Is $180 (Trade-In) a bad deal for a used iPad 1 32 GB Wifi?

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  1. nygiants242 macrumors member

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    What do you guys think? I think on eBay they may be going for a little more, but after PayPal fees, eBay fees, etc., I may just go with this Best Buy deal - even though inherently a trade-in is never good value.

    Your input is much appreciated.
     
  2. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    doesn't sound too unfair to me. 1/2 the price of a new one to put it that way.
     
  3. jacob-07 macrumors regular

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    I would at least try to sell it myself before resorting to the trade in programs.
     
  4. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    like he said though with postage etc. it often ends up really expensive and time consuming.
     
  5. wmitch macrumors regular

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    Seems fair

    Seems about right. Cow boom (bestbuy) is selling them for $249 at http://www.cowboom.com/

    I can't imagine you will get more than about $225 on your own so $45 to not deal with the fees and hassle would be a fair trade off.
     
  6. MaxxTraxx macrumors 6502

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    Horrible deal. Try Craigslist, I got $275 for my 32GB.
     
  7. MrXiro macrumors 68040

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    Wretched deal. I sold my 16gb iPad 1 for 400 in December. At this point I would expect at least 350-400 for a 32gb.
     
  8. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    I got $225 on CL for a 16GB 1st gen, so you can definitely do better.
     
  9. MajorTCS macrumors regular

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    You can't replaces your iPad 1 for $225. Why not enjoy it, like I do. Use it on the second floor or in another part of your home. mine has scratched glass and a bent corner. I say enjoy it.
     
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  11. urkel macrumors 68030

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    IMO, under $200 isn't worth selling. My reasoning is that iPads (even the original) are such versatile devices that theres always a cool usage scenario for it. Keep it in the kitchen, workshop, couch, office or whatever and you'll find a cool opportunity to use it.

    Plus, it's such an attractive and historical device that would be worth keeping just as a fan.
     
  12. dmccloud macrumors 6502a

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    Gamestop is offering $200 trade-in/$160 cash for that same model iPad
     
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  14. Jamie017 macrumors newbie

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    Exactly the same as me. $180 is too low.
     
  15. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    I got that much for my 16GB OG iPad from Best Buy.

    You should be able to do better.
     
  16. plucky duck macrumors 6502

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    You pay a price for convenience sakes. Not worth it. Sell it youself on craigslist or kijiji.
     
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    $550 for a 64 GB iPad 2 last week on eBay. ;)
     
  19. cfs macrumors 6502a

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    I have my 32gb wifi on craigslist for $275. People have been offering $200. No way I will sell it for that. It's still a good device and with 5.1 fully functional. I wish it were faster but I am still able to use it at work everyday to create with.

    cfs
     
  20. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

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    Just got $275 for a 1st gen iPad 32GB wifi & 3G with nice case included in the deal. They were ecstatic. :D
     
  21. Lindsford macrumors 6502a

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    No way, I sold mine for $300 on CL tho it still had warranty and came with a case you should be getting atleast 250
     
  22. Ungibbed macrumors 6502

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    That price quote is awful!

    Craigslist or eBay would be a far better idea since after you trade it in, that's exactly what the company you're trading your iPad into, will do the same thing or resell it at a huge profit margin.

    I sold my 64GB first generation wifi model (with Apple case) and all the original documents, box and such and got $425 for it.

    Patience was key and I managed to get a healthy sum of money back from my $700+ investment that lasted me a long while. It still has a long life left in it and the buyer was thrilled due to the flawless condition I kept mine in.
     
  23. gdeputy macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah.. less 15% between ebay and paypal and your closer to 470. Not including shipping.
     

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