If you want to sell your MacBook, iMac, Mac desktop or iPad, for one of the new iPad Pro or Mac devices Apple announced today, you're getting a pretty good return. Apple's technology has a reputation on the used market to maintain its value long after the release. This speaks for building quality, but mostly for Apple's long-term software support for its older products. This trend is positive for both buyers, who will end up with a product that is likely to continue to function for years, and sellers, who will make much of their original purchase back.
There are many ways to shop for your old Apple products for cash, and regardless of which avenue you choose, you first want to make sure your hardware is in great shape. You can easily net an extra $ 50 to $ 100 from a sale if you've taken care of your technology, as buyers will pay more for products that look closer to the new condition.
Clean Your Utility
How to clean your Apple product will vary slightly depending on what it sells. You want to use some screen savers for your MacBook, iMac, or iPad before listing it for sale. While doing so, note any scratches or other defects in the display and be sure to report them properly during the sale, otherwise you will probably meet with an unhappy buyer and no sales.
Remove all stickers from your technology, and if you have a can of compressed air, clean all ports and different grids. There is no reminder more immediately that your device is previously owned than to forget to clean out the portgunk.
If you are selling a MacOS desktop like Mac Pro or Mac mini, open them and carefully remove dust accumulated within and if you want to add some RAM to the cute store for buyers, then it's here. This is an easy task if you have Mac Pro from 2013 or a Mac mini that was made before the end of 2012. Unfortunately, my colleague Nick Statt made improvements to his late 2014 Mac mini very complicated.
Perform a factory reset
To ensure that your tablet or computer is properly dried is mutually beneficial for both buyers and sellers. What good hardware are you unable to access due to an unknown password? Depending on what product you handle, the process of initiating a factory reset will be different, but it's easy.
How to delete your MacBook or MacOS desktop
On your MacBook or MacOS desktop, you must first make sure you have backed up all your personal files to an external hard disk through Time Machine, or your optional cloud day service. Once you've made sure everything is duplicated and safe in a location other than your hard drive, wipe the computer. Click the Apple logo up and press restart. When you hear the startup clock, hold the command and "R" until the Apple logo appears. This will load into the recovery partition on your hard disk, so that you can wipe out your personal information once and for all.
Of the few programs at your disposal, open the Disk Utility, and then click the first option listed under the hard disk name. If you have not changed your name, it will probably be called "Macintosh HD". If you changed that name, you probably already know how to do all this. With this option, navigate to "delete" and confirm the selection. If you choose to safely wipe your computer, allow a few hours for the operation to overwrite your device a few times.
With this step, you are ready to reinstall the operating system. Click on the red "x" and you will pop back to the recovery menu. Make sure your machine is connected to the Internet, then turn on "reinstall macOS" to reset it to factory defaults.
How to delete an iPad
Before wiping your tablet, turn on iCloud to synchronize all the information you want to keep. Open the settings application and navigate to "General." When you're here, scroll down to "Reset" and then click "delete all content and settings." If you ask, enter your password or Apple ID password, then the action will run. It's much easier and faster to get your iPad back to its factory settings than for one of Apple's computers.
Insert Your Apple Hardware For Sale
So now you have dried your device from the inside out. Now it's time to sell it and get some money that you can use to buy a new MacBook Air, Mac mini, new iPad Pro or something else. We've covered the countless ways to make a sale to your iPhone, and much of the process is the same to sell your Apple tablet or computer.
You will find passionate people from all over the world that are likely to interest you for your exchange, whether it is priced well and in good condition. When it comes to where you can sell your technology, Swappa.com and Craigslist are still the best options, but for different reasons. If you sell a tablet or laptop, you want to go with Swappa (it currently does not list the desk.) Unlike Craigslist, Swappa takes out a fee to post to its market for buyers. This could be a contract breaker for those trying to squeeze every last dollar out of their sales. But it is worth mentioning that Swappa protects both buyers and sellers with PayPal during the transaction process.
Comparable Craigslist does not discriminate what you want to sell or charge because you list your goods. The fact is that the better and worse does not hold the hand at all. It is up to you to arrange the meeting place, negotiate a prize and finally decide how to exchange money. It can be stressful, but it can also be super easy and fast. I've had plenty of good experiences selling on Craigslist, but you always want to make sure you meet in public places and do not fall for an offer that seems too good to be true.
You can always fall back on Apple's GiveBack trading service, which gives you Apple Store credit in exchange for your computer or iPad. On Apple's website, you can find out how much you can get for your machine before sending it. You only need your serial number and access to the specifications to find the value. Apple will not pay you as much for your technology as it may happen in the public market, but it's a good option if you just want to turn your technology out of resurrection.