Best way to sell iPad 2

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MikieMcBikie, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. MikieMcBikie macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2009
    I picked up an iPad 2 the day after launch at best buy, and am pretty happy with it. But I thought it would be a laptop replacement for my uses but the typing has been driving me crazy so I have decided to sell it and get a new MacBook pro. What's the best way to sell it? It is a black, 16 gig wifi model, and is in perfect condition and has the box and all included accessories. I haven't ever used eBay or craigslist so I don't know if that's a viable option. Anyways any help would be appreciated.
  2. JeffMorse macrumors regular

    May 12, 2010
    Frankly I'd be afraid to try to sell anything big on ebay with all the scammers. I'd suggest putting an ad on craigslist and meeting the buyer in a very public location for the swap.
  3. mwheeler609 macrumors member


    Apr 14, 2011
    Both sites have pros and cons, eBay does have many scammers, only sell to people who pay within 2 days, and never listen to odd emails or messages about weird situation for payment, only sell straight through ebay's system with paypal. And always use signature verification when shipping to someone. Ship to US only if you are in the US.

    Craigslist is great just make sure you get a counterfeit marker for the cash, someone could easily hand you fake cash and never see you again.
  4. mac.rumors macrumors regular

    May 9, 2008
    New York, NY
    #4 is a very safe place to list and sell your stuff, especially hot sellers like the iPad 2.
  5. kcdude macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2008
    Craigslist, meet at the bank, deposit the cash.
  6. MrMac'n'Cheese macrumors 6502a


    May 11, 2010
    Fake money, Crimes of opportunity and the highly anonymous nature of craigslist transactions are why I've always avoided that site.

    No need for alarmism, I've sold plenty of expensive electronic stuff on eBay, you just have to be knowledgeable.

    Don't sell to people with zero to little feedback,
    don't ship outside of the country you currently live in,
    set up the auction so only buyers with a paypal account in your country can bid, don't accept any emails/side deals from people wanting to make the purchase "off the eBay books",
    If the offer looks too good to be true, it IS.
    Clearly state in the auction you expect the winner's payment within 48 hours
    ALso, shipping with a tracking number, signature confirmation, and insurance, if after all precautions, you are scammed in the most unlikely circumstances, paypal will still side with you as long as you followed the 3 shipping requirements I mention because that documents you followed through with the shipping, if the post office loses them item, or the scammer claims they never received, their dog ate it, someone grabbed off their porch, its BS because USPS won't deliver without a signature.
  7. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
    You could also use something like

    You will get less money but it is a safer way to go.
  8. ani23 macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2008
    This. Meet in an ATM zone so everything's on camera if you need to pull it up later.

    Craigslist is pretty safe and in most cases straightforward.
  9. XXFirefighter macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2011
    ipad 2 option isn't on there yet...
    And they offering 340 for like new 64 gig 3G's...
    I dont' think so...

    Try Craigslist...
    Cash talks.
  10. djc6 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    I've never understood the apprehension about selling on ebay. I've sold maybe 100 items in the past decade and haven't had any issues. I simply wait to ship until I've been paid. Is there something I'm missing?
  11. MrMac'n'Cheese macrumors 6502a


    May 11, 2010
    +1 I have 114 positive feedback(100%) over the past 5 years, since I joined basically, and most of that is from electronic buys and sales, many over 1,000 USD in worth. That's why I do not get the fear of eBay so many have.
  12. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

    Aug 1, 2010
    then they claim they never received the item. they dispute. u lose ur money and product.
  13. MrMac'n'Cheese macrumors 6502a


    May 11, 2010
    Tracking number + Signature confirmation + insurance = Paypal seller protection covers you, only need the first two to qualify.

    Sig conf. for items over 250USD I believe, for the seller protection.
  14. gameface, Apr 19, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2011

    gameface macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2010
    Boston, MA
    I've been a user since 2001 and have 100% feedback, buying and selling. Never had an issue. Got plenty of scam questions but was smart enough about it that I never got burnt. I fully endorse eBay for certain items.

    Stupid people need to stay off eBay.
  15. jenzjen macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
    eBay vs CL is a no-brainer, I'm not sure why people are ok losing 10% due to fees on eBay. I use CL all day long and have never had an issue, but I only meet inside a local bank.
  16. djc6 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    Craigslist is great for those who live in a large metropolitan area, but some of us are in rural areas and there just isn't a Craigslist site setup for us. seems to be popular for those of us in the middle of nowhere. My little town has a bookoo site, but I have a hard time selling most items since not enough traffic. So, I use eBay.
  17. elan123 macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2011
    and get half the value... bad idea
  18. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Craigslist, Cash, local pickup only.

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