The original iPad is getting rather long in the tooth these days having been on the market for three years. The first-generation iPad has been around long enough that most trade-in programs giving owners money to apply towards a newer tablet or other device offer very little cash for the first-generation iPad. Presumably, this is because there is very little value in the original iPad to be had for resellers.
Target has announced a new trade-in plan that cover the original iPad tablet. Owners of the original iPad can take the tablet to target stores and get a $200 in store credit. The target store does have to have a mobile section and the deal is invalid online.
Reports indicate if you try to trade in your original iPad online you won't get the minimum $200 offer. $200 is a very good price with the original iPad tablets reportedly selling for only around $150 on eBay. The $200 offer is also significantly more than other trade-in offers valid are paying out.
There's no indication if you have to use the $200 Target store credit to buy another tablet. Obviously, it will have to be spent in the Target store. With a $200 credit for the original iPad you can get into a new iPad Air for around $300 more and the original iPad mini for around $100. This deal is only good through November 9 so if you want to take advantage of it you'll need to hurry.