iPad low trade in from Apple/in store supply at Best Buy

Discussion in 'iPad' started by wickedwahine11, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. wickedwahine11, Oct 18, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2014

    wickedwahine11 macrumors 6502

    wickedwahine11

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    Yep, I know I could get more money on eBay or Craigslist, but for convenience sake I always do trade ins at stores. I have a 128gb Air, and got widely different offers.

    Gamestop (cash price) $215
    Apple gift card $240
    Target gift card $300
    Walmart gift card $319.60
    Gazelle: $335
    Best Buy gift card $361

    I didn't want to get it at Best Buy because it looks like you cannot preorder the 128gb for in store pickup, and I doubt Walmart or Target will have the 128gb in store.

    If I was not going out of town on 10/28, I would preorder with Best Buy to be shipped as it has the best price option. Looks like I will have to wait and order it when I return or give up $100+ to get it at Apple before my trip.
     
  2. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    Since I never bother with Places like eBay, I took Gazelles offer for almost $400. for my iPad Air. That covers about half of the cost of my iPad Air 2.
     
  3. wickedwahine11 thread starter macrumors 6502

    wickedwahine11

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    That is really good. I have been nervous about sending in my iPad somewhere and being afraid they would change the offer or claim it never arrived or was in a different condition, etc. Perhaps I should look further into that as it would allow me to buy it at Apple.

    Update: hmm, it is now $335 for my model. You got a good deal.
     
  4. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    I know a lot of people might not like selling their devices to places like Gazelle as you can get more selling it on Craigslist or eBay. However, I've sold many things to Gazelle and they have never changed the price they quoted and they are very quick to mail my check out after I receive the email that my item has been inspected.
     
  5. urda Suspended

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    Honestly you already hit a major price drop due to the fact you are trying to off load it AFTER a new product launch.

    For future reference: 1-2 weeks before a product announcement sell your device on Craigslist (CASH ONLY) or eBay for maximum dollar.

    I did this with my iPad Mini Retina and got only about 100 less back than I paid in retail. Sure the person buying it could have waited 1-2 weeks and saved by buying after the Apple price drops ... but that isn't my problem.

    You're not going to get much better deals now, since the price drops and of course the new hardware.
     
  6. eagleglen macrumors 6502a

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    I'm planning to sell my iPad Air 64gb with cellular to Gazzelle for $325. I have used Craigslist in the past, but this seems the most convenient. If I have Gazelle put the funds in my PayPal account, does anyone know how much they charge to transfer them into my bank account?
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Just have them mail you a check.

    The fewer people that know your bank checking account number the better.
     
  8. eagleglen macrumors 6502a

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    You're right, I think I'm going to switch my payment to a check.
     

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