So I’m wondering what the best way is to get good money for a fairly recent Mac (~ 1-2 years old). I realize this depends a lot on where you live so my personal interest lies in or around the Bay Area.
Many years ago while working in Europe I tended to buy a new Mac almost every release and I used to sell off my previous Mac on eBay. I ended up always having the latest and fanciest, and on average effectively paying only about $200/month for my main work Mac. Resale value through online auction was that good. Never got cheated, never had any unpleasant experiences. But of course that was in a small country where almost any buyer would pick it up in person. And it was 20 years ago.
These days, are there good auction opportunities without too many hustlers? Or is trade-in the way to go? Can anybody make a good recommendation?