Buyback services can come in handy when you want to trade-in your iPad for some extra cash to spend on a new device. Depending on the company you choose, you can get cash back or a gift card.

The first and most important thing you need to know about buybacks is that there is no one best service, company, or site. There are so many companies out there offering this service and how much they’ll offer for your iPad varies depending on the promotions they may be running and condition of the device among other factors. So the best thing to do when you want to use a certain company’s service is to spend some time researching and comparing its prices with other companies. Here are some of the things you need to know about iPad buy back services.

Trade-in Options

If you have an old iPad and you want to get rid of it, there are three ways you can do it. You can either trade it in through a company offering buyback services, post a listing on an online service and hope that someone interested will buy it, or directly selling it to another person.

The fastest and most efficient way to dispose that device is through trading it in through a buyback service. The possibility of getting conned or ripped-off by a buyback company is low, the whole process from start to finish won’t take up much of your time, and you’ll receive payment through an e-cash transfer service immediately the company receives your iPad.

The Condition of Your iPad

The current condition of your iPad will greatly impact the amount of money you’ll get back from the trade-in. Most buyback companies use a tiered system to determine how much your device is worth based on condition, such as Good, Fair, and Poor.

Your iPad will fetch the most money if it is fully functioning and in good condition without any scratches or other damage. Some companies will ignore small dents on your device and pay you the full amount, while other will deduct cash for those small imperfections.

The amount of money you device can fetch will drastically decrease of your device display issues, cracks, and other problems. Some buyback services will automatically reject the device if it has these issues.

Activation Lock

It standard procedure for a iPad buy back to ask you to turn off Find My iPhone, therefore, disabling Activation Lock when trading in your iPad. This is done to ensure that the device will be usable afterwards.