iPad iPad Air 2 Resale Value

Discussion in 'iPad' started by PocoPox, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. PocoPox macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2014
    Will the ipad air 2 hold it's resale value? How much does the value drop?

    I'm planning on purchasing the ipad air 2 now since I need it for class. However, if the ipad pro does release next year I will be selling the ipad air 2 and picking up the pro.
  2. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

    Mar 10, 2010
    iPad's have the best resale value out of any tablets. However the percent returned for each generation seems to be dropping so I your going to lose 25% - 50% percent of value.
  3. Closingracer macrumors 68030

    Jul 13, 2010
    The lower capacity ones hold the best resale value based on percentage but in general they all have the best resale over other tablets
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I wouldn't buy an iPad for investment purposes but for filling a need. I don't see getting too much $$ back when you sell an iPad, even a newer one like the Air 2.
  5. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    If you want to get the largest percentage of your money back, buy it in black or silver, 16gb, wifi. There is very little additional money to be had selling one with larger capacity and/or cellular.

    Overall the used value of all previous generation iPad's seems to be around $300-350. Not bad if you only spent $500, a little harder to spend if you spent $700-800.
  6. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    Tablet market is saturated - values drop quickly now
  7. sonicrobby macrumors 68020


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    Normally when a new one is released, the old ones will retail for $100 less, so a used one will have to be less than that, depending upon its condition. Selling now, you should be able to get close to retail value, maybe $25-$50 less or so (assuming excellent condition)
  8. PocoPox thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2014
    Argh, I was planning on getting the 64gb ~$630. So resale would be around $300-400?
  9. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    if you need one for short term then why not buy an older model used because the resale loss will be much lower.
  10. CalMin macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2007
    This is good advice. There are plenty of IPad Airs on sale on Craigslist/eBay right now. It will run all software that you need for class and will not lose as much in depreciation if you look after it (use a case).
  11. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    Air 2 will depreciate quickly.

    Once Apple quietly addresses the vibration issue with different speaker module, the "old" Air 2s that vibrate will be worth even less.
  12. urkel, Nov 4, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2014

    urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    Or, rather than losing any money on short term resale then just buy a used $200 iPad or Mini and just plan on keeping it.
  13. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Much depends on how long you keep it. Worth drops when new models replace it. Wise to get the 64 or 128GB, 16gb is too small except for a very few! It will sell just fine!
  14. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    Lol this is ridiculous you're funny
  15. PocoPox, Nov 4, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2014

    PocoPox thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2014
    Thanks all! I have some thinking to do, I have an apple gift card from the MacBook Pro educational promotion so I'll have to decide if I'm going to purchase a refurbished iPad or the iPad Air 2.

    If I could cash in the gift card for the full value I'd probably wouldn't even debate about getting the iPad Air 2.

    I've also got the iPhone 6 plus coming in so that adds to the confusion about getting a mini or not.

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