Do You Have An Old Macbook? Here’s How You Can Get Money For Them.

Flickr / Quentin Meulepas
Flickr / Quentin Meulepas

A lot of people are looking to save money by buying used MacBook Air. This means that if you have one to sell, you can make a good little chunk of change. Remember, older Macs do hold their value, so you donโ€™t have to take a lowball offer on your Apple. If you want to upgrade to one of the newer models, the more you can make by selling your old model, the more you will have towards the new one. Here are some tips to help you get the most money from your old MacBook.

When To Sell

It is best to sell your old Apple Mac before a new one is announced. Even though they hold their value, they will lose a bit when a new model is introduced. You can get more money when there isnโ€™t something new available. The sooner you sell it, the more money you are going to make, because people arenโ€™t going to want to wait for the next model to come out, especially if they need a device right away.

Know Where To Sell

There are many ways that you can sell your old MacBook Air. Check out eBay, Amazon, and Gumtree for starters. You can set your asking price, or set it up as an auction. Remember that there will be a service charge when selling anything on eBay or Amazon. An even better option, because it is specifically for selling laptops, is to use Cash Your Laptop.

Know The Value

If your Apple Mac is up to two years old, you can probably sell it for about half of what you paid for it. So, if you spent $1,000, expect to get $500 to put towards your new Apple Mac. Of course, how much you can get also depends on the model, the year it was made, and the configuration. Since many upgrades arenโ€™t possible for a lot of Mac products, older models may start to sell for even more money. To get a good idea of what your Mac may be going for, go to eBay and see what others are selling for.

Know How To Get More Money

If you want to get the most money by selling your MacBook Air, donโ€™t sell it through a pawn shop or a service. They need to make money, so you will get less so they can profit. Try to sell yours through a private sale if possible, and keep all of the money from the sale for yourself. Post ads online, on local bulletin boards, Craigslist, etc. Be sure to list the price, and whether or not you are willing to negotiate.

Sell It Back To Apple

You can get money for your upgrade by selling your old Apple products back to apple through the Reuse and Recycle program. This is a great incentive for Apple customers that makes upgrading even easier. Just keep in mind that you are not going to get the highest rates, and you can make more through a private sale.

Sell Instead Of Trading

While many people are simply trading their Macโ€™s and iPhones in for new ones, they are not always getting the best deals. You can actually lose a lot of money by trading up instead of selling your device. By trading, not only will you get less for your old phone, but you will also have to come up with the rest of the money in order to trade up.

Prepare The Device For Sale

Before selling your Mac, make sure that it is clean on the inside and the outside. Back up all of your data and remove it from the Mac. Turn off Find My Mac, and sign out of iCloud. Authorize the Mac from iTunes, and finally, reformat the hard drive and reinstall OS X. TC mark

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