If you need a little extra cash to buy that new iPad, eBay wants to take your old one off your hands.
The site is offering competitive Instant Sale pricing for the iPad 2, as well as several other popular tablets such as the Kindle Fire, Motorola Xoom and Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Current Instant Sale pricing for the the iPad 2 is a little higher than what you’ll see on other sites. A fully-functional 16GB WiFi iPad 2 will fetch $290, with the 32GB version earning you $340, and the 64GB edition garnering a whopping $420. Add 3G into the mix and you’re looking at $355 for the 16GB version, $380 for the 32GB version, and a respectable $475 for a 64GB AT&T tablet.
As with other iPad 2 trade-in programs, eBay asks you to describe the condition of your device and then sends you a shipping label to use to send your tablet in. The program is essentially you selling your tablet to a buyer on the site — but in this case the buyer is always AllTechWholesale.
Once your tablet is received it is inspected. If everything is up to snuff, you’re sent a PayPal payment for your device within 5 business days.
While you could potentially get a little more for your tablet through a traditional sale on eBay, Instant Sale offers the advantage of letting you bypass the auction process. The site doesn’t charge any fees on the transaction, which can add up when you’re making large sales. And it saves you shipping costs by providing you with a prepaid shipping label.
In addition to tablets, eBay Instant Sale can be used for a number of other popular electronics including smartphones and computers.
Have you sold you sold your iPad 2 in anticipation of the new iPad? Tell us about your selling experience in the comments.