Do Apple Stores take in older computers on trade-in?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jshbckr, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. jshbckr macrumors 6502

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    I've sort of been wanting a newer, smaller laptop to go along with my mac pro, and selling my current laptop:

    PowerBook G4
    1.67 GHz
    1 GB RAM
    100 GB Hard drive
    Airport/Bluetooth
    SuperDrive
    ATI Radeon 9700 (The upgraded GPU--Supports 30" display)


    However, there is a little cosmetic damage. There are a few dents and dings. Also, the battery is only holding about 35-40% of it's charge. Other than that, the computer functions perfectly. I used to use it for Final Cut Studio and Adobe Photoshop apps. It just isn't as powerful as my 8-core Mac Pro (stating the obvious) so I don't use it for that kind of work anymore, and now it just seems too big and heavy for what I'm using it for now--mobile internet and general use.

    So, would I be able to trade this in at an Apple store towards a MacBook? Or how much do you think I could get out of it if I tried to sell it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

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    The apple store isn't a used car dealership.

    Check PowerMax or MacOfAllTrades.
     
  3. jshbckr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just read a topic a little bit ago about someone picking up a PowerBook from their Apple Stores used section. That's why I asked.
     
  4. Daiden macrumors 6502a

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    Chances are someone bought it from Apple's online store in the refurbished section.
     
  5. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    They are pretty easy to sell. For some odd reason people will pay unreasonable amounts for a used Apple notebooks. The best way to check the value is to do a search on eBay for closed auctions. You can see the range of closing prices and asume yours will sell within that range.
     

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