the world's largest online marketplace, today announced a limited-time
offer for eBay
Instant Sale, eBay's electronics trade-in program, allowing
customers to lock-in top-dollar values for tablet trade-ins, including
up to $475 for the iPad 2. From today through March 10, customers can
hit it big and secure limited-time trade-in offers for their current
tablets, in both working and non-working conditions, using eBay Instant
Sale. After locking-in their trade-in offer, customers aren't required
to ship their tablet for trade until March 20, ensuring they won't go
"tablet-less" before the new iPad is available on March 16.
Guaranteed top-dollar trade-in values during the offer period apply to
all tablet devices accepted through eBay Instant Sale. Examples of
trade-in offers for popular tablets include values of up to:
iPad 2 64GB Wi-Fi + 3G (AT&T)
iPad 2 32GB Wi-Fi + 3G (AT&T)
iPad 2 16GB
iPad 1 16GB
Motorola Xoom™ 32 GB Wi-Fi + 3G/4G
Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 32GB 4G
How it works: After securing their guaranteed eBay
Instant Sale trade-in value anytime between today and Midnight PT on
Saturday, March 10, customers have until Tuesday, March 20 to postmark
their tablet for trade-in using the free shipping label provided.
Customers will receive payment in the amount of the trade-in value they
initially secured once the tablet is received and its condition is
verified, even if values decline from the time the customer locks-in
their offer to when they ship the item.
eBay Instant Sale is also introducing an easier way for customers to
identify the condition of their tablets to secure the best offer
available. Instead of asking customers to choose from multiple
"condition options" when describing the condition of their tablets, eBay
Instant Sale allows customers to simply select between "working" and
"not working" conditions. This helps reduce customer confusion in
instances where their product is determined by a trade-in program to be
in a lesser condition than the customer initially indicated.
Instant Sale is an online tool that gives people a cash offer for
tablets and other electronics in 60 seconds or less. To date,
customers have used eBay Instant Sale to generate more than 7.3
million trade-in offers for electronics products.
- eBay Instant Sale Tablet Offers At-A-Glance - Since launching
in October 2010:
More than 640,000 tablet trade-in offers have been generated
through eBay Instant Sale
Of the total tablet offers generated, 94% have been for iPad
models, 4% have been for Android tablets, and 2% have been for
tablets running other operating systems.
Additional details about eBay Instant Sale and the trade-in process
in this video.
Anyone can visit instantsale.ebay.com
and enter basic information about their tablets or electronics devices
to receive a cash offer.
Payment will be deposited into the customer's PayPal account once the
item has been received and its condition has been verified.
Instant Sale mobile app for iPhone lets people get an instant
trade-in offer for their tablets and other devices on-the-go.
In instances where a device has no trade-in value, eBay Instant Sale
will responsibly recycle it free of charge. According to Demos, a
public policy research and advocacy organization, Americans own 3
billion electronic products with a turnover rate of about 400 million
units each year, yet less than 14 percent of those gadgets are
recycled. eBay Instant Sale provides an engine for the reuse of
functional smartphones, keeping waste out of landfills and preventing
"In the past year, people who want the latest electronics have used eBay
Instant Sale in record numbers to trade in their old devices, making
trade-ins a natural part of the electronics lifecycle," said Gregory
Boutte, vice president of eBay Electronics and Motors in North America.
"In 60 seconds or less, eBay Instant Sale is helping to put money in
people's hands to use for the new iPad, while allowing them to hang on
to their current tablet until the new iPad is available."
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About eBay Inc.
Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay
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leader connecting millions of buyers and sellers. We do so through eBay,
the world's largest online marketplace, which allows users to buy and
sell in nearly every country on earth; through PayPal,
which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly
send and receive digital payments; and through GSI,
which facilitates ecommerce, multichannel retailing and digital
marketing for global enterprises. X.commerce
brings together the technology assets and developer communities of eBay,
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an ecommerce platform, to support eBay Inc.'s mission of enabling
commerce. We also reach millions through specialized marketplaces such
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which together have a presence in more than 1,000 cities around the
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