- Nov 6, 2014
I heard BB offers a minimum of $150 for an older iPad. Looking at the new iPad for a friend and wondering what results everyone is getting from their trade-in.
$150 on Friday for a 28 month old 16gb iPad Mini 2 that I paid $197 for.
Any idea how long the deal will last?I work at Best Buy, we only offer the full $150 in store and it only works with iPads after the iPad 4 and Mini 1. At first the employees will quote a trade-in offer of less than $150 (but they just have to compete the trade in process, then you get $150 minimum.) Anything before the iPad generations I mentioned will not get that full amount. I traded in my Air 1 for $150 and got the newest iPad and it's awesome. It's what the original iPad Air 1 should have been.
As a side note, my wife and I were looking to trade in our minivan. KBB had the value of a 2002 Grand Caravan in fair condition with 192,000 miles on it at $32.On March 23rd prior to the release of the new iPad's my trade in price for a mint iPad 2 and iPad 3 were ($100/$103). Three days later the price dropped on the iPad 2 ($74). Now the iPad 2 has a trade in value of $58 and the iPad 3 ($72).
I wonder if Best Buy ups the value of these older iPad's prior to the release of an iPad release? If so, I may wait for the release of the iPad Pro 2.
Yah with Apple pace of architecture innovation in their proccesers the A8X is becoming "dated" much quicker than originally anticipated.I think the Air 2 will live on for a while with the 2GB of RAM. That's just my opinion. The only real difference between the New iPad and Air 2 that could effect performance is the 9x vs. the 8x CPU. Saying that unless I got an Air 2 for $125 less than the New iPad I would get the new device. If the Air 2 is brand new it may be worth $250.
very good dealI traded in my kids old iPad 2 for $45 and bought a new iPad 32 plus free AppleCare from Best Buy. I like the new unit. It looks and feels just like the iPad Air except webpages don't crash. It's bit bigger then my iPad Air 2 and the screen shows more reflections. The speakers are definitely better and no more reverb. It does feel a bit quicker all around. I'm half tempted to trade in my iPad 2 Air for the same deal. Although Best Buy other is offering $175 which seems a bit low.