Sell your old Apple devices now to get the best price

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Ready to ditch your iPhone X already? There's still time to get a great price!
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There’s still time to sell your old iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch and get the best price before new devices are unveiled at tomorrow’s big Apple event.

Cult of Mac’s buyback program makes it incredibly easy to turn unwanted gadgets into real cash, and we typically pay more than any other service. What’s more, you can get a quote now and hold onto your device until your upgrade arrives.

Find out how much your Apple devices are really worth today — before the prices drop!

Ultra-rare original iPhone prototype pops up on eBay

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This will make you the envy of Apple fans!
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Apple may have sold well over a billion iPhones, but something in much, much more limited supply are the prototype models for Apple’s original 2007 handset. These never-commercially-available models were produced for internal use at Apple, back when the company was still honing the software and hardware for its now iconic device.

If you’re eager to have a piece of history in your possession, one of these rare prototypes just showed up for sale on eBay — although you’ll have to be willing to splash some serious cash to get it.

How to get the best price for your old iPhone

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Don’t settle for less. Get real cash for your old iPhone — and fast!
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We’re around a month away from Apple’s next iPhone event, which means it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll do with your old iPhone.

Will you hand it down to another family member, leave it lying in a drawer to collect dust, or turn it into a fat stack of cash that will help you pay for the newest model? Obviously, selling it is the sensible option — and we can show you how to get the best price for your old iPhone!

eBay promises Apple Pay support in 2018

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It’ll take years to roll out to everyone.
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eBay is giving shoppers the ability to purchase items with Apple Pay this fall.

The service will become a primary payment option on the eBay website and in the mobile app. A small group of Marketplace customers will get the chance to try it before it rolls out to everyone in a few years.

Rare Mac laptop rakes in more than $16,000 at auction

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This early backlit Mac laptop sold on eBay for more than $16,000.
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An Apple prototype of an early laptop, one of only four known to exist, sold on eBay Tuesday evening for more than $16,000.

It was the second time the owner of the Apple Macintosh Portable M5126 – fully functional and with a rare-for-its-time backlit screen – tried selling the test device on the auction site. Last month, bidding closed at just over $10,000 but the buyer backed out.

Bidding for rare Mac prototype starts at 99 cents

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This early backlit Mac laptop sold on eBay for more than $16,000.
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A rare Macintosh prototype that was once rescued from the trash recently sold for more than $10,000 on eBay.

But the winning bidder backed out and now, the clear-plastic Macintosh Portable M5126 laptop is back on the auction site. Bidding started at 99 cents with no reserve.

The Side Hustle Bundle teaches how to make money online [Deals]

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We could all use a little more scratch. This bundle of courses will teach you how to earn extra money with an online side hustle.
We could all use a little more scratch. This bundle of courses will teach you how to earn extra money with an online side hustle.
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It’s 2018, the era of the side hustle. Because these days, everybody could use a little extra cash. And like everything else, you can find it online. That is, if you know what you’re doing.

You can now search eBay using images

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Find that sweet vintage guitar on eBay just by snapping a photo.
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It just got a whole lot easier to find odd items on eBay. Now, instead of typing in your search criteria, you can just snap a photo of an object, and eBay will search across the site and return any results that look like your photo.

This is great for those times that you have no idea how to describe something, but you totally have to buy it. Or when you see something in an image and don’t know how search for it on Amazon. Or when you see a super-cool vintage blouse/jacket/bag and want to find something similar.