Why Pay $1299 For A New MacBook Pro, When You Can Pay $344

21 March, 2017
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My 2012 MacBook Pro has been having some serious issues. My Apple Care has expired, and I was quoted $600 to fix. I thought I could take that $600 put it towards a new model.  After looking at all the models available I went with the 2015 Macbook Pro because it fit all my needs and has HDMI, USB, and Thunderbolt ports. The new models only have thunderbolt ports. I’m not buying a bunch of adapters. 2015 was retailing at $1300, so that still allot of money for a new computer. I know there had to be a cheaper way, so I took the time to research.

I found out that most electronic stores carry a trade-in program where you choose which device you want to recycle. You can do start the process online or in-store. You’ll be asked a series of questions to determine the model of the device and the condition that it’s in. Based on those factors, you will receive a price. You will be paid in the form a gift card. It’s an easy way to get rid of unused devices without hurting the environment.

You would think that Apple has the best trade-in program. For me, that was not the case. Best Buy was extremely generous. Plus at Best Buy you can trade in a wide-range of electronics outside of Apple.

I traded in my 2012 MacBook Pro and Ipad Pro that was collecting dust. Below are the results. Click the pictures to start the process.

Apple Renew & Recycle Program

2012 MacBook Pro – $261

Ipad Pro – $175

MacBook Pro trade-in

Best Buy Trade-In

2012 MacBook Pro – $466

Ipad Pro – $303

best buy trade-in

I was happy to see that the MacBook Pro I wanted just dropped $250.  I took the trade in gift card valued at $769 and used it towards the purchase. I came out of pocket $344 with taxes. That’s a freaking steal!

MacBook Pro Model: MF839LL/A

14 responses to “Why Pay $1299 For A New MacBook Pro, When You Can Pay $344”

  1. Sandra Negron says:

    oh wow that is awesome!! Thanks for this info, I have an old ipad, ipod touch that I need to get rid of!

  2. Bianca Gale says:

    I hope you ran out of the store because that was a steal!!! Thanks for sharing this program because I had no idea.

  3. I didn’t know about this. Thank you so much for sharing.

  4. I have an old macbook and IPAD mini that collecting dust. Thank you for sharing this!!! Ill be upgrading real soon!

  5. Katie you have the best tips every! Thank you for constantly blessing us with your magic!

  6. Jaye says:

    I do have a rather old Ipad, maybe I should recycle it and upgrade.

  7. Ty Alexander says:

    OMG I definitely need to take advantage of this!

  8. sandee says:

    Um, I almost dropped my tea! What a deal! Thanks for all the info, sheesh!

  9. Gavyn says:

    Yas for this upgrade advice!!!

  10. Thank you! I am in search of a new computer

  11. Chardline Chanel-Faiteau says:

    You legit just saved my life!! I loved this post and I can’t wait to try it out!

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