Is my iPad Pro still worth selling?

Ghost31

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what terrible timing. I put my iPad Pro up for sale on Craigslist and then a couple days later I notice this little...thing. Whatever it is. A little flaw in the screen that wasn't there a few days ago and now I don't even know if anybody will want it. I took my Craigslist ad down because I said there was nothing wrong with it and I don't wanna sell it to someone under false pretenses (nobody deserves that) so I'm just kinda on the fence about whether it's worth it to sell it or if I should just keep it until it dies. Figuring I won't get much for it anyway.

What do you think? I was gonna sell it with the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil included so it was like a "hey you get the full package" kinda deal
 

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Relentless Power

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what terrible timing. I put my iPad Pro up for sale on Craigslist and then a couple days later I notice this little...thing. Whatever it is. A little flaw in the screen that wasn't there a few days ago and now I don't even know if anybody will want it. I took my Craigslist ad down because I said there was nothing wrong with it and I don't wanna sell it to someone under false pretenses (nobody deserves that) so I'm just kinda on the fence about whether it's worth it to sell it or if I should just keep it until it dies. Figuring I won't get much for it anyway.

What do you think? I was gonna sell it with the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil included so it was like a "hey you get the full package" kinda deal
You could still sell the iPad used in that it does have a defect on the screen, but you're including the Apple Pencil and smart keyboard perhaps for a discounted price. You Might lose some money, but nonetheless, somebody would still likely be interested in it.

Or, you could retain it, if you have the needs for having a second iPad for whatever uses you might find.

But in any case, I think you still will find a potential buyer if it was priced properly with the defect.
 

Ghost31

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You could still sell the iPad used in that it does have a defect on the screen, but you're including the Apple Pencil and smart keyboard perhaps for a discounted price. You Might lose some money, but nonetheless, somebody would still likely be interested in it.

Or, you could retain it, if you have the needs for having a second iPad for whatever uses you might find.

But in any case, I think you still will find a potential buyer if it was priced properly with the defect.
What do you think a fair price might be?
 

Relentless Power

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It's the 12.9 pro wifi in 128gb
My best guess would be approximately around $400.00 with the keyboard , Apple Pencil, noting that it does have the defect on the display. Again, that's just a guess. Perhaps somebody would be willing to pay more or around that figure.
 
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parseckadet

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You can also send it to services like Gazelle. Heck, if you take it to Best Buy all they care about is that it turns on and isn't water damaged. Just because it isn't flawless doesn't mean that it's worthless.
 
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Ghost31

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My best guess would be approximately around $400.00 with the keyboard , Apple Pencil, noting that it does have the defect on the display. Again, that's just a guess. Perhaps somebody would be willing to pay more or around that figure.
Yikes that sounds low. But then again selling iPads isn't what it used to be. I remember back in the day when I put a iPad up on Craigslist and was flooded with emails within a day. Now a whole week goes by without hearing a thing. I think I'll go for $500 and just let people negotiate down if they want. Thanks man.

Wanna hear something funny. I just called Apple and asked about repairing the screen and they said it would cost....$599. That's not a typo. Like holy crap. How is that even possible? I could buy a brand new big screen tv for that! I almost don't even Believe it and wanna get a 2nd opinion. That just sounds crazy
 
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Relentless Power

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Yikes that sounds low. But then again selling iPads isn't what it used to be. I remember back in the day when I put a iPad up on Craigslist and was flooded with emails within a day. Now a whole week goes by without hearing a thing. I think I'll go for $500 and just let people negotiate down if they want. Thanks man.

Wanna hear something funny. I just called Apple and asked about repairing the screen and they said it would cost....$599. That's not a typo. Like holy crap. How is that even possible? I could buy a brand new big screen tv for that! I almost don't even Believe it and wanna get a 2nd opinion. That just sounds crazy
I hope you're able to sell it and achieve more than I guessed it was worth. But I certainly won't spend that type of money to repair the display, as you could easily find a buyer that would be interested in purchasing it from you with the included accessories. Good luck and hope it goes well.
 

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Yikes that sounds low. But then again selling iPads isn't what it used to be. I remember back in the day when I put a iPad up on Craigslist and was flooded with emails within a day. Now a whole week goes by without hearing a thing. I think I'll go for $500 and just let people negotiate down if they want. Thanks man.

Wanna hear something funny. I just called Apple and asked about repairing the screen and they said it would cost....$599. That's not a typo. Like holy crap. How is that even possible? I could buy a brand new big screen tv for that! I almost don't even Believe it and wanna get a 2nd opinion. That just sounds crazy
My Galaxy S7 Edge has a crack on the bottom right corner of the front glass. It stops just short of the screen, so it doesn’t cover it at all. I called a few repair shops around me to get an estimate on the damage and they all quoted me $400+. I could buy a whole other Galaxy S7 Edge in great condition for that price and still have mine to use or sell.

I didn’t even bother. I already have the Galaxy S8. I just like using my Galaxy S7 Edge at home on Wi-Fi sometimes.
 
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missbing

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You can get a lot more money if you sell them separately. If you sell the iPad on eBay listing the defect you should be able to get at least $350-$500 for the iPad alone. You should be able to get $100 for the keyboard and at least $50 for the pen.
 

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Yikes that sounds low. But then again selling iPads isn't what it used to be. I remember back in the day when I put a iPad up on Craigslist and was flooded with emails within a day. Now a whole week goes by without hearing a thing. I think I'll go for $500 and just let people negotiate down if they want. Thanks man.

Wanna hear something funny. I just called Apple and asked about repairing the screen and they said it would cost....$599. That's not a typo. Like holy crap. How is that even possible? I could buy a brand new big screen tv for that! I almost don't even Believe it and wanna get a 2nd opinion. That just sounds crazy
Wow, didn't realize it was that expensive. I better be more careful. BTW, if you used a credit card to purchase your device you may have an extended warranty through your cc.
 

craig1410

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Yikes that sounds low. But then again selling iPads isn't what it used to be. I remember back in the day when I put a iPad up on Craigslist and was flooded with emails within a day. Now a whole week goes by without hearing a thing. I think I'll go for $500 and just let people negotiate down if they want. Thanks man.

Wanna hear something funny. I just called Apple and asked about repairing the screen and they said it would cost....$599. That's not a typo. Like holy crap. How is that even possible? I could buy a brand new big screen tv for that! I almost don't even Believe it and wanna get a 2nd opinion. That just sounds crazy
If you genuinely don't know how this happened, and if you live close enough to an Apple retail store, it might be worth taking it along to let them have a look at it. The defect is quite unusual looking and sometimes the Apple geniuses are keen to capture examples of unusual problems. Apple have a term for this sort of capture process but ultimately it usually means you would get a refurbished unit in return for your current one.

The defect appears to be a series of permanently lit pixels which might indicate some sort of manufacturing process failure so your normal 12 month warranty might extend a bit farther than you were expecting. The only concern I do have is that, from the photo, there appears to be a mark on the glass in the shape of a number 7 which is aligned with the damaged pixels and that would suggest maybe some sort of impact damage. Only you will know if this is possible though and I'm not meaning that you caused the damage yourself but perhaps someone else in the household might have dropped something on the display etc. It takes a very brave child/spouse/partner to admit to such things sometimes... :)

Anyway, worst case if you take it to Apple is that they give you a quote for the repair but I would definitely give it a shot.

Good luck,
Craig.