MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, the transfer prices into an opportunity

In the same way as its iOS products, and watchOS, Apple may take over an old Mac that will depart for recycling or reconditioning. This recovery is managed by its partner Brightstar and the amount of recovery provided to the customer is not subject to a purchase, you receive a bank transfer. It is also this third-party company that establishes these grids of prices.



The tables below are taken from an internal document used in the Apple Store, updated in the spring and fall. The current version is valid until the 30th of June, the previous one had been detailed in October (read The rates of recovery from Apple for a Mac laptop used).


Regarding the Mac, there are referenced as the portable models. If you want to get this evaluation for any Mac, go to this page to Brightstar. Also, these values agree with a laptop brought in good and working condition with its adapter MagSafe.


MacBook 13″


It is of symbolic order, but the amounts available have increased somewhat (28 € instead of 25 €) on models 2008 and 2010 and dropped a few euros on the 2009 and 2010.



MacBook 12″


In more families in 2015 and 2016 it now has 2017 in this rating. Expect to spend between 391 and 425 € for the MacBook Retina this generation. For the others, the declines observed since autumn is around ten euros.



MacBook Air 11″


Disappeared from the catalogue, this small machine can be a recovery between 71 € (2010) and 183 € (early 2015). The differences with the previous pricing are not very important, it is € 4 less than in the first case and € 12 in the second.



MacBook Air 13″


With the entry into the fray of the MacBook Air 13″ Retina, its predecessor of 2017 joined the price matrix. For both models, 2017 to 1.8 GHz and 2.2 GHz, Brightstar gives respectively 319 € and 298 GHz. The least swift is so better off.


All other amounts are tilted to the downside, the generations 2008 to 2015 is worth between 56 and € 206 € (60 €, and 220 € previously).



MacBook Pro 13″


As above, the main change comes from the addition of models 2017 that Brightstar can resume between 480 and € 614 €. For families 2009 to 2016, 71 € minimum and 482, maximum € (75 € and 515 € in the previous article).




MacBook Pro 15″


It is in this range that the ranks are no longer provided, it embraces the generations from 2008 to 2017, from 28 € to 747 €. The dips are variable (some euros only) but they can reach about forty euros on a MacBook Pro 2016, or a twenty on 2015.





MacBook Pro 17″


There is always something to learn from the larger of the MacBook Pro : from 33 € (2008) to 187 € (2011), compared to 35 to 200 € a few months ago. For what little it’s still working and that it does not clutter a shelf, a 2008 merit almost to be preserved as an object of collection…


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