Just sold my whitebook!

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  1. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    i just sold my whitebook for $900 to some guy on craigslist. didnt have to deal with ebay seller fees or anything. it was 2.4 ghz, 4gb ram. i feel like i got top dollar for it. any thoughts? im amazed how macs retain value...
     
  2. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    You got $900 because someone needed firewire. The old MBs are going to be highly desired for awhile I think.
     
  3. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    he could have gotten a new one for $100 more...
     
  4. ec51 macrumors 6502

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    Where's that deal? Refurb is 1,049 and new is 1249
     
  5. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    no i mean the new low end white macbook, the $999 one
     
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    Most of those refurbs are new anyway. It's Apple's way of clearing old stock after a big announcement.

    Although you may actually get a refurbished unit when you order one. However, a refurbished unit is, in my opinion, usually better than a new unit in most instances, since it has been checked while new machines have not. You rarely hear of people coming in here and slagging off their newly purchased refurb. ;)
     
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    you got cash I hope.
     
  8. marvel2 macrumors 6502

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    I don't think macs retain value as well as they use to.
     
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  11. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    of course i got cash!! i even brought one of those markers with me that the stores have to make sure its real.
     
  12. DCSMAC macrumors member

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    how much would ebay fees be if i sold a MBP for about $1500?
     
  13. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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  14. eman macrumors 6502a

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    By the time you pay the ebay listing fee, ebay selling fee and pay a Paypal fee, you're looking at about 12% total. About $180 on a $1500 sale. Not a bad take for ebay for just hosting some small files for a few days.
     
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    A bit off topic, but quite interesting. I went on the Mac2Sell website to give me a rough estimate on how much I would get for my MacBook for if I were to sell it. Well, I did an estimate before the event, and after the event (today). Here's the figures (in AUD):

    Left picture shows the amount I would have got for it if I sold it before the event, and the pic on the right shows its current value.
     

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  16. Lurchdubious macrumors 65816

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    That's a great sale! I'd be selling my blackbook if my wife didn't need it.

    And yeah, craigslist > ebay any day.
     
  17. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    but definitely a rip off for the seller.
     
  18. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You did get an awesome deal. I'm trying to sell my comp.
     

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