Sell Your MacBook and iPad

How do I sell my MacBook or iPad on eBay?

Whether you’re looking to sell a pre-owned MacBook or iPad, the first step is to prepare your item for sale by restoring factory settings and clearing out all personal data. You can use an external drive to back up all personal information such as photos, music, videos, and other files and then delete them on your MacBook or iPad. Don’t forget to clear out any saved passwords as well. Once your data is clear and your settings are reset, make sure you remove any personal items such as decals, or protectors and clean your MacBook or iPad to make it look as new as possible. You should also round up any accessories that are included with your MacBook or iPad – especially power cords!

Once you’ve completed these steps, you’re ready to create your listing. The most important tip in creating a listing is accuracy. Write your description to be as specific and accurate as possible so that potential buyers know exactly what they are getting. You’ll also want to take several photos of your MacBook or iPad computer on a clean background to show the overall condition, as well as any specific areas of wear.

How do I find out how much my MacBook or iPad is worth?

Here’s a great tool where you can research trending items and their value on eBay. You can also search other similar listings to understand how items are selling.

What are top tips to make sure my textbooks sell on eBay?

Our top tips to ensure your used textbooks sell on eBay are:
  • A detailed and accurate description
  • Clear photos on a clean background that show the overall condition, and any noted signs of wear and marks.
  • Competitive pricing and free shipping

Is it safe to sell MacBooks and iPads on eBay?

eBay seller protection delivers detection systems, transaction monitoring, and policies that help make eBay a great place to sell.

Our dedicated seller protection team works behind the scenes—every day, around the clock—to enforce our Buying Practices and seller protection policies, so you can sell confidently and focus on your business.

Backed by a set of large-scale automated detection systems that monitor millions of transactions every day, our team keeps a look-out for anything that could cause problems for our sellers.

You can learn more here.

*Trending price is based on similar items that recently sold or completed. Sale not guaranteed. Fees excluded. For a list of qualified electronics and promotional details, see Terms & Conditions.

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***Based on sales of Macbooks on eBay in August 2017.