Although the new iPad 2 is a nice upgrade from Apple’s first tablet PC, it may not necessarily be innovative enough to convince previous iPad owners to fork out for a new one. However, there is a way to justify an early upgrade, and that is to sell or trade in your old iPad.
At least that way you will be covering some of the cost of the new iPad 2. As Dan Ackerman over on the reviews.cnet.com website recently reported, there are a number of offers available online, which he said ranged from under $200 to almost $400.
The first trade-in website that Dan checked out was Gazelle, who promise a no-hassle trade-in. The initial offer given for a 32GB Wi-Fi iPad in excellent condition was $340. Gazelle also features a spot for a bonus code on their checkout page, which adds extra value to your trade-in.
Nextworth on the other hand offered just $260 for the exact same model. Best Buy also offers a trade-in service. Dan found that his iPad was worth around $275, if he used a Best Buy gift card or $179 cash. However, the best on-paper deal was from a website called Cashforipads.com.
The Cashforipads.com website offered $375, which was obviously higher than any of the others. You do also have the option of selling your original iPad through eBay, Amazon.com or Craigslist. The current eBay prices are around $350 – $450 for a 32GB Wi-Fi iPad.
Are you considering trading in your old iPad in order to purchase the new iPad 2?