Like Dave, I’m not sure what need a tablet fills, but unlike Dave, I still find myself coveting the iPad 2. Since we haven’t planted that money tree in the backyard yet, we’re looking at a possible trade in my household to fund a new iPad purchase. The gadget recycling site Gazelle.com is offering $530 for like-new, first-gen iPads with 3G and 64GB. That amount would make a nice down-payment on a fully tricked-out iPad 2. Or it would cover the Wi-Fi 16GB version with money to spare. Unfortunately, if your iPad has a little wear and tear – like faint scratches and scuffs – the trade-in value drops to $387. But even that amount provides a good chunk of change for a tablet upgrade. Dave’s gone the Gazelle route before and says it couldn’t be easier. A little cash, plus karma points for recycling. Not a bad deal.