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Curry's Trade in your ropy old Apple laptop for a shiny new one - Min £300 Trade in value
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Curry's Trade in your ropy old Apple laptop for a shiny new one - Min £300 Trade in value

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Posted 16th Mar
Curry's are giving a minimum £300 for working Apple laptops that are 7 years old or less. At current prices, this means if you have an old Mac laptop gathering dust you can buy a MacBook Air 256GB for £348, Macbook Pro for £829, or Touch Bar Pro for £1329.

Very niche offer, and I know this will go cold because people have this irrational hatred of Apple (damn this company for designing nice things, using the best components and making money, grrrr!), but hopefully this will help someone.

Curry's gave me £300 for my ancient very used 6 year old low spec MacBook Air mid 2012 with a dodgy eBay battery and two keys that weren't working. They gave it a cursory check to make sure it turned on (and tapped the keys 😬 ), but seemed happy to give me the minimum trade in amount of £300. No way could I have sold it second hand in the state it was in. They didn't need the box, but did want the adapter - mine looked like it had been chewed by a dog but they didn't seem to mind.

They've also got some decent deals at the moment - cheap MacBook Air 256GB, or Retina Macbooks with £120 off.

My company has a scheme to buy Curry's vouchers for 8% discount as well, so in the end I got a nice new MacBook Pro for the price of a normal Windows laptop
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Looks a good deal. I've got a couple of old laptops but think they need to be less than 7 years old. But will check. Cheers
Yes they need to be less than 7 years old, no good for 10 year old MacBook Pro
Not a good deal as most MacBook Pro’s would be worth more than £300 on eBay under 7 years old
It's only £300 off a macbook over £1000???
Damn.....I thought I could finally offload my mid-2009 MBP
“...if you have an old Mac laptop gathering dust you can buy a MacBook Air 256GB for £348...”

Can you explain how this is possible when a MBA is over £1000 or did you make a mistake?
Edited by: "dush_yant" 16th Mar
dush_yant16/03/2019 13:08

“...if you have an old Mac laptop gathering dust you can buy a MacBook Air …“...if you have an old Mac laptop gathering dust you can buy a MacBook Air 256GB for £348...”Can you explain how this is possible when a MBA is over £1000 or did you make a mistake?


Here’s the Air for £648, not sure how much stock is left currys.co.uk/gbu…tml
conradj116/03/2019 13:10

Here’s the Air for £648, not sure how much stock is left ht …Here’s the Air for £648, not sure how much stock is left https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/apple-macbook-air-13-3-2017-10165824-pdt.html


The Currys terms and conditions for the offer says the £300 trade in applies only for products over £1000
conradj12 m ago

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Still a good deal though!
dush_yant16/03/2019 13:15

The Currys terms and conditions for the offer says the £300 trade in …The Currys terms and conditions for the offer says the £300 trade in applies only for products over £1000


On that page it is offering the trade in, and I can’t see the £1000 limit anywhere I’ve looked so if that’s true it’s very hidden away
conradj114 m ago

On that page it is offering the trade in, and I can’t see the £1000 limit a …On that page it is offering the trade in, and I can’t see the £1000 limit anywhere I’ve looked so if that’s true it’s very hidden away

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I got £400 off a 12 year old macbook a few weeks ago.
If you have an older than 7 machine, put the serial no in the online trade in deal and see what you get.
I've just gone through their Trade-In Estimate page currys.co.uk/gbu…tml and it's accepted my 2010 Macbook Pro. I've now got a printout which states "£300 guaranteed trade in value". Doesn't mention on there about it having to be less than 7 years old, and it clearly shows it is the 2010 model. You have to just enter the serial number, and they work out the model number.


Might go for this.
ianlash16/03/2019 13:47

I've just gone through their Trade-In Estimate page …I've just gone through their Trade-In Estimate page https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tkh-trade-in-1538-commercial.html and it's accepted my 2010 Macbook Pro. I've now got a printout which states "£300 guaranteed trade in value". Doesn't mention on there about it having to be less than 7 years old, and it clearly shows it is the 2010 model. You have to just enter the serial number, and they work out the model number.Might go for this.


exactly what i did, i couldn't believe the offer, i was at the store with my print out the next morning @ opening time incase they changed their mind
LazyDonkey16/03/2019 12:46

Damn.....I thought I could finally offload my mid-2009 MBP


Mines still flying on El Capitan
I guess you can't combine this with their £120 off using their MAC120 discount code? If so, it's only really £180 off.
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I got £100 trade in off a new MacBook from Currys last month. I traded in an old windows laptop which was useless from the day I got it. They had a discount off the MacBook too which meant I paid £250 less than Apple were charging. Sooo happy with my new machine!
ianlash16/03/2019 13:47

I've just gone through their Trade-In Estimate page …I've just gone through their Trade-In Estimate page https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tkh-trade-in-1538-commercial.html and it's accepted my 2010 Macbook Pro. I've now got a printout which states "£300 guaranteed trade in value". Doesn't mention on there about it having to be less than 7 years old, and it clearly shows it is the 2010 model. You have to just enter the serial number, and they work out the model number.Might go for this.



audievo16/03/2019 13:49

exactly what i did, i couldn't believe the offer, i was at the store with …exactly what i did, i couldn't believe the offer, i was at the store with my print out the next morning @ opening time incase they changed their mind


To get the valuation thought you are clicking confirm less tahn 7 years old....did you get it accepted and 300 off?
Ive just tried with onf of the old white macbooks -- it is old but I dont know how hold
daveandvera57 m ago

Mines still flying on El Capitan


Just checked my old one that has been gathering dust....its a Macbook 7,1 mid 2010.
You suggesting it will work decent if I upgrade it? Did you swap HD for SSD or add more mem - currently has 250gb 2gb...and Im pretty sure it was struggling a couple of years ago when I updgraded.
Shows as £300 trade in but I am not confident I would get it given you have to tick to say <7years
mgk13 m ago

To get the valuation thought you are clicking confirm less tahn 7 years …To get the valuation thought you are clicking confirm less tahn 7 years old....did you get it accepted and 300 off?Ive just tried with onf of the old white macbooks -- it is old but I dont know how hold


I got £400 off a few weeks ago. I put serial no. in and the offer of £400 came up with a ref no. I printed it out and went to store. They asked how old it was i said i don't know, they typed the code in off the print i gave them and told me i could have a voucher for £250 off anything instore or a £400 voucher off any mac over £1000.
They asked me to turn it and checked it was running with os and it could run on battery and no screen damage.
Then you sign a disclaimer saying you have nothing you want to save off the hd and that the machine isn't stolen.
That was it. it showed up as a £400 gift voucher on invoice.
ianlash1 h, 12 m ago

I guess you can't combine this with their £120 off using their MAC120 …I guess you can't combine this with their £120 off using their MAC120 discount code? If so, it's only really £180 off.


....maybe you could use the code, reserve for collect then get the trad it instore?
Just checked on ebay for sold listings of 2012 Macbook Pros. Not that many selling over £300, so this seems like a decent deal.
Does this still work in store? It says "offer only available when you trade in store and continues until 12th March 2019."
It is 16th march so it is probably too late.
Just checked there they will give me £68 for my 8 year old acer i7 . It’s still running like it’s new as long as I use ccleaner once in a while. Cost me £689 , didn’t realise I had owned it that long. Had a dell XPs before that and it lasted 2 years then graphics card came off the board and broke, know fault.
crazy_b16/03/2019 17:17

Just checked there they will give me £68 for my 8 year old acer i7 Just checked there they will give me £68 for my 8 year old acer i7 . It’s still running like it’s new as long as I use ccleaner once in a while. Cost me £689 , didn’t realise I had owned it that long. Had a dell XPs before that and it lasted 2 years then graphics card came off the board and broke, know fault.


Is that for a Mac or Windows laptop? The offer states you get a minimum of £200 for a windows laptop when buying a new Mac
Was doing well with what I was reading till you said this

“Very niche offer, and I know this will go cold because people have this irrational hatred of Apple (damn this company for designing nice things, using the best components and making money, grrrr!), but hopefully this will help someone.“

Truth is they design a nice product aesthetically. But besides the screen I disagree that they use best components. There’s a particular MacBook they made with “butterfly” keys and it’s so bad as it doesn’t work very well. They redid the keyboard to help protect it and again still not a good job with it.
While I type this with my iPhone XR. I don’t believe in all this ecosystem. People are ripping themselves off with overpriced beauty rather than function. The old mbp used to be good back in the day.
BUT this is still a handy offer for what it is.
conradj11 h, 35 m ago

Is that for a Mac or Windows laptop? The offer states you get a minimum of …Is that for a Mac or Windows laptop? The offer states you get a minimum of £200 for a windows laptop when buying a new Mac


I must have read it wrong said voucher £68.
Typed in my MacBook serial code, came up as £300 trade in value but prices for the new Macs are so high I’d still need to fork out loads more.

Edit
Scrap that, i also get the 8% discount so might go for it, not sure how im gonna back up my macbook using standard USB if the Pros come only with thunderbolt
Edited by: "slliw" 16th Mar
trickybastud16/03/2019 19:10

Was doing well with what I was reading till you said this “Very niche o …Was doing well with what I was reading till you said this “Very niche offer, and I know this will go cold because people have this irrational hatred of Apple (damn this company for designing nice things, using the best components and making money, grrrr!), but hopefully this will help someone.“Truth is they design a nice product aesthetically. But besides the screen I disagree that they use best components. There’s a particular MacBook they made with “butterfly” keys and it’s so bad as it doesn’t work very well. They redid the keyboard to help protect it and again still not a good job with it. While I type this with my iPhone XR. I don’t believe in all this ecosystem. People are ripping themselves off with overpriced beauty rather than function. The old mbp used to be good back in the day. BUT this is still a handy offer for what it is.


I wasn't expecting everyone to agree And yes, the keyboard is a debacle (still feels nicer than my work laptop though).

I'm really talking about the stuff that doesn't make it into reviews and people's headline comparisons when they compare the specs with a Dell laptop. Materials and tolerances, the ridiculous SSD I/O rates, the T2 chip that takes the load off the CPU, display colour range etc.
Pah! Irrational 😄😄😄 get out of here, you're being ripped off left, right and centre when you buy anything Apple, nothing special about then at all anymore regardless if YOU think they look good or not, it's a typical women's device, leave and not think about it again, regardless of whether safari is the most insecure browser and is able to be hacked into within 10 seconds or not 😄
Probably worth more to sell on ebay.
My MacBook is 8 years old so im getting offered £80 but then the website says 'OR' trade in for Guaratneed £100 any MacBook - but when i clock terms it goes back to saying must be 7 years or younger. Its not very clear - perhaps on purpose to get people to go in store? Anyway - its a hot deal even if I don't qualify! Heat
ianlash19 h, 44 m ago

I've just gone through their Trade-In Estimate page …I've just gone through their Trade-In Estimate page https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tkh-trade-in-1538-commercial.html and it's accepted my 2010 Macbook Pro. I've now got a printout which states "£300 guaranteed trade in value". Doesn't mention on there about it having to be less than 7 years old, and it clearly shows it is the 2010 model. You have to just enter the serial number, and they work out the model number.Might go for this.


Serial not recognised for a 2009 MacBook, worth a go I guess 😞
I wonder if a 2006 MacBook would fly
Sorry if been said already but Can you trade multiple in one go
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Unless your MacBook has issues, or is a really low end MacBook that’s actually 7 years old, then I’d advise against this! MacBooks hold their value well so there’s a very good chance that it’s worth more than £300 if you sell it privately.

However, seems that some people have managed to get the deal with an even older MacBook which then becomes a good deal for sure, so def worth trying it if it’s older anyway.
Edited by: "WaxMechaniK" 17th Mar
WaxMechaniK25 m ago

Unless your MacBook has issues, or is a really low end MacBook that’s a …Unless your MacBook has issues, or is a really low end MacBook that’s actually 7 years old, then I’d advise against this! MacBooks hold their value well so there’s a very good chance that it’s worth more than £300 if you sell it privately.However, seems that some people have managed to get the deal with an even older MacBook which then becomes a good deal for sure, so def worth trying it if it’s older anyway.


Yup, if you have a working 5 year old MacBook Pro then keep it or sell it privately. Hence putting “ropy old” in the title

Mind you it is “minimum” £300. Has anyone been offered more?
Just got back from PC world and they didn’t accept the deal. Couple of things

1.You can’t use both the £120 off voucher and the trade in value quote, has to be one or the other as can’t mix the offers. My quote was for £300

2. Make sure your charger has no physical damage. My charger works but near the connector the wire has peeled off and wires are starting to show. The CSA said he could still do the deal but would reduce the trade in value from £300 to £60

i took my MacBook and left. YMMV
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