Cult of Mac iPhone buyback program; more cash than Gazelle

Cult of Mac will pay top dollar for your used iPhone 


Every year, millions of older smartphones are dumped. We hope to help change that. Cult of Mac is launching a trade-in service that pays more than almost all the other gadget buy-back programs out there. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
Every year, millions of older smartphones get dumped. Cult of Mac hopes to change that with a new buyback service that pays more than similar programs.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

I’m super-excited to announce that Cult of Mac is launching a gadget buyback program that promises to pay more for used and broken Apple devices than Gazelle, Walmart and even Apple itself.

As we enter the annual upgrade season, we’ve teamed up with a U.S. recycling company to offer what we believe is the highest-paying buyback program right here at

We pay cash for old iPhones, iPads, iPods and MacBooks. We accept both used and broken devices — even dead iPhones that have fallen in the toilet.

Cult of Mac’s iPhone buyback program pays more

We are confident that in almost every case, we can offer more cash than big-name trade-in companies like Gazelle, Amazon and Best Buy.

For example, we offer $360 for a 64GB iPhone 6 on AT&T in “good” condition (which means it has some signs of wear but everything works). Compare that to Gazelle, which offers just $311 for the same “good condition” iPhone.

Another example: If you have a 32GB iPhone 5S (on AT&T), we’ll pay $175 for it. Gazelle offers $166 for the same iPhone.

We offer higher prices across the board, but we make especially generous offers for products with broken buttons, cracked screens or water damage, which some other buyback programs won’t touch. If you have broken devices lying around, now’s the time to trade them in.

Our partner: MyPhones Unlimited

To bring you this new service, we teamed up with MyPhones Unlimited, a startup company based in Fayetteville, Arkansas. MyPhones Unlimited was founded by a young and idealistic team; it started when the company’s members were in college.

With a passion for recycling and keeping e-waste out of landfills, MyPhones Unlimited has none of the overhead of big companies like Gazelle, which spend millions of dollars on advertising every year. These savings are passed directly on to customers in the form of higher buyback prices.

Every device purchased is refurbished and resold so it can find a second home. Anything that is beyond repair is recycled. In addition to buying your used gadgets, we’ll also recycle old devices free of charge. Everything sent to MyPhones is resold, refurbished or recycled. Nothing is thrown away to leak toxins into landfills.

It’s easy to turn old devices into money

All you have to do is select what kind of device you have. We’ll mail you a box with a return label already attached. As soon as we receive the device from you, we’ll mail out a check. The entire process, from submitting the form online to getting your check in the mail, usually takes about a week.

We’re able to pay for a wide array of products, not just the newest ones in the best condition. We’ll pay for MacBooks from 10 years ago, iPads run over by cars, and iPhones that have been dropped in the sink.

Get your quote today

We hope this new program is a great new service for Cult of Mac readers.

Ready to turn your old Apple devices into money? Visit now to get your quote.



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