iPad Where to trade in my IPad Air?

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  1. Rockies macrumors 6502

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    Where is the best place to trade in my IPad Air? Best Buy will give $301 on trade-in. Have it on craigslist for $375 but can't even get a bite. It is a 32GB Wi-Fi.
     
  2. Markiie macrumors 6502

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    not going to get one when you can get a new one for 100 bucks more for a Air 2 or pay 50 bucks more for a new ipad Air period. I think 325 is probably what yours is worth. IF that
     
  3. Rockies thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, off to Best Buy.
     
  4. DSTOFEL macrumors 6502

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    I think you'll have a tough time at $375 since Microcenter is selling "New" 32GB Airs for $399. Someone could always come along though....it only takes one person! If Best Buy will give you $300...I'd say jump on it!
     
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    I have a quote from Amazon trade In for a flawless (like new, box, cables) 128GB LTE model for $433
    On top of that it has a year of Applecare that I can cancel once sold and get a prorrated refund on the unused period (around $40 Net). So that is $477 and risk free (and Amazon pays for shipping)

    The $433 are in Amazon credit, but I buy a lot from them, so it works out.


    On a WiFi 32GB they quote $330 for black and a few extra bucks for white if flawless. In good condition about $300
     
  7. JTravers macrumors 6502a

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    Don't forget, in addition to that $300, you get a $50 coupon for use towards an iPad Air 2. So, if you're in the market for an Air 2, you're actually getting $350.
     
  8. ryanmcv macrumors 6502a

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    Is this true? I thought you only received the $50 coupon if your iPad's trade-in value was less than $200.
     
  9. JTravers macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, check the fine print.
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/promo/trade-in-offer-129347?ref=195&loc=b7f6665f2e7141c7bdf50caaefdc3ca6

     
  10. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Be careful with Amazon on electronic trades. It's not Amazon so much as the company they use for trade ins. I had a bad experience with them and swore never to deal with them again on trade in. Long story short: I traded in a flawless 1st Gen Kindle Fire tablet, it had the box, the wrapper and I even cleaned it. I was expecting "like new". They rejected the tablet, threw away the original box and cellophane wrapper, tossed my tablet with the charger in a box with no padding and sent it back.

    Needless to say I was pissed. :mad:
     
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  12. Rockies thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You get Best Buy gift card with the trade-in of your tablet, PLUS if you buy and Ipad Air 2 you get an additional $50 gift card, but that has to be used for purchasing the Ipad Air 2.

    Example:
    Trade in for Ipad Air 2 $301
    If you trade it in and buy an Ipad Air 2 you would get $351
     
  13. ryanmcv macrumors 6502a

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    Can you confirm this? Did you actually trade-in your original iPad Air at Best Buy? Sorry to be so skeptical... I just want to make sure I'm getting the best deal.
     
  14. Rockies thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am going to trade it in tomorrow. I will post my results. I will be bringing in the ad when I trade it in so there is no confusion with the employees.
     
  15. ryanmcv macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. Keep us updated. :)
     
  16. DSTOFEL macrumors 6502

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    Yes please do keep us posted. My wife has the iPad Air 32GB too. I might just head down to Best Buy tomorrow in Atlanta and see if I can get the same deal (ie $300 + 50) and trade her up to the new Air 2 64GB.
     
  17. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. I would go with the Best Buy trade in.
     
  18. JTravers macrumors 6502a

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    I know someone that got $287 for an iPad 4 + the $50 coupon. Some people aren't getting the coupon because of rogue (read: idiot, harda$$) Best Buy managers. Knowledgeable managers know what the actual deal is. Qualifying tablets are simply non-1st gen iPads that are in good enough condition to trade in. The fixed dollar coupons wouldn't make sense bc then a person with an iPad worth $199 would get a $50 coupon but one worth $201 wouldn't??? That doesn't make sense.

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    That really sucks. Hopefully, you complained enough to Amazon customer service that they made things right for you.
     
  19. jags828 macrumors member

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    So any iPad from the 2 and up you get $200 +$50 gift card? It makes more sense to trade in the 2 and get $250 than my 16GB Air and get only $300.
     
  20. ryanmcv macrumors 6502a

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    Not necessarily... it depends on the trade-in value of your particular iPad model. You may want to check here: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/electro...in/pcmcat133600050011.c?id=pcmcat133600050011

    What I'm waiting to hear is whether or not you still receive the $50 coupon if your trade-in value is $200 or greater.
     
  21. likegadgets macrumors 6502

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    My past experience was the contrary. I was credited right away when I sold them like new iPhones at the agreed offered price.

    As a precaution, I take photos of what I send them and the condition. The one thing is Amazon usually makes any issue right.

    I have an offer from Gazelle - but it is $80 less for the same item. Also good experience with Gazelle, they pay via Paypal vs Amazon credit, but almost 20% less.
     
  22. jags828 macrumors member

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    I checked before posting. iPad Air Wifi 16GB has a trade in value of $250. So if you don't receive the $50 coupon I will get the same for trading in an iPad 2 as I would for the Air. With the coupon only $50 more.
     
  23. Rockies thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just traded in my Ipad Air 1 32GB at Best Buy and got $301 Best Buy gift card + a $50 printed coupon on the purchase of a new Ipad Air 2. Total $351.00 Whoo hooo!!!!
     
  24. ryanmcv macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome! Thanks for letting us know. :cool:
     
  25. Rockies thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The coupon is valid from 10/17/2014 - 11/15/2014. Also, the coupon says for "in store use only. The Best Buy employee said you could still purchase online, bring the coupon into the store and they would give you a credit. I would make sure that you call and get confirmation from the store Manager before doing this.
     

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