Need advice on selling a iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by W1MRK, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. W1MRK macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2010

    I need to sell a iMac to get a MBP. I can just do ebay but hate the idea of the fees. Its a new model that I ordered back in December.

    i3 3.0 500bg hd 4 gig 21.5 " 4670 256

    The keyboard and magic mouse where never used. Box and everything

    Any advice on a site for selling would be appreciated. Or am I better off with ebay. Are there Mac trading boards?

  2. flipster macrumors 6502a

    Mar 14, 2010
    Craigslist? lol. That's where I sell all of my stuff, and you can usually get the same amount you paid for. Be sure to include high resolution pictures, full specs, and brag about it's performance. Ignore spam e-mails, and accept cash only.
  3. skiltrip macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    Be prepared to be lowballed on craigslist. They will lowball you so hard they'll have you second guessing your asking price. Be strong.

    For a big item like that though I would try to deal on craigslist and get a local buyer. I hate shipping things that are big, fragile, and valuable. The iMac is all three.
  4. guitardave62000 macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2008
    Yea craigslist will be your best bet, although like the poster above said be prepared for low-ballers. I just sold my MBP on there yesterday, the key is to just be patient and make sure you agree on a price before meeting or else it could be a huge waste of time.
  5. milbournosphere macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    For prices, check out I sold mine on Craigslist, and as long as you deal with local people, cash only (someone tried to pay me $900 in tattoos for my old iMac, ha), you should be fine. Having the factory boxes seems to help attract people as well, but I don't know why.

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