The Mexican smartphone market has always been profitable and competitive, allowing not just one but multiple smartphone makers to get a slice of the humble revenue share. And even though growth is happening at a steady pace, affordability has been the key factor for most Mexicans, which is also the reason why the Android operating system reigns supreme within the country.

Amidst all the Android dominance is Apple, with its 22 per cent market share, featuring mid-range and premium smartphones for the masses. While reports (as of 2023) suggest that 60 per cent of the top smartphones sold in Mexico are under $150, it is quite an achievement for the company to be up there with a substantial presence in the industry. Such a growth trajectory has only been possible because of Apple’s pursuit of providing the best hardware and software at a given price point. And coupled with an intuitive user experience, long-term software, and higher resale value, it is no wonder that Mexicans continue to purchase iPhones even if the prices are on the higher side.

If you are an iPhone enthusiast and are looking to upgrade your years-old smartphone for a new one, then officially exchanging it can be a good way to extract the device’s remaining value. Our all-inclusive guide contains everything you need to know before you start the process.

Steps to Officially Trade-in Old Device

Apple Mexico carries out its trade-in process physically at stores located across the country. Before you start the trade-in process, make sure you back up and reset your device. Also, if you have any queries, you can visit the official trade-in web page. Once you are ready, follow the steps outlined below properly.

  1. First, you need to locate a nearby Apple store around through the official store locator.
  2. Once you have found your preferred store, head over there with your old Apple device along with any accessories (chargers, cables, etc.) that you may possess.
  3. At the store, talk to an Apple specialist or an executive to assist you with the exchange process.
  4. The Apple specialist will first inspect your old device and may ask you questions relevant to your smartphone. And based on its make, model, and condition, a specific trade-in value will be quoted.
  5. If you feel satisfied with the quoted value of your old Apple device, then proceed to select a new Apple smartphone you would like to purchase. You can browse through the store or ask for assistance to help you pick one.
  6. Once you have selected your new device for purchase, the trade-in value of your old device will be deducted from its cost, after which you will need to pay the remaining amount.

After making the final payment, your old device will be collected directly by the Apple Store representatives, and you can start enjoying your new smartphone right away.

How to Sell on Facebook Marketplace in Mexico

If you are unsatisfied with the official trade-in value quoted by Apple Mexico, then you can proceed to sell your old device via Facebook Marketplace.

The Facebook Marketplace is a great way to buy and sell things. By doing so, you will be able to get the most value out of your outdated smartphone, which you can then use to purchase a new one. To start the process, follow the recommended steps mentioned below.

  1. Start by first heading over to the official website here, and then select the region you are based in. For instance, if you live in Mexico City, then select ‘Mexico City’ as your location.
  2. Proceed to sign in to your Facebook account, and once you have done that, create a sale post by uploading pictures of your old device and then properly describing the make, model, and condition.
  3. After that, state your sale price and then post the advertisement.
  4. Once you find your preferred buyer, exchange your goods in return for payment, which you then invest in a new device.

Other Platforms to Consider In Your Region

There is no denying that Mexico has a dearth of opportunities for users who are looking to trade in or exchange their old Apple devices outside of the official channels. However, you can still check out eBay Mexico, where you can not only sell your old Apple device but also purchase refurbished devices to your liking.

If you are new to eBay, keep in mind that the platform works in the same manner as any other online marketplace, where sellers are expected to put up advertisements for products that they want to sell, and buyers directly contact the sellers for the products they want to purchase.

Sellers are required to provide photos and details of the products that they are selling along with a quoted sale price, while buyers can either purchase at the quoted price or negotiate for a lower selling price. Ebay also provides buyer protection if the buyer remains satisfied with the deal. And if nothing works, then you can sell your device at various pawn shops in and around Mexico.

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Last Update: April 3, 2024