Tiptop Provides Instant Trade-In Credit for Apple Products When Shopping Online

Tiptop recently announced the launch of its trade-in service, which provides instant credit for over 50,000 items, including Apple products like iPhones and Macs.

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Online merchants powered by Shopify, Stripe, and more can offer Tiptop at checkout, with launch partners including electronics brand Nothing, game controller maker Backbone, pre-owned smartphone market Phonedaddy, and others. Tiptop manages the entire program for a merchant, including the trade-in, payment, and shipping.

After selecting the Tiptop option during checkout on a participating merchant's website, you can search for the Apple product or other item that you would like to trade in, confirm the trade-in amount being offered, and choose to pay the remaining balance in full or in four interest-free installments. To send the item being traded in to Tiptop, customers can scan a QR code to start the prepaid shipping process, or have a courier pick up the item.

Tiptop was founded by Bastian Lehmann, who also co-founded popular delivery service Postmates, and its marketing head is former TechCrunch editor-in-chief Matthew Panzarino. The startup had previously launched a trade-in app, but it is now promoting this trade-in service that online merchants can integrate into the checkout flow.

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Top Rated Comments

coachgq Avatar
2 weeks ago

OK, potentially cool, but how much value are we being asked to give up for the convenience? Like, how do their trade-in values compare to Apple's?
And I find it super convenient to walk in to an Apple Store and do the trade in and pick up my new item. I have bought my last few phones for the family on promotion with my carrier through the Apple Store. I love it.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacLawyer Avatar
2 weeks ago
The more alternatives the better.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
2 weeks ago
I can see the trade-in value suddenly being different once received and the credit card used for purchases being charged more due to the lesser value.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Return Zero Avatar
2 weeks ago
OK, potentially cool, but how much value are we being asked to give up for the convenience? Like, how do their trade-in values compare to Apple's?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarletonTorpin Avatar
2 weeks ago
This feels like it 'could' be the future of e-barter.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
theheadguy Avatar
2 weeks ago

OK, potentially cool, but how much value are we being asked to give up for the convenience? Like, how do their trade-in values compare to Apple's?
And convenience contributes to value, but does not completely equal it.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)