iPad 9.7 trade in...

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  1. Jazz76 macrumors newbie

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    Hi All - Not too sure if this has been mentioned elsewhere, but apparently you cannot use the Reuse and Recycle programme to trade in an iPad Pro 9.7 in the UK, it's it's 'too new'? Has anyone else encountered this?
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  2. Larrupin macrumors member

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    You're not missing much. Here in the US going through that program will get you a $275 Apple gift card for a 9.7 iPad Pro, cellular, 256gb, in great condition.
     
  3. Jazz76 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's odd that it's available in the US but not the UK though...
     
  4. Pentium macrumors 6502

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    Why trade in? I always sell my stuff if I wanna upgrade and get more money :)
     
  5. Jazz76 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I might have to go down the external selling route - I just thought an apple trade in would be 'neater'...
     
  6. ivanwi11iams Contributor

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    Same here, I can't be bothered with the personal selling of items. Too much hassle.
    I often trade in at Best Buy, especially if I know I'm buying a new device at the same time; simply applying the credit...
     
  7. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    I guess it's the whole time vs convenience conundrum. Selling it online can net you more money, but it's less reliable and more effort required, compared to an outlet which will take in your product and assure you a fixed sum for it, even if it's less. Plus, some people might not be familiar or comfortable with selling online.
     
  8. Hastings101 macrumors 68010

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    Yeah that's why I prefer trade-in, I really just don't trust things like Ebay as I've heard too many stories of buyers backing out last minute or demanding a refund due to change of mind or for an "undocumented scratch" that appeared out of the blue. It's also really annoying to ship things and deal with making sure you don't get scammed or something stolen by a neighbor/delivery person too.
     
  9. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    I traded my 9.7 32GB iPP in at Best Buy for $251 USD. I still have the cases to sell, but considering I bought it for $400 and it's a base model, I didn't feel I could do much better (and didn't want to dedicate the time to do so).

    Usually I go the craigslist route, but there are a lot of these on there already. And I would gladly pay the difference to not have to deal with people.
     
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  11. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Most of the time doing a trade-in is for suckers. Might as well just leave it on the street for someone to pick up at the ridiculous prices they offer. Well, not ridiculous for them because they do have to recondition and make a profit reselling. But for the $250-275 most places offer you could easily put it on eBay for $385 and come out with about $80 more after fees for not much more work. If you are patient could could get a few more $ even.
     
  12. IamDave macrumors regular

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    I can vouch for these guys as I've used them a few times and they always offer better prices than almost anywhere else and are very easy to deal with. Initially I think I had trouble contacting them for whatever reason but the last couple of occasions it's been fine and money has always been paid within a reasonable timeframe.
     
  13. Chevyguy2021 macrumors newbie

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    I bought mine as well for $399 last year. I listed it on CL and sold it in 5 days for $300 in my local target parking lot
     
  14. sracer macrumors 603

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    For some of us, our time is worthy money. Lack of hassle is worth money. There is value to us for walking in with a device, getting a trade-in credit and walking out with a new device. Obviously that's not true for everyone, but for some of us it is... and by making intelligent purchases up-front (like buying a new iPad Pro for $175 off) not maximizing the price on resale/trade-in is not as important.
     
  15. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    With cases or without?
     
  16. lakerchick4life macrumors 6502

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    My ipad Pro 9.7 inch 128gb wifi(rose Gold) with smart keyboard for 490 has been on craigslist for the last month, no one wants it..first had it for 550 and kept on lowering it..got a few emails but they were the typical BS paypal scams never had an issue with selling an ipad in the past, was gone within days this is the first time no one wants it after a month
     
  17. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    It always amazes me how quickly an older device becomes less popular when a new device launches. Even if it's priced appropriately, it just has a difficulty selling.

    But what I also think it's hurting the resale value of the 9.7 Pro, is the 2017 9.7 iPad that launched back in March for $329. For that price point, a lot of individuals are likely purchasing or choosing this model because now they may not be interested the Pro features.
     
  18. aakshey macrumors regular

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    If your Pro 9.7 has at least 3-4 months warranty left, USD 450-500 sounds right for a 128 GB WiFi one with a Smart Keyboard (also in warranty). However, since it is a Rose Gold one, you might need to further reduce the price by say USD 50 or so.

    So now we are at USD 400-450.

    If you're out of warranty, reduce the price by another USD 50-100 or so.

    So now we are looking at around USD 350ish. And you'll sell quickly. Trust me.
     
  19. lakerchick4life macrumors 6502

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    I purchased the iPad Pro in May of 2016 so yeah its out of warranty..same goes for the smart keyboard..if I had to I would lower it a little bit maybe to 450 I think that sounds like a good price but I would never drop it to 350 unless I took out the smart keyboard(That alone cost me 150 bucks) Staples would give me 390 for it but thats only for staples emoney would have to use it there..and best buy offers 253 which is still super low and target offers 207(But I know around black friday cyper monday they will probably offer another 15 percent off all orders so would make the cost of the ipad much cheaper. No point in getting it now til IOS 11 comes out but still surprising considering how much Im offering that no one wants it..figured that Rose Gold is a color that people like but I Guess its more of a chick color since well, Im a girl Im into pink
     
  20. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    Best Buy's trade in offered me $258 for my 128GB LTE SG 9.7" in perfect condition. Needless to say, I still have it. The highest offer anyone has offered is $450 cash. I probably could get more on eBay, but after fees, I'm not sure how much more than $450 I'd end up with. May end up giving it to the kids.
     
  21. lakerchick4life macrumors 6502

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    Yeah selling on Ebay would be a mistake..after reading the horror stories, send someone a perfect iPad, then they claim it came broken or defective, ebay sides with buyer and I end up getting screwed not worth it..450 in cash I would accept for sure if someone wanted it will just keep waiting someone will eventually want it if not will just trade it into the store
     
  22. Pentium macrumors 6502

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    For me I don't let them take my money like this, I buy the new product hassle free right away and when I get it I just sell the old one whenever I find time.
    I do not feel more intelligent If I give them $1000 iPad Pro for $250, That's it.
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    yeah but sometimes the difference is too big to ignore, esp when you upgrade every year :)
     
  23. sracer macrumors 603

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    bingo. eBay favors buyers not sellers, and Apple devices seem to attract a higher percentage of scammers than auctions for things like paper goods.

    Factor all of the expense, time, effort, and uncertainty, and using eBay to sell iPads is often not worth it... especially with the reduced resale value of iPads.
     
  24. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Personally I would not utilize eBay. Aside from the insertion fees, the mount of fraud that eBay has become today is far greater when I used to be. Especially with Apple products, there are too many possibilities that A buyer can take advantage of the seller. EBay typically favors with the buyer as well, and the risk versus reward would not be worth it to me. I would rather much trade my device in, use it until it's no longer useful to me or hand it down to somebody else.

    Or of course, you have the option of selling locally for cash.
     
  25. lakerchick4life macrumors 6502

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    Ive read the horror stories of people selling perfect condition PS4's on ebay, then being told their PS4 doesnt work when received and they have to give a full refund..screw that would NEVER sell on Ebay. A few years back I sold an old iPad on amazon seller central, got lucky the guy who purchased it from me turned out to be a legit good guy..received it in two days and gave me positive feedback saying he received it in perfect condition. I just dont want to go that route again, who knows the next person who buys it turns out to be a total scam artist would rather just meet with someone in person, get the cash and the iPad is theirs no trade backs I know mine is perfect but you know how it is with scammers I wouldnt risk it..even with sites like Swappa I know they are good but still, you are sending an iPad to a total stranger they receive it and you never know what they will say
     

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