If you happen to still have an original, first-generation iPad laying about, it’s time to cash it in. Target will buy it back from you for $200.
For some perspective–that’s a lot.
The street value of an original, first-generation iPad on a site like eBay or Craigslist is probably about $100 at best. The popular tech buyback site Gazelle.com will only give you $80 for the 16GB Wi-Fi first-generation iPad if it’s flawless. The odds that your three year old iPad qualifies as “flawless” are pretty slim, so you’d be more likely to get $70 from Gazelle.com.
- I still had a first-generation iPad. I had since moved on to the iPad 2, and then to the iPad 3, but we had kept the original iPad in the kitchen. It sat in the counter in a nice wooden frame displaying a constant slideshow of family photos, and always available for looking up recipes, or playing music while working in the kitchen.
It was still functional in the technical sense, but the Target deal was simply too good to pass up. With the holidays on the immediate horizon, that $200 will definitely come in handy.
To clarify, Target will buy back other iPad models as well. The amount that Target will offer for your device will vary depending on the model, the storage capacity, whether it has 3G or 4G/LTE connectivity or is just Wi-Fi, and its general condition. I don’t know how much Target is offering for a third-generation iPad with 4G/LTE connectivity, so that may not be as compelling of a deal as selling the first-generation iPad…
Read the full article at Forbes: Target Will Buy Your First-Generation iPad For $200.
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