Is apple the best place for a trade in for an iPad Air 2?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Ensyed, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. Ensyed macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2014
    i would like to upgrade to an iPad Pro 10.5. I have 2 iPad Air 2s I can trade in. It looks like apple is offering 200. Is tat the best place and do they give on the spot store credit?
  2. F1Fan macrumors member


    Apr 11, 2011
    Washington State
    I would also check Best Buy. They have a trade in program, which I just used for my Apple Watch (the only place I could find accepting AW trade ins). I requested a quote on my MacBook Air which was higher at Best Buy than at the Apple Store. They give a gift card for Best Buy, not cash, but of course they sell pretty much everything Apple Store sells anyway and their rewards program is pretty good. I've gotten a lot of "free stuff" by buying everything from them and getting rewards points.
  3. macrumors 604

    May 26, 2016
    I’d suggest trying to sell it outside. You’ll get more money.
  4. Pete Rodgers macrumors member

    Pete Rodgers

    Jun 18, 2017
    Bethesda, Uk
    Ebay! Set a good lower limit and see what happens. I've sold stuff on there for more than you could buy it on Amazon! If people get caught up in a spiralling bidding war, you could be in luck. It is a bit of a gamble though. You can get some great deals on there too. I got a 9.7 iPad pro, apple pencil, bluetooth keyboard and stand for 300 gbp. And in perfect condition!
  5. steve23094 macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2013
    I wouldn't have thought so. I recently had a look and I could get twice as much on eBay (and this is sold mind you, not asking prices) for my device than trading in through Apple.
  6. newellj macrumors 604

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    The caveat with eBay and PayPal is that if you run into a jerk you have basically no rights and no defenses. Apple and BB on the other hand are going to be at the low end of the range. I would suggest Craigslist. You won't get eBay prices, but you won't pay the almost 15% fees, and you can't get scammed by a thief masquerading as a buyer.
  7. Leo90 macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2014
    EBay is a total piece of garbage. In the end the higher bidder does not want to pay and you end up wasting time and not seeing any money for it. OP, I highly recommend you to trade-in at Apple Store. If you sell it on eBay you will have headaches and having to pay obnoxious selling fees and in the end the little bit more of money you got for it wont compensate the hassle eBay can really be if you are a casual seller. Besides, if you trade in at Apple you get to keep the charger and cables, so you end up having an extra charger when you get your new iPad Pro.
  8. KitnB macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2017
    New York, NY
    Craigslist has a ton of scammers and thieves. Make sure you meet in broad daylight, in a public place of your choosing or at a Police station.

    I have an iPad Air 2 that I need to get rid of and I'm considering the same options too. I'm trying to avoid eBay due to the points others have brought up and the insane fees.

    So I'm down to Craigslist or trade-in. And need to decide... Doesn't Apple also give $200 on your credit card if you bring it to an Apple store?
  9. Farrellcollie macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2011
  10. kvyoung macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2015
    Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
    Sold my 1st generation 12.9 locally today using Kijiji is similar to Craigslist but popular here in Canada. Did have to put up with a bunch of low ball offers and the odd person trying to waste my time but it sold in 3 days so not too bad. I always meet the buyer in a coffee shop for safety reasons and sales are cash only. This is how I’ve generally sold all my tech.
  11. KitnB macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2017
    New York, NY
    Yep. I've bought and sold on Swappa before. It's a better deal for buying, not for selling since the seller pays all fees & shipping on top on PayPal fees so might as well sell on eBay and get a much higher sale price if I have to deal with all the damn fees the shipping costs.
  12. JoshVB macrumors regular

    Dec 28, 2002
    I too sell all of my older Apple devices using I’ve been fortunate and have never had a problem. Apple is in the business to make money, they’re not going to give you as much money for an old device as you could get selling privately yourself.
  13. snow755 macrumors 65816


    Sep 12, 2012

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