Got an old MacBook that’s ready to meet its next owner? You could be looking at a fresh $635 in your pocket. That’s the average trade-in value for MacBooks of all generations, models and conditions. If you’ve got a newer model or have kept your computer in killer mint condition, you could receive even more. Gazelle payments can be made by check, Amazon gift card or PayPal. Following the announcements at WWDC, Gazelle saw a 1,400% increase in MacBook trades over the previous week and a 90% increase in average trade-in value (most likely due to later model MacBooks being traded in). There was also a 581% increase in MacBook trades on Gazelle from the hour before the announcement to the hour thereafter. In other words, get in there! All the cool kids are doing it! Other products that Gazelle will trade include gadgets from Apple, Blackberry, HTC, Motorola, Samsung, LG and Nokia.
Did your mouth water, your jaw drop and your eyes bulge over the beautiful new retina display MacBook that Apple announced at Monday’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference? Yeah, us too. As for the $2,199 starting price point? Well, pixels are pricey, especially when there’s 5 million of them.
But there is hope. Supplement your purchase of a stylish new gadget with money you’ve earned from selling the old ones.
First of all, don’t bother with eBay — the site is overloaded with used tech. At last check, there were 51,000 listings for MacBook Pros and 15,000 listings for MacBook Airs. Your gadget might get overlooked in the clutter.
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