Highest paying buy back macbook program?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gta50419, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Don't trust ebay, & craigslist is too iffy.
    wan't to trade it for a imac.
     
  2. macrumors member

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    I don't know about highest, but Gazelle.com is reputable.

    If you don't find anything better, you might want to give it a shot. At least get a quote, it can't hurt :)
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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    Powermax is pretty good. Also have a look at Amazon. I'd imagine you'd get more on Craigslist though. I have sold dozens of Apple stuff on craigslist. I always get my asking price and it never took more than 2 days to find a buyer. I can't say the same for any other hardware manufacturer. Apple's stuff seems to be in very high demand. I don't know if its a fad, but it is a great time to be selling old Apple hardware.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    gazelle is too low, only pay $400.
    amazon is paying $540
     
  5. Guest

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    If you're smart about selling on Craigslist, it's the best bet.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How much you think i can get for my macbook pro.

    -13' 2009 version.
    -2.26 Ghz intel Core 2 Duo.
    -8gb Ram.
    -640 GB HDD.
    -Snow Lep.

    Only thing is wrong with it is a "replace battery soon" sign that just popped up today (which is why im selling) ...I think i need to sell it before the laptop gets too old and knock out on me.
     
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    Southernboyj

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    Selling it on eBay/Craigslist will give you a lot more money.
     
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    If you have an older model Macbook Pro, Best Buy gives some decent money.

    I got a pretty good quote for my beat up 15" Macbook Pro (2009)

    If its naything newer I would go elsewhere.
     
  9. JohnDoe98, Jun 20, 2012
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    Get a quote from Powermax and then sell at slightly above that quoted price. The battery issue might cause you to lose some value though.

    Selling tips: say no paypal, cash only in person in the ad. If you have all the original stuff, including the box, say that in the ad. Clean the devices as best you can and take and post pictures. Give links to Apple sec page and Amazon customer reviews.

    I sold a 15" 2007 MBP today for close to 600$ with 4gb of Ram and 500gb drive, 2.2ghz CPU


    Download and install Lion on it ;)
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I Don't trust ebay...i want to make sure i get my money.
    I don't even know how to sell on ebay anyway...+ don't feel like waiting weeks
     
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    JoshGlzBrk

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    It's not that hard to sell on Ebay, and the fees are not that much...

    Craigslist is easy, hell I sold my 2010 15" macbook pro in three days, and got $1450 for it in April.

    Just meet them in a bank.
     
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    brand

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    I always find it best to meet in a private place so that there aren't distractions or interruptions when the buyer is verifying the functionality of the computer. Also make sure that it is kind of dark so that the buyer can make sure the backlit keyboard works too. :eek:
     
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    Gator24765

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    Doesn't hurt to throw it up on craigslist. You will get your best money here. If you are uncomfortable meeting bring a friend.
     
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    ChocolateApple

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    eBay is full of scam artists who will successfully bid on items, closing the bid for legit buyers. I almost sent a very expensive camera to one until I used my common sense.

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    Joking, right? People get killed that way. It's always wiser when dealing with Craigslist to meet the person during the day, in a public place -- like a bank where the cash can be verified. It's also best to have their personal phone contact and speak with them ahead of time to get an idea of the kind of person being met as best as possible. I have sold several things on Craigslist, and the times I got scammed (just 2) were the times when I didn't do the above.
     
  15. macrumors 65816

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    First rule of selling: the less time you have/invest, the less money you'll get.
     
  16. macrumors member

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    I've sold to gazelle and buybackworld. eBay and craigslist are not for me. buybackworld pays a bit more and buys many more products. I know I could have gotten a few more bucks on craigslist, but just don't have the time nor would I want the hassle.
     

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