Does Apple have a charger trade-in program?

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  1. tubeexperience, Jun 6, 2016
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    tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    I thought I was being cleaver by keeping food and drinks away from my MBP.

    The good news is that I didn't spill soup on my MBP.

    The bad news is that I spilled soup on the charger and it stopped working immediately.

    I know that it is my fault, but I don't want to pay the full $79. (poor student) :(

    FML

    Does Apple offer a discount for turning in the old charger?
     
  2. Trey M macrumors 6502a

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    No, but you can get open-box chargers on eBay for ~$30. I bought one and can confirm it's genuine.

    Not sure why but almost all sellers on eBay sell them open-box rather than brand new. I'm assuming they just pull they from the package but who really knows.
     
  3. Crzyrio macrumors 65816

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    They do!!

    Atleast in Canada, they do. But the discount is minimal, like $20 I believe.

    It could be different in the US though.
     
  4. BeefCake 15 macrumors 65816

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    I was at an Apple Store a month ago for the same thing and confirm it is very minimal. Cheaper from eBay
     
  5. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    Be careful with ebay though, there are a lot of fakes about, so research seller carefully.
     
  6. tubeexperience thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Damn it.

    I bought a lot of parts from eBay (logic board, display assembly, keyboard, hinge, fans, etc.), but I definitely avoid buying chargers from eBay. The safety risk outweighs any saving to be had.
     
  7. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    I have a charger I bought from Amazon for $30 or so. Still working after 2 years.
     
  8. BeefCake 15 macrumors 65816

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    Definitely all standard eBay warning applies by default when recommending the virtual dark back alley of the internet that is eBay.
     

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