ipad 1 resale values

Discussion in 'iPad' started by frunkis54, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

    frunkis54

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    i've seen a few posts saying what people got for the ipad but i was wondering if anyone has set up something clean so others have ideas what their ipads should sell for.

    ipad in excellent condition
    16 wifi $
    32 wifi $
    64 wifi $

    16 3g/wifi $
    32 3g/wifi $
    64 3g/wifi $
     
  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Too many variables for that to be meaningful IMHO. And who will maintain it since it will will change some week to week as supply/demand changes?

    Also, why not use eBay completed listing info as a guide?
     
  3. frunkis54 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ok just a idea :(
     
  4. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    ... And just my opinion. I've been known to be wrong... :)
     
  5. saving107 macrumors 603

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    I sold my 32GB WiFi only model for $425 and it had a dent,

    I agree, too many variables since some people just don't care of the condition since their just going to put it in a case (it was a small dent, but still a dent).
     
  6. Mjmar macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    32 gb wifi for $430 perfect condition
     
  7. No1up macrumors regular

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    I sold mine on the 2nd for $525 i didn't know they had lowered the price lol.. I just found this out a few days ago..

    For $430, I would just keep it...
     
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  9. Mjmar macrumors 65816

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    I thought about just keeping it, but then I realized that I won't be able to get even close to that much next year. Taking a $200 loss now will actually help me out in the long run, especially considering how much more I'll get for an iPad 2 over an iPad 1 next year.
     
  10. BeyondtheTech, Mar 7, 2011
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    BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    I got a 16GB iPad 3G and haven't been able to sell it, and it's mint, got all original accessories and box, Apple black cover, an Ed Hardy skin (still in shrinkwrap, not applied), and the Camera Connection Kit.

    I had a few bites at $400, but no one came through on their offer.
     
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  12. iAAPL macrumors regular

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    Sold my 32GB 3G on Amazon on Saturday for $550, minus the roughly $40 commission. Perfect condition, free Apple case, all original packaging (including the plastic wrap).
     
  13. iAAPL macrumors regular

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    I saved myself $200 by NOT using Gazelle. You're right, it's simple. If you aren't lazy, though, you can get a lot more.
     
  14. tgcken macrumors member

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    I think $50 under the Apple Refurbished price is a fair guide, give or take maybe $20 in either direction.

    I purchased a used ipad 16gb wifi for $325 that had a screen protector on it from day one and no marks anywhere. It also included the apple case and a penguins case, which I was able to sell for the $25 difference. I also didn't have to buy the $22 Zagg screen protector as anticipated.

    IMO, if you want the newest iPad, go ahead and sell your current one on Craigslist. At least in Pittsburgh they seem to have been moving quickly. I anticipate keeping mine for 3 years at a cost of $7/mo (assuming i can get $50 for a mint condition iPad 1 four years after release).

    Given the current price trends, if you really want to always have the newest iPad you're going to be paying about $16/mo. All things considered, that's not terribly much more for what you're getting. Just do the responsible thing and make sure your old iPad makes it into the hands of someone else that wants it, one way or another.

    Also, always use protection. It only takes one tiny mistake for you to end up with a scratch on your screen. Keeping these products in good condition minimizes the environmental impact of these devices (by keeping them desirable longer) and maximizes your resale value.

    Thanks,
    Ken
     

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