- Mar 20, 2005
I definitely agree. $650 is still a very good value, as I couldn't even sell it for much more. But who would pay $1409 for it, I seriously don't know.Switzermac said:I think that earning 40% (roughly) on a second hand resale product is absurd, standard is 20%. Well just my opinion.
The send me the quote stating it was good for 10 days, meaning I had 10 days to agree to it. If I waited my full 10 days, I now only have 4 days to get it to PowerMax?PowerMax said:All trade-ins must arrive at PowerMax within 14 days after the quote was
given from your account manager. Any systems received after that date are
subject to a re-quote. All computer systems are subject to intense scrutiny
and testing by our certified technicians. Although it is rare, if your
computer fails any of our tests, the computer system will be subject to a
re-quote. Please remember that once we receive your trade, evaluation
generally takes from 3 to 5 weeks.
I don't want to sell it on ebay. Not my thing.MacAztec said:Screw them. Sell it on eBay, get $650 Cash. Then, go back on eBay, get that same iBook for about $900. Save yourself the time and trouble.
I really don't want to get anything off ebay. What people say and what people actually send you is a different story. For little (under $200), it's taking a risk, and it's fine. But to purchase something that I have saved up for years, I think I'll get it brand new.MacAztec said:They are ripping you off on the iBook. They also rip you off on the shipping. They also rip you off with that 3+ week test period. I guarantee you if a new product is released that will drop the price of your PowerMac, they will ask for a requote.
I'm looking on eBay, and that same iBook can be had for $850 shipped. You can get one with 1GB RAM and all the goodies for $975. (brand new)
How can you say that when it's the same exact price as Apple and any other authorized reseller out there? Apple's price is a rip off because people are selling a similar used item on ebay for cheaper?MacAztec said:They are ripping you off on the iBook.[...]
Well, to me it is a rip because I either:ITASOR said:How can you say that when it's the same exact price as Apple and any other authorized reseller out there? Apple's price is a rip off because people are selling a similar used item on ebay for cheaper?
I thought you meant shipping the iBook to me was a rip off because they were charging for it. Yeah, it'll cost like $80 to send my PowerMac to them, but it's going to cost around the same to send it to anyone else, so what's the difference there.MacAztec said:Wow, shipping is $15 for a PowerMac? I shipped my iMac G3 a while back and it was $55 (UPS ground, insured).
You may not like eBay, but I have had a great experience with it. We have bought...3 laptops, and 2 desktops, brand new on eBay, with no problems.
Good luck with your trade anyways.
It's not harsh, I really appreciate comments actually. I did ask for help, and you helped!MacAztec said:Yeah I was just complaining about shipping because usually on eBay, the buyer will pay for teh shipping. So, your powermac would sell for lets say $630, and they would pay about $75 for shipping.
Sorry if I am coming off as harsh, I'm just trying to get you a good deal.
If you do decide to use eBay, let me know (PM). I will help you pick out a good machine.
How does the credit show up? Do you get an e-mail or what? If you could answer that, that would be great.mmuirdenver said:I traded in an iBook G3 for an iBook G4 earlier this year with them and it worked fine. I also could have done the total deal for about $100 to $150 cheaper with the ebay/lowest vendor combo for sell/buy of the same items, but because of all the stories about fraud on ebay with computer sales, I decided that the $100-$150 was insurance to guarantee a sale at known terms, with a known seller/buyer. They were not so fast with email replies but if you call them, they are responsive. They are not kidding about the 3-5 weeks, I think it was 5 weeks for the credit to show up on mine. But they shipped the replacement first, I transferred everything, then I shipped mine. They had words about tests and original packaging but I received exactly what they quoted even though the original packaging has long since been recycled.
New. Off eBay. Vendor pays shipping. Uh-Huh.MacAztec said:Well, to me it is a rip because I either:
A) Buy from the Apple Edu. store
B) Buy brand new off eBay
Before you pack it, boot it, run System Profiler, screen capture, print 2 copies, one for you one to go in package. Take a picture of the machine with a digicam to prove it wan't broken before it went in the box.ITASOR said:
The shipping would be on an 8lb box, a laptop (that he would be buying). He wouldn't have to pay to ship his 50lb powermac.CanadaRAM said:New. Off eBay. Vendor pays shipping. Uh-Huh.
Will be shipped FedEx from a nice Eastern European country as soon as your Western Union money order clears, honest.
Simply, there is only about 4% between wholesale and retail on an iBook. If a "new" machine is being discounted by a substantial amount it is either - used, stolen, or nonexistent.
Legit deals for new Macs $200- $400 below wholesale price?... (Apple new price on the 1.33/60/combo US$1299. Don't know ehat the 1.2 GHz machines closed out at, probably $1099 - $1199 You're saying there are new 1.2/60Gb /Combos on Ebay $850 shipped)?MacAztec said:Also, the only people that get ripped off like you are talking about are the ones that see iBooks brand new for $500, or powerbooks for $1000. I am talking about legit deals.
If you really want to get obsessive you could take a new picture and include today's newspaper in it to prove it was alive as of today....ITASOR said: