Sell iPad 1 before or after announcement

Discussion in 'iPad' started by seeharrison, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. seeharrison macrumors regular


    Nov 8, 2011
    Sorry for another "I'm selling my iPad" thread, but a search didn't turn up any answers to my specific question. I plan on selling my 32GB first generation iPad with WiFi + 3G that has 9 months of Apple care remaining. Seeing as how it's already "old", I assume it will sell for about the same before or after the new iPad is announced. Does anyone else have thoughts on this? I'm trying to decide if I should sell before the announcement or if it will really make a difference. I'm hoping to get $350 for it. Does this sound reasonable?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    I would sell before the announcement, right now it's only 1 generation old, in a week it will be 2.
  3. jackwins macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2008
    Good luck getting $350 for it. Especially after the iPad 3 comes out. I would ditch it now if possible. If you get $300 for it, I would say you made out alright.
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    yeah dude do it, these current iPads values are diminishing by the minute.
  5. snow blind macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2011
    Id say if the iPad 3 ends up having 4GLTE (which i can't see it having yet) then $350 would be a little much... maybe $300. Otherwise, to give you an idea, my basically brand new 32GB WiFI iPad 2 sold for $485 two weeks ago.
  6. stockcerts macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    I put my iPad 2 16gig wifi only on eBay last night. I'm hoping to get $300 for it (based on closing prices I've seen today).
  7. berkleeboy210 macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2004
    Boston, Massachusetts
    I got $390 for mine last Saturday. I'm sure it's dropped a little by now.
  8. cpucrash0 macrumors regular

    May 25, 2010
    I wouldn't pay 300 dollars for a iPad 1 and I don't know anyone who would. maybe he can get 250 or somewhere around that price range. Since it is an iPad 1.
  9. maclook macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
  10. MythicFrost macrumors 68040


    Mar 11, 2009
    I sold my 1st gen iPad 64GB WiFi for $320 AU. Sell before, because it's quite likely you'll get less after.
  11. SoonerFan303 macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2010
    Just sold my iPad2 16 gb white for 400 today. I am guessing I got an extra 50-80 bucks than I would next week.
  12. Peterson8765 macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2010
    Get rid of it before the 7th, and you'll get more for it.
  13. berkleeboy210 macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2004
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Yep. It's definitely wise to get rid of it before the 7th!
  14. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020


    Oct 1, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    Sold my 32gb wifi 3G 1st gen ipad, no AppleCare for $350 (asking price, no haggling) cash first day after several calls that sounded serious. Picked one guy that could meet nearby and made the sale. Easy. This was over this past weekend. So plenty of ppl are willing to pay the price. One guy even called and offered me $375 to sell to him after I decided on the quick sale to someone else.

    I'll agree when iPad 3 is announced it will drop but even right now $350-400 on CL is reasonable plus OP has AppleCare.
  15. vabigpoppa macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2008
    dont give up hope OP! i put my 32GB ipad 1st gen 3g + wifi on ebay & craigslist for $350 at 2am last night. by noon today i had about 10 inquiries from craigslist ready to meet and pay, even an offer of $380! but by 1230 someone used "buy it now" on my ebay auction for $350 + shipping.

    i thought it would take me a week or so to sell, im starting to wonder how much more I couldve got for it, the demand still seems there.
  16. G-Mo macrumors 6502


    Nov 6, 2010
    Auckland, NZ
    Bought a 16GB iPad 1 Wi-Fi on Craigslist this week (for my 19 month old) for $180...
  17. jsmith1 macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2010
    3g models make them very easy to sell and much more valuable IMO, if I want to sell mine and only after I get the iPad 3, there are ppl here willing to pay $350 for it since it has 3g.

    I wouldn't buy a model that didn't have the 3g, use it all the time and make it much more useable in all places and situations, even played golf with it as a gps device.

    I'm still not sure I'm going to even sell it though as I might keep it.
  18. seeharrison thread starter macrumors regular


    Nov 8, 2011
    Thanks for all of the great replies! I've got it listed on ebay with a buy it now of $375 and a $325 reserve price. I guess I'll list it on CL too and see if I have any bites. Thanks again and I'll post an update if it sells.

  19. ahaley1986 macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2008
    i sold my iPad 32 GB wifi with 2 cases and a dock for 350. not too shabby
  20. AlPlPlLE macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2012
    Likewise, got $350 for 32GB iPad wifi with box and acc. And I also just got $750 for iPad2 64GB wifi/3G with box, Smartshell, smart over, box, headphones, and charger. I'm ready for this release lol.
  21. seeharrison thread starter macrumors regular


    Nov 8, 2011
    Just an update for anyone following. I listed it on CL yesterday around noon for $375. I've already had 10 e-mails with 4 people saying they want to purchase it and asking about meeting up somewhere. Hopefully I'll be able to sell it this weekend. *Fingers crossed*

    I did have one question. If I've wiped the device and it's at the "connect to iTunes" prompt, how can the person "see it in action"? I would assume that whoever buys it would want to see it connected to WiFi and working. Is this an incorrect assumption?

    Thanks for all of the help and advice!
  22. motoleo macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2012
    I'd sell it now. The average person doesn't really know about the new iPad yet. Once news break, it makes it a little harder to sell it for a reasonable price. That price is at the sweet spot.
  23. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    That's a very valid assumption. As a buyer if I can't test out the main features, my money's staying in my pocket. :)

    Can you not activate/startup the ipad without connecting to itunes? I thought you could do that, maybe it's only on iOS5?

    However you need to, get the device to a workable state, but it can be "setup as new" with none of your info. If you're nervous about it pulling something from your computer, use an alternate computer with a fresh install of Itunes to set up the ipad with nothing on it but the included apps.
  24. vantez, Mar 2, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2012

    vantez macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2009
    You guys must be in well populated areas, $750 for a iPad 2 64GB WiFi?! (Re-Read, w/3G)

    I put a post up on craigslist for my iPad 2 64GB WiFi including a Smart Cover for $480 and I've only gotten 4 responses with 2 asking for a lower price.

    I was actually considering selling it to one guy who sounds serious for $450 but I don't want to leave money on the table.
  25. Halebopp macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2011
    I'd take the $450 and run


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