If you’re looking to get a new computer and don’t know what to do with your old one, Apple offers a trade-in program where Mac users can trade-in their older Mac computer for a new one, where they could previously get up to $1,500 in trade-in value. We say “previously” because the good news is that the value of the trade-in has been increased.


In partnership with buyback company Phobio, Apple has increased the value of select Mac models (released in 2009 or later) from $1,500 to up to $2,500. Note that you won’t get the full $2,500 all the time, and it won’t be applicable to all Mac computers. The maximum $2,500 value is for iMacs and MacBook Pros, and presumably it would have to feature a high-end configuration and be in relatively good condition.

Other Mac computers covered by the trade-in include the MacBook which can fetch up to $1,110; the MacBook Air that will get up to $430 in trade-in value; and the Mac Pro that will get customers up to $1,560. If you are interested in trading in your old Mac computer, you can actually head on over to Phoboio’s website, enter your Mac’s serial number, answer some questions regarding its condition, and you’ll be given a rough estimate on how much you could get.

The final payment will only be given once your Mac has been fully inspected, and the payment can be received in the form of an Apple Store gift card, a PayPal deposit, or a virtual prepaid Visa card.

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