x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA

What to do with an old iPad or any used tablet

Posted: , by Nick T.

Tags :

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. 

  • Options

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 03:09 9

1. Navaid (Posts: 46; Member since: 05 Sep 2013)

Throw it away, if it says apple!

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 03:12 11

2. ocilfa (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)

I heard old iPads make really nice lunch trays.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 11:16 3

11. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1743; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Mine makes a good heating pad :)

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 03:44

3. funchumm1206 (Posts: 52; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)

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

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 04:10 4

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.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 04:19 1

6. MobileKicker (Posts: 212; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)

Because apple's logo values

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 04:18 2

5. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

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

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 08:12 2

7. cezarepc (Posts: 718; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)

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

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 08:50 1

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 24906; Member since: 05 Feb 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.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 11:03 2

9. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4783; Member since: 04 Mar 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).

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 11:29

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 24906; Member since: 05 Feb 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.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 13:27 1

13. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 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.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 11:15 1

10. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1743; Member since: 18 Oct 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...

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 20:29

14. ThePython (Posts: 901; Member since: 08 May 2013)

Brace yourselves. Troll posts are coming.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories