Best Timing to sell iPad Air on ebay

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  1. borgusio macrumors regular

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    Hello Guys,

    I own an iPad Air 32 Cellular which I would like to sell in order to get either the new iPad 3, if it works with the apple pencil, or an iPad 2 which may be a bit cheaper after the 3 is released.

    Assuming as release date for the iPad 3 the 22.03, what would be the best point in time to sell my iPad Air over ebay in Order to get the highest price?

    My assumption is an auction expiring on sunday, the 20.03, however buyers may hold back due to expectations on the 22nd.

    What do you think, may this be the case? And if so, would it be better to sell it earlier on, say next week, or after the event?

    I would appreciate answers from people who did something similar with past releases of apple products.
     
  2. chabig macrumors 68040

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    I always time my auctions to end on Sundays, 7PM mountain time. That way the entire United States will be awake when the auction closes. I figure I get the most bids that way, but I might be wrong.
     
  3. mrklaw macrumors 68000

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    get it done now and manage with just your phone/laptop/computer for a few weeks. That's what I've done.
     
  4. snow755 macrumors 6502a

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    It may not be called the air 3 I think the iPad Air line is done the next iPad may be called the iPad pro 9.7"
     
  5. EDH667 macrumors 6502a

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    The iPad Air has already depreciated a lot since the iPad Air 2 was released in Oct. 2014. Just price your iPad Air compared to ones that have recently sold on eBay and Swappa and you should be able to sell it easily. Since they are currently in the $250 range, their value may go down another $50 or so after the next iPad is released.
     
  6. borgusio thread starter macrumors regular

    borgusio

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    Basically you suggest to sell it by next Sunday, right? Thanks guys
     
  7. pat500000 macrumors 604

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    Not by Sunday...by ASAP.
     
  8. Network33 macrumors member

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    First off, DON'T do Auction or Free shipping. If your in the United states use the medium flat rate box($13.45) or USPS Padded flat rate envelop ($6.80) set on calculated shipping + $3 handling to pay for signature conformation.

    Use Buy It Now with Best Offer on 30 day Good Till Canceled. Start it whenever you want. Take the best pictures you can with any accessories your going to sell with it. If it doesn't sell right away don't worry about it and adjust the price as you see fit.

    I don't know how much your looking to get, but figure out home much your ok with letting it go for. Most 32GB ipads wifi+cellular are selling from $220or less(auction) to $320-$330+ on ebay.

    Use this calculator to get an idea of how much ebay and paypal will take. At $330 you'll get about $285. $300 is $259, $220 is only $189. That's with them paying for shipping.

    I personally have an ebay store subscription so at $330 I'd get $310. Only 4% ebay fees + USPS discount

    http://www.newlifeauctions.com/calc.html

    New Air1 32GB cellular is $579, refurb's are $479 from apple.com

    I would start it at $330-350+ with Best Offer and wait for the right buyer. I always think that you can catch someone who lost a bidding war willing to pay more to get it now.
     
  9. borgusio thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow, this sounds really like a great piece of advice. I am in Europe and it looks like 360 EUR would be the price I should aim at. Most try to sell it at 399 and I could start at the same price point.

    If I reduce the price or I accept a lower offer, I will then still pay the fees on 399 or on the lower price?
     
  10. Quicklite macrumors regular

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    Get rid of it asap so you can focus worry free on the works of Apple's hype machine before the launch. :)
     
  11. Network33 macrumors member

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    The fees are based on the selling price.
     
  12. mrklaw macrumors 68000

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    sold mine. Now surviving using just my iphone 6S+ for a month..
     
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  14. Network33 macrumors member

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    You have any luck selling your iPad? ;)
     
  15. borgusio thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hello Network33, thanks for asking your advice was great!

    Yes, I sent it out yesterday. I was already sad on Sunday night because nothing happened and then all of a sudden on monday morning it was gone for 399! It is a bit unfortunate because I was hoping to use it one more week, so probably I should have shot a bit higher, hahah.

    On the other hand, there are many others who are selling at 399 but are still online - unsold, and those that originally positioned it at 460 last week are already going down at 439 or 410. So, probably prices will go down and in my case it was a lucky shot?

    Edit: I just went on eBay and saw that many 399ers went now to 360 or lower, so definitely a lucky shot - thanks again to all of you guys.
     

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