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iPad Recycling Comparison

On the 17th of October 2014 Apple announced two new iPad models: the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3. With many people now looking to upgrade, iPad recycling comparison is more important than ever.

How to compare iPad recycling services

There are two key elements to consider when deciding which iPad recycling service to choose: price and service. Price is pretty easy to compare; it’s simply how much dosh you get for your device. Comparing the service between mobile recyclers is a little more difficult.

Price Comparison

As mentioned earlier, comparing price is easier than comparing the quality of service iPad recycling companies offer. However, there are still a few caveats to look out for. One of these is that different recyclers have different pricing structures. For example, Gecko Mobile Recycling has a grading system, whereas others only differentiate between Working and Faulty conditions. The advantage of a grading system is that you are rewarded if your iPad is in good nick, but still get fair market value if it is not.

As always, it is important to look out for unscrupulous recyclers who will lure you in with inflated prices just to mark down the value of your iPad unfairly once it arrives. A great way to avoid this is to check out their reviews before sending your iPad to them. Which brings us onto service comparison…

Service Comparison

So you want the best price for your iPad – who wouldn’t? But for the sake of a fiver or so, it’s not worth waiting days to be paid, or having no number to call if things go wrong. Speed of service, a contact phone number and reputation are key things to consider when comparing the service iPad recyclers provide.

Speed of service

Some iPad recyclers offer a good price, but won’t pay you for weeks. That’s fine if you don’t mind waiting around for a little more cash. But if speedy payment is important to you, it is well worth checking exactly how long it will take before that cash is in your account.

In order to do this try to find out how long it will take for the freepost label to arrive, how long your iPad will take to be delivered once you put it in the post, and how long payment will take to reach your account.

For example, at Gecko Mobile Recycling you can download the freepost label the day you register your sale. And if you’d rather we post your freepost label to you we will dispatch it to you 1st class the same day you register your sale on our website. If you choose to be paid via PayPal or Bank Transfer (Faster Payments) the money will be in your account the same day your iPad arrives in the post. That means you could be paid as soon as tomorrow – you can’t get faster than that!

Contact number

Here at Gecko Mobile Recycling we can think of at least one big recycler who doesn’t even have a customer support contact phone number! What if things go wrong? You’d want to be able to call up and get straight through to someone who can help. One of the advantages of being a small company is that if you call up you’ll get straight through to someone in-house who can look up your order and give you personalised help You won’t find any switchboards or outsourced call centres here! It is well worth making sure you can easily get hold of any iPad recycler you are considering, just in case something does goes wrong.


Reputation is very important. Just because you see a price on a website, doesn’t mean the people behind it will honour it once your precious iPad turns up at their premises. This brings us back to reviews, and just how important they are when comparing iPad trade in services to find the best one.

We have written about the importance of reviews elsewhere, but very briefly, here is what to look out for… ‘Testimonials’ on the website you are looking at can be easily fabricated, so try to find verified customer reviews on an independent review platform. We think the best is TrustPilot as they have very advanced checks and balances in place to flag up and remove fake reviews. You can check out our TrustPilot reviews if you like.

Hopefully after reading this article you feel better positioned to compare iPad recycling services  and make the best decision based on your own preferences. After doing so, you might want to sell your iPad to us.