Whether you're looking to upgrade to the latest generation of Apple's iPad
or this is your first foray into tablet
territory, eBay is a great place to find iPads—along with all the nifty, stylish accessories
that accompany this handy device. Here's why.
Your One-Stop Shop for All-Things iPad
eBay is a place that has much more than just the iPad. With a few clicks of the mouse, you can scope out everything from folding cases to keyboards and docks. Other popular accessories
you can easily shop for include screen protectors, styluses, camera connection kits, A/V connection kits, and power adapters. And if you're looking for something of a more stylish variety, you can peruse a wide selection of iPad covers, sleeves, pouches, and bags from an array of brands and designers.
Search Made Simple
While the thousands of iPads for sale on eBay may seem daunting, finding the right one for you is a breeze. Simply type any one or combination of the following criteria: generation (e.g., 3), color (e.g., black), hard drive capacity (e.g., 32GB), and Internet connectivity options (e.g., Wi-Fi + 3G) in the main top search bar on any page. A list of iPads fitting your description will instantly appear. You can further narrow down your search by using the filters on the left, including condition, price, location of seller, and more.
Great Deals, Plus Free Shipping
No matter what generation or model of the iPad
you're looking for, you're sure to find hundreds of options listed by top-rated sellers at some of the lowest prices anywhere. Plus, many iPads currently listed include free shipping.
The Buyer Protection Policy
Most items sold on eBay, including the iPad and its numerous accessories, are usually covered by eBay's buyer protection plan. See full details
. This means that if your iPad doesn't arrive or isn't as described—and you haven't been able to resolve the issue directly with the seller—you can reach out to eBay's customer support to request a refund of the full purchase price plus original shipping back into your PayPal account.
The Advantages of Owning an iPad
was the first tablet computer to become a runaway commercial success with both consumers and businesses. Although other companies were quick to offer their own tablet
, Apple has continued to dominate the market. Buyers of an Apple iPad enjoy a device that offers a number of advantages.
Apple engineers have gained a reputation for sweating the details and demanding high-quality components. The company's iPad was no exception, and all iPad models are built to exacting standards. Owners of these tablets enjoy a high-quality LED-backlit multi-touch display that's consistently rated among the top in its class. The battery is rated for 10 hours of use and its custom-designed processor is powerful enough to handle everything from gaming on-the-go to watching videos. The iPad's case is made of aluminum, making for a solid device.
While most companies selling tablets manufacture their own hardware, then license an operating system (usually Android), Apple controls all aspects of the iPad. Because the iPad runs only Apple's iOS
operating system, the company is able to ensure a smooth user experience. There are no concerns about hardware incompatibilities or an operating system that may not take full advantage of hardware capabilities. With strict control over the hardware, the operating system, and releases, Apple is able to ensure a user experience that is intuitive, easy to operate, and relatively free of bugs or other unwelcome surprises.
is a true multipurpose device. With built-in Wi-Fi or 3G networking and its virtual keyboard, an iPad can replace a laptop or netbook for compact web browsing and checking e-mail. It has proven well suited to casual gaming and the large, bright display, along with powerful graphic capabilities, make it a solid multimedia device—perfect for watching movies or listening to music. The iPad is often used as an e-reader, and more and more, schools are implementing them as an e-textbook and multimedia learning platform. Thanks to the sheer number of iPads in use, plus the device's multifunctional capabilities and compact size, the iPad is increasingly being integrated into business environments, as well as being used for specialized applications
ranging from medical to military.