apple's overpriced on craigslist.com

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by drater, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. drater macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone use craigslist.com? I use the boston part of the site. For the past year its been pretty good with getting deals and whatever. But in the past month people have been hocking their stuff on there, especially apple products for more than what they cost at the store. For instance, a kid just posted his 1.5ghz 15" powerbook on there, no special upgrades, nothing, for 1400, not bad, right? He also is including the fact that he spilt coffee on it and that the keyboard needs to be replaced. I'm probably ranting on and on, but I'm just wondering if anyone else noticed this crap. Buyers should really investigate a product before they buy it, but a seller should do the same....just a thought...hate seeing a good thing like craigslist be ruined by idiots. :mad:
     
  2. munckee macrumors 65816

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    Craigslist is like ebay. It's an emporium for anything and everything. I've also noticed that the PB prices on CL are absurd, but either they won't sell or they'll sell to an uninformed buyer. Not really my problem.

    However, occassionally you can find deals. I bought my current ibook used on CL for a price that I was pretty comfortable with. I would have been happy if it were $50 cheaper, but I was confident in the seller, I was able to look at the computer and run the hardware tests before buying, and it came with EVERYTHING that was originally included plus extra ram.
     
  3. WestCoastpdx macrumors newbie

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    got my 867MHZ 15" PB w/airport extreme, 768MB Ram, briefcase, chargers, and etc on Craigslist.

    $600.


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    Oddly enough, now I want a new iMac and I'm having trouble reselling then PB it on CL *shrug*
     
  4. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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  5. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    CL is just like the classifieds adds. in the paper- just free. People can and will post what they have for sale at what ever price they think they can get for it. Take a look at what people try to sell cars for. Some you look at and go, what are you thinking, why would you sell that for that much? I bet lots of it is wishful thinking. Plenty of things are over prices, others, priced to move.
     
  6. maxterpiece macrumors 6502a

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    Craigslist prices are jsut like the buy-it-now prices on ebay. You look at some listings and know that the thing isn't gonna sell.

    That being said, you save some money by buying through craigslist because presumably you aren't paying to ship the item. You also get to see the item before you pay. And finally you get the satisfaction of knowing that you don't have to line ebay's and paypals pockets whenever you sell something.

    Come to think of it, I believe ebay owns 25% of craigslist, so i guess in a way you are helping them, but not by handing them cash.
     
  7. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    Craigslist is free- non profit earning-, and as far as I know, not owned by anybody - I think it is it's own 501.3.c (Non-profit).

    In any case, there is no fee generation scheme that I know of. Started in S.F. and now regional lists are in just about every major city.


    [EDIT] I correct my self. An article stateing that eBay invested in Craigs list ~25%, so that it could remain a free Please pardon the miss-information.
     
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I agree some stuff is too high, but I did get a 1 year old Sony 27" tv for $50 off there. I can't complain.
     

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