Best way to go about selling Macbook Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mloffa, May 18, 2011.

  1. mloffa macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2009
    So I have a MBA from this past October and would like to upgrade.
    I don't really sell too many things but I was looking for suggestions?
    Do you guys prefer craigslist or ebay? Or should I just try and find a friend who wants to buy it?

    Any advice is appreciated.

    Thanks :)
  2. MacAddiction macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2007
    I've always had great luck on ebay. I'm always amazed at how these wonderful machines hold their value. Just do a search on MacBook Air and check the "completed listings" box to see what they've been getting ($).

    Good luck.
  3. FuNGi macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2010
    +1 on ebay. I've both purchased and sold macbook pro's and imac's there. Also, you might check your local craigslist to see if there is a local market that would be easier to sell on - then balance ebay completed listing prices with those on craigslist. I had good luck selling an imac there. Search this forum for the many Craigslist and Ebay info - be warned that many are literally afraid that people will want to kill you for you laptop if you meet them at your house to show off your computer :rolleyes: - with the Air though, you could more easily meet at a neutral location.
  4. Moccasin macrumors 6502a


    Mar 21, 2011
    Newcastle, UK
    I doubt I can justify selling my MBA having only just bought it last month but I've read others losing very little money by upgrading quickly.

    So my question is - is it more cost-effective to upgrade every refresh or maybe every other one? A quick look on eBay isn't encouraging with many MBA still languishing at the £200-300 mark.

    Do these laptops depreciate like a car (e.g drop significantly as soon as they are out of the Apple Store and then slow down) or lose value at a steady rate according to age?

    I'm not someone who has to have the latest shiniest model but on the other hand, if there are major benefits in upgrading and its better to upgrade sooner rather than later, then I should at least consider it.
  5. tbobmccoy macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2007
    Austin, TX
    You qualify to use the marketplace forum here on MR... I know people that might bite at it in there if you want to sell on the forums :D
  6. steadysignal macrumors 6502a


    Dec 21, 2010
    +1 for CL at a random location. sold a MBA over it in southern NJ with no issues. and got the value i wanted. YMMV but i think it is better than e-scam.
  7. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2010
    Grrr... I'm still waiting for that day.
  8. Macalaka macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    Ebay or CL. Either or will get you some decent cabbage for it.
    Just make sure you meet the folks if you CL it in a public, well-lit, high traffic place.
  9. jfrancis04 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2010
    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I'm trying to sell mine right now as well on both Craigslist and Ebay. I have to say, I'm having no luck whatsoever.

    All I get on craigslist is spam and the highest offer I've received on eBay is $1100 even though this is a 13in with 4GB RAM. It's pretty sad really. Not even 3 months old. I'm also including a ton of extras (mini-display to hdmi, superdrive, etc...)

    I just can't justify taking a $300 hit, actually more than $300 when you consider all the accessories.

    I also requested a powermax trade-in (offered me just $900), while some other site offered me $1010.

    Hmm. Do I qualify? I'd love to make a posting on here because most people here know what these things are worth.
  10. Patrick946 macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2009
  11. jfrancis04 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2010
    Ahhh. Thank you.

    *Goes to post in other threads*
  12. Psilocybin macrumors 6502a


    Jan 16, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    Don't post a bunch of jiberish at least post useful information

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. ormie macrumors regular


    Feb 25, 2009
    I would look closer to home, have you no family members that would jump at the chance of having such a fine computer?
    Or you could try a local home, community group or school to see if they would be interested in it.
    Obviously you will want to sell it to recover some of tour outlay so I would go the eBay route as you can sell through Paypal protecting you from being stung.
    You could also put it to another use yourself at home too, think about it!
  14. Goohfy macrumors regular


    Apr 22, 2011
    Definitely go with eBay, easy to use and very reliable.
  15. bwphoto macrumors member

    May 2, 2006
    Read the fine print on the Ebay sales. I sold an iPad on there, and by the time I finished with theirs and PayPal's fees I essentially took a 20% hit. I'd go for CL first, and then ebay as a last resort. I couldn't sell it to a friend/family in good conscience b/c I was dumping it within a week of iPad 2 being publicly launched.
  16. jenzjen macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
    You're in NY, skip eBay and use CL. You'll lose about 10% off your sale to eBay fees while CL you get your cash and go.
  17. mloffa thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2009
    Thanks for all the great suggestions :)

    At the moment, I am in the works of making a deal with someone I personally know but, if it falls through, I will try either the marketplace or ebay.

    Thanks again!
  18. Smoothness macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2011
    I'm thinking of selling my 2010 for the 2011..

Share This Page