How to sell an iPad 2

spiderman0616

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I have decided to sell my iPad 2 to raise some money for my iPad 3. The value of it on Gazelle has already significantly dropped just from all the iPad 3 release rumors, so I figure now is the time. But, I have never sold an iOS device before, so I want you guys to take a look at my to do list for getting it ready and see if I'm missing anything:

--Cancel subscriptions (The Daily, Wired, etc.)
--Do one last backup to iCloud
--reset to factory settings
--deregister from my iTunes account

Is it really that easy? When I get my new iPad, I would like to just be able to sign it in to iCloud, restore from my last iPad backup, and then go back to business as usual.

Anyone have any other suggestions?
 

Saberon

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That's pretty much all you do.

When you get the new iPad just turn it on, connect to Wifi, type in your Apple ID/PW and tap "Restore via iCloud"
 

spiderman0616

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I decided to steer clear of both eBay and Gazelle. I sold it to a private party for $300. I figured I should cancel all my automatic renewals, because it would be easier than trying to figure out how to do it from somewhere else if there even is a way.

Now I just have to settle in for a really hard month (or more) of not having an iPad. It's been my constant companion since I got it. I'm dreading the time away.
 

Stealthipad

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Trust me, you will get no bids at all. Always start the bidding at $0.01
That is simply not true. The seller needs to look at what others have sold for recently and price just under accordingly. Starting at a penny will get you lots of bids but from idiots who have little or no feedback. If it is priced right you should still get bids even though most will come in the last minute of bidding.
 

MultiMediaWill

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That is simply not true. The seller needs to look at what others have sold for recently and price just under accordingly. Starting at a penny will get you lots of bids but from idiots who have little or no feedback. If it is priced right you should still get bids even though most will come in the last minute of bidding.
Well I was assuming that he is selling a 16gb Wifi Only iPad 2. If this is the case, he will get 0 bids with a $499 starting price.
 

duffer6

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I just sold my 64 GB wifi iPad 2 for $600.00.
nicely done. I sold my 64gb iPad 2 WiFi only for $550. A bit less than I wanted but I am betting in the next few weeks the prices will drop significantly. If the IPad 2 is still marketed at a reduced rate along side the iPad 3 then the price drop on IPad 2 previously used will be huge. I am betting the IPad 2 will drop by 100 for each model along with the elimination of the 16gb model along side the iPad 3 when the iPad 3 is announced. Additionally there are a ton of iPad 2s in the wild. I believe the iPad 2 outsold the iPad 1 by a significant number.
 
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farmermac

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I have decided to sell my iPad 2 to raise some money for my iPad 3. The value of it on Gazelle has already significantly dropped just from all the iPad 3 release rumors, so I figure now is the time. But, I have never sold an iOS device before, so I want you guys to take a look at my to do list for getting it ready and see if I'm missing anything:

--Cancel subscriptions (The Daily, Wired, etc.)
--Do one last backup to iCloud
--reset to factory settings
--deregister from my iTunes account

Is it really that easy? When I get my new iPad, I would like to just be able to sign it in to iCloud, restore from my last iPad backup, and then go back to business as usual.

Anyone have any other suggestions?

I think you are overthinking it. No need to do anything besides backup your ipad, go in settings and click "restore all settings". It will be factory fresh
 

spiderman0616

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I think the OP is trying to sell it in this thread! LOL.
Haha--Nah--I already have it sold. I was just trying to crowdsource for things I may not have thought of.

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How do you "de-register" from your iTunes account?
You can go into account settings in iTunes and remove devices from the account. I had a couple of old ones in mine that I don't even use anymore. It's kind of important to look in there every now and then because I think you're limited to 10 devices on an account.
 

WLS

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I sold my 16G WIFI on CL also. I listed it at $350 and had about 5 solid offers at that price and a couple of low ballers within 3 hours.
I guess I could of listed it higher but then I would have gotten fewer solid offers and more lowballers so maybe a bit higher is a realistic setting price, say $375. I decided to sell it to a high school kid who could use the price break. I did tell him that there was a new model in a month or so but he was fine with that so I didn't feel I was taking advantage of anyone. I'm good with being on the upgrade treadmill as long as it is only around $150 a year to update to the newest one and it is easy to sell the old one. I prefer CL over eBay because I don't have any fees and I meet the person and get the cash in hand before I let go of my iPad. eBay is just too risky for a seller these days. I read too many horror stories from sellers.
 

nStyle

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Even the 16gb iPad 2 is selling for 400-500 depending on accessories included on ebay... Sounds like someone out there got a great deal.

$400 shouldn't be any ridiculous feat to achieve for selling the 16GB edition - white or black.
 

WLS

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Even the 16gb iPad 2 is selling for 400-500 depending on accessories included on ebay... Sounds like someone out there got a great deal.

$400 shouldn't be any ridiculous feat to achieve for selling the 16GB edition - white or black.
yes you can get a higher price on eBay but then you pay sellers fees and you have to pack it and mail it and hope the seller won't tell PayPal they never got it and PayPal yanks the money back.
I'll probably list at a higher price next time but I was able to arrange to delay the actual exchange until Feb, which allows me to keep my iPad for another week. I'm happy.
PS And on CL you can deal locally and give a break to someone who deserves it On eBay it's all about the money and CL is more about the people
 
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macbookman83

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Now that it is jailbreakable it should be pretty attractive.

Although we know an iPad 3 is coming I personal am holding onto my i2 until there is a confirmed jailbreak for iPad 3 or 2s.


I don't want to go through the same cycle I did with my iPad2 and 4s. :rolleyes:
 

spiderman0616

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Just as an update, the buyer has my iPad now. (She's actually a friend of mine.) She sent me a picture of herself with the iPad on Facebook because I asked her to let me know that it got there safely.

I am seriously missing my iPad right now. I don't know if I'll do this next year. I want to sell it when I can get max value for it, but that means not having my favorite gadget of all time for probably at least a month or two. If this year's iPad is a retina display and faster processor, and next year is a 3S type of device, I will not upgrade next year. The pain in the ass of not having an iPad after using one every day for the last year is just not worth it I don't think. Maybe it will be different when/if I see a 9.7" retina display.
 

macbookman83

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Just as an update, the buyer has my iPad now. (She's actually a friend of mine.) She sent me a picture of herself with the iPad on Facebook because I asked her to let me know that it got there safely.

I am seriously missing my iPad right now. I don't know if I'll do this next year. I want to sell it when I can get max value for it, but that means not having my favorite gadget of all time for probably at least a month or two. If this year's iPad is a retina display and faster processor, and next year is a 3S type of device, I will not upgrade next year. The pain in the ass of not having an iPad after using one every day for the last year is just not worth it I don't think. Maybe it will be different when/if I see a 9.7" retina display.
You never know...... The next device may not even come until summer time. Apple constantly changes and updates its product release date.
 
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