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Why sell your device to us

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Quick with your payment

Once you item arrives with us we will assess your unit and aim to have your money sent to you after 48hrs. You can have a bank transfer or PayPal payment.

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At Macback we have secure security protocols from booking in to the payment of your funds. Safe, quick and secure.

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Macback is part of the ILS group that specialises in data security and the handling of redundant electronics from high security industry sectors. We will disk wipe your item to the data protection legislation standard.

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Should you not be 100% satisfied with our service we will return your item by next day courier. Our aim is to have you as a satisfied customer first and foremost.

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Jen Hesmondhalgh
Jen Hesmondhalgh
16:55 04 Feb 20
Can highly recommend 'Macback' I had got the initial quote, which I was happy with. Once Macback had our MacBook back, they actually gave me more than quoted as the spec was better than I realised. They didn't have to tell me this, this was very honest of them and I really appreciated their honesty.
James Ramsay
James Ramsay
18:53 12 Nov 19
Excellent experience with MacBack - got a very competitive offer for my old MacBook Pro, shipped and sorted with no hassle and payment arrived promptly. Highly recommend ?
15:15 26 Aug 19
I am trading in my mac for a hp stream and the service and money back is outstanding
Steve Fletcher
Steve Fletcher
11:47 20 Mar 19
MacBook Pro was collected on Friday, message to say it arrived on Monday, contacted Tuesday to say there was a fault with the DVD drive on the Mac, we came to an agreement over the phone and payment in my bank by Wednesday. Brilliant company to deal with, no hassle at all.
Rhys Gethin
Rhys Gethin
02:38 14 Sep 18
Great service! Sold my old mac, hassle free and fast process!
Helen Twydell
Helen Twydell
07:33 18 Mar 17
Superb service. Was really concerned about who to trust with my beloved MacBook Pro. Read a lot of reviews and finally plumped for MacBack as a) they offered one of the highest prices and had a very easy-to-complete online form, b) they send out DPD as a courier to you to collect (who are the best IMO) and who give you a receipt there and then, and c) they had excellent reviews online. Also, they respond to emails promptly AND answer the phone (most places don't!) and a lovely man was able to help me with a concern I had re OS install after erasing the built-in harddrive. He was very knowledgable about Macs (tick!) and really friendly. The courier came on Thursday afternoon, I received confirmation of Grade C condition and amount payable on Tuesday and the cash was in my bank the next day. Couldn't praise them more. Thank you!
Gerbert Naismith
Gerbert Naismith
15:35 02 Sep 16
I wanted a new computer but I couldn’t justify getting one when I had one that worked perfectly well, even though it was a few years old. I heard about this company, so I figured if I could get a little cash for my old Mac I could get a new one. Well sure enough, I sent in my old mac and they sent me a check. I am now the proud oner of a new Macbook!
Joan Gledson
Joan Gledson
20:27 26 May 16
Fast, efficient service. Price offered was fair and compared well with other offers. Would definitely use again. Thank you
Ewan Sim
Ewan Sim
16:13 26 May 16
Charles and the team were really to deal with. All information passed was clear and precise, box to pick up iMac arrived next day with plenty packing and label. With in couple days the money was in my bank. I would highly recommend MacBack to any one.
Josie McNamara
Josie McNamara
08:15 26 May 16
Great service. If you want to avoid ebay then use these guys. Every question answered quickly.
Eileen Wilkie
Eileen Wilkie
17:20 25 May 16
Great, efficient service. Prompt reply to e-mails and helpful telephone advice from Charles 🙂 Courier excellent - box for my laptop was delivered to my work address within 2 days and laptop picked up the next day from a local store. Money for my traded-in laptop was in my account the same day my laptop was checked. Very happy with the customer service and would definitely recommend MacBack 🙂
Christopher Torrence
Christopher Torrence
15:53 25 May 16
Great service, picked laptop up from my work address and money was in my account within 5 working days of them receiving. Would definitely recommend
Ben Fogg
Ben Fogg
09:38 25 May 16
So good I can't do it justice without sounding fake. Everything arrived on time...great one to one service (nice work Charles), all replies were prompt...if i had more old macs I'd sell them all to this lot. Genuinely good work xxx
John Tavernor
John Tavernor
09:00 20 May 16
These guys are the best. They very quickly gave me a very fair quote online, without me having to supply an email address. Also they appeared to be highest price. Charles was most helpful and promptly and professionally assisted me through the whole process. The devices were picked up by UPS, when I wanted, and MacBack supplied a prepaid label to apply to the packaging. They even supplied an outer box if needed. I was kept totally informed on the progress of the delivery and result of the engineers findings. The payment was immediately paid into my bank account. A FIRST CLASS experience.
George Clakenbottom
George Clakenbottom
16:29 10 May 16
Great business idea. I traded in my MacBook Pro for more then I would have got from eBay. Courier arrived next day and I had the cash the day after. Great service will use again.
George Clarkwell
George Clarkwell
16:29 10 May 16
Great business idea. I traded in my MacBook Pro for more then I would have got from eBay. Courier arrived next day and I had the cash the day after. Great service will use again.
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More info about iMacs

There were eight generations of iMacs. Each generation has its own technical specifications. Some summary about iMacs and their advantages.

First generation of Macbooks (Polycarbonate model A1181 family)

First three generations (G3,G4,G5)

Apple sold a line of desktop computers from 1998 until 2006 that were known for their innovation during the time they were released. The iMac g3 is one of the computers Apple sold in the late nineties up until 2003. The g4 followed up that iMac, and it was produced in the early 2000s. The iMac g5 was around from 2004 until 2006.

  • Produced from mid 1998 to 2006
  • Display: 15-inch CRT or 15-17 inch LCD
  • Processor: PowerPC G3-G5
  • Memory: From 32 Mb to 512 Mb
  • Hard drive: from 80 Gb to 250 Gb

Unfortunately the buy back service is not applicable to iMacs G3-G5. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Second generation of Macbooks (Unibody aluminum model)

Intel plastic

The very first Intel plastic iMac was released in 2006. Apple reported that there were some problems with the display on the Intel-based iMacs back in February 2006. This problem was fixed with an update in software by Apple.

  • Produced from early 2006 to late 2006.
  • Display: 17 to 24-inch widescreen 16:10, matte display
  • Processor: Intel Core Duo or Intel Core 2 Duo from 1.83 GHz to 2.4 GHz
  • Memory: 512 Mb or 1 Gb
  • Hard drive: 160 GB or 250 GB

Unfortunately the buy back service is not applicable to iMac Intel plastic. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Macbooks (Unibody polycarbonate model)


In 2007, Apple completely redesigned the iMac. The enclosure which had previously been polycarbonate, was created in aluminum, glass, and plastic. The result was a sleeker, more streamlined machine.

  • Produced from mid 2007 to early 2009
  • Display: 20 or 24-inch glossy glass-covered widescreen 16:10
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo from 2.0 GHz to 2.66 GHz
  • Memory: from 1 Gb to 4 Gb
  • Hard drive: from 250 GB to 1 Tb

You can sell your iMac Aluminum for up to £550. Quote now

Fourth generation of Macbooks (MacBook Retina)

Aluminum Unibody

The aluminum unibody iMac was released in late 2009. Previous models of the iMac had a white polycarbonate enclosure. The RAM of this model increased and a 16.9 aspect ratio was introduced.

  • Produced from late 2009 to mid 2011
  • Display: 21.5″ or 27″ glossy glass-covered widescreen 16:9, LED backlighting and IPS technology
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i5, and Core i7 from 2.5 to 3.06 GHz
  • Memory: From 8 Gb to 32 Gb
  • Flash storage: 500 GB or 1 Tb

You can sell your Aluminum Unibody iMac for up to £600. Quote now

Fourth generation of Macbooks (MacBook Retina)

Slim Aluminum Unibody

In the year of 2012, the newest iMac was released and it was smaller than all of the models that came before it. This model, the iMac Slim Aluminum Unibody measured just 5mm at its thinnest point. This model came with an upgrade in memory that ranged from 8 GB to 32 GB.

  • Produced from late 2012
  • Display: 21.5″ glossy glass-covered widescreen 16:9, LED backlighting and IPS technology
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 from 1.4 to 3.2 GHz
  • Memory: From 8 Gb to 32 Gb
  • Storage: 1 Tb HDD or 256-512 Gb SSD

You can sell your Slim Aluminum Unibody iMac for up to £800. Quote now

Fourth generation of Macbooks (MacBook Retina)

With Retina Display

iMac’s Retina display computer was released in 2014. This model had a much increased resolution of 4096 x 2304. The enclosure for this iMac is aluminum and glass.

  • Produced from late 2012
  • Display: 21.5″ or 27″ glossy glass-covered widescreen 16:9, LED backlighting and IPS technology Retina
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 from 3.2 to 3.5 GHz
  • Memory: From 8 Gb to 32 Gb
  • Storage: 1 Tb HDD or 256-512 Gb & 1 Tb SSD

You can sell your iMac with Retina Display for up to £1800. Quote now

Preparing your device for sale

Before your send us your iMac, it is a good idea to make a backup of your information. A backup is created as an extra copy of the file on your computer so that you can transfer these files to your new computer and continue to have access to them long after your iMac is gone.
There are a few different ways to do a backup on your computer. One of the most common ways is to use iCloud to backup your documents, music, calendars, photos, and anything else you want to keep from your iMac.
Backing up your computer is a fairly simple, straightforward process. However, if you would rather not attempt to do it on your own you can hire someone to do it for you at a very reasonable price.
After you have created a backup of the files on your iMac, you will want to make sure that you sign out of iTunes. To do so, open iTunes. On the menu bar at the top of the screen, choose “store”. Next, choose Deauthorise this Computer. Once you have entered your Apple ID and password, you should click Deauthorise to complete the process of signing out of iTunes.
When you deauthorise your computer, you are removing access to the content you purchased from iTunes while you owned your iMac. This means that the next person who receives your iMac will not be able to access any of your movies, music, books, or other content so it is a pretty important step to complete.
Before starting, you will need to archive or make copies of your iCloud data if you use any iCloud features on your iMac like Find my iMac.
The next step is to go to the Apple menu and select System Preferences. Then click iCloud and uncheck the Find My Mac checkbox. Lastly, sign out of iCloud. Go to System Preferences where you should click iCloud and sign out. You will be asked whether you want to remove iCloud data from your iMac.
Remember, when you sign out of iCloud, you are not removing data from your iCloud account. You are only removing data from your iMac so the next owner will not have access to it. Your iCloud data will remain safe in the cloud and you will be able to access it again once you log into another device using the same Apple ID.
This is a short, easy step to be taken if your iMac is using the OS X Mountain Lion or later. If not, you will not have to do this step.
If you are using the OS X Mountain Lion or later, go to the Messages app and click on Preferences. Next, select accounts and select your iMessage account. Finally, click Sign Out.
This is the final step you should take if you are selling your iMac. Before you start, make sure your computer is connected to the Internet.
Restart your iMac. When you hear the startup sound, hold Command and R keys to go to OS X Recovery. Then, select Disk Utility and Continue. Select the name of your startup disk and click the Erase tab. To erase the drive, click Security Options and choose an erase method before clicking OK.
When you see the format pop-up menu, choose Mac OS Extended. Type a disk name and then click Erase. After the drive has been erased, you can close the Disk Utility window.
Next, choose a network from the Wi-Fi menu if you are not connected to the Internet any longer. Choose the option Reinstall OS X. You can next click Continue, and follow the directions on the screen to finish reinstallation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When do I get paid for my iMac?
A: We try to turn around all trade ins within 48Hrs of the unit arriving at our location. You can choose to be paid by either PayPal or bank transfer the choice is yours.
Q: Is it safe for my personal data to sell a iMac?
A: Macback is part of the intelligent lifecycle solutions group. We are a global recycler of electronic goods. We are ISO certified in all our practices. That gives you the customer confidence that your data is secure whether you have one IPad or 3000 servers the process is the same.
Q: I don’t know the model and the specs of my iMac – what should I do?
A: No problem, if you are on line during UK business hours please use our chat system and our sales team will be happy to help you. Or email us on help@macback.co.uk and we will get back to you and walk you through the process.
Still have some questions? Please contact us for more info.