Best place to sell Apple Watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by opo101, May 7, 2015.

  1. opo101 macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2008
    I have a spare 42mm Space grey (after deciding i prefer the silver), Where's a good place to sell other than just returning it to Apple?

    I don't like eBay, but any other suggestions?
  2. Huck09 macrumors member

    Apr 30, 2015
    Craigslist.........eBay fee's are ridiculous.
  3. Tyler23 macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    I sold my 42mm Silver Sport on Craiglist earlier this week for $640. Was really easy. It was opened, too (I wore it for a week before deciding I wanted the SS AW).
  4. Joe Rossignol Editor

    Joe Rossignol

    Staff Member

    May 12, 2012
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  5. wesbowhunts, May 7, 2015
    Last edited by a moderator: May 8, 2015

    wesbowhunts macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2015
    craigslist if you wanna deal with the crazies.
  6. superlawyer15 macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2014
  7. opo101 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2008
    Why is that the right thing?
    I'd rather sell it to someone who really wants one now...
  8. bossxii macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    Kansas City
    Ebay or CL seem to be easy sales. Received $850 for a 42mm Space Grey sport watch and $1250 on eBay for 42mm SS with Mal loop.

    Sure CL has it's risks but with a few common sense rules to meet someone it's not a huge deal. On the flip side yes, eBay will hit you for 10% seller fee so your going to want to think about that before pricing.

    On CL you should be able to get at least $700 for that watch. Don't listen to low ballers here. eBay likely see $750 to $800 but you will only see 90% of the sale due to the eBay seller fee.
  9. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

    Apr 9, 2015
    It's his property to do with how he wants. He doesn't have it on loan from Apple.
  10. Nitin2015 macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2015
    I didn't even know there was a marketplace here. Thanks! I was just able to get a 42mm Milanese from someone there for $850 shipped. Should be here tomorrow. :cool:
  11. opo101 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2008
    It won't let me access the marketplace...
  12. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

    Apr 9, 2015
    You have to have 250+ posts.
  13. opo101 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2008
    I better start posting more!
  14. justin216 macrumors 6502


    Mar 31, 2004
    Tampa, FL
    I've sold several smart watches and phones on Swappa. Tends to be one of the cheapest "listing" sites that have a good reputation, they charge around $10 to list.
  15. bjdraw macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2008
    Tampa FL
    eBay charges about 10% and CL you have to deal with the double negotiation (once via txt and once in person). List it on both and remove it from eBay if you sell it on CL (not sure what the rules are, there, might want to double check them).
  16. hallidc macrumors 6502


    Sep 26, 2013
    Local classifieds. As others mentioned, with eBay you have to ship it, pay a 10% commission and run the risk of getting scammed.
  17. jjp007 macrumors regular


    Sep 23, 2009
    Wow yeah I guess you have to have more posts to sell in the marketplace here. Oh well. Good luck to you. I hate eBay as well and I have a new one I don't know if I will keep.
  18. mmartinezs macrumors regular

    Oct 10, 2014
  19. Vin2015 macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2015
    Been lurking on this site since the turn of the century and had no idea there was a marketplace. Dang I should have registered 15 years ago, lol.
  20. caramellhoney macrumors 6502


    Sep 18, 2014
    Swappa or CL
    Not only will ebay take a 10% fee unless you have an established selling history PayPal will hold your money for up to 21 days (i think)
  21. playaproved macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2005
    Craigs all day. Just be smart about when/where you meet up and know how to spot fake bills.
  22. Luba macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2009
    Can't believe somebody would pay $550 over the regular price because they don't want to wait a month. They could have paid someone to stay up late on April 10th and pre-order for them.

  23. sarcosis macrumors 6502a

    Apr 25, 2006
    These United States

    When selling my phones, I use Swappa exclusively. They take 10 bucks flat and then PayPal is 3%. Good on the wallet and the people seem to be pretty good. Haven't had a bad experience yet.
  24. MrXiro, May 7, 2015
    Last edited: May 8, 2015

    MrXiro macrumors 68040


    Nov 2, 2007
    Los Angeles
    The people paying much higher prices are international buyers who have a harder time getting their hands on 1. I ended up with an extra and sold it for $800 to someone in Kuwait. Of course after paying Paypal, ebay fees I only ended up with something like 685... ebay is out of control with their rates these days... especially with their double dip via Paypal (ebay owns Paypal).

    EDIT: Forgot to mention that Paypal also charges an extra 1% to your account for international buyers paying from a foreign bank. Something I discovered after I sold the watch of course... another 8 bucks lost.
  25. troy14 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2008
    Las Vegas (Summerlin), NV
    I'd recommend Craigslist. I've sold a few high value items on eBay with no problems, but man, if you just google eBay Paypal scam etc. you will see so many horror stories it just freaks me out. It seems so easy to get scammed of your item.

    The chances of getting fake cash are much less likely, IMO. I sold my 42mm space grey for $650 (sealed), wasn't planning on selling it and was gonna return it but someone offered how could I say no?!

    CL it!

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