“I warned you. I told you more than a week ago that the iPad 3 media event was imminent, and that the tablet itself likely to follow almost immediately after that, and that if you want to get any money for your original iPad or iPad 2 you’d better act quick,” Tony Bradley writes for PCWorld. “Well, now Apple has officially announced the media event where it is expected to unveil the iPad 3 next week, and the proverbial ‘other shoe’ has dropped. As a result, the used tablet market is flooded, and you’ll have a hard time getting top dollar for your old iPad now.”

Bradley writes, “Here’s a novel idea, though: don’t sell your old iPad. Rather than ditching your old iPad for pennies on the dollar, you can just re-purpose it. There is nothing wrong with it, and it can still live a long, productive life in a wide variety of roles.”

Six ways to give an old iPad new life:
1. Library
2. Presentations
3. Conferencing
4. Point of Sale
5. Digital Frame
6. Hand It Down

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