Ebay’s iPad trade-ins increase tenfold over last year

Anticipation for the next-generation iPad is high [1. Which my colleague Steve Sande dubbed iPad TNG. Brilliant.] and today’s March 7 announcement has users getting rid of old units. According to CNET, Ebay has seen a tenfold increase in trade-ins over this time last year. Specifically, the company says it received 25,000 tablet trade-in offers in February, 97.6 percent of which were iPads.

Those numbers refer to the Ebay Instant Sale program, not auctions. Ebay Instant Sales let customers trade their devices right away for cash.

I’ve been selling my “old” tech to finance new purchases for years. I’ve never used Ebay Instant Sale, but had great experiences with Sell Your Mac and Gazelle.