Whether you’re planning on upgrading to a brand new tablet or you’ve got one sat in a drawer collecting dust, BankMyCell is the one stop solution to earning you the most money for when you sell your tablet (much more than stores offering voucher credit).
Pretty bold statement right? Sounds like the normal sales text you’d read on a website. Well, it turns out that we can back it up. When you’re searching for where you can sell a tablet, there are often a lot of options; carriers, store trade-ins, auction sites, and even ATM Kiosks that pay money for old tablets. We perform mystery shopper price checks on all these services monthly and confidently publish them here to show you if we pay the most or not… not a fun job but saves you the time right :)
Where can I sell my tablet?
If you’re selling an Apple model, check out our iPad trade-in guide here and find your device. Offloading your tablet for cash is not as simple as selling an Apple branded one, many stores only want the most popular devices and brands. If you can’t find your brand or model using the logos above then quickly fill in the ‘can’t find my device’ form at the top and bottom of the brand list and we’ll hunt the tablet trade-in deal down for you.
Run through these quick steps to get a FREE valuation online:
There are a whole bunch of well know stores that operate tablet trade in programs, giving you some convenient money for your old device. Most of these in store tablet buyback programs are run by the larger trade-in companies found online like Gamestop or Brightstar, branded merely as the stores you know and love.
Places that buy tablets near me:
Let’s explore the pros and cons of using store trade-in services:
Don't get us wrong, the Brightstar run Apple solution is still a good choice for customers upgrading their Apple products, and as mentioned they offer a reasonable deal compared to other in-store buyback programs people have learned to avoid.
Conclusion: Why sell my tablet for cash near me?
So in a nutshell, if you think your device is not worth much, and you want quick credit to use in the store you’re selling to, sell your tablet to a company that buys them near you.
On the other hand, you can use BankMyCell to find tablet trade in program that will give you the most cash and the freedom to spend it where you want.
Keep in mind that all the online stores here will send you a prepaid shipping kit to your home or email a label to print out. Leaving the house to go to the store or to visit the post office take the same amount of effort and are both FREE services… just one gets you paid more as you’ll see below.
|Pad trade-in program||iPad Pro 10.5 64GB (1st Gen)||You Lose|
|Eco ATM Kiosk||$175||-$175|
*Prices last checked for an iPad Pro 10.5 64GB (1st Gen) on Verizon - 02/07/2019
|iPad trade-in program||iPad Pro 12.9 512GB (2nd Gen)||You Lose|
*Prices last checked for an iPad Pro 12.9 512GB (2nd Gen) on Verizon - 02/07/2019
Selling tablets on eBay / Facebook Marketplace / Craigslist:
Remember you can also use an auction or classified ads site to sell your tablet near you. Just remember some sites like eBay charge listing fees, shipping and have PayPal charges so take them into account when you list it for the price you want. Additionally, follow their guides on selling anything in person to a stranger, BankMyCell wants you to stay safe!
Let’s be honest; you’re looking for how much you can trade in your tablet for right? These are the core measurements that determine the price.
If your tablet works fine regarding having no software issues like powering on or crashing, all the hardware like the ports, buttons, touch screen work fine you’ll be able to get a quoted on a ‘Good’ condition tablet trade-in. However, the central area of confusion here is always the cosmetic damage. It must not have any excessive damage to the screen or body of the device, so no cracked screens, chips or excessive scratches.Damaged: How much can I sell a broken tablet for?
Believe it or not, if your tablet doesn’t power on, charge, has broken buttons, touchscreens, has smashed screen and casing that looks like it got run through a sander, you can get paid! The only devices not accepted are ones that are blacklisted, barred stolen, snapped or physically mangled. Tablets that have received usual levels of damage will be fine; you can even sell water damaged tablets to some buyback stores.New: How much is a brand new tablet worth?
Like when you drive a new car out the showroom, when you use a tablet it loses its value. If you have a tablet that never got taken out the box and used, then you might be able to earn a lot more selling it on auction websites rather than trade in sites as the demand is much higher.
As with most electrical products we buy, they lose value over time. We get pricing updates sent to us every 15 minutes, so you’ll get the highest tablet trade in value right now!
If you’re researching tablet trade in deals and planning on selling it later, then you should be aware that throughout the year several events cause the value to drop up to 20% in a few short weeks.
When a new model of the tablet you have is released, it causes the demand of your tablet to fall, and this makes prices fall out of nowhere. We recommend checking if any releases are coming up so you can plan when to sell to get the most tablet trade in cash.
Do you know how to sell broken tablets online? The process is straightforward, and although you'll get less for your tablet than if it was in good condition, you can still get cash. There some exceptions though; for example, you can't sell water-damaged tablets or tablets that are snapped in two as recycling services don't accept them. You can, however, sell a tablet that has a broken screen, frame, buttons, speakers, or microphone.
The process of how to sell broken tablets is practically the same as selling a tablet that works. Start by using BankMyCell to find out where to sell broken Android tablets, and compare the prices offered. Just make sure you select the device condition on the comparison table. Then ship the trade-in program your tablet in the pre-paid envelope they'll send, and wait for your cash. Remember, however, that you cannot sell tablets that have been reported lost or stolen.
Of course, all devices that get sent to the tablet buyback programs get wiped and appropriately refurbished. Before sending, be sure to remove your memory or SIM cards as they will get destroyed as they contain personal data.
We recommend that if you’re concerned about personal data that you follow the steps in the ‘how do I back up and reset my tablet’ FAQ above.
Unless the tablet you’re trading in is brand new and boxed with the accessories, it won’t earn you any more money. If they are useless to you know you can include them to get destroyed in an eco-friendly way, additionally any cases may help to provide extra protection while it’s getting shipped.
There are no fees at all for sending your device into the tablet trade-in store, depending on the buyback program you select; there are generally two standard options:
FREE Shipping Kit: This is the perfect option if you’re looking for the easiest way possible. The store will send you packaging with pre-paid shipping labels; you send it within the 30-day price lock.
FREE Shipping Labels: Same easy process as before, however, once you trade in you’ll instantly get the shipping labels emailed to you. If you’re in a hurry, you can print them off and send the device the same day!
Every store and situation is different which is why the safe statement is 7-10 working days. However this can be vastly dependent on the method of shipping and speed of the seller. After all, this is largely based on shipping the phone to the trade-in store.
Prepaid pack printed: If you print your own label and send the device the same day, it could get to the store in 1- 4 days and they generally will pay within 12-24hrs
Prepaid pack delivered: It could take 1-4 days if you wait to get your shipping pack, and then sending it back to the store can take 1- 4 days doubling the time.
The process of checking the devices is very fast, most operations get it done the same day the device arrives, but it can take up to 48hrs during busy periods like iPhone releases and January after the holidays. Payment is of course instant, deposited directly into your account or PayPal.
If the tablet is encrypted or blocked with iCloud, you’ll need to contact the person who owns it to get the device reset. If the device is not an Apple tablet, then you can just send it in, they will factory reset it.
In the unfortunate event of the person passing away that owned the device, we recommend contacting the operating system or manufacturer for them to help you gain access to the old data.
Of course, use the buttons above and below the brand list at the top of the page, let us know what tablet you’re trying to sell, and we’ll do our best to get you a quote ASAP!