Is this gun trolling me, or serious?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by close2reality, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. close2reality, Apr 11, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2015

    close2reality macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2012
    Long story short:

    My Mid-2014 15" which is maxed out 2.8 GHz, 16GB RAM, 1TB is for sale on CL. It's posted for 2.5K.

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  2. close2reality thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2012
  3. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007

    Samsung doesn't make Skylake

    he's trying to boss his way into that price.
  4. noisycats macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2010
    The 'ham. Alabama.
    It is the seller's responsibility to maximize the obtainable price. It is the buyer's responsibility to minimize that price. Both of you are playing the appropriate role. If you no longer wish to 'negotiate' with this prospective buyer, ignore his emails.
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    Move on. Who cares. If you don't want to sell at that price, stope communicating with him
  6. close2reality thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2012
    Haha fail huh? I thought I was being so witty.
  7. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    I was beat to it.

    Samsung doesn't manufacture Intel processors, Intel does.
  8. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020


    Apr 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    Well, he either doesn't understand the Mid-2014 15" model is actually a current model or he's just trying to low-ball you (it seems like a little bit of both). Just ignore him and move on. If he persists, report him to Craigslist.

    If the machine is in like-new condition, you can easily get what you're asking for it.
  9. LoveToMacRumors, Apr 11, 2015
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 11, 2015

    LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
    Tell him to **** off
  10. SE43 macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2015
    I recently put my 2014 rMBP 13" mid 2014 on eBay (Upgraded to the 2015) and had a couple of silly messages and offers (Had buy it now or best offer enabled)

    One offer was for £300, like, seriously, I know what he's trying, he's thinking I'll accept it by accident or something.

    Had another say he "needs it for work" and offered me a brand new PS4 and a couple of games. Fine, but the laptop is work £700, not Just over £300.

    Luckily someone did end up buying it for the full asking price and was all happy when he received it.

    But no, some people just try it on, and think you're completely dumb.
  11. cairene2011 Guest

    Dec 17, 2013
    Reminds me of that person, who offered me specifically £ 275 and £ 30 worth of Chinese food for my £ 1600 handbag on eBay and when I said no, kept writing "Please? Please? Can you just do me this one favour?" for months on end. :D
  12. matty1551 macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2009
    CRAIGSLIST....Selling things there is always a way to guarantee a "unique" experience.
  13. Android300zx macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2012
    Funny exchange. Just ignore, the right buyer will come by.
  14. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    Is this your first time trying to sell something? I feel embarrassed for you that you have the need to even bring this pubertal bickering to a discussion forum. :rolleyes:
  15. duervo macrumors 68020


    Feb 5, 2011
    I would have ignored it right after I read the first email. Actually a little surprised that the exchange went as far as it did, TBH. Which, in itself, is a little surprising to me as well.

    Overall, it's been a slightly more surprising day than usual.
  16. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Agreed, low balled that much, I'd not waste my time responding to him.
  17. nj-mac-user macrumors 6502


    Jun 1, 2009
    Don't sell on Craigslist and expect fair offers. You're just going to attract uneducated lowballers even if you're giving the deal of a lifetime.
  18. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2015
    Mukilteo, WA USA
    You have too much patience to go back and forth with him. Just say no thanks and ignore.
    Craigslist is always like that. You only get about 1 in 5 people who make anything close to a fair offer.
    I hate ebay for their high selling fees but it's so much easier to sell your stuff there.
  19. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

    Aug 28, 2009

    If he wants a computer for that sort of money, he's not going to get a Mid 14. Just ignore and move on.
  20. diesel macrumors 6502a

    Aug 3, 2007
  21. close2reality thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2012
    New offer from someone else, $2200...he started at 2000.

    Allows me to pick up a baseline "13 w/ education discount and stash 1K in my savings. I paid 29XX for the maxed out "15 with the education pricing. It retails for 31XX I believe.

    Am I still ripping myself off horribly?
  22. duervo macrumors 68020


    Feb 5, 2011
    Can get a refurbished unit for just north of $2.7K (with full 1 year warranty.)

    Change your asking price to ~$2.75K, if you're resistant to the current offers that you are getting (you sure seem to be to me, not counting that first offer ... that one was just stupid) because people will try to barter with you. Considering that you listed for $2.5K, an initial offer of $2K isn't crazy, IMHO. So, change your asking price to ~$2.75K, and you will increase the chances of getting an offer closer to your original asking price of $2.5K.

    Also, keep in mind, that the longer it goes unsold, the less warranty it has left on it. That's something that the buyer has to keep in mind as well.
  23. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2015
    Mukilteo, WA USA
    $2200 is a fair offer in my opinion. Yes, retail was $3100 but high end MBPs don't hold the value as well as the lower end models because the insane high price they initially cost.
    If you can get him to go up to $2300, you should take it in my opinion.
    It's not easy to sell a computer for $2500 privately.
    Most people that buy these things new, finance them. They don't pay the full price upfront.
  24. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    You're not getting your asking price, but that offer is way too low and probably someone trying to making doubt yourself.

    I've seen it first hand where someone lowballs someone and convinces them that they're overcharging. A lot of sellers don't research either.

    I tried to sell a 64GB iPad with 3G I think it was back in the day when the iPad 2 came out for about $500 or something and this guy offered I think it was $100 for it and when I flat out refused he got malicious and racist. :eek:
  25. 2IS macrumors 68030

    Jan 9, 2011
    I can't speak for all buyers, but this tactic would not work at all with me or anyone I know. If I see a price that absurdity high, i feel the guy is trying to take advantage of someone and move on.

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