Stupid Question- Apple Trade-in?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by davekarn, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. davekarn macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2007
    Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone knew if Apple offered a trade in program. I have a first gen MBA and kinda want the new 13" MacBook. Thanks for any info in advance!

  2. cbflip2000 macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2008
    The only trade in program that they have is that you can give them your old notebook and they can recycle it for free. You still have to pay whatever price is for the new notebook unless your within your 14 day return period.
  3. stiphone macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2008
    how i wished that Apple does trade-ins. Cause that would enable me to upgrade my computers every single time they come out with a new model. Just have to take the trouble to sell off your old Mac before buying the new one now.
  4. davekarn thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2007
    Yeah I figured as much. I'm just kind of turned off by my MBA right now. Oh well I'll wait it out or maybe sell on eBay. Thanks for the info.
  5. chocolaterabbit macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2008
    well even if apple offered tradeins they'd pay you less than what it's worth, similar to a pawn shop. ebay's the only way to go.
  6. dannster macrumors regular


    Oct 10, 2008
    London, UK
    I popped into the Regent St, London store and they told me the remorse period has been extended to 28 days because of the new macbook's being released. I bought my MBA a week before the new ones were announced (I know, annoying). And tried to return it after having it for three weeks but because I bought it online, they won't let me because the online remorse period stays the same (14 days). Ridiculous and unfair right? I'm waiting to hear back on Monday after emailing Steve Jobs hehe. A guy from Texas called me within minutes, does anyone know where those emails to Steve Jobs go? I wouldn't expect him to receive them, let alone read them...
  7. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2005
    Apple could be the new gamestop.

    "Hello, this is apple where you can buy new and used macs, ipods and iphones."


    "Hello, this is apple where you can trade in your apple stuff towards the resevation of the Mac Pro 2009"
  8. CalMin macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2007
    Well, just as you get ripped off by trading a car, if Apple did take trades it would be for less than you could sell it yourself.

    I just sold my rev. A on eBay for $1299. Quite a beating to take on an 8-month old computer, but since I replaced it with a Macbook 2.4, I'm happy overall.
  9. Ironic macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2008
    In my MBA!
    They go to executive relations they are awesome!
  10. uniforms macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2008
    South Orange NJ
    Don't trade in!

    I find you can sell apple product on Ebay and get much more for it than you can ever get in a trade in. Just be sure you save your boxes to make shipping much easier. So, my advise....don't trade, sell! Sell! Sell!
  11. dannster macrumors regular


    Oct 10, 2008
    London, UK
    Yay! I hope they can help me!! If they allow people who have bought their macbooks instore to trade them in then they should allow people who buy online! The email I got back from customer services (2 weeks after I emailed them), was just a quote saying they're never aware of new product launches so can't forsee it - What a load of complete and utter bulls**t!!!
  12. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    You're kidding right? Why would a company admit to an upcoming upgrade which would negatively impact their sales. What they do is if its within two weeks of your purchase they allow you to return your computer.

    The customer service person probably has no idea about product releases.

    Just like with cars, you will get hosed on trade in value. Best to sell it privately.
  13. MBA-MD macrumors member

    May 27, 2008
    I called Apple to ask them that. They don't have a trade-in program. Too bad. I ended up getting a PC after that. Now I have an extra laptop that my wife can use.
  14. sparkie7 macrumors 68020


    Oct 17, 2008
    post No.10 is good advice

    i prefer to keep my macs. i get more value using them as email machines or downloaders than selling them

    your priorities will likely differ

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