Whether it’s a MacBook Air or a MacBook Pro, an Apple laptop is one of the most expensive pieces of consumer tech you can buy. If you’re shopping for a MacBook for school, work, or play, a brand-new MacBook can set you back anywhere from $999 to upwards of $2,800+ depending on the specific model and configuration. No matter how you slice it — that isn’t cheap.
If you think a second mortgage is the only way to afford a MacBook for yourself or a loved one, you can actually save a ton of money by picking up a gently used MacBook right here on Swappa.
Yup, Swappa has cheap MacBooks for sale
Now, if you’ve used Swappa in the past, you already know we’re the best place to buy and sell gently used iPhone and Android devices. But if you haven’t used us in a while — we’ve expanded — and our device categories now include graphics cards, desktop computers such as the Mac mini and iMac, as well as laptops like the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.
You can find listings for almost every MacBook model dating back to 2012 (that’s our cut-off). With so many configurations that contain varying display sizes, processors, storage sizes, and RAM options, you’re sure to find something that fits your needs and more importantly — your budget.
Cheap MacBook prices
To give you a better idea of what we’re talking about, here are a few MacBook prices currently available in the Swappa marketplace, compared to their new retail prices. Let’s just say you’re looking at some extreme discounts when you shop with Swappa.
|Apple Retail Price (New)||Swappa Price (Gently Used)|
|MacBook Air (13″ 2020)||Starts at $999||Priced from $615|
|MacBook Pro (13″ 2020)||Starts at $1,299||Priced from $900|
|MacBook Pro (16″ 2019)||Starts at $2,399||Priced from $1,510|
|MacBook Air (13″ 2015)||Starts at $999||Priced from $279|
|MacBook Pro (Retina 13″ 2015)||Starts at $1,299||Priced from $340|
As you likely noticed from the table above — a 13″ MacBook Air (2020) purchased from Apple starts at $999, and you can get the same model on Swappa for as low as $615, which is a several hundred dollar discount as compared to the retail price. You can take that savings and be happy, or put some of the savings toward a protection plan.
Protect your used MacBook
Typically, buying a used laptop means forfeiting any kind of protection plan. This is certainly true when buying used products in other marketplaces, but Swappa is different.
Swappa offers a MacBook Protection Plan. This is made possible thanks to Warranty Life, and our strict “no junk” policy that requires all items listed in our marketplace to be fully functional and not have any cracked screens. With this added protection you can sleep easy knowing your MacBook is protected from most of life’s mishaps — including accidents.
Pricing is similar to our Used Phone Protection Plans and varies according to the price of the MacBook you’re looking to protect. For instance, a $1,000 MacBook would only cost $100 to protect, and should something happen down the road, it’s only a small $50 deductible to get it repaired. Claims are only a button click or call away, with free two-way shipping provided for repairs.
Here’s what is covered in the MacBook Protection Plan:
- Accident protection for drops and spills
- Screens, water damage, and power surges
- Pay for repairs, including parts and labor
- 1-year coverage starts on the day of purchase
- Mechanical failure covered after 90 days
- Pays for replacement or repair up to value of device
If you’re ready to start shopping for a gently used MacBook, simply use the button below to browse our entire selection. With so many different models, it’s easy to find something that fits your budget.