The United States retailing giant Target is extending its electronics trade-in program to include all iPad models for a $200 credit, in-store only. Target previously offered free gift cards for iPhone, iPad, iPod and Apple TV purchases and three years ago started offering gift cards in exchange for used iPhones so today’s news is a logical extension of that initiative.
If you still have the original iPad lying around somewhere collecting dust and want to get rid of it, Target will now accept it for up to a $200 gift card, redeemable against any store purchase. Read on for the full reveal…
Target describes the process:
- Step 1 – find your local Target mobility store by clicking here and selecting “Target Mobile” under store services
- Step 2 – your device will be appraised in-store at the mobility kiosk
- Step 3 – $200 minimum promotional credit will be issued on a Target Trade-In Gift Card and is redeemable in any Target store
After getting a quote, customers will get paid instantly with a Target electronics card.
You can also trade in your iPad online, in which case you’re looking at a $65 credit for a 16GB original iPad, $145 for an entry-level 16GB iPad mini and $158 for a 32GB AT&T cellular iPad 2 in mint condition.
These quotes are for online trade-ins – you have to go to the store for the $200 promotion.
To be eligible for trade in, your iPad must power on and the screen must not be scratched, let alone smashed.
Target is also offering the 16GB iPhone 5c for $79 with two-year contract and sells the $479 16GB iPad Air, a $20 saving from Apple’s $499 price point (like Walmart). Cellular models are available with an AT&T, Verizon or Sprint contract.
Trading your previous (or perhaps your very first?) iPad in good working condition and netting a $200 gift card means you could end up dropping only $279 on a brand spanking new 16GB iPad Air.
On a related note, a Target product listing spotted in its retail system indicates Apple may start selling the iPad mini with Retina display on November 21.