Target Offering $200 for Older iPads Until November 9th

target_logoEarlier this week, we shared a trade-in promotion from Target, which generated tremendous interest. Target is offering $200 for any iPad, including the original 1st generation models. Outside of the promotion, Target normally offers only $65 for a 16 GB Wi-Fi original iPad, which makes the $200 gift card a great deal.

Target's trade-in promotion is still going on, ending on Saturday, November 9, leaving two days to complete potential trade-ins. We've received some mixed reports about the success of the trade-ins. Trade-ins can only be done in-store to receive the special offer, as original iPad trade-ins online are still listed with a $65 value.

While Target has altered the wording on its original offer to suggest consumers trading in iPads should use the funds to purchase an iPad Air or iPad mini, many customers are still receiving $200 gift cards with no strings attached. Target's new promotional wording is below:

"Between November 3rd thru 9th, visit your local Target Mobility store and trade in any iPad for at least $200 to use towards the purchase of a new iPad."

According to our forums and emails we've received, Target has had some difficulty processing all of the trade-ins, and some Target stores seem to be unfamiliar with the details of the promotion. While some customers have had no issues trading in their iPads, others have faced long lines due to each store only having a few employees in the Mobile department, or been turned away entirely.

For most, the process is quick and simple. A Target employee will type in the model number, check to make sure the buttons are functional and that the screen isn't cracked, then enter a license number before handing over the gift card.

While some Target locations have insisted that the $200 trade-in value must be used for an iPad purchase, forum members have been able to circumvent this by claiming to wait for a Retina iPad mini or by visiting another Target location that did not implement the same restrictions.

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88 months ago
Hey, you can turn in your old iPad 2 for $200, and buy back the exact same thing again for $400!! !

[SIZE="4"]FAIL. [/SIZE]
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88 months ago

Probably a great deal for an iPad 1.

Not the best deal for iPad 2. those are selling for $250+ on ebay:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=ipad+2+32+GB+wifi&LH_Complete=1&LH_Sold=1&rt=nc


It's not as good as you think on eBay. 10% final value fee, 3% PayPal fee on the item+shipping total. Plus there's an insertion fee if you want to set a reserve. Take the $200.
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88 months ago

4s is worth close to $280 on ebay !


Cracked back- they took it, easy money for me. Tired of ebay and the fees and flakey buyers. Sometimes it's just not worth dealing with it.
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88 months ago

Took my 1 gen 32gb to the target in Capitola, Tuesday. No questions asked just have me the 200 gift card. Also traded in my old iPhone 4S for $135. 10 min tops and $335 in gift cards. Lady did say gift cards could not be used online, in store only.


4s is worth close to $280 on ebay !
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88 months ago
Sold my iPad 2 yesterday at Target. Here's What I Found.

Here's what I found.

1) There is no limit on how much you can sell. I watched a guy bring in 3 and they processed it.
2) you get a target gift card. It can be used for anything...not just another iPad purchase.
3) The gift cards have a $500 limit. So if you want to sell three old iPads, they give you 2 gift cards.
4) No penalty for engraved or personalized tablets. (yay!) I had mine personalized and they are hard to resell. Target does not penalize for personalized iPad.
5) Don't do the memory wipe before you go into the store. They need to see the serial number on the preferences panel. If you bring in a wiped iPad, you will have to reenter your appleID just to see the preferences panel. You can do a full wipe AFTER the Target Mobility guy finishes his data entry.
6) TURN OFF Find My iPad feature. If you leave it on, they have the right to take your store credit away if you and the other person forgets.


Hope this helps.
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88 months ago
This is great for first gen iPad, ok for second gen iPad, not so good for third or fourth
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