The company has been been buying up used iPads and other gadgets for a while, but up until recently Gazelle was partnering with bigger stores such as Wal-mart to sell used electronics. But Gazelle collected a huge number of first generation iPads when the iPad 2 was released, as customers tried to get a few bucks to put toward the purchase of a new model.
With more than 15,000 iPads in stock, Gazelle decided to start selling directly to consumers.
The iPads are all previously owned and may have some scratches or other wear and tear, but Gazelle lets you return the iPad within 32 days if there are any problems.
The original iPad has a 9.7 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel IPS display and an Apple A4 processor. It’s not quite as fast or as slim as the iPad 2, and it doesn’t have cameras. But most iPad apps will run just as well on the original iPad as the new model — except for apps that require a camera. Eventually we may start to see apps that only work with the new dual core processor in the iPad 2, but I haven’t really seen any apps with that limitation yet, which makes the used first-generation iPad look like a pretty good deal for now.