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iPad Sees Trade-In Rush Ahead Of iPad 3 Release

As D-Day approaches, with the world waiting for the third generation iPad to be introduced to the market, many Apple fans are frantically looking to get rid of their older iPad model - in order to get the new one.

Online retailers are also looking to ride this trend and fight for customers, by offering trade-in deals. Leaving aside, the obvious choices of Amazon and eBay, there are appealing deals on NextWorth and Gazelle, Target, Best Buy and GameStop.

An interested seller can get between $120 - $200 for the original iPad, with 16GB of storage space and support for WiFi. The hottest iPad currently on the market, iPad 2 with 64GB, WiFi and 3G, could sell for over $300.

Looking closely at the fine print of these online retailers specialising in trade-in deals, one can make a list of tips and tricks that can boost the value of your old iPad.

The retailers obviously prefer devices without scratches, but they also appreciate iPads with the original boxes and cords.

Other solutions for people who want to make some money from old iPads, is to make use of Apple's recycling program, in exchange for a gift card.

Radu has been working as a freelance writer for more than five years and has been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.