Best MacBook trade-in values: How much is your old Mac worth?

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Released in January 2023, the M2 Pro-driven MacBook Pro has seen its fair share of discounts so far. Starting from $1,999, the 2023 MacBook Pro's first price drop took $50 off at Amazon — just days after its release. Amazon then quadrupled the savings and knocked $200 off at the end of February. It's now mid-March and the 2023 MacBook Pro is currently $1,899 ($100 off).  

 Beyond our hand-selected list of MacBook deals, here's a great way to save on your next Apple laptop. You can sell your old MacBook to Apple and use the cash to get yourself a new one. The Apple trade-in program could potentially save you up to an estimated $730. Naturally, a later model MacBook Pro will net you the highest trade-in value whereas a MacBook Air will get you up to $515. If you have a Mac Pro desktop to swap, Apple will give you up to $1,250 toward your purchase.

Here's how Apple's trade-in program works, the process is simple. First you'll want to get a quote from Apple to see how much your MacBook is worth. You can do this yourself online via Apple's trade-in shop. Scroll toward the middle of the page where you'll see "Select your device to get a trade-in estimate." From the icons below, select "Computer", choose "Apple'' and enter your Mac computer's serial number. Apple will give you a quote. 

You can choose to buy a new MacBook and apply your trade-in credit toward your purchase. If you're unsure about which MacBook is for you, get an Apple Gift Card and use it later on. Apple will send you a prepaid trade-in kit to mail your MacBook out to them. As an alternative, you can trade-in your old Mac at an Apple Store near you.

So if you want to upgrade your MacBook sooner than later, it's worth seeing what Apple's trade-in program can offer. 

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Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets from laptops to TVs and her bargain-shopping savvy to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and over a decade of experience in tech journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost,, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV series and combat sports.