1. Jude526's Avatar
    I was curious about the worth of my early edition 2015 which I purchased brand new in Feb 2016. It is in PERFECT physical condition as well as in PRFECT working condition. It looks BRAND NEW. A month ago I had gone on apple.com and they said it would be a 300 trade in on it. I know I can get more for it if I were to sell it.
    But last night I decided to inquire again and the time, said no value and they would gladly just recycle it. I am confused as to why.

    I take excellent care of my gadgets and that just floored me.

    A friend of mine was here and her mouth dropped when she saw that too. Like I said, it was a shock.

    I thought it would hold its value. I know it is a 2015 but it works without any lag and looks the same as the day I purchased it. I case it and there is also a covering on the keyboard.
    02-08-2019 09:42 PM
  2. kataran's Avatar
    Unfortunately trade in programs only benefit carriers and tech companies

    I’ve had great track record selling my used tech on eBay and as you stated your devices are well cared for you would most likely get way more than any trade in would ever give you
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    02-08-2019 10:12 PM
  3. Jude526's Avatar
    Oh I know. I was just saying. I don’t want to sell it. I know I could get a lot for it
    02-08-2019 10:14 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I was curious about the worth of my early edition 2015 which I purchased brand new in Feb 2016. It is in PERFECT physical condition as well as in PRFECT working condition. It looks BRAND NEW. A month ago I had gone on apple.com and they said it would be a 300 trade in on it. I know I can get more for it if I were to sell it.
    But last night I decided to inquire again and the time, said no value and they would gladly just recycle it. I am confused as to why.

    I take excellent care of my gadgets and that just floored me.

    A friend of mine was here and her mouth dropped when she saw that too. Like I said, it was a shock.

    I thought it would hold its value. I know it is a 2015 but it works without any lag and looks the same as the day I purchased it. I case it and there is also a covering on the keyboard.
    In this instance, Apple wants to be the seller, not the buyer.
    02-09-2019 10:33 AM
  5. Wotchered's Avatar
    Don’t touch manufacturer buy back programmes, you already pay too much for most tech, don’t let them catch you on the way out as well !!
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    02-09-2019 12:25 PM
  6. ksassy's Avatar
    Ignore Apple's trade-in value as that represents the least amount possible and not to your benefit. I did mine just for kicks and can only fetch $880 for my 2017 MacBook Pro which is a joke. But I understand your shock though. Just know it doesn't represent the true value of your MacBook per the market.
    02-09-2019 02:40 PM
  7. xanadome's Avatar
    I do not know which "gadget" you are talking about but am encountering articles in many places, particularly in the last few days that Apple employees are instructed to promote (push?) "upgrades" rather than "trade-in" or repair/service (I am talking about the iPhone gadget).
    When Apple said "trade-in", I do not think they are taking it for recycling. I am sure they have a contract with one or more of the regular resellers (what' their name, I forgot) to sell it t a profit. Apple's trade-in value is ridiculous (and low enough for resellers to make decent money and still allows Apple to cut their portion). There is no way Apple does anything in any form or shape to reduce their profit.
    02-09-2019 05:50 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I do not know which "gadget" you are talking about but am encountering articles in many places, particularly in the last few days that Apple employees are instructed to promote (push?) "upgrades" rather than "trade-in" or repair/service (I am talking about the iPhone gadget).
    When Apple said "trade-in", I do not think they are taking it for recycling. I am sure they have a contract with one or more of the regular resellers (what' their name, I forgot) to sell it t a profit. Apple's trade-in value is ridiculous (and low enough for resellers to make decent money and still allows Apple to cut their portion). There is no way Apple does anything in any form or shape to reduce their profit.
    Please use the quote feature when replying so readers know to whom you’re replying. Thanks.
    02-09-2019 05:57 PM
  9. xanadome's Avatar
    Please use the quote feature when replying so readers know to whom you’re replying. Thanks.
    Oops. but I was quoting the OP.
    Jude526 likes this.
    02-09-2019 06:01 PM
  10. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    I have a 2017 15” MBP that I inquired about trading in to Apple a couple of months ago. They told me about $ 1500 for it. Paid about $3000 for it. I still have it.
    Jude526 likes this.
    02-09-2019 06:04 PM

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