Apple’s iPad trade-in programme moves in-store

Apple’s iPad trade-in programme moves in-storeWe iPad users in the UK have long been able to send off our iTablets for cash via the official Apple site, but you’ll now be able to get a spot of face-to-face lovin’, which, let’s face it, is the best kind of lovin’.

Yes, the Apple iPad trade-in programme, formerly exclusively found online, is now expanding to stores, so you’ll be able to ask some guy or gal in a blue t-shirt how many bucks you can get for your old tablet.

Apple isn’t exactly making a huge song and dance about the whole thing, but the news is relayed by 9to5mac, with the Californians seemingly amending their sites in several countries to reflect the changes.

Specifically, the words we’ve been longing to hear are: “Bring us your old iPhone or iPad and get a discount to buy a new one.”

Credit will be offered depending on the condition of your iPad, and being able to discuss it with someone face-to-face is obviously significantly more appealing than sending it off through the website and hoping for the best.

Incidentally, the criteria through the web-based programme includes “Is there any damage to the display?” “Could your iPad be liquid damaged?” and “Does the iPad work properly?”

Bonus bucks are awarded for removing all content and settings and including the power cord, while engravings and scratches are understandably frowned upon.

As with the web programme, Apple is accepting anything from the iPad 2 and beyond, though you can’t trade in your current-gen iPad Air or iPad mini 2.

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aaplgeek  May. 20, 2014 at 20:09

I don't like the idea of selling it back to Apple and only getting store credit. I would rather sell it & get back cash so I can purchase the new iPad when it comes out. There a dozen of buy back companies that will pay more than Apple.

There's even a Kayak like site but for Apple Devices that show you all the offers in one spot.

I've used it before and loved it. I highly suggest it to other Apple lovers, it's called http://www.recomhub.com

Johnmacni  Sep. 23, 2014 at 06:20

Nice post Lewis ! I'm also looking to hear from apple " Bring your old iphones and take the new iphones at discounted price"
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