I traded in our beloved original iPad for a $200 gift card. Sure, you have to spend it in Target, but a first generation iPad is not worth $200. So, if you’ve got one lying around that still powers on, go. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Target actually sells iPads. So, you could get a first generation mini for $100. Or you could get $100 of Legos and $100 of boxer briefs. I don’t know, they sell practically everything.
They will need the model number, so you should wipe it but you’ll have to start the setup process to get that which you can do in the store.