iPad mini Where do you all sell your used iPads?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Max Your Macs, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. Max Your Macs macrumors member

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    Hey everyone,

    Well, after giving the 32GB mini a 3 month test run, and absolutely loving it, I have decided the full size is just better for my day-to-day work since I am using it as my main machine more all the time. I work with larger documents for hours at a time and found the larger screen is better for my aging eyes.

    I imagine a number of people here have been in a similar situation with a second iPad they need to pass along so I was wondering where you found as a good resource to sell. I listed on eBay and got nothing but scam bidders who never pay, Craigslist just brought ridiculously lowball offers, etc. I am wondering if there are any sites that are more specialized in these items that anyone has found?

    Any guidance would be much appreciated!
     
  2. Medic311 macrumors 68000

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    in this order

    1) Family
    2) Friends
    3) Neighbors
    4) Co-Workers
    5) Craigslist - Simultaneously as #6
    6) eBay - Simultaneously as #5


    i don't have experience selling used iPads, but for a decent amount of time i was flipping sealed refurb iPads on eBay. Craigslist is a joke - people were offering me $200 for a brand new sealed iPad 3 16GB wifi that was selling for $379 from Apple. i was also throwing in a new leather sleeve case. so i decided to sell on eBay. to save $$$, try to list it as a fixed auction and only pay a 5% fee vs a 9% fee. do research and pick a fixed price of what they seem to be selling for (or close to it) and list it for a fixed amount of time (do 5 or 7 days). it helps to provide a case as well to make it seems like they are getting a deal and it gives the appearance that you were a careful owner and kept it in a case the entire time. browse SlickDeals or eBay and buy a cheap one for a few bucks and just include it in the listing

    during the holiday season i was selling iPad 3 16GB wifi refurbs for $449-$469 (i raised the price the closer it got to XMas when Apple.com ran out of refurb stock) when they retail for $379. LOL
     
  3. iHEGGSY macrumors newbie

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    Mainly eBay.

    Craigslist isn't AS common a way of selling here in the UK as far as I'm aware.

    I usually do auctions with a BIN option as close to refurb depending on condition.

    Apart from that, friends and family, if eBay isn't a success. I've never had a problem, but I always ask for payment before I ship the item, some buyers complain, but it's for my own security.
     
  4. Max Your Macs thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the suggestions! I used to sell lots of other odds and ends on eBay pretty easily but it seems the last few things I put on there have been 'won' by people with 0 feedback and they just disappear and never pay or return messages. Maybe I will try it again with a realist to see. I posted on Craigslist and just like you said medic, getting crazy low bids. Everyone around me is in pretty good shape with iPads so no one I know needs it.

    I do keep my things in as close to new condition as possible and I've kept this mini in a clear rear shell and Smart Cover since the minute I opened the box when it was brand new. I'm also throwing in a Zagg FlexKeys so it's a pretty nice bundle. Hopefully someone will get serious with this second listing on eBay. Also, good to know about the fixed pricing... I didn't know about how the fees worked. Thank you!
     
  5. Medic311 macrumors 68000

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    you can set bidding rules on eBay that prevent those 0 feedback buyers from purchasing your listing or even bidding in the first place. those people are usually other sellers who are trying to take your items off the market. i had that happen to me a lot when i was trying to flip an unlocked Mot Razr online. i was getting blasted with 0 Feedback buyers who never paid. i contacted eBay and told me how to prevent that from happening and they said they are trying to crack down on these people
     
  6. jumpmandds macrumors regular

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  7. luqtotheman macrumors regular

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    A lot of people think apple products are gold on Craigslist. I see people selling ipad mini for 300-329 used. They try and justify it by saying tax and recycling fee. I rather just buy from the store if that is the case.

    People are looking for deals on Craigslist or it isn't worth the rest in my opinion.
     
  8. Badrottie Suspended

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    I had a good luck with eBay when I sold my 1st gen iPad 16GB black for 350.00 last year. You have to keep trying and your patience will be well paid off. :apple:
     
  9. Redrum509 macrumors regular

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    Craigslist for me. I've sold my 1 st gen, 2nd gen,3rd gen, and fourth gen iPads on there. Also have sold numerous iPod touches on there. After weeding through the low balls ( got offered $150.00 for my pristine 16gb iPad 3 lol) it's great. I meet in a public place and during the day time. Sold my 4th gen 16gb with Verizon lte a week ago for $550.00 cash.
     

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