How to Get Affordable School Laptops and Tablets with Flipsy 




Sell your old devices for top dollar so you can buy brand-new school laptops, tablets, and desktops at cheap net costs

The new school year means new classes, new textbooks, and new computers - and all of that adds up to new expenses. If you want that brand-new MacBook Pro, Surface Pro, or Alienware you'll need to pay a pretty penny. The good news is you can cash in your old school devices at the highest prices with Flipsy.com so you can buy the hottest new school laptops, desktops and tablets for cheap.

How Flipsy.com can help you get cheap laptops, tablets, and desktops for school

Nearly everyone has old devices lying around - last year's tablet, your high school laptop, even an old desktop. What everyone doesn't know is that all those old devices are worth money.
As the world's most comprehensive buyback and trade-in price comparison engine, Flipsy doesn't buy your old stuff; rather, Flipsy connects you with the highest-paying online buyers so you can cash in fast and easy.

Here's how it works:

1. Go to http://www.flipsy.com and browse or search for your old laptops, tablets, and desktops
2. Flipsy will display the top cash buyback and store trade-in offers on a single page
3. Choose the best offer and instantly complete your sale
4. Use the proceeds from your sale toward the purchase of a brand-new tablet, laptop, or desktop

With Flipsy.com, you can sell multiple devices to multiple vendors, so you're always sure to get the highest price for your used stuff.

Net pricing for the hottest school laptops, tablets, and desktops of 2015

MacBook Pro 13" with Retina (starting at $1,300)

Old Device

Sell on Flipsy.com for…

Net Cost

Samsung
Galaxy Note


$182

$1118

iPad
4th Generation


$187

$1113

iPad
Mini


$117

$1183

Microsoft
Surface Pro 2


$400

$900

MacBook
Pro 13”
(2012)

$350

$950

Mac
Pro Quad Core (2012)


$800

$500

MacBook
Air Core i7
(2012)

$505

$795

iMac
Core i5
(2012)

$822

$478

Mac
Mini Core i5
(2012)

$300

$1000

MacBook
Core 2 Duo
(2010)

$100

$1200


Flipsy.com hosts the world's most comprehensive buyback and trade-in price comparison engine. The free service doesn't buy used Macs directly; rather, it shows you who is currently paying the most money for your computer.

To use Flipsy, simply select your Mac to see dozens of real-time buyback and trade-in offers on a single page. The best offers are highlighted so you can quickly connect with the seller and complete your transaction to get paid.

Flipsy isn't just free - it's also convenient, since you can complete your entire transaction right from your smartphone, computer, or other device. In addition, Flipsy:
  • Shows you whether payouts are in cash or store credit
  • Show shipping costs (usually free for sellers)
  • Allows you to set your own price, then notifies you when an offer matches or exceeds it
  • Reveals private market values, or what your Mac would be worth if you sold it to a private buyer via Craigslist or Ebay

Flipsy eliminates the hassle of manually comparing trade-in and buyback offers by instantly showing you where to sell your Mac for the highest payout.

Who pays the most for used Macs?

Flipsy has plenty of great benefits, but the end-game is to sell your Mac at the highest price. Here's how Flipsy stacks up against online buyers like Gazelle, Apple, and Glyde as well as brick-and-mortar stores like Best Buy, Target, and even pawn shops.


Old Device

Sell on Flipsy.com for…

Net Cost

Samsung
Galaxy Note


$182

$1118

iPad
4th Generation


$187

$1113

iPad
Mini


$117

$1183

Microsoft
Surface Pro 2


$400

$900

MacBook
Pro 13”
(2012)

$350

$950

Mac
Pro Quad Core (2012)


$800

$500

MacBook
Air Core i7
(2012)

$505

$795

iMac
Core i5
(2012)

$822

$478

Mac
Mini Core i5
(2012)

$300

$1000

MacBook
Core 2 Duo
(2010)

$100

$1200


Microsoft Surface Pro 3 ($799)

Old Device

Sell on Flipsy.com for…

Net Cost

Samsung
Galaxy Note


$182

$617

iPad
4th Generation


$187

$612

iPad
Mini


$117

$682

Microsoft
Surface Pro 2


$400

$399

MacBook
Pro 13”
(2012)

$350

$449

Mac
Pro Quad Core (2012)


$800

-$1

MacBook
Air Core i7
(2012)

$505

$294

iMac
Core i5
(2012)

$822

-$23

Mac
Mini Core i5
(2012)

$300

$499

MacBook
Core 2 Duo
(2010)

$100

$299

Microsoft Surface 3 ($499)

Old Device

Sell on Flipsy.com for…

Net Cost

Samsung
Galaxy Note


$182

$317

iPad
4th Generation


$187

$312

iPad
Mini


$117

$382

Microsoft
Surface Pro 2


$400

$99

MacBook
Pro 13”
(2012)

$350

$149

Mac
Pro Quad Core (2012)


$800

-$301

MacBook
Air Core i7
(2012)

$505

-$6

iMac
Core i5
(2012)

$822

-$323

Mac
Mini Core i5
(2012)

$300

$199

MacBook
Core 2 Duo
(2010)

$100

$399

Asus ZenBook UX305 ($689)

Old Device

Sell on Flipsy.com for…

Net Cost

Samsung
Galaxy Note


$182

$507

iPad
4th Generation


$187

$502

iPad
Mini


$117

$572

Microsoft
Surface Pro 2


$400

$289

MacBook
Pro 13”
(2012)

$350

$339

Mac
Pro Quad Core (2012)


$800

-$111

MacBook
Air Core i7
(2012)

$505

$184

iMac
Core i5
(2012)

$822

-$133

Mac
Mini Core i5
(2012)

$300

$389

MacBook
Core 2 Duo
(2010)

$100

$589

Acer Chromebook 15 C910 ($449)

Old Device

Sell on Flipsy.com for…

Net Cost

Samsung
Galaxy Note


$182

$267

iPad
4th Generation


$187

$262

iPad
Mini


$117

$332

Microsoft
Surface Pro 2


$400

$49

MacBook
Pro 13”
(2012)

$350

$99

Mac
Pro Quad Core (2012)


$800

-$351

MacBook
Air Core i7
(2012)

$505

-$56

iMac
Core i5
(2012)

$822

-$373

Mac
Mini Core i5
(2012)

$300

$149

MacBook
Core 2 Duo
(2010)

$100

$349

MacBook Air 13" ($999)

Old Device

Sell on Flipsy.com for…

Net Cost

Samsung
Galaxy Note


$182

$817

iPad
4th Generation


$187

$812

iPad
Mini


$117

$882

Microsoft
Surface Pro 2


$400

$599

MacBook
Pro 13”
(2012)

$350

$649

Mac
Pro Quad Core (2012)


$800

$199

MacBook
Air Core i7
(2012)

$505

$494

iMac
Core i5
(2012)

$822

$177

Mac
Mini Core i5
(2012)

$300

$699

MacBook
Core 2 Duo
(2010)

$100

$899

Acer Aspire V7 ($849)

Old Device

Sell on Flipsy.com for…

Net Cost

Samsung
Galaxy Note


$182

$667

iPad
4th Generation


$187

$662

iPad
Mini


$117

$732

Microsoft
Surface Pro 2


$400

$449

MacBook
Pro 13”
(2012)

$350

$499

Mac
Pro Quad Core (2012)


$800

$49

MacBook
Air Core i7
(2012)

$505

$344

iMac
Core i5
(2012)

$822

$27

Mac
Mini Core i5
(2012)

$300

$549

MacBook
Core 2 Duo
(2010)

$100

$749

Lenovo ThinkPad E555 ($455)

Old Device

Sell on Flipsy.com for…

Net Cost

Samsung
Galaxy Note


$182

$273

iPad
4th Generation


$187

$268

iPad
Mini


$117

$338

Microsoft
Surface Pro 2


$400

$55

MacBook
Pro 13”
(2012)

$350

$105

Mac
Pro Quad Core (2012)


$800

-$345

MacBook
Air Core i7
(2012)

$505

-$50

iMac
Core i5
(2012)

$822

-$367

Mac
Mini Core i5
(2012)

$300

$155

MacBook
Core 2 Duo
(2010)

$100

$355

Dell Inspiron 11 2-in-1 ($449)

Old Device

Sell on Flipsy.com for…

Net Cost

Samsung
Galaxy Note


$182

$267

iPad
4th Generation


$187

$262

iPad
Mini


$117

$332

Microsoft
Surface Pro 2


$400

$49

MacBook
Pro 13”
(2012)

$350

$99

Mac
Pro Quad Core (2012)


$800

-$351

MacBook
Air Core i7
(2012)

$505

-$56

iMac
Core i5
(2012)

$822

-$373

Mac
Mini Core i5
(2012)

$300

$149

MacBook
Core 2 Duo
(2010)

$100

$349

HP Stream 13 ($279)

Old Device

Sell on Flipsy.com for…

Net Cost

Samsung
Galaxy Note


$182

$97

iPad
4th Generation


$187

$92

iPad
Mini


$117

$162

Microsoft
Surface Pro 2


$400

-$121

MacBook
Pro 13”
(2012)

$350

-$71

Mac
Pro Quad Core (2012)


$800

-$521

MacBook
Air Core i7
(2012)

$505

-$226

iMac
Core i5
(2012)

$822

-$543

Mac
Mini Core i5
(2012)

$300

-$21

MacBook
Core 2 Duo
(2010)

$100

$179

iMac 2015 ($1299)

Old Device

Sell on Flipsy.com for…

Net Cost

Samsung
Galaxy Note


$182

$1117

iPad
4th Generation


$187

$1112

iPad
Mini


$117

$1182

Microsoft
Surface Pro 2


$400

$899

MacBook
Pro 13”
(2012)

$350

$949

Mac
Pro Quad Core (2012)


$800

$499

MacBook
Air Core i7
(2012)

$505

$794

iMac
Core i5
(2012)

$822

$477

Mac
Mini Core i5
(2012)

$300

$999

MacBook
Core 2 Duo
(2010)

$100

$1199

Mac Mini ($499)

Old Device

Sell on Flipsy.com for…

Net Cost

Samsung
Galaxy Note


$182

$317

iPad
4th Generation


$187

$312

iPad
Mini


$117

$382

Microsoft
Surface Pro 2


$400

$99

MacBook
Pro 13”
(2012)

$350

$149

Mac
Pro Quad Core (2012)


$800

-$301

MacBook
Air Core i7
(2012)

$505

-$60

iMac
Core i5
(2012)

$822

-$323

Mac
Mini Core i5
(2012)

$300

$199

MacBook
Core 2 Duo
(2010)

$100

$399

Alienware X51-R2 ($699)

Old Device

Sell on Flipsy.com for…

Net Cost

Samsung
Galaxy Note


$182

$517

iPad
4th Generation


$187

$512

iPad
Mini


$117

$582

Microsoft
Surface Pro 2


$400

$299

MacBook
Pro 13”
(2012)

$350

$349

Mac
Pro Quad Core (2012)


$800

-$101

MacBook
Air Core i7
(2012)

$505

$194

iMac
Core i5
(2012)

$822

-$123

Mac
Mini Core i5
(2012)

$300

$399

MacBook
Core 2 Duo
(2010)

$100

$599

Dell XPS 18 ($1099)

Old Device

Sell on Flipsy.com for…

Net Cost

Samsung
Galaxy Note


$182

$917

iPad
4th Generation


$187

$912

iPad
Mini


$117

$982

Microsoft
Surface Pro 2


$400

$699

MacBook
Pro 13”
(2012)

$350

$749

Mac
Pro Quad Core (2012)


$800

$299

MacBook
Air Core i7
(2012)

$505

$594

iMac
Core i5
(2012)

$822

$277

Mac
Mini Core i5
(2012)

$300

$799

MacBook
Core 2 Duo
(2010)

$100

$999

HP Pavilion Mini ($399)

Old Device

Sell on Flipsy.com for…

Net Cost

Samsung
Galaxy Note


$182

$217

iPad
4th Generation


$187

$212

iPad
Mini


$117

$282

Microsoft
Surface Pro 2


$400

-$1

MacBook
Pro 13”
(2012)

$350

$49

Mac
Pro Quad Core (2012)


$800

-$401

MacBook
Air Core i7
(2012)

$505

-$106

iMac
Core i5
(2012)

$822

-$423

Mac
Mini Core i5
(2012)

$300

$99

MacBook
Core 2 Duo
(2010)

$100

$299

HP Pavilion ($549)

Old Device

Sell on Flipsy.com for…

Net Cost

Samsung
Galaxy Note


$182

$367

iPad
4th Generation


$187

$362

iPad
Mini


$117

$432

Microsoft
Surface Pro 2


$400

$149

MacBook
Pro 13”
(2012)

$350

$199

Mac
Pro Quad Core (2012)


$800

-$251

MacBook
Air Core i7
(2012)

$505

$44

iMac
Core i5
(2012)

$822

-$273

Mac
Mini Core i5
(2012)

$300

$249

MacBook
Core 2 Duo
(2010)

$100

$449

Acer Predator ($849)

Old Device

Sell on Flipsy.com for…

Net Cost

Samsung
Galaxy Note


$182

$667

iPad
4th Generation


$187

$662

iPad
Mini


$117

$732

Microsoft
Surface Pro 2


$400

$449

MacBook
Pro 13”
(2012)

$350

$499

Mac
Pro Quad Core (2012)


$800

$49

MacBook
Air Core i7
(2012)

$505

$344

iMac
Core i5
(2012)

$822

$27

Mac
Mini Core i5
(2012)

$300

$549

MacBook
Core 2 Duo
(2010)

$100

$749

HP Envy ($799)

Old Device

Sell on Flipsy.com for…

Net Cost

Samsung
Galaxy Note


$182

$617

iPad
4th Generation


$187

$612

iPad
Mini


$117

$682

Microsoft
Surface Pro 2


$400

$399

MacBook
Pro 13”
(2012)

$350

$449

Mac
Pro Quad Core (2012)


$800

-$1

MacBook
Air Core i7
(2012)

$505

$294

iMac
Core i5
(2012)

$822

-$23

Mac
Mini Core i5
(2012)

$300

$499

MacBook
Core 2 Duo
(2010)

$100

$699

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 ($349)

Old Device

Sell on Flipsy.com for…

Net Cost

Samsung
Galaxy Note


$182

$167

iPad
4th Generation


$187

$162

iPad
Mini


$117

$232

Microsoft
Surface Pro 2


$400

-$51

MacBook
Pro 13”
(2012)

$350

-$1

Mac
Pro Quad Core (2012)


$800

-$451

MacBook
Air Core i7
(2012)

$505

-$156

iMac
Core i5
(2012)

$822

-$473

Mac
Mini Core i5
(2012)

$300

$49

MacBook
Core 2 Duo
(2010)

$100

$249

iPad Air 2 ($499)

Old Device

Sell on Flipsy.com for…

Net Cost

Samsung
Galaxy Note


$182

$317

iPad
4th Generation


$187

$312

iPad
Mini


$117

$382

Microsoft
Surface Pro 2


$400

$99

MacBook
Pro 13”
(2012)

$350

$149

Mac
Pro Quad Core (2012)


$800

-$301

MacBook
Air Core i7
(2012)

$505

-$6

iMac
Core i5
(2012)

$822

-$323

Mac
Mini Core i5
(2012)

$300

$199

MacBook
Core 2 Duo
(2010)

$100

$399

Google Nexus 9 ($399)

Old Device

Sell on Flipsy.com for…

Net Cost

Samsung
Galaxy Note


$182

$217

iPad
4th Generation


$187

$212

iPad
Mini


$117

$282

Microsoft
Surface Pro 2


$400

-$1

MacBook
Pro 13”
(2012)

$350

$49

Mac
Pro Quad Core (2012)


$800

-$401

MacBook
Air Core i7
(2012)

$505

-$106

iMac
Core i5
(2012)

$822

-$423

Mac
Mini Core i5
(2012)

$300

$99

MacBook
Core 2 Duo
(2010)

$100

$299

Sony Xperia Z4 ($677)

Old Device

Sell on Flipsy.com for…

Net Cost

Samsung
Galaxy Note


$182

$495

iPad
4th Generation


$187

$490

iPad
Mini


$117

$560

Microsoft
Surface Pro 2


$400

$277

MacBook
Pro 13”
(2012)

$350

$327

Mac
Pro Quad Core (2012)


$800

-$123

MacBook
Air Core i7
(2012)

$505

$172

iMac
Core i5
(2012)

$822

-$145

Mac
Mini Core i5
(2012)

$300

$377

MacBook
Core 2 Duo
(2010)

$100

$577

As the tables demonstrate, you can save hundreds of dollars - and in some cases even make money - by selling your old devices to Flipsy vendors before you buy your new school laptop, tablet, or desktop. Check trade-in and buyback offers for your old devices now on Flipsy.com.