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selling old macHave you ever tried to sell your used electronics on eBay? It is next to impossible. Sure, if it does sell you might make a pretty decent amount of money, but trying to make you MacBook or iPhone stand out amongst 20,000 others just like it is no easy task. Thankfully, there are plenty of websites out there to sell your electronics instantly. No longer will you need to wait days for an auction to sell, and no longer will you have to sit around and hope it even sells at all.

Of course, you will make a little less selling your devices this way, as the websites you are selling to need to make a profit on the device as well. Still, there is something be said for the speed and convenience of selling your electronics to a trade in site instead of eBay or meeting someone face-to-face to sell it. If you want to make a good amount of money and you crave speed and efficiency, you should look at these sites.

Gazelle

This is one of the biggest electronic trade-in sites, and with good reason. They take all kinds of mobile devices, as well as Apple computers. With the announcement of the new MacBook, now might be the perfect time to dump your old one in favor of a new model.

selling old mac

The process of going through the sale is incredibly easy. You just select the device you are looking to sell and the condition and within a few clicks, you will receive your offer. If you like it, go through the checkout process and once they receive and review your device, you will receive your payment.

Totem

I have used this service personally to sell back an old iPhone, so I can vouch for it. The process was incredibly easy, and the pay for my device was actually comparable to their value on eBay. One that really impressed me was I click on a lower condition, and upon accessing the condition, they decided it was better than what I clicked and they paid me a higher amount.

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selling old iphone

Selling your device works much like Gazelle. You choose the device and the condition, and it provides you an offer. They do not accept MacBooks, but their list of cell phones and tablets is much more extensive than other sites. They have tons of devices that I have never even heard of.

NextWorth

This is a great site for trading in all kinds of electronics. They take everything from cell phones to video games. If you want to get rid of an old MacBook in favor of a shiny new Retina model, they have you covered, and they pay a pretty penny for devices in good shape.

selling old iphone

If you are looking to trade in more than just your iPhone or MacBook, check this site out. It seems like they take pretty much anything with a power cord. For those with an abundance of gadgets that you do not use, this is the site for you. They would even take my old Xbox 360 that does not even work (for $0.04).

Amazon

Amazon has a great system for trading in electronics, and pretty much anything else for that matter. You simply search for what you want to sell and go through Amazon’s quick and painless process.

selling old iphone

In my experience, sites like NextWorth and Gazelle seem to pay more than Amazon, but it is still worth a look. With the 13 inch MacBook, they actually offered a very comparable amount, but it is only in the form of an Amazon gift card, where the other sites let you receive cash.

uSell

This site does not actually buy your iPhone, MacBook or other electronic device. Their service aggregates other companies. This makes comparing what you can expect to receive for your device easier than ever before.

selling old mac

All you need to do is enter the important details about your iPhone, MacBook or other device, and they will show you the top paying places to sell it. It makes comparing much easier.

Conclusion

When you are trying to sell your old device, I would recommend checking out all of these sites. The amounts offered can vary wildly, so you will want to make sure you are maximizing your money. That extra five minutes checking all of these sites could put some serious extra money in your pocket.

What sites do you use to get rid of your old electronics? Do you plan to get rid of your MacBook in favor of a new one? Let us know in the comments!

  1. WTSAS
    July 7, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    As a computer repair person, I often get asked what to do with old macs. This has been incredibly helpful information for my clients

  2. Larry Sessions
    July 7, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    It would be useful for you to provide actual links.

  3. UUUnicorn
    July 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Here's an idea for a story--an article on how to choose and buy an older/used Mac computer or iPad (tips on choosing and buying, what to look for, etc.).

    There are many people who have tried out and enjoy working on Mac computers, but cannot afford the latest models.

  4. Ben
    July 5, 2012 at 8:33 am

    What checks do these websites have to ensure stuff being offered for sale is not stolen?

  5. ferdinan Sitohang
    July 5, 2012 at 1:45 am

    those websites are really helpfully.

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