Powermax Trade-in Mac Program

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bsolomonny, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. bsolomonny macrumors regular

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    I am considering trading my old macbook to Powermax.com when the new macbook pro is finally available. Is that company trustworthy. The trade in value seems a bit high causing a little suspicion on my part.
    Thanks.
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    Resellerratings does not say anything is wrong with it, the reviews actually seem good.
     
  3. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    I just completed my experience with them. All in all, I'd recommend them.
     
  4. rkuntze macrumors member

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    See my previous reply to another poster
     
  5. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    have you seen the ridiculous prices they charge to buy from them?
     
  6. mkaake macrumors 65816

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    I briefly considered doing a trade with them, but when I saw what they were offering for the trade (before their wellness inspection), I didn't bother. Paired with the prices they were charging for used machines (and what's more - what they were charging for the same machine I was looking to trade in - about twice what they were willing to pay for a perfect example!), I decided to pass.
     
  7. talmy macrumors 601

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    I always wonder about them since they are less than two miles down the road from here (but have no storefront). I could never see any advantage to me for buying through them since I'm less than a 10 minute walk from an Apple Store with the same or better (since I can get an Educational discount) prices.
     
  8. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    They are a division of the Pacific-Northwest-local dealer chain "The Mac Store" (formerly known as simply "The Computer Store".)

    I have traded in four or fives Macs to them over the years, and bought two. (Specifically to/form PowerMax, not counting their main new-only chain.)

    Always good experiences with the company. One of the Macs I bought was a refurbished PowerBook G4, and the optical drive failed after six hours, but I had no problem getting them to replace it on-site, rather than sending it in for repair, even though by the time I got back, I was out of the 15-day return period. (I bought it quite literally as I was driving out of town for a two-week camping trip. The kid made it through two DVD movies in the back seat before the optical drive died.)
     

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