Buyback applications can shortchange you when we talk about Apple computers, because there are always more iPhones than MacBooks on the market. Laptops are more difficult to repair, so users prefer mobile devices for the everyday life.
But there are some tips for those who want to maximize the profit while trading an old MacBook for cash.
- If some key is missing, try to replace it by yourself. You can pick up the parts online just for couple of bucks. Such an easy step will increase your MacBook’s price by hundreds of dollars.
- Don’t remove the hard disk drive or erase MacOS. The time and money you save by removing the HDD is not comparable to the sum you would sacrifice in buyback value.
- Do you have any stickers on your device? Remove them. No one enjoys scraping off that things. That’s why some buyback companies drop the price if there are stickers on MacBook.
Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy won’t pay you money for the broken machine. Even NextWorth and Gazelle offer very little sums in comparison to the good working laptops.
We compared prices to Cult of Mac’s buyback program using a 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro with 2.4-GHz processor from 2013. As we mentioned before, Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy are a no-go. Gazelle offered us just $100 for a broken laptop. NextWorth were ready to give 100.09 or 115.09 for the same machine. The price differed because of the type of charger included. At the same time, Cult of Mac’s program offers $250 for the merely damaged MacBook, and $150 for the one that doesn’t turn on at all.
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