Apple launched their latest tablets, namely the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3, last year. As always, the latest releases brought improvements when compared to their predecessors, enough to make you want to ditch your old unit to get some cash to buy offerings. If you are considering trading in your old device, listed below are some of the most popular places where you can do so.
Disclaimer: Prices in this list are accurate as of March 24, 2016. These prices are subject to change from time to time. These prices are also subject to change depending on the condition of your iPad.
Editor’s notes: We will update this list when new iPad models hit the market, as of March 2016, the iPad Pro and iPad Pro 9.7 are now available, meaning the iPad Air 2 can be sold to make way for the new devices. The iPad mini 4 is also now several months old, I guess you could sell it too.
Apple’s Reuse and Recycle program allows you to exchange your old unit for an Apple gift card equal to that of the value Apple has determined. Upon specifying the specifics of your unit, Apple gives you its tentative offer which is subject to change once Apple reviews your unit. It should be noted that Apple gives the same value for your iPad with cellular capabilities and the iPad with WiFi-only, and also gives the same value no matter the storage capacity.
Gazelle exists only to buy back your used electronic devices. Their offers are more or less the same, and sometimes even more than the others in this list, and you get real money in the form of a check in exchange for your iPad. Aside from this, you can also choose to get paid in the form of an Amazon gift card or via PayPal. Among all trade-in places in this list, they are the only ones that still accept the first model of the iPad as well.
One of the more notable advantages of using UpgradeSwap is that they offer you payment on the same day if through PayPal. Another option is to get paid via check, but that will understandably take some time. They are also one of the two companies in this list that already accepts the iPad mini 3 (though with cellular capabilities only) and offer a significantly huge amount for it too.
Gamestop allows us to trade in games, systems, smartphones, tablets, and accessories. In return, they offer to give either trade credit which you can use on their products, or cash value. The list below is based on their offers for cash only, which is significantly lower when compared to their offers for trade credit. They also already offer trade values for the iPad mini 3 and the iPad Air 2.
Instead of being the ones to buy the gadgets themselves, uSell compares offers from different companies and allows you to choose where you want to sell your device. You get to choose whether you want to get paid through PayPal or check. uSell already accepts the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3 as well.
You can always get more cash for your iPad if you sell it online, but involves more effort for negotiations, inquires, or in some cases, arranging meetups. In that light, you can not go wrong with whichever buyback company you choose to sell your iPad too. Some of these companies work for some, some don’t. Some offer a bigger offer but will involve a bit of work on your part, while others give you fast money and less hassle on your part, but may offer less.
If you’ve had any experiences trading in your iPad, do let us know in the comments below!