iPad mini Best iPad Mini Retina for Resale?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by rgar7, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. rgar7 macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2012
    San Diego, CA
    What version of the iPad Mini Retina will have the best resale value a year from now? Cellular or Wifi only? 16, 32, 64, 128? I know this is all a guessing game, but curios to know everyones thoughts.
  2. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    Wifi 16GB always seems to get the best ROI for iPhones and iPads. Many buyers don't really care which model they get and price is the driving factor (why they are buying used). The price floor is set by the cheapest models and it doesn't rise very quickly for the more expensive ones on the second-hand market.
  3. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Agreed. The up-charges for additional storage and for cellular erode very quickly. Just look at the gazelle.com buy offers for different configs of ipad4's or current ipad mini's.

    That said, buy the device config that fits your needs. Hobbling yourself with an under-configured device is just as dumb as overspending on a higher level config than you reasonably think you'll need.
  4. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    16GB Wifi always retains the best resale - in fact, any base model does. If you're buying second hand you generally are on a tighter budget, so go for lower end devices.

    Not sure about white vs black, though I'd go black as it seems to be the 'universal' colour - white seems to be more polarising.
  5. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    People who buy used items are hyper price conscientious therefore they are not going to pay a premium for options that new buyers do. That is why the price gap between used iPads of the various varieties is much slimmer % wise than that of the new devices.

    So the 16GB WiFi will return the most $s back for you but never buy something for the next buyer. Buy what you need (within your own budget, obviously) and enjoy.
  6. Count Blah macrumors 68040

    Count Blah

    Jan 6, 2004
    US of A
    Confirming what others have said. You do not make up the difference in price from the base model. Thus, the wifi 16Gig is the best for resale purposes.
  7. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Agreed, but the 128GB LTE is so much more fun to own... :rolleyes:
  8. jgerry macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    I bought a 16GB iPad mini w/ LTE earlier this year and got basically zero value for that LTE when selling. Nada. Zilch. I've replaced it with a 32GB Retina iPad mini wifi only.

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