Top 4 Reasons to Buy a Second Hand or Used MacBook in South Africa
Have you considered buying a used MacBook in South Africa?
One major sticking point people have with buying second hand MacBooks in South Africa is that they may not get the same performance and features that they would get with a new MacBook.
Well, this is true to an extent. But at the same time, you should analyse your computing needs and determine what you want vs. what you actually require. Fact is, the economy is not doing so great. So it makes sense to buy a used MacBook in South Africa for a good price rather than pay over the top for a brand new laptop.
Indeed, there are many perks that come with buying a used MacBook in South Africa. Let’s see what they are.
Reasons to Buy a Second Hand MacBook in South Africa
#1: Technologically Superior.
Buying a second hand MacBook is very different from buying a used Windows PC. Everyone knows how good these machines are, their excellence is not in doubt.
MacBook’s are generally of a superior quality and are built sturdier than a typical Windows PC. They have a longer battery life, better keyboard, excellent display, superior sound/audio and come with the outstanding MacBook camera.
#2: The Apple Brand.
When you buy a used MacBook, you get to benefit from the Apple brand and their massive eco-system. Apple is the biggest company in the world by far – it hit $1 trillion in market cap recently and is still going strong.
When you buy an Apple product, even if it is a second hand MacBook, you become a part of the Apple family, or the Cult of the Apple, if you will. Indeed, owning a MacBook is a bit of a status symbol, not just here in South Africa, but across the world.
People will notice you every time you use your MacBook in a coffee shop or a restaurant. They can’t help it – it’s an Apple laptop, after all!
#3: High Resale Value.
What if you want to sell your used MacBook later? You will be sure to get a good price for it. Apple products tend to hold their value for much longer than Windows or Android devices according to this article in the Gizmodo.
Well, it has to do with the fact that while Apple does sell a lot of Macs, there are far more PCs out there than Macs. Windows PCs are made by a number of companies, while Apple has complete ownership over the MacBook. So the pool of sellers with Macs is limited, which drives up its value. Apple also releases a New Macbook every year which means you will probably be getting the newer version soon.
#4: Cheaper than a Brand New MacBook.
So you’ve always wanted a MacBook. Sure, you can get a brand new MacBook from a retail store. But you know how expensive MacBooks are; we don’t need to tell you that.
What if you can get a second MacBook of practically the same quality, with the same set of features for up to R15 000 cheaper than the retail price? That’s exactly what you’ll get from TheCellStore.
Any used MacBook you buy from TheCellStore goes through 30 different quality checks and ranks high on all reliability and performance parameters. Plus, “TheCellStore” offers a 6 month warranty on all Apple laptops and in-house repairs.
Do have a look at our online catalogue of second hand MacBooks. Click here to see our list of CPO Macbooks . We deliver free anywhere in South Africa.