Trade in through Apple or sell privately?

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  1. snowboarder943 macrumors regular

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    I'm looking to upgrade to probably a MBP 15" i7 (still undecided with glossy or anti-glare).

    But I'm sorta in a rush since college starts in about a week. Should I buy the pro, then when I can sell the my white macbook? Or just simply trade in through apple, get whatever I can for it, and put that towards getting the Macbook Pro?

    If anyone understood that, niceeee! hahh

    Thanks!!

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  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Apple would give you like 10% of what you could get by selling it on your own. Do you even need a new computer? If you can get the MBP without selling your MacBook before, just buy it now and then sell the MacBook when you have time or a buyer. No matter what you do, don't give it to Apple
     
  3. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...the trade in program is not a good deal... don't waste your time...
     
  4. snowboarder943 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I'll just look for a buyer. Headin' out to the apple store today to check out the anti-glare versus glossy.
     
  5. iggypod macrumors 6502a

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    Another vote for selling it yourself. You'll definitely get a bigger ROI.
     
  6. karatekidk macrumors regular

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    If you are in a hurry, Craigslist would be a good place. Ebay is another good option, but it usually takes more time.
     
  7. Hellhammer Moderator

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    What I've heard, it's the opposite. eBay is easier as you just ship it and you can do quick bid like 24 hours. Craigslist, on the other hand, takes more time because the deal is usually made in public and depending on where you live, it may take a lot time.
     
  8. snowboarder943 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I like ebay more because I have more experience with it but also, when putting as an auction, it has a chance of the price going up and up if people keep bidding.
     
  9. iapplecrate macrumors newbie

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    a thought from Seattle ...

    Definitely check out powermax.com for their trade-in program. I was offered 60+ percent of my original cost for an almost 3 year old mac mini! They are in Oregon and known for quality service . Even Apple's other Steve buys from them. And, no tax and free shipping! They are the online store for The Mac Store, located throughout the northwest. And now, where's my commision?? (haha) .... Good luck for your college studies!!!
     
  10. fcortese macrumors demi-god

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    craigslist or powermax are my thoughts on the topic
     
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    Go glossy if u dont mind reflections on your screen
     

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