Best Way to Sell Your Ipad

Best Way to Sell Your Ipad
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There might be that moment where you need to sell your iPad. Maybe you want to upgrade? Maybe you want to have the best device at the moment or maybe you just need some cold hard cash in your hand. Whatever your reason for selling your iPad, there are some pretty simple options you can use to get money for device. Below I will highlight the most popular options available.

Things You Need to Know Before You Sell

Before you sell your iPad, you need to do a couple things to maximize how much money you can get for your device.

Clean it up – When people are buying used items, they want to get them as close to new as possible. Hopefully, you had the iPad in a case, so there shouldn’t be too many scratches on it. You should also take the time to clean it off and remove all the dirt, grime from it. You can take a look at the best way to clean your iPad here.

Keep Your Boxes – If you have your old iPad box and documentation, then remember that this will also help the sale. Remember, people love things that seem new and having the box and all documentation will do wonders for your sale price.

Get an Idea of the Price – Before you go out to sell your iPad, you definitely need to get an idea of how much they are being sold for. Determine what model you have and go on Ebay to see what they are being sold for. Take a look at the condition, as well as what specs the tablets have. From here, you will get a decent range for how much you can get for your tablet.

Friends and Family

Sell Ipad to Friends and Family
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Friends and family should be the first set of people to check out to see if any of them are interested in buying your iPad. You never know, someone close to you might be looking for one to buy and you could be that person to sell it to them. You can message or call friends and family who you think are interested and see if anyone is interested.

One of the cons of selling to your friends and family is some of them may want a significant discount, especially since they know you. The good thing is that it is much easier to bargain with them, as these are people you know and have a rapport with. The pros of selling to your friends and family, is that they might buy it from you at a slightly higher price, so this is definitely one bonus.

So get the phone ringing, fingers typing and emails out to see who you may know might want an iPad to buy.

Ebay and Craigslist

Sell Ipad on Ebay or Craigslist

If you find that you are not getting any interest about your iPad from your family and friends, your next option could be Ebay and Craigslist. This is a direct approach to selling your iPad as you are now putting it out on the open market where there are people actively looking to buy.

On all sites, you are going to have to put a description of the condition of the iPad and it would help if you could get some pictures of the device as well. You can also determine the price you want to sell it for, by looking at listings for devices in similar condition and seeing how much people are selling them for.

When using Ebay, you have to make your listing stand out from all the rest, as you are competing with hundreds of others trying to sell their iPad as well. A catchy title, as well as a very good price will peak the interest. On Ebay, you have the option of having people bidding on the tablet or you can set a price for people to “buy it now”.

If you are using Craigslist, you can either put the iPad up for sale or see if someone is willing to trade you for something that you want. Craigslist is more about bargaining, so keep that in mind when you set your price.

Stay Away From Those Websites That Buy Your Ipad


Honestly, this should not even be an option, but I am still putting it here so that you guys can make your own choices. Websites that buy your iPad could be another option if you are looking to sell your device, but I say stay away from them. You will see the advertisements all over the television and on the internet, about websites that will pay you top dollar for your devices. Even though they will buy them from you with no hesitation, you will not be getting the full value for your tablet. Remember, if they are buying from you at such a cheap rate, they will also be making money off your decision as well.

If for some reason you can’t any family or friends to purchase or you can’t be bothered with Ebay or Craigslist, then these websites could be your next option.



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