If you’re an iPad 3 owner still smarting from Apple’s surprise announcement of the iPad 4, we’ve got some great news for you. Despite rumors to the contrary, your “new” iPad is still valuable on the secondary market.

Among eBay, Gazelle, Amazon, NextWorth, and even Apple, we’re seeing some incredible offers. In particular, Amazon is offering the best trade-in values among the four.

Take a look:

eBay

The world’s largest online marketplace, eBay has announced a limited-time offer for eBay Instant Sale, the company’s electronic trade-in program. Through Friday, Nov. 9, customers can lock-in trade-in values of up to $520 for a third-generation iPad.

During this time, trade-in offer values will not decrease, and customers will have until Nov. 9 to lock-in the special price. Upon generating their trade-in offer, customers will have seven days to postmark and ship their item.

Cash offers include:

16GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi only, $260
16GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi + Cellular, $285

32GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi only, $278
32GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi + Cellular, $293

64GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi only, $301
64GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi + Cellular, $520

To lock-in your price, download the free ebay Instant Sale app on your iOS device, or visit the company’s Sell Your Tablet page.

Gazelle

Unlike before the iPhone 5 launched, Gazelle isn’t offering a lock-in price on the iPad 3. However, their trade-in values remain competitive.

Payments are made via check, Paypal, Amazon Gift Card, or you may donate your proceeds to charity. When using Amazon, you’ll receive an extra 5 percent.

Cash offers, Oct. 25:

16GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi only, $250
16GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi + Cellular, $300

32GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi only, $300
32GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi + Cellular, $400

64GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi only, $350
64GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi + Cellular, $495

Amazon

As usual, Amazon is offering amazing prices on iPad 3 trade-ins. Payments are sent via an Amazon Gift Card.

Cash offers, Oct. 25:

16GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi only, $365
16GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi + Cellular, $465

32GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi only, $455
32GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi + Cellular, $540

64GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi only, $510
64GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi + Cellular, $650

Apple

Cupertino is also getting in on the trade-in game through the company’s Reuse and Recycling program. Payments are received through an Apple Gift Card.

Cash offers, Oct. 25:

16GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi only, $250
16GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi + Cellular, $260

32GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi only, $350
32GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi + Cellular, $360

64GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi only, $450
64GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi + Cellular, $460

NextWorth

We didn’t originally include NextWorth on our list of companies. We include it now because many of our readers have been asking for it.

Cash offers, Oct. 25:

16GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi only, $270
16GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi + Cellular, $220

32GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi only, $330
32GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi + Cellular, $380

64GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi only, $390
64GB iPad 3, Wi-Fi + Cellular, $430

We trust each of these companies and our advice is to select the vendor that offers the best trade-in value for you. Keep in mind, with the exception of eBay, the prices quoted here can change without warning.

Additionally, these prices are for those iPad 3 in “new” or “like new” condition. Plus, all assume the tablet is free of water damage, and comes with its original cables and AC adapter. You may get more or less than the price quoted.

As a reminder, pre-orders for the iPad mini and iPad with Retina display begin tomorrow, Oct. 26. Both models will go on sale on Friday, Nov. 2 in the United States, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

For further reading, see: Recent iPad Buyers Might Try Calling Up The Nearest Apple StoreAppAdvice’s iPad Mini Event Coverage – Link Round Up And Wrap Up, and Which iPad Is Right For You?