Is Gazelle Or Other Similar Websites A Good Choice For Selling A Macbook

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  1. beeinformed macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I recently bought the 2016 MacBook Pro notebook and would like to sell my 2011 MacBook Air to a website called Gazelle (or a similar website).

    Has anyone here had any experience selling their notebook to Gazelle or similar websites?

    Thanks in advance for your feedback to my question!
     
  2. jakespeed macrumors member

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    When i have looked on them in the past the prices they offer are MUCH below (like < 50%) what you can get in other markets.

    For me i have done best with something Like Craigs List where you sell directly to someone with no-one else taking a cut. But that an be hard so I fall back to Amazon Marketplace and finally eBay if I can't sell elsewhere. The fees on eBay however are so high these days that you should expect to only get about 80% of the sell price. Amazon is a little better.
     
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  4. Rian Gray macrumors regular

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    I've sold numerous gadgets to Gazelle. Their service is great, but in terms of price, I really can't recommend it. Unless you are selling either damaged or too outdated gadget, eBay may as well be the better option. In fact, if you can't sell it on eBay, (no buyer interested in it because scratches on the top or etc.) then take it to Gazelle. They will always buy it, and they will even send you a packing box with foams in them.
     
  5. tylerwatt12 macrumors regular

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    I've sold many things on swappa. Much prefer it to Gazelle where you barely get any money, or eBay where you have to pay close attention to the rules, or else get scammed.

    I think swappa has a flat sale fee, which is nice.
     
  6. AceFernalld macrumors 65816

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    MacMeAnOffer gave me $915 for a 2013 rMBP a few weeks ago
     
  7. Rafterman macrumors 68000

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    Gazelle - great in security and ease of selling, pricing is OK, but you'd get a lot more on eBay and alike. But, again, not as secure or as easy as Gazelle.

    Personally, I'll take the price hit just for dealing with a legitimate company, and not some stranger on the internet.
     
  8. LostAggie macrumors 6502

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    Gazelle is great to deal with and painless. I have used eBay many times with success but last time someone tried to claim the iPad I sent had a cracked screen. I called bs and showed the pictures from when I packed it. Never heard from them again but makes me think twice now.
     
  9. elemenohme macrumors regular

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    ^^ This.

    If you don't want to deal with sketchy buyers (Craisgslist) or possible non-payment (eBay/PayPal), sites like Gazelle are great. They deal with all of the shipping and payment details and all you have to do is list the laptop.
     
  10. beeinformed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Did they send you shipping supplies for your notebook?
     
  11. AceFernalld macrumors 65816

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    Nope, I packed it myself.
     
  12. Scary Spice macrumors regular

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    I cal them Gaz-smelle.

    That should say enough.
     
  13. SparkFlash macrumors 6502

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    No its basically an online pawn shop. You can sell it but its much less money so they can resell and make a profit. Why bother with a middle man? Sell direct.
     
  14. beeinformed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Did you install a new OS before you sent your notebook to them? Thanks!
     
  15. chriscrowlee macrumors 65816

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    I LOVE itsworthmore.com ... they ALWAYS have offered more for phones and macs than any of the other sites out there. Sure you'll sell for more on eBay or Craigslist, but my experience after selling itsworthmore.com a dozen iPhones and a few Mac products, they never bait and switch, and they always offer a lot more than other sites.

    I sold my "ultimate" 13" rMBP from 2015 to them and ebay average was $1490, other trade-in sites were about $500-600, and itsworthmore.com gave me $1020. Big fan!

    I am in no way related to the site, I'm just a fan.
     
  16. DougFNJ macrumors 6502a

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    I sold my MacBook on Swappa and made out very well. Fee was only $30 plus PayPal and shipping
     
  17. graffixnyc macrumors regular

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    Nice! I actually work for Swappa. Keep in mind sellers don't pay a fee to Swappa, we add the fee on to your asking price and that's paid to us by the buyer. So for example say you want to sell your MBP for $1500, we add a $35 fee to that price so the listing price would be $1535.
    The tiered fees are explained here:
    https://swappa.com/fees

    https://swappa.com/faq/answer/sale_fee
     
  18. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yes... if you request it they will send you a free, sponge lined box with prepaid shipping.

    I've always used Gazelle and had good results. Like others mentioned, you can get more money selling yourself on eBay or Craigslist or whatever, but to me it is not worth the aggravation.

    I just sold Gazelle my 2014 rMBP. Gazelle received my MacBook on Nov. 25 and I had my money in Paypal on Nov. 29.
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    Thanks... interesting and I'll check them out next time. Looks like it would have been about the same for my 2014 rMBP. I got $510 from Gazelle and itsworthmore.com is offering $500.
     
  19. beeinformed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi Everyone,

    I just want to give an update on this thread as I decided to go with MacMeAnOffer and they had gave me a good offer for my notebook. I had a nice experience dealing with them.
     

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