Does Apple still do trade-ins on recently updated hardware?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Eirhead, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Eirhead, Aug 29, 2012
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    Eirhead macrumors newbie

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    I remember hearing stories about how Apple was cool and did trade-ins for hardware that was less than 1 month old if they did a refresh during that time. So you could get the cool new faster updated hardware.

    I'm in the market for getting a new computer in the next 2-3 weeks and this policy will really sway my decision on whether or not I go with an iMac or windows based PC. I know there's no guarantee that Apple will refresh the iMac line before October 15th or so... but I'd be willing to risk it. If not, I'll probably go with a 42" passive 3d display PC setup... I do have a preference for OSX, but the hardware really isn't worth what I'm paying right now. (my macbook isn't handling gaming anymore, I wanna retire it to bed-time websurfing)
     
  2. forty2j macrumors 68030

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    If the new model comes out during your return period, you can take it back and get the new one.
     
  3. Reaktor5 macrumors 6502a

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    I've not heard good things about PowerON, the third party service Apple contracts to buy your old hardware. I think you'd be better off on Craigslist or Ebay.
     
  4. Eirhead thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Awesome, that's what I wanted to know =)

    Looks like I'll be sticking with mac
     
  5. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    I'm pretty sure it's 14 days now for returns.
     
  6. forty2j macrumors 68030

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    Yep, 14 through Apple. 30 for Best Buy (60 if you're Silver). 30 for Amazon.
     

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