An instant cure for iPad envy
Okay, so it’s not that outdated. And it does have a nice red leather cover—something that TI-99 never had.
But even with its speed and style, I’m considering upgrading. But with everyone else considering the same thing, I’m a little worried about what it might fetch on eBay. I’d love a sure offer, and that’s what eBay Instant Sale can give me.
Never heard of eBay Instant Sale? It’s pretty cool, especially if you’re an electronics junkie aficionado.
So let’s say I want a solid offer on my iPad 2 and I don’t want to take time to photograph it and list it. The first thing I do is head over to the eBay Instant Sale website:
I enter “iPad 2” in the search box, click “Search” and see what options pop up:
The one on the far left is my model, so I click the link and am taken to a page where I can put in the important specs like memory, accessories and functionality:
Once I click “Calculate my offer,” an eBay offer of $340 pops up on the screen.
Now I can accept the offer, opt to sell the iPad 2 on my own or heave a big sigh and keep it for a little while longer.
The great thing about eBay Instant Sale is they totally have you covered. Shipping is paid for and insured (up to $500) complete with tracking so you’ll know when it arrives. Once the condition of your item is confirmed, your payment will hit your PayPal account within 5 days. Cha-ching!
You can find answers to any other questions you have about eBay Instant Sale on their FAQs page.
But here’s my question. What if your husband, in a moment where common sense failed him, engraved your iPad 2 with a sweet sentiment, your name and your phone number in case it got lost?
What if, in hindsight, it might not have been the best idea to put
For My Softy
Emily Hill xxx-xxx-xxxx
on the back because it reads more like “For a good time, call Emily Hill at xxx-xxx-xxxx?”
I am currently trying to find the answer to that question. eBay Instant Sale doesn’t give you a place to note any flaws; all you can do is select WORKING or NOT WORKING. What about WORKING BUT WITH A RATHER EMBARRASSING ENGRAVING ON THE BACK?
Perhaps its one-of-a-kind status will up the offer to an even $400. A girl can hope.
I do know I’ll be instant selling my T-Mobile myTouch LG as soon as I decide on a new phone. That thing is going to be the death of me. It’s either eBay Instant Sale or the shooting range.
Disclaimer: As an eBay Parent Panel member, my eBay-related posts are sponsored by eBay. My opinions, thoughts, views and love of buying and selling (basically selling so I can buy) on eBay are mine, all mine. And yes, I really do the eBay thing; check out my eBay seller ID: emihill.