers looking to palm off their iPad 2 tablets have yet another option, courtesy of Apple.
The company will give you an Apple Store gift card worth up to $320 in exchange for your iPad 2. That price tag is only for the highest-end 64GB Wi-Fi + 3G edition and assumes the unit is in good condition. But Apple will still float you some type of reward for lower-end models, even ones not in the best of health.
Defective or even nonworking tablets can still win you a gift card. A cracked, water-damaged, nonfunctional 16GB Wi-Fi-only iPad 2 will net you $50, while a 64GB Wi-Fi + 3G model in the same condition will bring in $80.
Apple is one avenue for getting rid of your old iPad, especially one in poor condition. But you can typically score better trade-in deals at other sites, such as eBay or Gazelle.com, even for defective models.