Where to buy a second-hand Mac

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This is due to the quality of the materials that Apple uses in the manufacture of its products, such as MacBook or iMac. Their components, their software together with their thin aluminum bodies and their high resolution screens make them highly appreciated products by most users and professionals. 

However, not everyone is willing to invest the sums that Apple asks for its products, so for some time the second-hand market for these types of products has only grown over the years. 

This is why they exist shops dedicated to the sale of used Mac computers which, unlike private individuals, offer security and guarantees so that the investment made is totally profitable. 

Portals like Wallapop and Milanuncios are full of computers sold by private individuals, but if the computer fails, even if it happens randomly, you won't be able to detect it until it's too late, so we may find a functionality problem and without a guarantee that gives us a solution. 

Conversely, a Mac purchased through a company will offer a 14-day trial, as well as a one-year warranty on all of its products, even if they are second-hand. In addition to this, different forms of payment are offered and the possibility to finance all their products.

Another benefit of buying in a store is that it will give us greater peace of mind, preventing us from buying dubious computers.  

In summary, when buying a second-hand Apple product you should take into account several factors:

  • Find the model that fits in price and performance (but it shouldn't be the only thing you look at).
  • It is very important to consult the conditions of sale and return, in case something goes wrong with your back covered.
  • You also need to make sure that the store where you are going to buy a used Mac offers different forms of payment or financing in case you need them. 
  • Check out the different opinions of people who bought in that store before you and check that their experiences are mostly good. 
  • It is also good to check if the shipping costs are included in the price and delivery times. 

This way, if you buy a Mac or a iPad Pro second hand from professionals who care about providing good service, you will make sure that in case of an accident, it is satisfactorily resolved.

Which Mac Do I Need?

The range of Apple computers for consumers and "prosumers" (consumers who use professional programs on their computers) is divided into three product lines:

The classic all-in-one iMac, around for decades, that changes shape and materials as technologies become accessible. L'  iMac offers the full range  from a basic computer for education or for young people who won't have large processor or memory demands, to the iMac Pro designed for designers, artists or musicians, to name a few groups of potential customers.

Il  Mac mini, a big unknown, is the Apple computer which does not include a monitor, keyboard or mouse. It is a powerful computer for those who already have all those accessories and only need a CPU that takes up little space.

Apple's laptop, the MacBook, also has several product lines, from the ultra-portable  MacBook Air  for the traveler who wants to remove as much weight as possible from his backpack and who does most of his work online, using documents. e-mail, messaging and web browsing, al  MacBook Pro  for the video editor who has to work on the set or for the musician who wants to record a melody or rhythm as inspiration strikes. There is a MacBook model for every need.

All of these Apple computers can be purchased refurbished, at cheaper prices than the new models, and will still give you years of satisfaction, while not making your wallet tremble.

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