Your experience with selling your used Mac?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Sricky, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I own a Apple MacBook Air Core 2 Duo 1.6GHz 13.3" (MB003LL/A). I no longer use it now that I use my iPad for surfing the web and have another laptop. What has been your experiences with selling a used laptop. I bought this when it was released. I have the optical drive to go along with its original adapters, charger and box. The only defects would be minor scratches. And the button on the track pad is broken. You can still use it just have to press it in the sweet spot. And one more thing. The base of the laptop (keyboard area) seemed to rise and is not flush but everything is functional. So bottom line. Craig's list. eBay. Or sell to a company for less than I can probably sell it for. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. macrumors 68020

    Acorn

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    you could try ebay. ive sold a couple of laptops on ebay and had no issues once i stopped accepting bids from people with 0 feedback. I wont deal with them at all. its always an issue.

    I dont think you can get much for that model but i would always choose ebay over those companys that buy stuff from you for instant cash. what they always offer is 10x worse then what you could get by selling it yourself. those instant cash sites are a real kick in the face.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I figured I wouldn't get much which is why I was considering someone like. Macofalltrades or gazelle to avoid the headache of explaining what's wrong and worry about shipping. Those 2 sites offer about 250-300. Which I figured I could get a little more if I sold it myself. Just not sure how well those websites are
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    I tried sending you a PM, but could not. PM me with the specs and how much you want for it shipped.

    Thanks.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Sold two on ebay and one on craiglist-style website in the UK. Smooth transactions on ebay, a bit more difficult in the other case because of problems in transfering money.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    Wow $250? I can't believe anyone in their right mind would even be willing to drop money on that machine.
     
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    Beanoir

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    Don't listen to the clowns!

    I sold mine on ebay a month or so back, and that was a lower (base spec) 11" 2010 model. It was immaculate, all the bits and bobs with it and boxed. I got £505 (GBP) for it.

    Have a look on the completed listings for same spec and condition and go from there for a guide price, its he best way because thats what people are ACTUALLY paying, not what people are spouting on mac rumors!
     

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