Looking to Sell...Is there a place for that?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by HugeHungarian, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. HugeHungarian macrumors member

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    Ok, so the title is self explanatory. I looked around, used the search bar and that only returned random non-computer related topics, and I haven't found anything. Am I blind or is it not here?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. SnacksGU macrumors member

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    There must be a special forum?
     
  4. jbarley macrumors 68040

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    I seem to remember something about a member needs X number of posts to gain access to the Market Place.
    Possibly why a search didn't turn up anything.
     
  5. HugeHungarian thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah jbarley must be correct, as I'm getting a "you don't have permission..." error. Crud...wonder how many it is. Off to look for TOS.
     
  6. jbarley macrumors 68040

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    Found this under Support.
    "You will not see the Marketplace forum until you qualify to use it. To qualify, you need a history of 250 posts (user title 6502 or higher) and membership for at least 6 months. See Why can't I post? for further details."
     
  7. HugeHungarian thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow, ok, I guess I'll let that dream die. Thanks for the heads up and help on this. Much appreciated.
     
  8. StarShot macrumors 6502a

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    I've sold a lot of stuff on eBay. Several previous iPhones and a few laptops among other stuff unloaded there. Write the right sale page, have a good record of eBay deals and stuff sells. A cheaper place (fee wise) is craigslist, but there you run into a lot of pikers. Whatever price you ask, the first thing they do is will you take less. Then there's the matter of the "meet". I don't want strangers in my home so I pick out a place like Starbucks. I NEVER sell junk unless I advertise it as such. So I usually offer their money back if returned in 7 days, no questions asked AND the item is in the same condition as when they took it.
     
  9. HugeHungarian thread starter macrumors member

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    Good advice. Yeah, I definitely don't have junk to sell. It's my power house work station: Mac Pro 5,1 with dual westmere x5677s (upgrade from e5520s), 24gb ram, lots of storage (2.5tb), and a gtx 1060 along with the stock hd 5770. What do you think a setup like that is worth?
     
  10. StarShot macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, haven't a clue. I took a quick look at eBay and prices were all over the map. Looks like what you have has a big form factor and shipping may be a problem. AFAIK, eBay doesn't charge for listing anymore or if they do, it's a very small fee. They get their cut when something is actually sold plus PayPal will also take a slice.

    Here's one that may be similar to yours. I'm guessing a limited market as laptops rule the roost for most people. Saw another one that quoted $99 for shipping (another problem selling online). I'm afraid you're going to be disappointed in what others will pay for your baby.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-Mac-....TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.Xmacpr.TRS0&LH_TitleDesc=0|0
     
  11. ActionableMango, Jul 23, 2018
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    I sold my cMPs on Craigslist locally because the cost of shipping the cMP is atrocious.

    For example I was giving away a cMP shipping box. A couple of people asked me to ship it to them, but just the box and molded styrofoam (no Mac Pro in it!) was about $60-$70 to ship.

    An additional challenge you will have is the 1060. Average Mac buyer will not understand things like boot screens, web drivers, and any other hoops you need to do to keep that working. If you try to educate the buyer, it will come off as sounding like a problem computer. You are better off just selling the cMP with the 5770 and selling the 1060 separately. No drama doing that.
     
  12. bookemdano macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah man I'd love to get my hands on a cMP box--it's the only Mac I own without one. But definitely not worth the shipping cost! Did you find someone local to give it to?

    Agree with your other points. I ended up keeping my cMP for now to play with Mojave, but when I was planning to sell it I yanked the 7950 and 750 Ti cards I had installed and re-installed the original GT120. I was dreading enough having to explain the BT/WiFi upgrade (good: you get continuity, handoff, BTLE, wireless ac but bad: you have to disable SIP and run a terminal command to enable the handoff stuff, occasionally on reboot the card disables itself and you have to reset the SMC/pull the plug for 30 seconds to get it back).

    I think when and if I do end up selling it, I'd prefer to take a bit less $ for it and sell it here in the marketplace, where at least you're more likely to find buyers who understand the cMP's idiosyncrasies.
     
  13. ActionableMango macrumors G3

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    No. After several weeks of trying to give it away for free I got tired of the space it was taking up and recycled it.
     
  14. now i see it macrumors 68000

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    Sell it on eBay. Search eBay for a computer similar to yours to get an idea what they go for. I sold my Mac Pro several years ago on eBay for $3300.

    I did an auction. My starting bid was the minimum price I would accept- and the bidding wars began. Kinda hairball. But Mac Pros won't go for cheap. They are in high demand.
     
  15. Zeke D macrumors 6502a

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    The going rate for a dual-CPU 2010 A1289 on eBay is about $500 plus shipping. I've been trying to get one for two weeks now, and I'm not willing to spend more than $500 with shipping. Most of the auctions I've been outbid on ended up selling within 10% of $500. These all had multiple 1TB drives, 1GB 5770s, 16+ RAM, and 2x quad/hex cores.
     

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