If you’re like me, you have a bunch of old Apple devices sitting around that hardly get used. Whether it’s because they’re broken or they’ve just been supplanted by newer, better tech, they lose a lot of value EVERY DAY just sitting on your desk or in a drawer doing nothing. With the holidays coming up and lots of presents to buy, that’s a lot of potential cash left sitting on the table.
To get value out of your old or broken Apple devices, we’ve partnered with two companies we’ve long used ourselves and have a great relationship with to get value out of your unused devices.
For repairs, ifixyouri has long been our go-to for broken screens, dents, and other damage to our iPhones and iPads. Their site is easy to navigate, and they will immediately generate a UPS shipping label by email which you can print out and attach to your device and send it on its way. Repair turnaround is generally just a few days and cost is always significantly below what Apple charges. We’ve created a secure portal at 9to5mac.ifixyouri.com for our readers.
For cash trade-ins, we’re partnering with Myphones Unlimited who we’ve found to give the most (or very close to it) amount of cash back on iPhone, iPad, iPod and even Mac trade-ins. You’ll get an estimate on the site based on a few parameters and as long as your device matches your description, you’ll get a check back in a week. You don’t have to do much. They send you the box. You put your device in it and give it to USPS. If for some reason, the device doesn’t match the spec, you have the option of accepting less money or getting it sent back for free. Very little risk involved here.
We’ve put a CASH/FIX link in our header for easy access when you get those new devices or break your current ones. We hope you can take advantage of these services. Even better, if you are satisfied with and move forward with your cash trade-in or repair the service, we may receive a small commission — which supports 9to5mac.
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The article some reason claims it is cheaper to use ifixyouri, yet Apple’s screen repairs for the 6/6s are cheaper and you know you are getting OEM parts, while the 5/5s are only $30 more still its better than knockoff parts.
Checking your trade-in prices for a 2009 17″ MBP. Offering $80 for a computer that won’t turn on and a hard drive thats got to be near the end of its life cycle. New logic board alone is more than the working $300 price they would pay. Cleaning out my tech closest with cash in my pocket for my next device. Thank you! And glad to know 9to5 will benefit from the sale, and super glad to know that you guys are getting creative with side-income with the addition of mobile adblockers. Thank you for what you do for our community!
Cheaper for the 6/6s, and only $30 more for 5/5s, and you are getting an OEM screen instead of aftermarket. Also a lot cheaper if you have apple care+.
Only problem I have is no flawless. Gazelle offers me $240.00 for my flawless AT&T iPhone 6 64Gb and your service offers only $235.00.
I am glad you finally included or close because your service isn’t always the best, but it is kinda good I guess. Makes you money making less ads so I’m happy.
Gazelle never credits flawless unless it is still shrinkwrapped in the box. Gazelle will always try to screw you… Like everyone says.
I have a question for trade-ins guys. It’s my first time ever to trade something in. I decided after reading this article that maybe I should trade my iPad 3rd gen in and hopefully upgrade to the Air or Air 2 on Black Friday. My question is, when all the info they ask you is just the name, phone #, email and address for the box, how do they pay you? Do they ask for more info after successfully receiving a device or something?
By check via mail.
Ah, I see. Thanks.
Thanks for the article, Seth! I have a question though – is the offer only locked to the US? Or it’s a worldwide thing? Sadly, I believe is the first option but I had to ask. I have an iPad 2 which is literally like new, despite my use. I really care for my hardware, so it’s like brand new. I bought it from Anchorage, when I was in the States back in 2012.
I’d like to know why you wouldn’t trade your old Apple devices in and get gift cards or credit to help off set the cost of you new device(s)?
I’ve taken my old Apple devices to Best Buy and have gotten gift cards. I used that towards the new device and that helps me with the cost.
An example of that I bought the Apple Watch ($699.99 model) at Best Buy for $134.00 of my own money. The rest was gift cards.
And another example is I got the new Apple TV (64 GB) for free at Best Buy by doing the trade-in program.
The Apple Stores will only take your old phone and give you credit towards a new one.
The price for an Apple product is pretty much set in stone. So any store that sells an Apple device the price will be the same.
So you should go where you can trade all of your old devices in and get the new one for almost free.
If you are in Orlando / Winter Park, bring it to https://devicenter.net