How to get the best price for your old Apple Watch

How to get the best price for your old Apple Watch


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Don’t let your old Apple Watch sit around collecting dust.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Your shiny new Apple Watch Series 4 is finally on your wrist. What are you going to do with your old one?

It might seem like a relic now, but it’s probably still worth a small fortune — if you sell it properly. Here’s how to get the best price for your old Apple Watch.

First off, if you’re looking to buy a stunning new Apple Watch Series 4 and want to trade in your old Apple watch, you should check out Apple’s GiveBack program. As of this morning, it was offering an almost ridiculously high $225 in store credit for a 42mm Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE in great condition. That’s without the charger or band.

As a reference, that exact watch is on sale at Target right now for just over $320. So Apple’s price is almost too good to be true — and we’re guessing it won’t last as prices for older models fall.

Unfortunately, because the GiveBack program requires that you enter your device’s serial number, we can’t check how much Apple pays for various models.

Also, you only get that quoted buyback price in Apple store credit. So if you want cash, Apple’s GiveBack program won’t work for you.

Get cash for your Apple Watch

If it’s money you want, you will need to look elsewhere.

You could sell your old Apple Watch on eBay or Craigslist. Or you could use a buyback service like Gazelle. But these services require time and effort, or they only pay a fraction of what your Apple Watch is really worth.

To make good money and fast, you’re better off selling your Apple Watch to Cult of Mac.

Cult of Mac pays more than anyone else!

We’ve teamed up with the folks at MyPhones Unlimited to ensure our readers get the best price for their old Apple Watch. We typically pay more than Amazon, GameStop, Gazelle, and others — and we make the process quick and simple.

Here’s how it works:

  1. You visit our buyback page and get a quote for your old Watch.
  2. We send you a box and return label so that you can ship your old device to us for free.
  3. When your Watch arrives with us, we’ll issue a check that you’ll receive in around a week.

We won’t try to fob you off with store credit or gift cards, and we won’t waste your time. Cult of Mac pays real cash — and fast! What’s more, we’ll even buy broken Apple Watches in need of repair, and we promise that nothing goes to landfill.

Get a quote today!

To find out how much your Apple Watch is really worth, visit our buyback site today. It won’t take long, and the price you’re quoted is good for 14 days.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated to include information about Apple’s GiveBack program.