How to sell liquid damaged MacBook Air

KDpowers

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 30, 2019
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Hi.

I have water damage on my 13" MacBook Air. When I went to Apple, of course the cost to fix it is more than the cost of a new one. I want to sell it on eBay, but I have no idea how to go about it. I never sold anything on eBay before and I heard about scammers. I want to avoid them.

My laptop is still working. When I first spilled water on it, I immediately closed it and left it alone for a 3 days. I then came back to press the power off bottom and left it for a few more days before turning it on. It still turn on. It can still charge. The audio is good. All the lights are on etc. I am experiencing 2 problems.

1. Some of the keys (X,M,>,J,K,L,U,I,O,7,8,9) aren't working.
2. The computer is slow.

Besides those issues, it's working fine. I don't know how sever of a damage that is. Other problems are small aesthetic flaws like dents and scratches.

How do I go about selling them? What should the title (I don't know if that's the correct word for it) be? How much do you think I could sell it for. Would I be better of selling the computer or sell it in parts?

General info:
MacBook Air (13-inches, Early 2015)
Processor 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Startup Disk Macintosh HD
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 6000 1536 MB
Serial Number C1MST1GMH3QF

Your answer is greatly appreciated.
 

Macdctr

macrumors 6502a
Nov 25, 2009
606
291
Ocean State
I have seen water damaged MacBook Airs go for $75 to $100 on eBay.

In fact I have purchased a few from eBay that way then rebuilt them getting replacement parts from either on eBay or at ifixit.com web site.

My 2015 13inch MBA is a rebuilt example from a MacBook Air that had wayer damage I purchased from eBay for $75.
 

one1

macrumors 65816
Jun 17, 2007
1,146
25
Chattanooga, TN
Dead Air's go for $100. This one works. Early 2015 Air with issues is about $150-$175 around here. Swapping the keyboard isn't super hard on an air and isn't super pricey with eBay parts. Forget scam-bay, just stick it on Facebook marketplace and it'll sell locally.