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Apple offering gift cards for iPad trade-ins

March 16, 2012

Customers who are eager to upgrade from the iPad 2 to the latest version may be in luck. To compete with other trade-in programs available through online retailers - such as eBay - Apple has developed the Reuse and Recycling Program.

Customers who are eager to upgrade from the iPad 2 to the latest version may be in luck. To compete with other trade-in programs available through online retailers – such as eBay – Apple has developed the Reuse and Recycling Program.

Consumers can trade in previous models for custom gift cards worth up to $320 through the program. The cards are redeemable at point-of-sale terminals in Apple retail store locations and also through the virtual credit card terminal at the company’s ecommerce site.

In addition to iPads, Apple is also accepting qualifying iPhones, notebook computers and Mac and PC desktop computers for trade-in. The value of the unused or unwanted devices will be determined by the program once customers send them in. However, even a product that isn’t in perfect condition could still earn users some cash back. A broken iPad 2 that is cracked and water-damaged is still worth $50 through the Reuse and Recycling Program, according to CNET.

Apple product owners can also shop around for the best deal since eBay and Amazon are offering similar swap-in deals that may yield higher trade-in values, especially as the release of the new iPad nears, according to Computer World.   

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