Buying a used Apple iPad is one of the practical things you can do. After all, Apple gadgets are not cheap. They are expensive and not everyone can afford to buy a brand new. If you are already decided to buy a used iPad, then you have to make sure you take into account the following:
Check the activation lock status –
One of the important things to keep in mind when buying a used Apple product is to ask the seller for the serial number. After obtaining the serial number, you should go to Apple’s activation lock status page and key in the serial number. From there, you will see the important information: whether the gadget is reported missing or stolen.
Ask the seller to reset the iPad in front of you –
The seller needs to have the iCloud password and the real iPad owner don’t have a problem with that. Without the iCloud password, you cannot use the iPad and it will be useless buying it.
Meet the buyer in a public place –
If you are buying from an unknown source, then you should agree to meet in a public place, ideally somewhere near an Apple store. So, if anything is unusual then you can have it checked with the store. Do not ever attempt to meet in a private place, especially if you don’t know the seller. You could fall a victim of a scam. Sadly, there have been reported cases of such scam.
Buying a used iPad is one of the practical things to do, especially if you don’t have money to buy a new one. Just make sure you take into consideration the factors mentioned above. Just because the price is good does not necessarily mean it is a good choice. You need to thoroughly inspect the gadget before sealing the deal.