Amazon hopes to give you money for your iPad so it can make money and ensure you spend your money... so it can make more money.
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As we wait for the new iPad to hit stores, Amazon is happy to take your older Apple tablets off your hands for a big chunk of Amazon credit.
For a while, eBay's Instant Sale site was offering the chance to lock in what seemed like top dollar for older generation iPads--up to $475 for a top-of-the-line 64 GB iPad 2 with 3G. But Amazon is willing to pay out $320 for even a basic 16 GB iPad 2 (in excellent condition), so long as you're willing to give it all back by spending it with the online retailer.