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Recycle iPad for money, before iPad 2 release

We recently told you about the trade in market for the original iPad, and how it has seen a massive jump in numbers. But what else can owners of the original iPad do with their unwanted device?

John Platt from the Miami Herald has written an article suggesting options for what owners can do with their original iPad. Ideally the iPads will find their way to new loving homes, but in the worst cases could find their way to land fill sites.

You could send it back to Apple itself who offer a recycling service where you enter your details on the website, and then they will send you a box so you can ship off your unwanted device. After a few weeks you will receive a gift card which can be used online or in any Apple retail store.

If you can’t wait for shipping times you could always go along to your local Best Buy who will let you trade your iPad for a gift card. This would be a great way to go in with the original, and come back out with a shiny new iPad 2.

Sites like eBay may be a good place to get rid of your old iPad. Shipping to eBay is free and they will even clean the device of any personal data before reselling it. If you want to sell it locally and not have to worry about waiting for payment Craigslist could be ideal.

If you have worn out your beloved iPad with hours of use, instead of just chucking it in the trash can Earth will be of help. The site will help you to find local options for recycling so it doesn’t generate any harmful waste.

Have you decided what to do with your original iPad?

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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