Target’s iPad Trade-In Deal Offers $200 Even for First-Gen Models

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If you’re looking to treat yourself to a new iPad this holiday season, you may be well advised to check out Target. The retail giant just launched a promotion that could score you at least $200 in exchange for your used iPad -- including the first-generation model.

The deal runs from Nov. 3 through Nov. 9 and applies to any “previous model working iPad,” meaning you can’t get away with trading in your defective tablet that no longer turns on. Additionally, Target will only accept iPads with scratch-free displays.

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The promotion is a fairly significant win for first-generation iPad owners who have kept their slate in good condition. Target usually shells out $65 for a fully functional 16GB first-gen iPad and $145 for a 16GB iPad Mini. The offer is valid at any Target mobility store, which you can view here.

In exchange for your used iPad, you’ll get currency in the form of a Target gift card. You can use the store credit toward any Target purchase, however, if you don’t choose to opt for a new Apple tablet.

Target is currently offering the iPad Air at a $479 starting price, which means you could get Apple’s newest slate for $279 with the minimum trade-in value.

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Lisa Eadicicco
Lisa Eadicicco, LAPTOP Staff Writer
Lisa has been reporting on all things mobile for since early 2013. When she’s not reviewing gadgets, she’s usually browsing patent databases or interviewing experts to track down the hottest tech trends before they even happen. Lisa holds a B.A. in Journalism from SUNY Purchase and has contributed to The International Business Times, The New York Daily News and Guitar World Magazine.
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  • JH Says:


    This promotion is only from Nov. 3rd thru Nov. 9th. It's in-store only so any "trade-in" process you go through online will be Targets own process, hence the $65 regular trade-in value.

    This promotion seems to be held third party along with Target which is why it's in-store only. Also, this is why price does not vary with different iPad models. Once this promotion is done, anyone looking to trade-in any iPad will be given Targets own appraisal value based on storage, condition, and model variant.

    I've successfully managed to get my $200 gift card for my 16GB iPad 1st gen that has been unused for months.

  • Reader Says:

    Your article states "$200 Even for First-Gen Models". Further you say, "The retail giant just launched a promotion that could score you at least $200 in exchange for your used iPad — including the first-generation model."

    If Target offers $65 on first gen ipads... then your headline, albeit inciting to a reader, is about as false a statement as one could make. How can I get at least $200 if they are only willing to pay me $65.

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