Chromebook Buyback Program

Chromebooks gained popularity several years ago, and now many models have reached their Auto Update Expiration (AUE). If you have devices that have reached AUE in storage or are ready for a complete Chromebook refresh, ScholarBuys can help you buy back your old devices.

What does it mean for a Chromebook to reach Auto Update Expiration?

  • When a device reaches Auto Update Expiration, it means that the model will no longer receive automatic software updates from Google
  • The device will be considered obsolete, meaning you may be unable to purchase more of the same model and the device is no longer being produced
  • Education customers that have passed the Auto Update Expiration will no longer receive full support from the Google Cloud and Google for Education teams
  • Education customers may also find that they are unable to manage devices as expected through the Google Admin console

How does the Buyback process work?

The process is simple! Let us know how many of the Chromebooks you have, and we will send you a quote for how much they are worth. If you choose to have them purchased, you get a shipping label, pack them up and send them in. Then, all data is wiped from the devices. As long as they still power on and have an uncracked display, you will receive the quoted credit for the device. All quotes are valid for 30 days. Once all devices are processed you will receive a check in the mail for your earnings!


Popular Chromebooks that have reached AUE or will be soon:

  • Samsung Chromebook Series 3
  • Samsung Chromebook XE303
  • Acer AC700
  • Acer C7 Chromebook
  • HP Chromebook 11 G1

We will buy back these Chromebooks and more! We purchase any device even if it has not reached AUE. We accept Chromebooks, laptops, tablets, and phones that have an intact screen and still power on.

If you have any devices you’d like to buy back or if you’d like to consider a Chromebook refresh, contact your Academic Technology Expert!
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