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Tips on How to Sell Your iPad

Tips on How to Sell Your iPad

Are you thinking about selling your old iPad in order to get some money to put towards a newer model? If so, there are a lot of things you need to do in order to get the device ready for sale. One of the most popular ways to get new devices is to sell the old ones to lower the upgrade cost, especially for those who like to upgrade their devices frequently.

The first thing you have to do is figure out how you want to sell the device.

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Where to Sell Your Old iPad

There are a few different options you can use when you want to sell your old iPad. You can sell it yourself, which can take a bit of time and effort, or you can sell it through a reseller, which will earn you less money. You have to decide which option is best for you. If you choose a reseller, here are some of the top options:

When to Sell Your iPad

Once you have decided on the best way to sell your old iPad, you need to figure out the best time to sell it. It is always best to try and sell the device just prior to Apple announcing a newer model. Once they make that announcement, there will be a lot of people wanting it, and they will also start selling, so the market will be thoroughly saturated.

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This means that there will be a lot of devices out there, and you won’t be able to get as much money for yours as you could if you sell it a bit sooner.

Preparing the iPad for Sale

Before you sell your old iPad, you need to make sure that you get it ready to sell. This means that it needs to be cleaned, inside and out. Cleaning it inside simply means getting rid of all of your data.

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You never know who is going to end up buying the device and you don’t want to end up becoming the victim of identity theft and fraud. Start out by backing up all of your data to iCloud, which can be done overnight as long as the device is plugged in. You should also do a manual backup, to make sure everything is completely up to date.

Next, you need to erase all of your personal data from the iPad. Once you are sure that all of your data has been backed up, it is time to erase photos, files, messages, passwords, personal information, etc. By doing this, the new owner can’t access your personal files.

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Once you have cleaned up the files and erased everything, it is time to pretty up the iPad. It only takes a few minutes to wipe off any dirt, smudges, fingerprints, etc. from the outer casing so it looks nice and clean. Get right into all of the ports and grooves to get rid of as much dirt and grime as possible. You can use a bit of isopropyl alcohol to get at the tougher bits of dirt.

All that is left to do is to pack up everything you have, that can be included in the sale. The more you have, the more money you are going to make. It is really good if you happen to have the original packaging, because you will get more money for the device. Be sure to include the 30-pin Dock or Lightning cable that came with the device, along with the AC adapter.

By cleaning up the phone and having all of the accessories and packaging with it, you are going to get top dollar for your old iPad.

Featured photo credit: skitterphoto.com via pexels.com

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Last Updated on November 17, 2019

20 Creative Ways To Say Thank You

20 Creative Ways To Say Thank You

Saying, “Thank you,” can be difficult to do. Some things just demand a little something extra because of the magnitude of the favor or the depth of appreciation involved. But what can you do to say thank you in a meaningful way? Sometimes you have to get a little more creative than just firing off an email. Here are 20 creative ways to say thank you that your friends and family will remember and cherish!

1. Make a gift bag.

A unique, homemade gift bag with a custom label or a note is a simple but heartfelt way to show your appreciation for the wonderful things your friends or family have done for you.

2. Give a toast.

Many people fear public speaking more than death, giving this particular thank-you a little extra meaning. Composing a sincere, eloquent toast and delivering it is a nice way to show appreciation that truly comes from the heart.

3. Write a poem.

“Roses are red, violets are blue…” Uh, you could write that...but why not put a little extra zing in it? Find out what their favorite kind of poetry is: haiku, free verse, iambic pentameter, and so on. (Google them if you don’t know what they are.) Then write one that expresses why they deserve your thanks…and why you’re glad to give it!

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4. Create your own labels.

There are a number of websites that offer custom gift labels. Find one that fits your personality and that of your friends and create a personalized thank-you label!

5. Give a gift card.

Sometimes choosing what to give a friend can be tough. A gift card is a good way to get around this problem. As always, be sure to include a personalized note or card thanking the recipient for their friendship and help.

6. Send a letter.

Snail-mail is a largely lost art form. Don’t worry about how long the letter is, though. What really matters here is that you took the time to put pen to paper and express your feelings sincerely and honestly!

7. Use social media to send a special message.

If someone’s done something you think the whole world should know about, why not put out a social media blast? Use your blog, your Facebook, your Google+ account, and your Twitter to spread the word about why this person’s someone your friends will want to know too!

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8. Make your own digital greeting card.

While an email isn’t always the best way to go when saying thank you, a digital greeting card that you put time and effort into creating can really brighten someone’s day! Make the card reflect the recipient’s personality and compose a short message of thanks for their generosity.

9. Make a YouTube video.

Sometimes, actually hearing someone say, “Thank you,” can make all the difference. Why not take it a step further and create a special video of thanks for your friends, family, and those special people who helped make your day so important…or who helped you through that rough time?

10. Deliver cookies or candies.

Making something yourself is a fun and delightful way to say thank you to someone. Create a sampling of baked goods or homemade candies and decorate them with a simple message, or make them so they form letters! (Think Valentine’s candies, only situationally appropriate.) Attach a thank-you note or label and surprise those special people with the gift of your time and creativity.

11. Make surprise gifts for guests.

There’s no need to wait until “later” to send a thank-you message. Why not do it at the time? Create little gift packets or bags for your guests with surprises inside. This is a great way to say thanks to the people who attended your event, and make sure they won’t want to miss the next one!

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12. Put together a flower basket.

Whether you prefer fresh or artificial flowers, assembling a flower basket with a thank-you note is an excellent way to brighten someone’s day and show you appreciate them.

13. Take a picture.

Sometimes capturing the moment is the best way to put a smile on someone’s face. Have someone take a picture of you receiving that special gift or opening that surprise package and send the giver a copy with a quick but sincere note to say thanks!

14. Repay their generosity by paying it forward.

The best gifts come from the heart, and the best way to repay a gift is to pay it forward. If your friend has a special cause they care about or something they believe in passionately, why not make a donation in their name or volunteer some of your time to the cause? This will mean more than any number of cookies, candies, or thank-you notes because you’re taking your friend’s love and spreading it around to others.

15. Do something special for them.

Take them out to dinner. (See “make a toast.”) Give them that movie they’ve been wanting forever. Cook them dinner and give them a present when they arrive. Any of these are good options for showing someone you really appreciate them and how grateful you are to have them in your life.

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16. Reciprocate their help.

Everyone needs help sometime. Whether it’s holding their hand through a particularly traumatic incident or helping them replace the alternator in their car, being there when they need it shows you remember what they did for you and how much it meant. It also shows that you’re willing to be just as good a friend to them as they were to you!

17. Be there for them.

Not every thank-you gesture has to be a grand public spectacle. Sometimes just giving them a place to come hang out when they’re lonely or showing up to offer them a sympathetic shoulder means the world to a person.

18. Listen to them.

Listening is almost as lost an art as the handwritten letter. When your friend or family member needs to talk, listen to them. Ask questions when appropriate, but just letting them know you’re there and paying attention to them to the exclusion of all else for a little while is a great way to say thank you for the times they listened to you.

19. Say it in another language…or two…

A simple thank you is great…but why not spice it up a little? Instead of just saying, “Thank you,” write or make a video of you telling them thank you in different languages. Some examples might be, “Gracias! Merci! Danke schoen! Spasibo! Mahalo!” and any other ways or languages you can think of. (The ones listed above are Spanish, French, German, Russian, and Hawaiian, in case you were wondering.) If you want to really get tricky about it, say a short phrase in each language that conveys why you’re thanking them!

20. Show them some love.

A simple touch, a hug, or helping out when they need it without being asked may be the most powerful gratitude message you can send. Offer to take the dogs for a walk, sit for the kids for a few hours, or run to the grocery store so they don’t have to. The little things are often the most important and meaningful. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still send a note, but sometimes your simple presence and willingness to help is all that really matters.

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