How To Replace Your IPad Or MacBook
One way to get a less expensive one to replace your old device is to buy one that has been used. These are usually given to dealers who refurbish them and resell them for more than what they paid. Although they are making a profit, you are still getting big savings because the machine is not brand new. Buying a used device is usually perfectly safe, as long as you do your research in regard to who you buy from. If that person or dealer can be trusted, then you are likely getting a great device at a much lower price than you would pay for a new model.
If your old machine still has pieces that are usable, you can sell those and put the money toward a new device. Unless the old device was soaked in liquid, there are likely still plenty of perfectly good pieces that can be put to use. Someone who is trying to replace a single piece for their broken device or a dealer who buys old pieces and uses them to fix up refurbished machines will likely invest in the pieces you have to sell. You can sell the device per piece or you can just sell the entire thing all at once. Some of these dealers take in old machines as trade-ins toward new ones. In some cases, the manufacturer even does this.
You can put the money you would have earned on the pieces toward a new purchase. Sometimes they are even willing to give you a bigger discount for credit than they would have if you had taken the cash and walked away. Depending on the condition of your old device, you could get up a few hundred dollars off the price of a new-to-you machine. If the breakage or malfunction was not your fault, you can fight for replacing the device. If your warranty has expired, you might be out of luck, but it is worth a try. Obviously, if you dropped the machine or got it wet, it is unlikely anyone will be willing to replace it.
However, if a single piece malfunctioned and it was not your responsibility, you might be able to get the piece replaced. At the very least, check to be sure nothing was recalled in regard to your machine.