When selling an iPad, it pays to check your options. Flipsy Trust Verified stores often pay 30-50% more than carrier and in-store trade in options, plus you get cash not store credit!
We've compiled a list of FAQs that should answer any questions you have about your iPad and the process of selling it on Flipsy. That said, contact us with any questions.
The quickest way to verify your iPad model is to locate it in your iPad’s settings menu.
Go to Settings > General > About > Model Name
If your iPad does not power on, you can locate the model number on the back of your device near the bottom.
After you locate the model number, you can search your particular model number to find the model name.
More information on finding your model name and number.
Browse to Settings > General and view Carrier.
*Note that WiFi-only models will not have a carrier
If your carrier is not listed, please select “Other”.
All carriers aside from Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T fall under the “Other” classification.
If you are currently using a carrier other than the network it was originally locked to, you’ll need to select the original carrier when entering the details for your iPad.
For example, if you purchased your iPad from AT&T but then switched to another carrier such as Verizon, you’ll need to select “AT&T” for your device details so that you receive an accurate buyback quote.
To find your iPad storage capacity navigate to Settings > General > About > Capacity
More about your iPad’s capacity.
Use the following condition descriptions to determine the best match for your iPad
* Please note that each store has a slightly different way of determining an item’s condition.
The true value of an iPad depends on its condition and specifications like capacity and carrier. The most important factor will be the cosmetic and operational condition of your device. Of course, the better the condition the more money in your pocket, but the companies we search will even purchase broken devices!
iPad values depreciate by around 40% over one year, but that rate jumps to 75% over three years. At the same time, values for old iPad models drop by 15% or more after a new flagship is released. That means you should sell as soon as possible to get the most money for your used iPad.
Sending your iPad to a Flipsy Trust Verified online buyback store is convenient since you’ll get a free printable shipping label and speed payments that are sent within 3 days of delivery. It's also worth mentioning that the buyback stores we search pay cash, not credit like carrier buyback programs which also offer 30% less comparatively.
Unfortunately, local selling options are limited in most areas.
The best option for selling your iPad locally is to list it on a marketplace like Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace. This can be a good route for getting the most money for your iPad, but be aware that there are several potential drawbacks which include:
Another consideration is a local buyback store or kiosk such as ecoATM. Although these offer the likelihood of a same-day payout, they don’t come without cons:
The best option for selling your iPad locally is to list it on a marketplace like Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace. This can be a good route for getting the most money for your iPhone, but be aware that there are several potential drawbacks which include:
Yes! You can sell a locked or blacklisted iPad on Flipsy by clicking the “Locked or Blacklisted?” link on the price comparison page. “Blacklisted” typically means that a iPad has been reported lost or stolen (they’re also referred to as iPads with bad IMEIs or ESNs).
Learn more about how to sell locked and blacklisted phones.
Yes, you can! iPads can either be activation locked, which means software prevents them from being activated with a new carrier; or, they can be finance locked, which means you still owe money on the device so it cannot be transferred to another carrier. No matter the type of lock on your iPad, you can sell it through Flipsy.
To sell your locked or blacklisted iPad on Flipsy, click the “Locked or Blacklisted?” link on the price comparison page.
Learn more about how to sell locked and blacklisted phones.
Yes! To sell your financed iPad on Flipsy, click the “Locked or Blacklisted?” link on the price comparison page.
Yes. Many Flipsy stores purchase items in a variety of unfavorable conditions including Fair, Poor and even Broken. No matter what condition your item is in, you can sell it on Flipsy.
Flipsy buyback vendors will wipe your iPad's data when they receive it, but it’s a good idea to perform a backup and factory reset before shipping your device. This way you won’t lose any pictures, documents, or data you want to keep, and you’re protected if anything should happen to your device in transit to the buyer. If you’re not sure how, check out our guides on how to reset your Apple iPad.
Yes. Flipsy only lists offers from Trust Verified Stores who have a proven track record of conducting safe online transactions. Flipsy monitors review sites, customer feedback and rating services to make sure stores are maintaining good customer relationships. We invite you to view profiles, reviews, policies and contact information for every store we search.
Flipsy vets online buyback stores through a Trust Verification Process to eliminate the potential risks involved with shipping and selling your devices to an online company. Once a store is approved, Flipsy continues to actively monitor review sites, customer feedback, and rating services to verify that the stores consistently uphold positive customer relationships.
We invite you to view profiles, reviews, policies and contact information for every store we search.
Finding the best price is all about doing some research. You can take a shortcut with an aggregation site like Flipsy.
Some sites, such as Flipsy, offer easy comparison of prices among several sites, some lesser-known.
Flipsy provides a useful online tool to help you figure out the value of your old device.
Flipsy offers a price history chart and a private party value, similar to Kelly Blue Book for cars.
Flipsy will show the offers from different buyback companies; take one of them or... set a realistic price when selling online.
We like Flipsy, a trade-in comparison site that will let you know where you'll get the most money for your item.
The Flipsy Guarantee
We make it easy to confidently sell your used stuff for the most money! When you sell through Flipsy, we guarantee you’ll enjoy:
Trust Verified Stores compete to get you the highest payout. If you find a better price within 24 hours of completing your sale, we’ll match the price you find – plus beat it by $10!
Risk nothing when you sell your device through Flipsy, guaranteed! All Flipsy Trust Verified Stores offer:
All Flipsy Trust Verified Stores issue payouts within 1 to 3 business days after they receive and inspect your device.