Now that the new iPad 4 is out, where is the best place to sell your old iPad (or other gadget)?

Now that the new iPad 4 is out, where is the best place to sell your old iPad (or other gadget)?
Believe us, we might be less than thrilled about today’s iPad 4 announcement if we had just picked up a third generation model within the past few weeks. If you just bought one within the past 30 days, it may be possible to trade-up for a new one. If that option is not available to you, and you are the type of person who must have the latest and greatest from Apple (or whomever your favorite OEM may be) then you will want to consider selling it.  If you have not done that before, the task is not so daunting.

Fortunately, you have more options than once existed several years ago. Sites like eBay or Craigslist are still very effective, but if you like to keep all your options open, check out some of these ideas for unloading your old gadget to help fund your purchase toward a new one.

Bear in mind, there are no guarantees with any of these options, in other words, “your mileage may vary” so get fully informed before you make a decision to strike a deal. All these sites will also deal with most devices or gadgets you might be looking to sell, we used the 3rd generation iPad as an example simply because it barely made it seven months before being replaced.

Of course, even these are not your only options, so share with us your experiences with other sites that may help a fellow gadget geek out.  Happy selling.



1. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

The New iPad has become old in just 7 months!! Typical Apple..

6. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Some android devices don't even take that long before a plus series device makes them old. One x one x plus, gs2, gs2 sky rocket r two examples. This is the first time apples done this tho

7. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Htc sensation, Htc sensation xl.

8. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

And let's not even talk about Motorola every other week they obsolete their devices.

9. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

It shocks me that u would blast apple for doing something once, that google and its hardware partners are notorious for doing all the time. U then call apple typical, typical means something that's done with regularity. For apple this is the opposite. And I only mention android, cuz your avatar suggests u to b an android user/slash apple basher.

11. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

damn it i just got an ipad3 1month ago!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (not 30 days!!!!)

2. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

eBay, it's worth the work. You'll likely get $100 more than most of these sites are offering.

3. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

im selling my ipad 3 to get 4 and completely wasting my time as it will do nothing different. not really, iam not a retarded apple fanboy. Android and windows 8 makes ios look so dated.

10. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

It may make sense for those that have purchased an iPhone 5. This way their connectors are all the new ones.

4. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Donate it to charity or old age home.

5. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

sell it then buy the surface!

12. Xanderp

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

An old article but even more relevant today with the release of the iPad Air just in time for Christmas. Phone, tablet and gadget recycling is getting more popular across America all of the time. Comparison sites such as aim to only compare reputable and trustworthy recycling companies so that users can make an impartial choice. Using a comparison site such as Sell My Cell Phones saves you time and can also help you to get the best deal available. Electronics recycling is a great cause and the more we recycle the better it is for the environment. Keep on spreading the word!

13. VinceNigel

Posts: 3; Member since: May 18, 2014

Here is warning from CNET: iPhone "Restore" does not delete personal data So when you want to sell your old iPad for a new iPad, you should erase your personal data on iPad

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