best place to sell MBA

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  1. caramellhoney macrumors 6502

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    currently have it listed on CL with no bites or than the occasional scammer. Purchased it on May 2 11.6/1.66GHz/4GB/128. I have it listed at $775.
    other than ebay where else could I try to sell it at?
     
  2. placidity44 macrumors 6502

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    Craigslist is good and the Macrumors marketplace isn't a bad idea. I'd avoid eBay for the fact that you have to pay seller fees which will take money off your already discounted price.
     
  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Apple has a similar MBA on their refurb store or $679. Yours will be hard to sell if you price it $100 over Apple's price. Yes the refurb is 0.2GHz lower CPU but that hardly makes a difference.

    Buyer always will go for the best deal they can find. If you want to sell then yours has the be the best deal out there.
     
  4. caramellhoney thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't think I have access to the MacRumors sells place.

    I would take $750. I'm not sure I want to list it for less than that. Its basically new.
     
  5. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a

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    As always, market sets the price. Why do you think no one is biting yet? You will have to lower the price. Plus this is not a good time to sell. Best time to sell is in the tax season, start of school year, and christmas.
     
  6. bap3221 macrumors member

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    Too many bad experiences on Craigslist. People try to play it off and say they brought less money one one (they also ask if you have change; mention in post you do not carry change), another person who gave me fake money and ran away after...

    I highly recommend if you do, take your brother or dad (or someone who knows technology) and meet at Starbucks or crowded place. On the other hand, bring a counterfeit pen (Staples, Office Depot), you chose the place (pickup only), and tell them the price you are asking for is firm (no trades, no bargaining). Following those steps will clear out low ballers, scammers.

    eBay is pretty much the only place you can sell besides Craigslist....safewise. Much easier and safer for payments with Paypal.
     
  7. bap3221 macrumors member

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    If people buy a water damaged macbook air for $400 on eBay, she wont have a problem selling it there for $775. What I do on craigslist is put more than I want like maybe 850 obo. Then people bring it down thinking they got a deal. LOL!
     
  8. racoop macrumors member

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    I sold a three year old MBA easily on e-Bay. Yes there are fees, but simplicity, national coverage and safety are worth it. And ANYTHING to not deal with CL freaks.
     
  9. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a

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    IF he/she gets $775 on ebay, you have to figure 13% fees (selling and paypal) plus shipping costs so you may end up with $650 when done.
     
  10. motrek macrumors 68020

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    Wow, maybe the usefulness of CL depends on your geographical location. I haven't run into any problems at all and have done dozens of CL transactions (buying and selling).

    Now that I think about it, I guess that's not strictly speaking true. I did have one guy try to negotiate the price of a router in person after he already agreed to buy it over e-mail. I told him he was an a**hole for reneging on a deal, immediately packed up my stuff and started walking to my car. The guy apologized and gave me the agreed-upon amount. The guy did seem like he came straight from China so maybe that's how they do things there.
     
  11. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    I don't do Craig's List anymore because of all the scammers and shady folks. But when I did, I always insisted on doing the transaction in the lobby of the local police station. You'd be amazed how many scammers that scares off. :)
     
  12. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a

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    Did anyone ever agree to do the business at the police station?
    How do you go about doing that anyway. It doesn't sound believable.
     
  13. caramellhoney thread starter macrumors 6502

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