I bought two space gray 1.2/512 retina MacBooks by accident...

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  1. kenbrinkman macrumors regular

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    Since they're both "preparing for shipment" I can't cancel either. However instead of returning one once I receive them, do you think selling one on eBay would be worth it? Maybe someone (internationally) would be willing to pay a little extra (in shipping costs) and not wait 3-4 weeks? Or is that shady?
     
  2. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Only if you mark up the price, if you sell at your cost I don't see any issue.

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  3. newellj macrumors 601

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    IIRC, both eBay and PayPal now have a six month buyer satisfaction period (essentially a return period). I'm not sure I'd sell something like a computer on eBay any more, given how eBay and PayPal favor buyers with alleged complaints. If it were me, I'd just return the thing to Apple.

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    The problem is that eBay fees will total around 13%, so unless you mark it up at least that much you don't even get what you paid. And as I pointed out, you are taking an extended risk on the buyer being happy and not changing his/her mind about their purchase.
     
  4. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    Why not call ASAP and find out?
     
  5. legioxi macrumors 6502a

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    I have a similar issue. You can't cancel at this point. I tried online and by calling at 7AM this morning. Best you can do is not open one and return it.
     
  6. Gav183 macrumors member

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    Surely if you've bought them off Apple then all you would need to do is, upon receiving them, take one back to apple store for refund.
     
  7. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    Or, just return one of the boxes. It's very easy. Just Google it. I know Apple refunds your money right away. Or, as the poster above me says take it to a store.
     
  8. sorryiwasdreami macrumors 6502a

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    If the ssd was a 256, I would take it off your hands.
     
  9. matt2053 macrumors 6502a

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    You might want to consider selling one on eBay for a small profit.

    Also, I know with preordered phones you could just refuse the shipment when it arrives and your order would be automatically cancelled and refunding. But if they both come in the same shipment you might not be able to refuse just one of them.

    Worst case, you can certainly and easily take one into the store and return it for a full no-questions-asked refund at any time during the first 14 days after you receive the shipment.
     
  10. KPOM macrumors G5

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    eBay and PayPal fees wind up making it unprofitable, usually. However, shipment times just slipped to 4-6 weeks. So if you have Market Place forum access here (you need to have 250 posts and be on MR for 6 months to see it), you might try a direct sale over there.
     
  11. kenbrinkman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, that was fast. Sold on ebay in 4 hours. Netted a cool $300 profit. I should probably feel a little bad, but some people are charging $2300! I listed at $1999. But hey, I guess not waiting 4-6 weeks is worth $300 to someone...
     
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  13. kenbrinkman thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's a pretty expensive way to make a couple hundred dollars
     

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