How much will Apple give me for an iPad 1 + 3G?

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  1. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    I have an iPad 1 + 3G 16GB in pretty good condition. It became slow after I upgraded to iOS5, so I'm a little concerned to sell it on eBay. Do you know if Apple has a buy-back or trade in program? If so, how much do you think they will give me for it? I'm looking to buy the newly released iPad.
     
  2. theman510 macrumors 6502

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    They don't buy back. Best bet would be eBay or craigslist
     
  3. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    If you don't want to ebay or Craigslist it then there are a few online options:

    http://www.gazelle.com/ipad

    Apple does not "buy back" products.
     
  4. applefan289 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Is Gazelle legit? I am reading things online about them not giving you what their quote says. For my iPad, they the quote is $130, which seems like a good deal...don't want to be ripped off in the process.

    Edit: I keep reading horror stories from Gazelle - I'll get more money off eBay anyway...
     
  5. tbayrgs macrumors 601

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    I used Best Buy's trade in program last year with good results--nearly $700 in BB gift card for a 4 year old MacBook (basic model with plastic case, not a MBP). Looks like you could get $100-$135 depending on its condition, as long as you don't mind getting a BB gift card.
     
  6. colshine macrumors regular

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    Apple do a recycling program, you can get a rough guide on price here:

    http://www.apple.com/recycling/

    I've never used it so I don't know if its any good.
     
  7. theman510 macrumors 6502

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    Never knew they did that. Just completed the questions on my iPad 2 and in perfect condition 16GB WiFi only they'll give me $270.

    They'll give $200 for your iPad 1 in perfect condition w/ the power cord

    You'll get more on ebay or craigslist
     
  8. applesith macrumors 68020

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  9. theman510 macrumors 6502

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    A quick browse of ebay's recently completed listings for his model show he can get up to $275 - $300. Despite what you think, people apparently do want an iPad 1 16GB.
     
  10. applesith macrumors 68020

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    That's very surprising! I have an iPad 1 3G 64GB. I'd sell it but giving it to my mom.
     
  11. whtrbt7 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple will give you $0 for your iPad1 3G. They will end up recycling it. You will however have the satisfaction that you did not contribute to the destruction of the planet.... as much....:)
     

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