Experience with Craig's List

mariahlullaby

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jan 19, 2005
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NYC
Hi,
I've noticed a lot of members have suggested selling old systems on craigslist.com. Have any of you ever bought from there? I'm very hesitant to send a large amount of money to strangers on that site, but there are some decent deals, too. Is the risk just not worth it? Thanks!
 

grubber

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Mar 7, 2005
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Craigslist isn't an ebay... think of the classifieds in your newspaper. I've bought and sold things on it and it's no different or more/less dangerous than placing a classified ad (except it's free in most cities). Enjoy!
 
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ericssonboi

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Mar 15, 2005
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grubber said:
Craigslist isn't an ebay... think of the classifieds in your newspaper. I've bought and sold things on it and it's no different or more/less dangerous than placing a classified ad (except it's free in most cities). Enjoy!
Very true... and if you list/buy in your area.. its just added convienence.
 
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DaveP

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Mar 18, 2005
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I myself have not used craigslist, but I know a number who have. They only problem they had was my sister driving to a woman's house to look at a "like-new" dresser, that had bb holes it. :( Haha. Like has been said, they are just like classifieds.
 
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anotherjeff

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Dec 7, 2004
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Honolulu
Craigslist is great as a classified service because you can physically check out the item before you buy it. I've sold and bought too much stuff there, I even found a job too.

I would be hesitant if you are thinking of buying something from someone in a far away city and having them mail it to you.

Ebay would provide better security for a transaction that requires mailing.
 
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Balin64

macrumors 6502a
Jul 23, 2002
772
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In a Mauve Dream
I strongly Suggest Craigslist

Consider that eBay takes more time, involves shipping and you run the risk of being scammed. Craigslist items (especially if you live in a larger urban center) usually go within a day, someone comes to pick it up or you take delivery, and you can see the item functioning. Also, there is no obligation.

I have sold and bought several items on craigslist without a single problem.

Also, check out www.freecycle.org. You would be amazed at the amount of vintage Mac stuff people want to give away. A friend of mine who has tons of time has almost a museum of Mac equipment he has received for FREE. If I had the space, and most importantly, the time, I would be scoring free stuff from that site all the time. They of course do it the local way too.
 
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mariahlullaby

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jan 19, 2005
852
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NYC
Thanks for all the advice guys :). I'm gonna check that out, and if I don't find anything, I'll just grab me a shiny new one on apple.com. Now if that damn check from eBay would come (which I have a sick feeling never will + I will have to relist), I can switch! I'm actually started to think a new one might be the better deal for the $10 Tiger rebate. But I might still find a Craigslist (though some seem much to be good to be true -- ie a 17 in PB, 1.67 ghz, 100 GB HD for $1200...are these fakes, or stolen? Bells are going off).
 
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SLCentral

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Jan 18, 2004
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Princeton, NJ/Ithaca, NY
I also think Craigslist is probably the best way of selling/buying something, although I would recommend dealing in cash at all times. If a check bounces, chances are you won't be able to find the buyer again, and you'll be stuck, which is why I always use cash.
 
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