Apple trade in Program..beware!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by fourthtunz, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. fourthtunz macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2002
    So Apple lowered the price on their SSD and it brought the price of the mini down to where I
    bought one.
    The trade in from Apple offered me $650 for the 2014 MacBook pro that I had just bought for $779 6 weeks earlier but wanted the power of the mini.
    Shipped it to Apples "partner" and now they offered me $250 because they feel the
    screen laminate is not up to par.
    So looks to me like this trade in program is crap..I will not try it again but will
    keep my mini.
    Good luck!
  2. jaybar macrumors 6502a


    Dec 11, 2008

    Did you have any photos to document your claim. Otherwise it is you against them.

    Some people like me have had great experiences with the program. Others have not.

    Without documentation you don’t have much of a case.

    If you do, I suggest you contact Apple.
  3. fourthtunz thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2002
    Documentation? I don't need no stinking documentation! Heh, yes i have everything but was not really considering a claim. I'll keep the mini and sell the MBP on ebay.
    I just won't do it again.
  4. ChrisChaval, Aug 9, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2019

    ChrisChaval macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2016
    You bought that 2014 MB pro used, so the screen lamination could have very well suffered over time or even the screen could have been replaced

    Who knows what the previous owners did to it

    The $650 initially quoted seem quite a good offer for such a dated machine

    I do agree though that Apple’s trade in program is advantageous for Apple only

    They offered a maximum of 330 bucks for my perfect 2017 mb air if buying the new one

    I ended up getting the new mb air on sale while keeping the old one, still spending less overall

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