Now that we are getting to the final few weeks before the expected release of the iPad 3, many current iPad owners will be looking at selling their current iPad (or an older model) to help finance the purchase of the next-gen model.
If you’re in that mode, you can of course sell via eBay or Craigslist and very likely get the highest price for your iPad by going that route. I’ve never been a fan of going that route, just because of the hassle factor of avoiding scammers and time wasters in those spaces. So I thought I’d share a few other options that are out there for selling an iPad, or any other electronic devices you may want to get rid of leading up the iPad 3 launch.
Here’s three to consider, along with the estimate I got from each to buy my iPad 2 WiFi + 3G (AT&T) model in flawless condition, just to give a point of reference. It’s very easy and quick to get an estimated purchase price at all three:
Apple: Apple has a Reuse and Recycling program for iPads, iPhones, and Macs.
$315 for my iPad 2.
BuyMyTronics: This company is also all about recycling and reusing electronics and keeping old devices out of landfills. They are geared up this year for the iPad 3 release and say they have positioned their iPads pricing to be the among the best in the industry.
$392 for my iPad 2
Gazelle: Probably the best known site for buying used electronics. I’ve used them to sell a MacBook Pro and found everything about the experience superb. They paid for shipping the computer to them, made it simple to get it shipped, checked the PC quickly and confirmed their estimate, and sent me the money fast as well.
$380 for my iPad 2
If you know of other good places to sell your iPads please tell us about them in the comments. And if you’re planning to sell an original iPad or iPad 2 in order to get an iPad 3, let us know how you plan to go about it.