Best Places to Sell a Used iPad Online

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Selling pre-owned gadgets online is a convenient way of recycling unwanted technology.

Looking to sell your used iPad for cash but don’t know where to start? It’s easier than you think. Thanks to continuing e-commerce market growth, there are plenty of buy-back services out there capable of facilitating the whole selling process entirely online. Today, you can sell your gadgets safely and securely straight from your couch without having to address shady classifieds inquires or having to meet up with strangers from Craigslist.

In this post, we will review some of the most popular platforms to sell a used iPad online. 

Things to Consider When Selling a Used iPad

To recover maximum value out of your used Apple iPad, you have to gather information about its model, be prepared to describe its condition in detail, and remove any leftover information, including personal files and linked accounts.

Model and Generation

Each Apple iPad generation has a model number assigned to help users figure out the exact version they have. It will also tell you the series your iPad belongs to. For example, there are currently the following iPad series available on the market: Apple iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini, and Pro versions.

 You can find the model series on the back of your tablet. To look up the exact model number, open the Settings app and tap on About. Then, you can copy-paste this model number and look it up in Google. This particular model number will tell you the iPad series, generation, manufacturer color, storage size. 

iPad’s Condition

We cannot stress enough the importance of your tablet’s overall cosmetic and functional condition. Along with the model and generation, it is one of the determining factors in calculating the estimate. 

Please take the time to visually evaluate your iPad. Note any wear marks and blemishes. Be sure to make notes and disclose any known functional problems, such as poor battery life, non-functional speakers, connectivity issues, etc. Finally, be sure to clean your tablet well. You do not want things like fingerprints, and such affect your final offer. 

See our How To Sell a Used iPad For a Maximum Profit blog post for more tips and insights. 


We highly encourage you to check a few places and get several offers to compare. Apple Trade-in will likely give you the highest value, but there is a catch: you can only spend it on other Apple products at the Apple store. So if your objective is to sell the iPad for cash, look into online buy-back services like ours. 

Be honest about your iPads functional and cosmetic condition when calculating the offer online. It is in your best interest to be upfront about any known issues, both hardware and cosmetic. And if you do not know how to describe your problem, reach out to customer service reps to assist you with online valuation. 

Lastly, it is important to compare prices and research the company’s reputation before finally committing. If the online price you receive for your used iPad sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Ask yourself: how can they make me an offer that is so much higher than competitors? 

Whom to Sell Your Used iPad Online?

Say you are ready to move forward with selling a used iPad online and already picked a few places. But how do you choose the right one? Here it would help to ask yourself the following questions: 

  • Do I have the time to list my tablet, take good clear photos, address inquires, wait for the iPad to sell, cover the shipping cost and selling fees, etc.? And if the answer is “Yes”, you have narrowed your options to eBay, Craigslist, and OfferUp.
  • Do I have the time to meet up with potential buyers? If no, then FaceBook Marketplace, Craigslist, and OfferUp will not work. You can try eBay, but there is no guarantee your iPad will sell right the way. Plus, eBay may not be the best platform for one-time and inexperienced sellers. In one of our posts, we discussed the potential dangers of using this platform and how safe eBay is for sellers

For busy professionals who value their time, we suggest going with an online buy-back service instead. 

Selling a Used Apple iPad Online at Gadget Salvation

We at Gadget Salvation accept used iPads, among many other electronics. Furthermore, we have been doing this for over a decade and like to think that we have significantly improved the process since then. Our mission is to provide a safe, fast, and hassle-free selling platform for selling used gadgets. Not only it allows our customers to make a few extra bucks, but it is also one of the easiest ways to reduce carbon footprint. How? We make sure your used unwanted iPad gets a new home as opposed to being dumped in landfills. Our team calls it a win-win. 

We know your time is valuable and will share an estimate up front and in a matter of seconds. And will even pay for shipping. 

Still, we highly encourage you to check what other customers have to say about us on consumer platforms like Better Business Bureau, Reseller Ratings, and Trustpilot.

Pre-Owned Apple iPad Resale Value

Of course, your offer largely depends on the model and condition of the tablet. But just to give you an idea, here are a few price examples: 

Bottom Line

Worldwide lockdown left us all depending on online services and e-commerce platforms more than ever before. And naturally, it has also changed how we sell our unwanted pre-owned technology. Online buy-backs proved to be reliable, fast, and convenient. And we at Gadget Salvation continue to provide a secure online space for selling used laptops, smartphones, tablets, and more. So visit our home page and start selling today!

*Priced on 07/12/2021. Subject to change. 

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At Gadget Salvation, our mission is to contribute to the electronics reselling market as much as possible so that we extend the life of our gadgets and diminish waste. Our process is simple and seamless.


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