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Bryan M. Wolfe
| October 9, 2013
You May Be Surprised By Just How Little Your Old iPad Is Worth
On Oct. 22, Apple is expected to unveil the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2. When they do, millions will want to sell the iPad they currently own. We don’t yet know whether the new iPads will justify an upgrade. However, we are continuing to get an idea what older iPads are selling for on the secondary market. For the most part, the news isn't good. We plan on publishing our annual iPad Trade-In Guide soon after Apple announces their new devices. At that time, we'll offer an extended analysis that will include all of the carriers, and iPad models. For this exercise, however, we’re only looking at current trade in values at Gazelle and NextWorth. Additionally, we’ve limited our analysis to the 32GB models for the iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, and first-generation iPad mini. Take a look at what each service is offering for iPads in “good” condition as of today, Oct. 9, 2013: [caption id="attachment_473014" align="aligncenter" width="704"] iPad values, Oct. 9, 2013[/caption] Please note: These prices are for those iPads with normal wear and tear. Plus, all assume the iPad is free of water damage, and comes with its original cables and AC adapter. You may get more or less than the price quoted. These prices have barely moved since our first look at iPad prices on Sept. 23. These prices, however, should rise as we get closer to Apple's iPad event. In other words, now is not the time to sell. The iPad 5 is likely to be much thinner than previous models, while the iPad mini 2 may receive the Retina display treatment. Both should be powered by a new processor and include better cameras. See also: DisplaySearch Claims Apple Is Planning Retina iPad mini, 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 And More, According To A New Video, Apple’s Touch ID Feature Is A Perfect Fit For iPad 5, and Could This Be Apple's Black Bezel, Space Gray iPad 5?