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In celebration of Heart Month, Apple is offering all customers who trade in an Apple Watch $25 extra in credit to encourage owners of older Apple Watch models to upgrade to one of the newer models.

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Heart Month is celebrated during February, and Apple this week shared some of the ways it's celebrating across its services.

The $25 Apple Watch trade-in credit is valid until February 28 in the US, Canada, the UK, Italy, Spain, Germany, and the UAE. Apple allows customers to trade in Apple Watch models from Series 1 through Series 6, including the Apple Watch SE. More information on Apple's trade-in program can be found on its website.

Article Link: Apple Offering $25 Extra Credit During Apple Watch Trade-In in Celebration of Heart Month
 
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DMG35

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I’ll take the really ‘weak’ trade-in + the additional $25.00 -versus- dealing with shady scammers on Swappa and eBay.
Lol ok. Swappa is one of the safest places to buy and sell without question. eBay is as well if you know what you are doing.

But if thinking that makes it easier for you to give your items back to Apple for a fraction of what they could sell for then by all means, have at it.
 

Relentless Power

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Swappa is one of the safest places to buy and sell without question.eBay is as well
Safest? There’s no such thing when you’re dealing/selling/buying with digital strangers on the Internet that you’ve never met and not knowing what their intentions are. You take a risk at any time when conducting transactions involving finances.

Again, I’ll take Apples ‘really weak trade-in’ for the Watch, plus the added $25 -versus- having to deal with the risks. I don’t care about making top dollar for my Apple products with resale, maybe you do.
 

DMG35

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Lol do you think they don’t have protections in place for buyers and sellers? Its not the internet in 2010 here. They have multiple things in place to protect both buyers and seller. I’ve done over 500 transactions on eBay, over 20 transactions on Swappa, as well as several transactions here on MacRumors and they have all gone as smooth as glass.

Apples trade in partner has also had numerous complaints filed against them for “deciding” that the value they offered needed to be lowered based on “reasons.”

But I’m not here to tell you to stop giving your stuff back to Apple so they can resell it for a profit. You go on and let us “risk takers” continue to get fair value for our stuff elsewhere.
 

Larsvonhier

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Safest? There’s no such thing when you’re dealing/selling/buying with digital strangers on the Internet that you’ve never met and not knowing what their intentions are. You take a risk at any time when conducting transactions involving finances.

Again, I’ll take Apples ‘really weak trade-in’ for the Watch, plus the added $25 -versus- having to deal with the risks. I don’t care about making top dollar for my Apple products with resale, maybe you do.
Sometimes, what Max tells us about others, rather tells us more about Maxi.
Admittedly, there is a small percentage of "shady" folks on trading platforms, but the vast majority is benign and honest. I buy and sell on ebay since 2000 (with 2500+ ratings) and only a few times things did not work out as expected.
 

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I’ll take the really ‘weak’ trade-in + the additional $25.00 -versus- dealing with shady scammers on Swappa and eBay.
Literally never dealt with any scammers on Swappa for as long as it’s been around. Haven’t had bad luck on eBay either and I’ve been buying and selling there for 20 years.

This deal sucks though.


Safest? There’s no such thing when you’re dealing/selling/buying with digital strangers on the Internet that you’ve never met and not knowing what their intentions are. You take a risk at any time when conducting transactions involving finances.

Again, I’ll take Apples ‘really weak trade-in’ for the Watch, plus the added $25 -versus- having to deal with the risks. I don’t care about making top dollar for my Apple products with resale, maybe you do.
One of the perks of owning Apple products is the high resale value. That perk goes in the toilet when you trade it in to Apple. But you do you.
 
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sonezu

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Does that mean I would get 3x25 if I trade in my Apple Watch series 2,4 and 5?
 

psac

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The article says including Series 1, but the Apple page seems to start at Series 2. So does that mean the Series 1 would get me 0+$25 = $25?
 

Truckondo

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Seems tempting. As far as if my series 2 is functional, they don’t ask if the microphone works on it. That’s the only issue with mine. I kinda want the cellular but I read that it can’t roam like the iPhones do in other countries.
 

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Safest? There’s no such thing when you’re dealing/selling/buying with digital strangers on the Internet that you’ve never met and not knowing what their intentions are. You take a risk at any time when conducting transactions involving finances.

Again, I’ll take Apples ‘really weak trade-in’ for the Watch, plus the added $25 -versus- having to deal with the risks. I don’t care about making top dollar for my Apple products with resale, maybe you do.
eBay salesperson commercially and personally for the past 12 years. Probably have around 15k transactions under my belt ranging from a GE CT Scanner to packs of pens.

If you purposefully present yourself in a negative fashion by taking crappy pictures or not powering on the device for pictures etc, you're dooming yourself. Document your sales, serials, etc and you're fine. Actually packing an item is the biggest issue for newbies when online selling.
 
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w5jck

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Electronics trade-in programs are a total ripoff, just like trading your used vehicle in on a new one. The car dealership will give you a lot less than market value on your used vehicle and make you pay a premium for the new one, so you get screwed over twice in the same day by the same dealership! It is probably way more convenient to most people to take the loss rather than have to go through the process of selling the older vehicle yourself, but you pay heavily for that convenience. Apple and other electronics companies love to get your trade-ins just like the car dealerships do because they can squeeze more money out of you with their overpriced goods. I'm reminded of the old college movie from way back when I was in college. In Animal House you see the stupid frat recruit bent over in his underwear and hear a loud pop as the frat guy smacks him in the backside, followed by the stupid recruit yelling, "Thank you sir, can I have another one!" Don't be that stupid, just don't...metaphorically or literally. :oops:
 
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