eBay offering up to $475 for iPad 2 with limited time trade-in program

Daily Tip: How to sell your old iPad after upgrading to iPad 2

eBay will be offering up some pretty good trade-in deals for your used iPad 2 via their Instant Sale trade-in program. Regardless whether your iPad is in working condition or not, eBay has something for you. These values are only valid for a limited time and you'll need to lock in by Saturday, March 10th

While iPads aren't the only tablets eBay is taking, this may be of particular interest to users who want to upgrade to the new iPad but need to get rid of their existing tablet before shelling out the cash.

Values vary greatly depending on whether your iPad is in working condition or not. A good condition 64GB AT&T iPad 2 with wifi and 3G will get you $475. As long as you lock in a trade-in by March 10th, you'll get that amount as long as you have it postmarked by March 20th.

After securing their guaranteed eBay Instant Sale trade-in value anytime between today and Midnight PT on Saturday, March 10, customers have until Tuesday, March 20 to postmark their tablet for trade-in using the free shipping label provided. Customers will receive payment in the amount of the trade-in value they initially secured once the tablet is received and its condition is verified, even if values decline from the time the customer locks-in their offer to when they ship the item. 

If you're looking for a quick way to off your old tablet, this may be it. If you're a bit more patient, you can probably get quite a bit more selling it on your own on eBay or Craigslist.

Hit the link below for a list of values.

Source: eBay Instant Sale

Allyson Kazmucha

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There are 7 comments. Add yours.

Abrante says:

I'll wait for next year to buy an iPad. After all "the latest iPad" will be much cooler than "the new iPad" !

DM52 says:

Entered the details for my 16gb 3G original iPad and was amazed it came up to $220. Now considering upgrading

John Carlton says:

Inhave had horrible experiences with eBay buy back. On 3 occasions, they did not accept the device at the offered price. They always counter offer with a lower quote. The devices returned were in like new condition. On an iPhone buy back they claimed the device had scratches on the screen when in fact that was impossible because a screen protector had been installed at birth. What a rip.

rbiowa says:

I went to the site and the 'terms and conditions' state that the unit must be shipped with 7 days, contrary to the statement of March 20th in your article. I emailed the question to ebay instant sale for clarification. Here is the answer:
Thank you for your email. Please accept our apologies for the misunderstanding, but the item needs to be postmark within the 7 days from the day that the order
was created. For example is the order was created on March 7, last day to be postmark is March 14.
Customer Service Representative.
So, if you don't want to be without an iPad and have ordered the new one, you'll need to transact this on Friday & Saturday.

kingweb says:

Thats not a good deal at all. Sell it on your own on ebay and get plenty more.

Bob Markaloz says:

do not use this service. even though the offer is enticing, they WILL in nearly all cases offer a lower price when they receive the item and claim that something is wrong with it. you will be scammed by these guys.

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