Don’t sell your old Apple Watch to Apple! Cult of Mac pays more

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Apple Watch Series 4
You might just double your money.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

If you’re planning to upgrade to Apple Watch Series 5, you might have thought about selling old model back to Apple. But that’s a terrible idea.

Apple will offer you just a fraction of what your old Apple Watch is really worth. It pays a maximum of $110 for Series 4 units introduced just a year ago, and only $70 for a Series 3.

Make a lot more cash by selling your Watch to Cult of Mac instead. You’ll find your shiny new upgrade ends up being a lot cheaper than you expected.

Apple products famously hold their value well — much better than competing consumer electronics. But if you’re not careful, it’s easy to get ripped off.

Avoid Apple trade-ins

For instance, here’s what Apple currently pays for Watch trade-ins:

  • Apple Watch Series 4 — up to $110
  • Apple Watch Series 3 — up to $70
  • Apple Watch Series 2 — up to $50
  • Apple Watch Series 1 — up to $30

These are pretty shameful figures. And they don’t take into account the fact that you might end up getting even less if your old Apple Watch isn’t in pristine condition.

But there is a way you could earn a lot more — perhaps even double your money.

Sell your old Apple Watch to Cult of Mac

Cult of Mac pays a lot more for unwanted Apple Watch units, and we won’t turn you away if yours is broken and in need of repair. Here’s what you could make if you avoid the Apple Store:

  • Apple Watch Series 4 — up to $240
  • Apple Watch Series 3 — up to $110
  • Apple Watch Series 2 — up to $60
  • Apple Watch Series 1 — up to $20
  • Apple Watch Series 0 — up to $10

See? It makes no sense to sell your old Watch to Apple.

Why Cult of Mac’s buyback program is best

Sure, Apple recycles all trade-in devices in an environmentally-friendly manner. But Cult of Mac does the same.

We refurbish devices that can be sold on, and recycle those that can’t. We promise that nothing we receive will end up in landfill. What’s more, we won’t tell you where you can spend your money.

Unlike Apple, which will pay you in credit that can only be spent in the Apple Store, we pay real cash. You can spend it wherever you like.

How does the buyback program work?

Interested? Here’s how Cult of Mac’s buyback program works:

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

It’s that simple. And every quote we give is good for 14 days, which gives you time to upgrade to Apple Watch Series 5 before you send off your old model.

So, what are you waiting for? Find out how much your old Apple Watch is really worth today, and treat yourself to a brand new model that ends up costing a lot less than you anticipated.