How To Get the Most Money for Your Used iPad 2

How To Get the Most Money for Your Used iPad 2

Range Govindan
Mar 16, 2012

If you're like me, you've got an iPad 2 burning in your hands right now that you wish you could get rid of in order to get the new iPad. There's something different about the launch of the new iPad that will make it easier to resell: the iPad 2 is still available from Apple and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. Here are some of the best ways to get the most money for your iPad 2.

Leveraging Social Networks
Whether you are a Tweeter or Facebooker, you've probably got some kind of social network that you like to participate in frequently. Tumblr blogs and other services also fall into this vast category. Whatever you tend to use, the first step to sell your iPad 2 is to make a quick update about your impending sale. I did that on the weekend and got some very quick replies. People want to buy iPad 2s, and selling yours to someone you know who probably lives in your city makes sense. From my experience, the prices that I've seen through some of the offers are always higher than the ones you'll get from online retailers. The iPad 2 64GB 3G sells for around $500 to $600, if it's in good condition.

If you know a lot of people through Facebook, then you'll have the added advantage of them trying to help you out and find someone who wants your iPad 2. A friend of mine found someone at his workplace who was interested in my tablet.

Work Colleagues
Before I made any ad or post about selling my iPad 2 on social networks, I quickly checked with my co-workers to see if someone was interested in my tablet. I got some responses, and the bigger your workplace, the more chances you'll have of finding someone who wants to get your iPad. Depending of the field you work in, there might even be an internal website or forum on which you can post an ad.

Local Online Ads
Instead of going for the bigger sites like Craigslist and eBay, you should try one of the more local online ads in your area. Most cities have them, and they usually have an electronics and computer section in which you can most probably put an ad up for your tablet for free. The benefit is that you won't have to ship it anywhere, you'll meet your buyer face to face and get a cash payment.

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