Apple Renew / Trade-in Scheme Seems slow - Anyone else used it?

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  1. Slx

    Apple Renew / Trade-in Scheme Seems slow - Anyone else used it?

    I just traded in a couple of iThings that I had lying around as I want to upgrade to a new iPhone. I gave Apple's official Reuse / Recycle programme a try.

    It seemed very slow. The devices were signed for by their recycling company and seemed to sit in a warehouse for more than 10 days before it was assessed as being in perfect condition. They finally sent confirmation that they were paying the agreed price, but so far no sign of any Apple Store credit coming through. So, I'm guessing that's probably going to take another day or more.

    The whole process has so far taken since 7 June and it's now 22 June.

    I had been hoping to have ordered a new iPhone by now!

    Anyone else used it ?

    I'm just wondering if this is just a glitch or if 14+ days is normal enough for these kinds of services?

    It just seems a bit impractical if you're actually trading in your main phone.

    Given how quickly Apple tend to ship iThings, I thought I would have my new device days ago.

    I think I'll just sell privately next time.

    1. jordandevin

      Re: Apple Renew / Trade-in Scheme Seems slow - Anyone else used it?

      Apple isn’t the first company to offer trade-ins for old gear. Amazon, Best Buy, Radio Shack, and Verizon all offer either store credit or cold hard cash for your retired gear. But with new iPhones just around the corner, it’s as good a time as any for the company to roll out an in-store trade-in program.

      Here’s what Apple told Wired via email about the iPhone Reuse and Recycling Program:

      “iPhones hold great value. So, Apple Retail Stores are launching a new program to assist customers who wish to bring in their previous-generation iPhone for reuse or recycling. In addition to helping support the environment, customers will be able to receive a credit for their returned phone that they can use toward the purchase of a new iPhone.”

  2. waltercarroll

    Apple is going extra green. And no, that's not a new iPhone colour variant. It's all to do with recycling, with Apple Renew - the company's trade-in and recycling incentive programme - announced proper at the company's iPhone SE and iPad Pro (9.7-inch) event.

    So how can Apple Renew benefit you?

    One, eligible devices - iPad, iPhone, Mac, even PC or non-Apple smartphone - will be rewarded with instant store credit or a loaded Apple Store gift card. Okay, so it's not cold hard cash, but it can go towards that next Apple product or third-party speaker, protective case or other device. Or be stingy and pass it off as a gift.

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