The tablet market is a huge part of Apple’s business and there are multiple reasons why it is such a large segment for them. The first reason is that it offers the best bang for your buck when compared to other devices on the market. This is because tablets have lower production costs than laptops and smartphones.
The second reason is that the iPad provides a great experience for people who primarily use their devices for content consumption. There are more movies, TV shows, and music available on an iPad than on any other device out there. With the latest iPad Pro models, Apple is offering a much better user experience than before and this is what makes it so popular among users.
But what happens when you want to sell or trade-in your old iPad? If you’re looking to get rid of your old iPad, but don’t know where to start looking, read on as we’ll help you find a solution!
Last year, I bought my iPad Pro from Phonebot’s Australian website. I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was. They had several iPads ready to go, for me to test drive. After browsing through each listing, I picked the Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch 5th Gen (256GB) Space Grey (Refurbished), because I liked the display and it came with a free USB Power Adapter, Charging Cable & Apple Genuine EarPods as well. It was also priced very favorably compared to other retailers.
Is it safe to buy a refurbished One?
Here are some things to consider when deciding whether you should not to purchase a refurbished device or by whom to buy it from
1. Make sure the device is legit
Make sure you check the seller’s reviews online. Check out their feedback rating, check if they have any complaints filed against them, and look at customer service reviews. These are important indicators of whether or not the seller is trustworthy. In addition, make sure the seller lists refurbished products. Some of these companies only buy brand-new products and flip them quickly.
2. Read the fine print
Some sellers offer “instant” shipping, which means that you won’t have a chance to receive your device within a few days. Make sure you read the fine print and understand how long it will take you to receive the item. Also, make sure you know exactly what the condition of the product is. Sometimes, refurbished items aren’t perfect and may require additional work to fix or replace parts.
3. Beware of scams
There are scammers out there trying to steal your money. Look into the history of the seller and make sure they have no complaints registered against them. Don’t fall victim to any kind of scam. Do everything in person to avoid getting scammed.
4. Consider the warranty
Most manufacturers give buyers a warranty period after purchasing a device. If you do decide to purchase a refurbished iPad, make sure to check the warranty details carefully. Most refurbished devices come without a warranty, although there are exceptions.
5. Ask for proof
Always ask for proof of authenticity. If you want to ensure you are getting a legitimate product, make sure to ask for documentation showing the original manufacturer, date of manufacture, and serial number. Many sellers will provide those documents when you purchase the product.
6. Get it inspected
The device may have been tampered with during shipping. Even though it might seem impossible, sometimes, someone does try to open up a package that is supposed to contain a laptop. Make sure to inspect the exterior of the box thoroughly and check the contents to make sure they are intact.
7. Be cautious about storage media
Sometimes, people attempt to access the storage medium of the device and remove data. Although this is unlikely for most cases, it never hurts to double-check that the storage medium isn’t damaged in any way. It is always a good idea to keep backups of your data too.