computer on craigslist..need help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dcp063, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. dcp063 macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2007
    I would post this in the marketplace, but i dont have enough posts. (not trying to sell anything in the forums Admin., please don't kill this post)

    I'm going to put up my PM G5, 20"ACD display, 24" Soyo, external harddrive, 2G ipod, and 1G ipod shuffle up for sale on my local craigslist.

    My question is, how do i go about showing the potential buyer the setup? The last thing i want to do is give out my address, and it's not like i can bring the whole thing into a starbucks and hook it up.

    I assume that most people will want to make sure everything works before they buy it from me...?

    any ideas?

  2. je1ani macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2007
    I have bought and sold many iMacs on Craigslist and have never met at my house. I will always go to theirs or meetup at Starbucks. All the deals i've done have gone perfectly around 10 or so..
  3. .JahJahwarrior. macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2007
    I have no problem telling people my address. But, you can always offer to deliver, and cite some bogus reason, "I live far away but drive in for work" or something. Or, meet them somewhere.
  4. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    take plenty of pictures. and email them before meeting up with the potential buyer like others have said at a local starbucks or any busy public place.
  5. *old-guy* macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2007
    Blackburn in North West England
    I buy cheap computers from a local auction house, mainly windows type, and do them up with bigger hard drives, more ram, wi-fi etc and then sell them on eBay. I have an option on my auction page where a potential buyer can contact me via MSN and view the whole thing working in real time via a web cam. That works well for me and the buyer can see exactly what they are getting.
    MNight be worth a try.

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