How much can you get for a used iPad 2

first_imgThis may be the week of the iPad 3, but you could also say that it’s the week of the Great iPad 2 Sell-off. Many tablet owners have already posted their previous-gen iPads on Craiglist or eBay, but many more will take the plunge after that Retina Display is unveiled on Wednesday.If you’re one of the numerous owners looking to trade-in their iPad 2 this week, you may be wondering just how much cheddar your old slate will fetch. We’ve investigated some of the most popular outlets for iPad resales, and can give you a good idea of what to expect.eBayeBay is one of the first places that you’ll want to consider for selling your iPad 2. If you have the patience to post an auction, you may be able to get more than you will elsewhere.We surveyed a small sample of recently completed listings, and found that the 16GB WiFi-only model of the iPad 2 fetched an average of $391. We excluded brand new iPads, as well as ones that included accessories.Keep in mind, though, that this price included shipping fees. An iPad will probably cost at least $10-15 to ship. In addition, eBay and PayPal both take a percentage of your final sale. After all of this is taken into account, you may end up with about $325 for your iPad 2.As for other models (higher storage and 3G), you can expect something in the following ranges. Note that these are rough estimates based on completed listings from the last few days. Your price can vary based on condition, included accessories, and your eBay seller rating:Craigslist and other optionsThough these resale prices on eBay aren’t exactly sky-high, they may be more than you’ll get elsewhere. However, there are other options that could be worth a look.Craigslist can potentially yield a nice offer, and there are no seller or shipping fees involved. The downside, of course, is that you may end up floating facedown in the river. Okay, maybe that’s a bit harsh, but it’s always smart to conduct Craigslist transactions during the day, in a public place. You can also be careful about who you deal with, based on your initial communication with the potential buyer.If you go the Craigslist route, you can probably expect a bit more than the above-listed eBay prices (by $20-50 we’re guessing). There may, however, be several days full of lowballers, sketchy characters, and overseas Paypal scams before you get to that point.Amazon is another option for selling your old iPad. It’s quick and easy to post your items, and they’ll be seen by Amazon’s millions of customers. Like eBay, though, you’ll have to pay a portion of your selling price, and you’ll have to honor Amazon’s return policies if the buyer changes his mind.Instant cash sites like Gazelle and eBay Instant Sale will help you to avoid the hassle of posting an auction or messing with Craigslist, but you’ll get significantly less. Of these two options, eBay offers more up front: $275.16 for the 16GB WiFi-only iPad 2, compared to $214 from Gazelle. It’s worth noting, though, that eBay Instant often drops the offer price after inspecting the item (even for minor defects).So if you don’t mind doing a little work, you’ll probably get the most money from Craigslist, eBay, and Amazon. For other options, you get significantly less; but you may find it worth it to make the process easier.Further reading: See our coverage of iPad trade-ins when then iPad 2 was about to arrive.last_img

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