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What’s the Best Place To Sell My Old MacBook Air?

Hi, I just got a new Macbook laptop, and am trying to sell my old MBA. I’ve tried on Craigslist (keep getting scammers trying to get me to send it overseas), and on a local bidding wars FB group.

No luck.

I’d prefer to avoid eBay.

Is there a certain site, or a place that buys them back that you would recommend? I asked at the Apple Store, and they said they don’t buy them back.


Comments: 5 Responses to “What’s the Best Place To Sell My Old MacBook Air?”

    3 years ago

    I don’t have an answer for you, but I’ll post this question because maybe someone else has a recommendation.

    In the past, I’ve sold some on eBay and some of Craigslist (years ago, before it was overrun by scammers). For Craigslist you have a specify local only and cash only. Then any message you get that is outside of that just ignore. eBay worked fine for me — why don’t you like it? I can understand not liking both Craigslist and eBay, or Craigslist and not eBay, but eBay and not Craigslist doesn’t seem to make sense.

    One idea: Send it into Gazelle or Amazon’s trade-in program. With Amazon you probably get a better deal, but as Amazon credit. But if you buy from Amazon anyway, then it is as good as cash.

    Anyone used one of the Mac-specific buy-back sites?

    3 years ago

    Thanks, Gary.
    I checked on Gazelle, and they’re offering me $50, which is way too low. Just listed it on eBay, as per your recommendation.
    My hesitation with eBay is with shipping/mailing the laptop to the buyer. I am nervous that the buyer might say it arrived in poor condition, even when I sent it in good condition, and I won’t be able to prove that, so it could all go really wrong.
    That’s why I prefer local pick-up.

    3 years ago

    Corinna: Make sure with eBay that you only use their built-in payment system, which I think is PayPal. If someone says they want to pay in a non-standard way (send you a check, money order, etc etc) that you know it is a scam.
    There’s always a risk. But I sold my old Mac Pro in 2014 (big shipping box there!) and it all went smoothly.

    3 years ago is my go to place. Have worked with them for over 10 years buying and selling. They will give you a quick quote right on their site.

    Joseph Tierney
    3 years ago

    I have used for selling my iPhones, iPads and MacBooks. I have always got a good quote for my equipment.

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