What to do with an old iPad or any used tablet

What to do with an old iPad or any used tablet
So, who's getting an iPad Air or an iPad mini 2 once they are released on November 1? We know that Woz isn't, but at least a third of US tablet users are intending to replace their current slate with one of Apple's two models. And as a direct result from that, Apple's cash pile isn't the only thing bound to grow. So will the number of old gadgets collecting dust around our homes. And that's not cool as any piece of used electronics, regardless of its age and working state, shouldn't be left idle. There's actually quite a lot that can be done with an old iPad, or any other used tablet, for that matter. Here's a few ideas for you to consider. 

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14 Comments

1. Navaid

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 05, 2013

Throw it away, if it says apple!

2. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

I heard old iPads make really nice lunch trays.

11. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Mine makes a good heating pad :)

3. funchumm1206

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

My parents love to use the first gen ipad more than the ipad mini.

4. ilia1986 unregistered

The best use of an ipad is for target practice at your local live ammunition shooting range. Bonus points awarded for penetrating the apple logo on the back.

6. MobileKicker

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Because apple's logo values

5. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Despite most tablets being squares or rectangles, you'd be surprised how far these things will fly when used as a frispy!!! lol

7. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

I use my old N8 as a dedicated camera lol, then my 2 old symbian phones now act as alarms and flashlights.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31308; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sell it on Craigslist or eBay, since it's value will be much higher than the other tablets out there. One of the best things about apple products is their resale value. Apples stuff is a lot more valuable 3rd party than the comp.

9. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I've recently had my first experience selling on eBay and will not be doing so anytime soon. Their rules have apparently changed in the past year or so. The first buyer didn't pay and the new rules give sellers no recourse. The second buyer paid, but eBay's new fees means that no matter what price you sell for, between them and PayPal, you lose 12.9% of the selling price + shipping. Why they're charging fees on the shipping (since they had nothing to do with it in my case at least) I don't know. It seems like the only ones who can make money on eBay anymore are wholesale sellers. Between depreciation, buyers wanting a steal, and the eBay and PayPal fees, I can't see how it's worth it for the average seller. Craigslist and local classifieds that offer low price postings would be a better bet (IMHO).

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31308; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I've never had a bad experience VZW, but everyone has their own experiences. I've made a lot of cash selling my old apple products too. Always make sure to meet at a safe location for Craigslist, food court bank, or cell store.

13. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

I totally hate eBay now because of it. They use to take 7% cut of selling value, but now a whopping 10% plus PayPal wants a piece of me so yeah. Since when does Paypal take a cut? Have they always? Also isnt Paypal in collabaration with eBay, or own them. So why take two cuts...they aren't for the customer anymore...just like Amazon with their new $35 eligible free shipping. Thanks world, NOT.

10. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Yep, sell it to a stranger online because everyone likes dealing with flakes and your life is worth the couple hundred bucks you might get for it. Either that or sell it on eBay and deal with scammers there too. Totally worth it...

14. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Brace yourselves. Troll posts are coming.

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