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Old Nov 6, 2012, 07:18 AM   #1
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Best way to sell my iMac...

Don't get me wrong I love my iMac and I bought it only 6 months ago, but I am starting to do a lot more traveling. I can not stand not having my OS device with me to Airplay ESPN and other sites to my AppleTV (iOS doesn't do the trick).

Can anyone throw me some ideas on the best way to sell/trade my 2011 iMac.

iMac 27" (2011) iPhone 5 iPad 2 ATV2 (3)
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 09:33 AM   #2
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I believe most use eBay or Craigslist.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 09:53 AM   #3
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I'd sell it anyway apart from Ebay because you probably don't want the expense of shipping and that's the only safe way ebay/paypal will protect you as a seller provided you opted for a traced signature delivery, if you have someone collect the iMac from you and they turn around a week later or 6 weeks later and say to Paypal/ebay they never received - paypal will automatically side with them and the money will come straight out of your bank reimbursed to the thief.

good luck.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 11:47 AM   #4
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+1 for Craigslist.
You'll save on listing, shipping and the PayPal hassles. Give potential buyers confidence with your ad by telling them you'll meet at the Apple store (a good public place) and set up the appointment for the Genius bar to inspect the machine. People will be reassured that they are getting a nice computer in good working order. It also helps to mention if you have Applecare remaining. Good luck.
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 01:05 PM   #5
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Sorry but Craigslist gets a big "-1" from me. My attempt at selling our 2009 iMac netted me nothing but scammers and a big ol' waste of time. It was really disappointing given how much I hear people talk about CL.

In the end I was able to sell my iMac to a guy at work using our internal classifieds.
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 01:31 PM   #6
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sell on Amazon, less scams
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 09:14 PM   #7
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CL - sold over 20 Macs on CL the last two years - zero problems. If you want specific advice let me know. iMac is the most difficult to sell via CL because of the size.
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 09:54 PM   #8
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Craigslist can depend on location. I bought my current MBP and sold my old on Craigslist. No problem with either transaction. On my sale I only got a couple of scam type emails.

While I use eBay for a lot of stuff I wouldn't sell an iMac on there due to the shipping hassle. The only big items I've sold were things that needed a large audience to get a decent price.
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