The Gazelle Route to an iPad Upgrade

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 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.

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  1. Doing the same thing. Have used Gazelle before–when upgrading my iPhone 3GS to an iPhone 4, and when upgrading my wife’s iPhone 3G to an iPhone 4. The 3GS to 4 upgrade pretty much paid for the new phone, so the only downside was the 2-year lock-in, which I can live with. For the iPad since there’s no contract-free aspect to the deal, it won’t be paying for my unnecessary iPad 2 upgrade, but will cut the upgrade price quite a bit, which makes it much easier to justify it to myself. Highly recommended.

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