How Much Is My MacBook Pro Worth Right Now?
If you’re curious about the resale value of your MacBook Pro, then you’ve come to the right place! In this blog, we’ll share everything you need to know about selling your Mac — from estimates and price factors to ensuring a successful and profitable transaction.
What to Know Before Selling Your MacBook Pro
There are many reasons to look at MacBook trade-in values, particularly if you are ready to upgrade to a new model. You can typically get a pretty decent value for both old and new MacBook models, assuming the device is in good shape and there is no major damage.
But, before you sell your Macbook Pro, there are a few key steps that you should take in preparation:
- Check your Macbook for any potential damage. Before you sell your device, it’s important to know what condition it's in and make note of any defects, even if minor.
- Make sure that you have all of the device’s components. This includes the power cable and anything else that came with the computer.
- Reset the computer back to factory settings. It is recommended that you save everything to iCloud or an external drive. You can also follow these steps from Apple Support.
In this next section, we’ll discuss the price factors that will determine the value of your MacBook Pro.
MacBook Pro Price Factors
The value of your MacBook Pro will depend on its age, condition, and how and where you sell it. If in good condition, you can typically expect to get anywhere between 20-65% of the price that you paid for your Apple device, depending on the age of the device.
Of course, there are several factors to take into consideration when it comes to the price of your MacBook. According to leading buyback vendor Flipsy, you can expect to get between $20 and $2,612, depending on model and condition.
Additional price factors may include the following:
- Accessories can net an additional $10 to $20, and sometimes more if in their original packaging.
- Personal engraving could decrease the value of your device as much as 15-20%.
- Processor specs (see instructions on finding the specs of your device in the next section)
- Storage size
- Trade-in type ie. store credit or cash
Now that you know the price factors that will affect the value of your MacBook, the next step is to apply those when estimating the price of your specific device.
How to Estimate Your MacBook Pro's Price
As you now know, there are many price factors at play when it comes to determining a fair value of your MacBook Pro and other Apple devices. In order to estimate the trade-in value of your device, we encourage taking the steps highlighted below.Determine which model you have
If you’re note sure, this comprehensive guide from 9to5Mac can help you find out which Mac model you have. You can also simply head to the Apple icon on your Mac then to About this Mac to find out the model or serial number. Equally important is knowing the processor specs of your device, which you can determine by doing the following:
- On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Settings.
- Click General in the sidebar (you may need to scroll down.)
- Click About on the right.
- Click System Report.
*Note: You can also press and hold the Option key, then choose Apple menu > System Information to open the system report.Check out trade in sites
MacBooks that are in good condition typically hold their value quite well. The first place you may want to visit to check in your MacBook value is Apple’s Trade In webpage. Simply scroll down and select Computer. Then enter your Mac details to see your Apple trade in value. An Apple gift card may also be an option here if you choose credit.
There are a variety of sites where you can find out your trade in credit including SellYourMac. You may also want to check out 9to5Mac’s How to Trade in Your MacBook — The Ultimate Guide for additional information. By visiting trade in sites, you’ll also get a better idea of how much similar Macs are selling for which will help you determine the value of your device.Compare prices on resale sites
It’s also worth doing a price comparison to see what other Macs of the same generation as yours are selling on sites such as SellYourMac, eBay, Gazelle, and Gumtree. You’ll also want to find out what a Mac with similar specs to yours currently costs new.
In this next section, we’ll discuss the different ways that you can sell your Mac.
How to Sell Your Mac
There are several different ways that you can sell your Mac, and other Apple laptops, and there are various services that can help you do so.
A great place to start is to see if Apple is still selling your Mac and/or if it is for sale in Apple’s Reburbished Store. Another option is to sell your device privately, on social media ie. the Facebook Marketplace, or via a business—in some cases this may yield a higher return.
If you decide to sell your Mac via one of the aforementioned third-party sites (eBay, Gazelle, or Gumtree), for example, it may take a bit more effort on your part. You’ll want to make sure that selling your old Mac will make you enough money to justify the time you spend.
If you are considering buying a new Mac to replace your current model, you may be able to exchange parts and Apple will let you do this, as will various Apple Certified Resellers.
The following are additional sites in the U.S. where you may be able to sell your Mac:
When you work with us at SellYourMac, we make cashing in your device easy with this simple three-step process:
- Contact us to get a free quote.
- Ship us your device.
- Get paid fast!
*Pro tip: It typically makes sense to sell your old model before Apple announces a new one, because the older models will obviously lose a significant amount of value at that time.
Don't Guess Your Mac Resale Price. Contact Us
If you’re looking for a reliable and accurate estimate of the value of your used MacBook, let us do the work for you. We make it easy for you so you don’t have to guess the resell value of your Mac yourself. Visit us online at SellYourMac.com. Simply select your device and manually configure your specs or enter your serial or model number to obtain an instant quote.
When you work with us, we offer the following:
- 99.9% customer satisfaction
- Free return pre paid shipping label
- Secure data wipe
- Fast cash via PayPal or check
- Packing materials upon request
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FAQs Q: How do I find the value of my MacBook Pro?
A: There are several steps that you can take to find the current value of your MacBook Pro. These include determining which model you have, checking out comparable models on trade-in sites, and comparing prices on resale sites such as SellYourMac.Q: How much can I sell my MacBook Pro for?
A: The value of your MacBook Pro will depend on its age, condition, and how and where you sell it. If in good condition, you can typically expect to get anywhere between 20-65% of the price that you paid for your Apple device, depending on the age of the device.Q: Do MacBooks have resale value?
A: Yes, you can typically get a pretty decent value for both old and new MacBook models, assuming the device is in good shape and there is no major damage.
Founded by company Brian Burke “The Mac Man” in 2006 and branded as SellYourMac.com (SYM) in 2009, SYM is positioning itself to become the world’s largest and most trusted purchaser of used Apple computers, iPhones, and iPads.
SellYourMac is OWC’s Apple trade-in program that gets you cash for your Mac and ensures that it doesn’t end up in a landfill. The product will be securely wiped and refurbished before heading to a new home. Any parts that are removed are cleaned and assessed for either reuse or recycling.
You can also extend the life of your Apple computer with memory or storage upgrades—a service that OWC is reputed for. Head to the OWC trade-in page and see what your device is worth.
For more information, visit SellYourMac.com.