According to our data, current iPad owners are excited about the new iPad release that is just around the corner. Gazelle have had a 321% increase in iPad trade-ins over last Thursday October 3rd. This rush came right after AllThingsD revealed Apple will indeed hold an iPad media event on October 22nd. The brisk volume after only 10 days into the month, indicates that October will be Gazelle’s biggest month for iPad trade-ins this year. October 9 represented the biggest day for iPad trade-ins on Gazelle.com so far this year. It also marked the third best iPad trade-in day in the past 18 months, behind the iPad 3 and iPad 4 announcement days. Try to keep in mind that we haven’t even had an official invite go out yet! With the iPad 5 set for a major makeover in terms of design and performance, I expect iPad trade-ins to continue to pour in over the next few weeks.