All iPads Tested both, went with the Air - What now?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by runningtowin, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. runningtowin macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2011
    I currently have two iPads in my possession, a retina Mini and an Air. I got one as a gift (Mini) and bought the Air. After using them for about a month, my very unscientific tests proved I reached for the Air more. What do I do now with the "extra"? Craiglist? eBay? Where have people found the most success.
  2. thadoggfather macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    I like Craigslist. Can't beat cash in hand and no fees and setting the price.
  3. tmarks11 macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2010
    Not to rush you or anything, but the clock is ticking. In two months, Apple will announce the next generation Air and mini, and the price you will get for your current version will plummet as ifans seek to unload their current model so they can buy a brand new one.

    Craigslist or ebay both work. Craigslist is free, ebay you have to pay a %, but you don't have to worry about getting robbed when you go to make the exchange with your "customer"...
  4. runningtowin thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2011
    Yeah, I sure hope I can sell it by then. And believe me, you don't have to worry about my fear of Craiglist... I'm out a 5S because of it.
  5. kupkakez macrumors 68000


    Apr 4, 2011
  6. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    If this was my scenario.

    I'd use the iPad Air at home.

    And the mini everywhere else.
  7. ron7624 macrumors 68020


    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston, Texas area
    I have had total success on both craigslist and eBay. EBay is quicker sometimes but craigslist has no fees as someone else mentioned. 10% fees plus on eBay! is what it will cost you there and the hassle of having to mail it.
    I have both but use the air at home in the mini away from home. The mini sees more use in my case.
  8. tomaseriksson macrumors member


    Oct 3, 2010
    Stockholm, Sweden
    That's how I roll :cool:

    I always have my Retina Mini in my man-bag, my fullsize iPad is often parked at home in my sofa or at the bedside.

    But yeah, maybe the most economical thing is to sell of one while they still hold good value.
  9. iMaven macrumors 6502


    Jan 21, 2011
    Me too
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Like the others said, two tablets come in handy for me, too! One for the LazyBoy/House and the other stays in the vehicle for field use.
  11. runningtowin thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2011
    While this sounds lovely, I think I'd rather have an Air + $300 than both... But that's just me!
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Everyone's financial situation is different. You must realize that the cost of a $800+ iPad Air is just pocket change to some. It is just not that big of a deal.
  13. baypharm macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2007
    Never had a bad transaction with CL. I always meet in a public place. Now on the other hand, if you want to talk robbery Ebay and PayPal are two of the worst companies I have ever used. I cant tell you how many times PayPal froze my account for nothing other than to later unfreeze it with no apologies. I stopped using them a decade ago and never looked back. I enjoyed Ebay in the 90's when it first opened up but then they made one change after another to where it was just not enjoyable anymore. Just my 2 cents.

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