If you’re a fan of Apple devices, you’re probably dying to find out what the company will be announcing at its upcoming Oct 22 event. Speculation points toward a new iPad being announced, and if that’s the case, you might want to consider trading in your existing iPad for some cash toward a new Apple slate. With all the different programs available, it can be difficult to decide where to trade in your device.
Stores like GameStop offer significantly more value in store credit, so if you intend to purchase something from a particular retailer, it might be better to bring your device to them. But if you prefer holding onto some cold hard cash, places like Amazon or Gazelle offer enough cash to cover almost half the cost of a new tablet.
Overall, NextWorth offered the most cash for your gadget, compared to Amazon, GameStop and Gazelle. Tablets with 4G/3G capability are often priced differently based on carrier. Sprint users frequently got poorer offers, while AT&T models often fetched a few dollars more than others. If you’re a Sprint user, you might want to avoid Gazelle and GameStop, since they offer the same price for Sprint 4G and Wi-Fi-only iPads. NextWorth and Amazon both offer more money for Sprint models than Wi-Fi only units.
For a 16GB Apple tablet in good condition (no dead spots on screen, minimal wear on case), here’s what you can get at the major outlets with trade-in programs. A higher-storage model will fetch more money. Remember to include a charger if you still have one, as that can often get you a better price.
If you have the first generation iPad, the best deal would be to trade it in via Amazon.com, where you can still fetch more than $100 for your now-primitive slate. Otherwise, NextWorth typically offers more money for newer slates.