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Apple today adjusted its estimated trade-in values for select iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Android smartphone models in the United States, with some devices slightly increasing in value and others seeing decreases.

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Trade-in values increased by $10 or $20 for many newer devices, including the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max, and the latest iPad Pro, iPad mini, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air models. Apple Watch SE values rose by up to $10, while Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch Series 5, and 12-inch MacBook values increased by up to $5.

Some older Apple devices saw their trade-in values decrease by up to $10, such as the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, while Android smartphone values declined more steeply. Mac Studio values decreased by up to $75 following the launch of the second-generation model with M2 Max and M2 Ultra chips earlier this month.

Trade-ins can be completed on Apple's website or at an Apple retail store, and the credit can be applied to the purchase of a new Apple product or placed on an Apple gift card. Apple's trade-in page offers a complete list of values for devices.

Article Link: Apple Adjusts Trade-In Values for iPhones, iPads, Macs, and More
 

icanhazmac

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Apple is the LAST place anyone should trade in anything.

Why? Other mail in sites have a long history of scamming people, eBay is frought with rip offs, Craigslist will get you mugged, etc.

Traded my 2017 MBP dumpster fire to Apple at well above the going rate elsewhere... granted the going rate for intel butterfly models is zero on the best day.
 

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Why? Other mail in sites have a long history of scamming people, eBay is frought with rip offs, Craigslist will get you mugged, etc.

Traded my 2017 MBP dumpster fire to Apple at well above the going rate elsewhere... granted the going rate for intel butterfly models is zero on the best day.

It really doesn't have to be that much of an ordeal. I don't do eBay or any kind of shipping. But you can list something on Craigslist, OfferUp, or Facebook Marketplace for local pickup only. You meet at a coffee shop, bank, or Apple Store — all places where no one's going to get mugged. If it's a high-priced item (laptop, etc.), I've asked for a social media/Instagram link before just to vet that someone is a relatively normal human. No issues so far, knock on wood.

If Apple's offering a respectable amount, obviously there's no reason to go another route. But if you're trying to sell a semi-recent Mac, their trade-in values are... not ideal.
 

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$100 or so here, $100 or so there... that quickly adds up.


When did craigslist or Facebook Marketplace start charging listing fees? Meeting at a police station is a hassle?
I think he meant hassle on eBay and other sites.
 

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Except if you have a very scratched phone which would be hard to sell (I got $530, full price, for my heavily scratched iPhone 13 Pro)
How? Don’t they ask if it’s been damaged? I always worry when I trade mine in that they will lower the value because of some minor scratch

Or a police station. I've done that.
Don’t feel too safe at a police station in the USA. People have been murdered on the steps of a police station. I would at least scout it out first. I prefer an indoor dining area with a well prepared friend somewhere nearby just in case. Also parking lots are a bad choice.
 

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How? Don’t they ask if it’s been damaged? I always worry when I trade mine in that they will lower the value because of some minor scratch


Don’t feel too safe at a police station in the USA. People have been murdered on the steps of a police station. I would at least scout it out first. I prefer an indoor dining area with a well prepared friend somewhere nearby just in case. Also parking lots are a bad choice.
Apple Store is the best place, if you have one near.
 
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My iMac specs are in my siggy. Apple is offering me only $185. I paid over $2000 brand new 5 years ago. That is a huge depreciation. The terrible part is that I can't use the huge 27-inch screen as a monitor for a new Mac studio or Mac mini. Also, it's an Intel so nobody wants to buy it from either.
 

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Yes, fees and shipping add up on eBay and other sites. CL/FB market place MBP/MBA listings usually sell lot quicker.
I’ve used CL. Don’t do like me and not scout out the meeting place first. I met at a Starbucks and it was closed even though it was supposed to be open. Once I saw the buyer I felt better though because he was obviously a nerd. No offense to nerds because I’m a semi nerd 🤣
 

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My iMac specs are in my siggy. Apple is offering me only $185. I paid over $2000 brand new 5 years ago. That is a huge depreciation. The terrible part is that I can't use the huge 27-inch screen as a monitor for a new Mac studio or Mac mini. Also, it's an Intel so nobody wants to buy it from either.
Check on itsworthmore
 

TechnoMonk

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I’ve used CL. Don’t do like me and not scout out the meeting place first. I met at a Starbucks and it was closed even though it was supposed to be open. Once I saw the buyer I felt better though because he was obviously a nerd. No offense to nerds because I’m a semi nerd 🤣
The last time I sold on Craig’s list, it was to an iOS developer. The guy was totally cool nerd. We still text sometimes if I need an iOS developer.
 
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Apple trade-in values are a joke, we are much better off selling our used gear elsewhere. The only possible perk of Apple trade-in is its perceived convenience, but if you think about it, it is not really worth it, IMO.

A concrete example. I have an old iPhone 7 128 GB with a broken screen. Apple will give me 0 for it (in fact they won’t pay for anything older than iPhone 8), while Backmarket offers me 20€.
 
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