Apple just made it even easier to trade-in your old Apple Watch for store credit. The company, which previously ran an online trade-in program, is now taking your old smartwatches in person, too. Even better, Apple appears to be paying more for in-person trade-ins than online trade-ins.
Reddit user ajsayshello broke the news this week (later confirmed by 9to5Mac), revealing that Apple offered him $100 for a first-generation stainless steel 42mm Apple Watch. By comparison, Apple’s trade-in website lists the original smartwatch model’s value at $75 or less. That’s $25 extra just for leaving your house, though there’s no guarantee you’ll get the same deal as ajsayshello.
That’s also a better deal than what you’d get if you traded in a first-generation Apple Watch to Amazon, which is currently giving around $60 in store credit. However, if you’re looking to make as much money as possible off your old tech and you don’t mind doing a little extra work, there are a few other options.
Over on eBay, the same Apple Watch model typically sells for about $150, and on Swappa (a popular site for reselling tech) it might go for as high as $255. However, using either of those websites means dealing with shipping, packaging, and giving PayPal a cut of your sale. If that sounds like too much of a headache, consider the Apple store an easier—albeit less lucrative—solution.