12 Replies Latest reply: Apr 23, 2006 7:57 PM by Ron JACKLE
Robotriot Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I was wondering if the apple store would allow me to trade in my current 1.42ghz power pc for a mac mini with an Intel processor..

Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.4.5), 1 gig of ram
  • -MacMini- Level 3 Level 3 (620 points)
    they will not
  • UNIVSOUTHFLA Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
    lets put this in perspective. Its like saying can I trade in my 05 Ford F150 for an 06 one? It would be convienent, however, if Apple did this, they would be bankrupt because the only thing people would be doing would be trading in, not buying a new 1.

    There is one exception, if you have the reciept and can show that you have bought the PPC in under (I think roughly) 15 days before the Intel came out, then you can trade it in. Otherwise, your out of luck...

    However, is there anything specific that you need/want in the intel? I also have a PPC, and might be able to assist you in a solution...
  • Ron JACKLE Level 7 Level 7 (33,445 points)
    Robotriot...

    Is this what you have in mind?

    I hear this brand new program will just rock. Wow, its free!

    ...Ron
  • -MacMini- Level 3 Level 3 (620 points)
    that's just a service that let's you recycle your comp., not get a new, free one
  • Crash944 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    "lets put this in perspective. Its like saying can I trade in my 05 Ford F150 for an 06 one? It would be convienent, however, if Apple did this, they would be bankrupt because the only thing people would be doing would be trading in, not buying a new 1."

    yeah if you went into Ford or any car dealer you can trade in your F150 for anything you may desire!

    I think it would be a great idea if Apple offered some type of trade in or trade up program. You wouldn't get what you could selling it on ebay, but it would provide a safe and easy way to upgrade into a better machine.

    come on Apple Think Different!

    Crash
  • Douglas McLaughlin Level 9 Level 9 (63,740 points)
    I think Ron was being just a little sarcastic... He did include a "".

    -Doug
  • Michael Flynn Level 4 Level 4 (3,490 points)
    yeah if you went into Ford or any car dealer you can trade in your F150 for
    anything you may desire!


    I think it would be a great idea if Apple offered some type of trade in or trade
    up program.


    You forget one thing, car dealers then turn around and sell the used car. To make this work, they will have to figure out a price below market to give you, turn around and sell the mac.

    Selling used computers is a lot different then used cars - less of a market.

    I don't see anyone doing this and making money at it and that is the name of the game. Apple exists to make money.

    While this is a good idea for the consumer, I don't see any advantages for the business.
  • Thomas Miller6 Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)
    The companies I know of that take tade-ins only allow about 25-50% of the true value of the computers. They are PC's, so they can be recertified and sold as refurbs or dismantled and sell the parts as pulls. With Apple's machines and their market-share, it would not be feasible to do that. There are a lot of people, like myself, that buys PC parts to build systems. That is also not possible with Apple's computers.
  • Ron JACKLE Level 7 Level 7 (33,445 points)
    Thomas Miller6...

    "There are a lot of people, like myself, that buys PC parts to build systems. That is also not possible with Apple's computers."


    Actually there is a few companies that still do that but on a very limited scale.

    Most of those companies hardly bother with end users directly on repurchase but offer them mostly outright sales. (End users go through a process if they even choose that route. Users have to ship in the computer and wait for some value to be determined)

    Those companies mostly feed off of lease companies or schools that can dump more of a volume of Mac computers to refurbish.

    Its a numbers game with no way around other than a good self sell of your Mac.

    ...Ron
  • mactechnick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I was wondering if the apple store would allow me to
    trade in my current 1.42ghz power pc for a mac mini
    with an Intel processor..


    No , they will not do this. Its dependant on the date of purchase, speaking with the store manager to see if any accomidations can be made for you is probably the best bet. If they did take it back, more likely than not they'd charge you a restocking fee. Sony has a buy back or trade in program for their units just as an FYI.
  • jb66stingray Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    What makes me mad is they won't do it for an education institution. I want to replace our very dated Macs at my school with some new ones in one of our labs, and they no. Makes me sad, that you spend all that money back then and it is worthless now. Sorta makes you want to buy a cheaper PC, that is what we are going to be forced to do, which *****.
  • Ron JACKLE Level 7 Level 7 (33,445 points)
    jb66stingray...

    Have you contacted any of those Macintosh companies that deal with reselling used refurbished Mac computers?

    There is plenty here in the US but I cannot speak of those outside of the US.

    ...Ron