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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get all my files from one Mac to the other?We recommend the use of an external hard drive as a Time Machine back up for your Mac. Use it as your daily back up and when you get the new Mac home, simply connect the drive and use the Migration Assistant in macOS to copy all the data from your Time Machine to the new Mac.
Do I have to wait 24 months to trade?Absolutely not – trade as early as you like, but no later than 24 months.
Does this offer apply to clearance or used Macs?This offer is only available for Macs purchased at our regular price with a corresponding AppleCare Plan. Discounted and used Macs are not eligible for the program.
If my trade-in is damaged will it be approved?We’ll do our best to approve a trade-in with physical damage, provided it’s covered by AppleCare. Some physical damage, like broken glass or liquid spills will make a Mac in-eligible for trade. If you’re unsure, just give us a call.
Just think of how much more productive you'll be with a Mac that's always less than two years old.
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* the fine print
We have been taking trade–ins since the day we opened in 1993. Trading in is a great way to save some money off your new Mac and be environmentally conscious in the process.
Systems that are covered under AppleCare will be approved on the spot after a quick inspection for damage. Systems that are no longer under AppleCare need to be signed in and tested for 24-48 hours.
Systems under AppleCare are worth more. If you have the original computer box, let us know because that adds value too.
Make sure you back up your data before bringing your Mac in for testing.
If your trade is being done as part of our Guaranteed Buyback Program let us know in the Additional Comments what Mac you'd like to trade up to.
Learn how to back up and remove the data from your Mac before selling or giving the computer away.
When preparing to sell or give away your Mac, you may want to erase some or all files from its hard drive. But first determine whether you should back up your computer and disable certain features and services. These steps show the recommended sequence of actions:
Call us to discuss your needs and we'll custom-tailor a rental solution for you. We have daily, weekly and monthly rates on a wide variety of equipment. Are you doing staff training? We can custom-configure your rental units with a standardized disk image.
Available to rent: MacBook, Mac Pro, iMac, Cintiq, displays and iPads.
If you decide to buy at the end of your rental, we'll apply 50% of the rental price toward the purchase. Perfect for businesses that hire a contract editor and later bring them on full time.
We can help you remain productive even while your Mac is being serviced. Ask a sales rep about renting a system until your repair is complete.
If your Mac is covered by our exclusive Guaranteed Buyback Program you're entitled to a free loaner.*
*Rental agreement and credit card paperwork required.
Need your gear now, but require a couple of months to pay? With the Carbon Computing Credit Card you can take up to 90 days to pay without a penny of interest. Available in–store, this card, allows you to buy today and pay later. As long as your payment is made in full within 90 days you'll pay zero interest*. Apply in-store today.
Need to spread your payments over a longer period of time? Want to take advantage of a 100% tax write off on lease payments? Besides improving your working capital and leaving your lines of credit alone, leasing allows you to project your payments month after month. Have your gear pay for itself over time, all the while keeping more money in your pocket. Apply online today.
Does your business, education institution or government branch issue purchase orders? You may be eligible for a terms account with Carbon Computing. We'll work with you to structure payment options so that you can get the solutions you need today.