Used iPads Selling On eBay
Steve Jobs was even now on phase introducing the new iPad 2 last few days when my email address and Twitter stream going filling up with the same query : “I want the iPad 2, but which can I do with my old iPad?”
At first I didn’t perceive how to respond. One would suppose that selling the first generation iPad on ebay or Craigslist would be tough simply because probable customers may would rather the new and enhanced model.
Apple is additionally proposition the first making iPad at a low cost; the most affordable priced model is marketing for $399 on a rare clearance Site.
On various shopping Web locations, individuals are clamoring to buy the first generation iPad, and in the process, breaking resale records for electronics.
Annie Lescroart, a spokeswoman for ebay, stated the “Prompt Deal” region of the Web site has viewed over “15,931 offers on iPads” because endure Wednesday’s iPad 2 announcement.
ebay said 1,500 offers have been forced for non-Apple tablets in the endure six months. ebay.com’s Instant Deal is a faster top line operating system compared to the conventional ebay Site and allows individuals to trade electronics in a matter of minutes.
The bottom model iPad, which comes with 16 gigabytes of reminiscence and originally sold for $500 from Apple, is selling for $305 on ebay.com, on normal. The high-end model, which comes with 64 gigabytes of memory and a built-in 3G Net connection, is selling for approximately $585.
Ms. Lescroart explained ebay.com recorded 1000′s of offers on the first generation iPad within the first few hours of the iPad 2 announcement.
Kristina Kennedy, a spokesmodel for Gazelle.com, which also purchases and retails used electronics, stated Gazelle bought far more than 2,000 iPads from potential buyers “inside the few heaps” of the iPad 2 announcement. By Monday early morning, the company had purchased or traded more than 7,000 first-generation iPads.
“We possess paid out effectively at the time of $2 million for iPads because the announcement of the new model,” Ms. Kennedy stated. Gazelle is currently spending between $300 and $500 for the initially generation iPad, with price ranges varying being founded on reminiscence volume and 3G connections.
“The most affordable model, with the 16 gigabytes of memory and built-in Wi-Fi, has been the most traded iPad so far,” Ms. Kennedy delivered. “Based mostly as a traffic and figures we’re enjoying in the iPad resale market, a lot of people could be buying the iPad 2.”
posting on other Web sites too. There are hundreds of iPads presently outlined on Craigslist selling for between $300 and $600.