Best place to sell 2010 i7 MBP?

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  1. HacKage macrumors regular

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    Hi there, I have owned my i7 MBP since the end of April, but I'm thinking about selling it and buying an iMac. I have it listed on Gumtree, but 95% of inquiries are from scamsters who want you to send it to Nigeria or wherever and pay using fake Paypal etc.

    I was wondering if anyone on here knew the best place to sell it, like a Mac specialist forum or something that it will receive the right amount of interest from genuine people. Also, I don't think they do, but would Apple take it in as a trade-in against an iMac, and if so, how much would they value you it at?

    Any help would be great!

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  4. Salacion macrumors 6502a

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    I go with Craigslist, I've always had such great luck on it.

    What you want to do is meet at a local Cafe. There the person can inspect the computer of purchase, without invading your privacy and home.

    I just sold a D90 for $800. Trust in Craigslist.
     
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    The Marketplace here is great. Unfortunately you do not meet the requirements yet. Keep posting and you will reach the required number of posts.
     
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  7. HacKage thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ahh, I didn't know there was one here. I was kinda surprised by that really but it's good to know it's there. What is the post count, 50 or something?

    I will give craigslist a try, it isn't as big here in the UK, but it certainly is another option, and hopefully it isn't full of scamsters like Gumtree has been invaded with in the last year or so.
     
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    250 posts and you have to have been a member for 6 months in order to access Marketplace

    Marketplace Guide
     
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    http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:MacRumors_FAQ

    It will come around quite quickly.
     
  10. Reelknead1 macrumors 6502

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    I myself am waiting for the market place to be unlocked for me. 250 posts is the most i've ever seen on a site for a marketplace.
     
  11. HacKage thread starter macrumors regular

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    250 :eek: Ah well. I had a look at Glasgow and Edinburgh Craigslist and it is near enough empty, I knew it wasn't as popular here but wasn't expecting it to be that bad!
     
  12. stridemat Moderator

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    It keeps the riff raff out ;)
     
  13. HacKage thread starter macrumors regular

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    As I mentioned in my first post, I have seen that Apple sell refurbished products, does this mean they do trade-ins against new models? My spec cost £1919 new, but they sell it refurbished for around £1650. How much do you think they would give on a trade-in, if they do such a thing?
     
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  15. HacKage thread starter macrumors regular

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    If they don't do trade-ins, where do they get the machines that they refurbish from, as some of them are like a year old machines?:confused:
     
  16. BobbyCarbn macrumors regular

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    eBay may the way to go. Apple products seem to just about sell themselves on that site.

    Cheers!
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  17. stridemat Moderator

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    They could be computers that Apple built, but did not sell before a refresh.
     
  18. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

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    They are machines they have had as returns and ones that they have replaced for people with too many faults.

    Not having any luck on AVforums eh;)
     
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    and 6 months membership...
     
  20. stridemat Moderator

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    That goes without saying :rolleyes:
     
  21. HacKage thread starter macrumors regular

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    haha, yea I was just seeing where else would be a possibility. I have got it in my head that I want an i7 iMac now and I'm itching to get it ASAP haha.

    The thing with AVF is that people with low trader ratings like myself are kinda expected to send stuff to the buyer first, and with a £1900 laptop, I'm not happy with that. If it was £100 or something then yea, but if I was to get bumped in someway for this, then it would take me a very long time to be able to get the funds for a new one.

    With eBay, I always feel that I can either make a bit more than I want, or there is the risk that it could go for a lot less than I'm after. I could add a reserve that that generally lowers interest. Plus the final selling fee of £40 + the paypal fee for using that service, meaning if it went for £1500, I would need to pay just under £100 in fees, and then wait for a week for the cash to clear.

    I have always preferred face to face sales with cash, even if it means I need to do a 250mile round trip to do so. I didn't know that the Apple "refurb" stock can then possibly be brand new, unsold stock, it's handy to know.
     
  22. PhelpsiPhan macrumors 6502

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    I have sold a numerous amount of items on eBay including many computers, It is a great place.
     
  23. filfortugno macrumors regular

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    craigslist

    I sold my 15" 2.66 core 2 duo for 1500$ in about a week. Just try and be careful and make sure you have a number where they're easily reachable, even after the sale.
     
  24. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

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    Yeah its difficult on AVF without feedback, and everyone has to start somewhere. Its just a shame you're trying to start with a high value item. It really is a great place to trade (I have over 220 +'s on there). If you click on the buyers iTrader you can scan through their deals and see if they have caused any problems in the past. Its better than ebay, due to no fees and way less scammers, ebay is full of scammers especially for high value items and ebay/paypal are useless for the seller.
     
  25. HacKage thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea, I had a problem in the past with a buyer on eBay, and eBay/Paypal provide no support or protection for the seller at all, everything is assumed that the buyer is the innocent party. I have bought an sold many items on eBay with no hassle, but more and more it is becoming a less that appealing place to sell items. The only plus point it has are the great number of users.

    Regarding the AVF feedback, yea as I said, if it was a cheaper item I wouldn't really be bothered, but because this is so dear, I'm a bit more cautious. Also I understand what you are saying about checking peoples feedback, but maybe I'm just being a cynic, but someone could have 50 positive feedback for cheaper items, but the option is still there for someone to bump you, hence why I would rather travel pretty far to meet people. Unfortunately though, Glasgow is a bit of a distance from most places in England where there are obviously a far higher number of members.
     

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