Having regrets about my 2019 15" MacBook Pro, what are my options?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hieveryone, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Hieveryone

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    It's too big for me. I'm past the return window. Where can I sell it without getting ripped off? Or what can I do? Maybe a trade-in somewhere?
     
  2. EnderBeta macrumors 6502a

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    You’re not going to be able to get all your money back now. Your best bet is to look for someone that is willing to trade what you want for it and have you or them cover the difference with cash if they are willing.
     
  3. velocityg4 macrumors 601

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    You can sell for cash, locally, in person. That'll get you the most money back. Apps like Letgo allow buyer and seller ratings. If you want you can only deal with people with good reviews. Rather than the Craigslist crapshoot.

    You won't get nearly as much trading it in. I don't trust eBay with high value and high demand items. It's too easy for a buyer to scam a seller. Because buyer protection focuses so heavily on the buyers side. You can't even effectively block foreign buyers. They just use mail forwarding companies. So, it looks like they have an address in your country.
     
  4. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I wish there was a reliable way to sell online. Like a legit place.

    Meeting in person freaks me out. Afraid I'll get robbed or something.
     
  5. VineRider macrumors regular

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    I sold a 2018 Macbook Air to a friend. I got a fair price and he got an excellent device. Maybe someone you know is in the market for an excellent slightly used device....
     
  6. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    Just sell it to your friend so he can use it to run his million dollar business.
     
  7. DeanLubaki macrumors 6502a

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    Came here to say the same thing haha!
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    Depending on how long you are past the return window Apple might still take it back.
     
  8. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I didn't know this. I might give it a try!
     
  9. kp98077 macrumors 6502a

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    where did you buy it and how long ago?
     
  10. GoldfishRT macrumors 6502

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    Or ya know, just deal with it if the variety of other options displease you.

    It’s not that big.
     
  11. kp98077 macrumors 6502a

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    what are you moving onto ? yes depending how far out you are from window... I've seen apple take back a month or so out especially given new 13" were released..... otherwise Offer UP!
     
  12. JBGoode macrumors 6502

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    This is why you meet the prospective buyer at your local police station. :)
     
  13. kp98077 macrumors 6502a

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    LOL... seems a little paranoid?
     
  14. JBGoode macrumors 6502

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    Gee, I guess you've missed the multitude of news stories where people have been robbed and murdered while selling stuff on Craigslist. Paranoid, no. Intelligent, yes.

    Our local police station actually recommends you make transactions in their lobby.
     
  15. kp98077 macrumors 6502a

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    hmm, yeah I guess I have missed that, again, can't believe everything on the news. I was just saying meeting at the apple store, or Starbucks seems safe.... I would never meet anyone at a police station!
     
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    JBGoode macrumors 6502

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    Why would you not meet someone at the safest place there is? Unless you’re shady yourself.

    Local to me, a guy was run over in the parking lot of a grocery store as he was trying to buy a video game console from some guy “advertising” on Craigslist. They grabbed his cash and took off, he ended up in the hospital.

    Also, I don't think the Apple geniuses or the baristas are going to stop some guy who wants to grab your cash/merchandise and run. I don't think it's in their job description. ;)
     
  17. kp98077 macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm, well I have had plenty of good experiences.. just must be a function of where I live I guess...
     
  18. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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  19. ericwn macrumors 68030

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    There goes your chance to get rid of that computer after being unable to return it during the return window...
     
  20. Gamer-Dad macrumors regular

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    Sell on Swappa. I've sold numerous devices on there with no problem and got good money for them, including 2 MacBook Pro's (15 & a 13).
     
  21. Ploki macrumors 68040

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    you don't need 8-core for spreadsheets.
    hell, you dont even need 4
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    as for the SSD space, it's better to keep your stuff in the cloud or on two place/separate devices for security.
     
  22. leman macrumors G3

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    Just keep it. I don't think you will be every happy with owning any computer, so changing anything probably is not going to do any good.
     
  23. kp98077 macrumors 6502a

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    yes second that... what are you wanting to get??
     

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