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Apple today increased its trade-in values for select Mac models released in 2009 and later. In partnership with buyback company Phobio, Apple now offers customers up to $2,500, compared to up to $1,500 previously.

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The new trade-in values in the United States are as follows:

o MacBook: up to $1,110
o MacBook Air: up to $430
o MacBook Pro: up to $2,500
o iMac: up to $2,500
o Mac Pro: up to $1,560

To determine how much credit you can receive, visit the Phobio website, enter your Mac's serial number, and answer a few questions about its current condition. Phobio will then provide an estimate based on the information provided.

If you accept the quote, you'll receive payment after your Mac has been inspected and its condition has been verified. The payment can be in the form of an emailed Apple Store gift card, PayPal deposit, or a virtual prepaid Visa card.

A maxed-out 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in good condition, for example, has a trade-in value of $2,510. A maxed-out 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in good condition is eligible for $1,460 credit.

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Apple's trade-up program is convenient, but customers can get better resale value by selling their Mac on eBay or listing it in classifieds such as Craigslist or the MacRumors Marketplace, so long as you adhere to our rules and requirements.

Apple also offers up to $500 for select PCs. Meanwhile, Macs released earlier than 2009 are eligible for Apple's free Renew and Recycling program only.

Article Link: Apple Increases Mac Trade-In Values to Up to $2,500
 
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MrGimper

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Wish they'd change or improve their UK trade-up service (https://appleonlineuk.mpxltd.co.uk).

Just put my 2015 13" MBP 2.9GHz i5 into their price evaluation for ***** and giggles.

What an absolute joke.

I entered the details for my Mid 2014 13" i5 2.8 with 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD.... it came back with £0, but they would recycle it for free
 
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thisisnotmyname

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Wish they'd change or improve their UK trade-up service (https://appleonlineuk.mpxltd.co.uk).

Just put my 2015 13" MBP 2.9GHz i5 into their price evaluation for ***** and giggles.

What an absolute joke.

to be fair, is there an asset class that depreciates faster than electronics? Maybe unrefrigerated milk products? I don't expect any resale value and just give mine away to people I know who could use them.
 
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jazz1

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Can this be done in an Apple Store for immediate gift card?
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Wish they'd change or improve their UK trade-up service (https://appleonlineuk.mpxltd.co.uk).

Just put my 2015 13" MBP 2.9GHz i5 into their price evaluation for ***** and giggles.

What an absolute joke.

I'm going to do this for my iMac when I get home. I bet I too will be laughing at the joke ;) I'll give it a shot and post.
 
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Vashetti

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to be fair, is there an asset class that depreciates faster than electronics? Maybe unrefrigerated milk products? I don't expect any resale value and just give mine away to people I know who could use them.

I could put that MBP on eBay and easily get £900+ for it.
 
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johnparjr

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Can this be done in an Apple Store for immediate gift card?
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I'm going to do this for my iMac when I get home. I bet I too will be laughing at the joke ;) I'll give it a shot and post.


No online only
 
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v0lume4

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to be fair, is there an asset class that depreciates faster than electronics? Maybe unrefrigerated milk products? I don't expect any resale value and just give mine away to people I know who could use them.
Possibly my previous car. Bahahaha.

Selling it at fair-market price was painful.
 
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adamjackson

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I guess it eliminates the eBay hassle but the prices they're offering are pretty despicable.

$2,639.00 is what I paid for my iMac 03/ 2016
On 12/2017, this site says my iMac is worth $910. that's a much larger depreciation than the iMac is going for on eBay completed sales which is $2,000-$2300 for machines with AppleCare like mine. I'd have to get pretty lazy or hit the lottery to use this site over eBay. even w/ fees they impose.
 
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tcphoto1

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My pristine Mid '15 MBP 2.8/15/500 is valued at $915? LOL

A quick search on eBay showed an average completed sales of about $1400. Something smells funny...
 
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elistan

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WTF. Just last week I got my Apple Store Gift card for turning in my late-2010 27" iMac. :confused:
And I can't check the website with the serial number to see what the new value is. :oops:
 
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