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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by bobscliff, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. bobscliff macrumors regular

    bobscliff

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    Princeton, NJ
    #1
    I'm selling my first product on Craigslist and am very inexperienced. I'm selling my old Dell (specs below). I'm wondering if $300-450 is a good price. Also, I'd like to drop it off in person, what are some good places to meet? (not my house, too creepy a situation)

    PowerPC G5 (just kidding)
    P4 1.8 Ghz
    512 mb RAM
    64 mb VRAM
    80 gb HD
    DVD-Rom, CD-RW
    Windows XP Professional Installed
    Also, a 17" CRT display
     
  2. synth3tik macrumors 68040

    synth3tik

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    #2
    honestly you might get half that. the Macs old counterpart does not have the same retail as the Macs. look at ebay. this should be a good indication on how much you can get, you can even ask for a little more then ebay. If you did not want to met someone at you home/ their home, you could always try a library or a coffee shop.....
     
  3. Leareth macrumors 68000

    Leareth

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    I dont think you will get more than $200 for it.
    Its not a bad computer just too many available and for $400 you can buy a brand new one with better specs

    As where to meet, starbucks or chain coffee shop is good for three reasons:
    1)CCTV get you, buyer and trade on film. 2) its public no hit and runs 3) they have UV currency machines to make sure you are getting real money. I had one guy give me a fake $50 once, I dont think he knew and was quite willing to give me a real one.
     
  4. bobscliff thread starter macrumors regular

    bobscliff

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    the more i think about it, you're probably right. $200 sounds about right. i'll be happy to get anything really. i'm very inexperienced in these things, how would i handle the actual trade-off? it's a mid-tower computer and a monitor, should we park nearby or something and i transfer it from trunk to trunk?
     
  5. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

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    I would say meet in a public place like for example starbucks. When I usually do deals off of craigslist I always prefer somewhere public, with a decent amount of people nearby. I feel safer that way.
     

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