Did anyone successfully sell their MBP on Craigslist?

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  1. seong macrumors 65816

    seong

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    I was just wondering if anyone has been successful on selling their MBP, or any other Apple products, on Craigslist. I'm trying it right now.
     
  2. apecrazy macrumors newbie

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    i sold my ipad 1 on craigslist.
    i also had an offer to trade it for an iphone 4, but ended up selling it outright and using the money to buy a 32gb instead of the 16gb the other guy offered.
    the 32gb was bought on craigslist too.
    its iffy and there are a lot of flakes out there, and its not for the faint of heart.
    be prepared for people to low ball. i dont even respond to that anymore. and if i am buying an electronic device, i require a receipt or packaging or something that proves ownership just to protect myself.
     
  3. seong thread starter macrumors 65816

    seong

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    Thanks for the quick reply. May I ask you if you did the deal in USA or other countries? I currently live in Japan, and so far, got 5 responses (with one person replying back to my reply to their reply.) I'm trying to sell my MBP with all the stuff that came with the box+some other Apple stuff. Did the buyer pay it directly with cash money?
     
  4. zwodubber macrumors 6502a

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    Sold my 2007 MBP core 2 duo in one day. I put it up high at I think $750 looking to get $550, and his offer was $650. Sold.

    I just met him at BestBuy around 1 PM so he could check it out and he was all over it. Probably the easiest Craigslist sale I've done and I was hesitant.

    I did not have the box or anything, just did a clean SL install for him and he was all over it.
     
  5. ayeying macrumors 601

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    I've sold iPhones before... met at Starbucks. It was pretty easy and simple. Sold a MacBook Air before too, met at a gas station though, kinda awkward there.

    It's hit and miss. Some you'll get a response, some you'll just have flakers and some are scammers. Use your best judgement.
     
  6. ABadSanta macrumors regular

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    Please be very, very careful when doing any type of transaction on Craigslist. I can't even begin to describe how many scammers there are.

    Never accept a check. Meet at a public location like in front of a police station, or at a busy shopping center. It helps to bring a friend or two, and don't hesitate to ask for a driver's license to get some information.
     
  7. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    I listed my 13" i5 for $1100. I just waited it out for the week. I got a lot of lowball offers but within the week (5 days) it sold for the asking price.

    I'm in Canada
     
  8. Apple 26.2 Contributor

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    You're setting yourself for an epic fail if you're willing to sell and not meet in person.
     
  9. funnyatleast macrumors member

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    only do LOCAL those Nigerian Princes will get you!

    Sold a 2 MBP (late 2010, low end) last month, one for 900, the other for 950
     
  10. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    dont use craigslist its aweful

    to many scammers from africa try to dupe you

    use kijiji.

    safer and reliable

    i sold my macbook pro 13 off there
     
  11. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    that would be pathetic if u did that.

    always deal locally. safer and u get paid in cash
     
  12. seong thread starter macrumors 65816

    seong

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    Yes, I am very well aware of selling it locally. I've sold couple of other stuff before, but I'm currently unsuccessful in selling my Macbook Pro here in Japan. One problem is, if I post an ad, it shows up, but then when I get a reply from someone, craigslist automatically makes me to reset the password. After that, my ad is never up again. Tried this three times with two different accounts. Never worked.
     

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