No more iPad Trade in value? W T F APPLE?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by eggersj, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. eggersj macrumors 6502

    eggersj

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    Last week my 2015 12.9" iPad pro had a Apple store trade-in value of $275.

    Then, yesterday when the new iPad Pro's launched it went to zero. My buddy has the same problem with the base ipad he bought over the summer. He lost $200.

    BEst buy still has the trade in active for $250, so I will be going there to trade in on a 9.7" iPad for my son, after I buy my new ipad pro.

    This frustating anyone else? Dick move Apple!
     
  2. jenag145 macrumors regular

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    I also had that happen and I was livid!!
     
  3. profets macrumors 601

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    In fairness their trade in values are quite low (not unexpected). My 2017 12.9 was showing 475 for trade in but I was able to sell it quite easily for 950.
     
  4. BeatCrazy macrumors 68000

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    The 10.5" 256GB has the same value ($325) today via Apple, as it did last week. Maybe because it's still considered a current model?
     
  5. Azathoth123 macrumors 6502

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    I checked yesterday morning (launch day) and my gen 1 12.9” showed $275.
     
  6. MistrSynistr macrumors 65816

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    Macofalltrades will pay MUCH more than that Apple program.
     
  7. misanthrophy macrumors regular

    misanthrophy

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    Maybe you have choose the wrong classification on the apple website? One of the last questions is: is your iPad FREE of liquid damage. Most people only see liquid and choose no, instead of yes!
     
  8. cardfan macrumors 68000

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    For people concerned with apple raising prices, you seem quick to give away your old ipads for pennies.
     
  9. eggersj thread starter macrumors 6502

    eggersj

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    Check now! :mad:
     
  10. _Kiki_ macrumors 6502a

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    trade value program it's a scam, you can get a lot of more money by selling locally
     
  11. eggersj thread starter macrumors 6502

    eggersj

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    I've never bitched about Apple's prices... I am pretty discerning in most things and believe in "you get what you pay for..." or "buy once cry once".

    It's simply a matter of convenience (CL is a pain in the ass; I'd have to deal with a bunch of people I plainly just have no desire to deal with).

    That being said, I will DEF check Macofalltrades!
     
  12. BeatCrazy macrumors 68000

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    It's not a scam, especially considering the value (a lot of) people place on zero hassle, and zero risk of getting shot/robbed during a CL encounter :)
     
  13. _Kiki_ macrumors 6502a

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    It's your problem, because you live in US,
    I got more money 2 years ago for my iPad Mini 2 than OP
    Apple trade prices is like daylight robbery
     
  14. Azathoth123 macrumors 6502

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    Just did, $250.
     

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  15. macduke macrumors G4

    macduke

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    If you really want to screw over Apple, let me know. I am also willing to pay $0 for your iPad.
     
  16. Raist3001 macrumors 65816

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    $950 ?!?
     
  17. Zimmy68 macrumors 68000

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    I'm not sure what is more hard to swallow.
    The $950 (which was pretty much MSRP) or the "quite easily".
     
  18. baypharm macrumors 68000

    baypharm

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    Join the club. My 2016 MBP i7 with 2 TB SSD is worth a grand total of......$0.00 to Apple!! Lol
     
  19. chris_b macrumors newbie

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    CL is really simple if you follow two basic rules:

    1. Use a Google Voice number and not your own number. This way you can reset the number after and not be bothered by people once the iPad is sold.
    2. Only meet up at a police station. All the ones around me within a hundred miles offer either a sanctioned area specifically for CL trades or allow it in their lobbies so neither party gets robbed. I’ve never had an issue meeting someone at a police station for sales or purchases on CL.
     
  20. Raist3001 macrumors 65816

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    Totally agree. A police station meet up is a wise decision.
     
  21. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

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    I have no idea what you are talking about. I use a service like swappa. And can get twice as much as i would to trade in. And i have never had any issues selling and shipping. I usually always insure the package. Get a signature confirmation. And take a ton of pics of the item i sell. So that the person cannot say i sent him something damaged.
     
  22. BeatCrazy macrumors 68000

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    I have sold on Swappa several times, as recently as last month. The fact remains, for many people it's still not worth the hassle.
     
  23. Gadge Goblin macrumors regular

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    I have to say I personally feel the trade in prices are terrible at Apple.

    They love talking up how green they are yet there’s no insensitive to trade in with them verse the competition or selling privately.

    The Apple trade in program in my opinion is pointless
     
  24. profets macrumors 601

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    A few things -

    1) It was a 256GB WiFi + Cellular model in absolute perfect condition
    2) I'm in Canada - so the price brand new was much more than $950. And for comparison the equivalent 2018 model including sales tax is $1863.
    3) Many comparable ones are listed around $1000 and up

    Anyway, I was just trying to show the comparison of an easy trade in at what is likely a wholesale value vs selling it privately. Definitely pros and cons to each, and I can definitely appreciate both routes.
     
  25. Rafterman macrumors 68020

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    Something is better than nothing.
     

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