[Rant] Some mac sellers are idiots...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Astroboy907, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Astroboy907, Jun 16, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2013

    Astroboy907 macrumors 65816

    Astroboy907

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    This deal ticked me off so much.. mainly because I asked the guy to talk to me about the item but he went along and sold it....
    The guy posted on craigslist about a 2011 MBP, with a broken screen. Price? $85!!!!

    The guy couldve easily gotten $400 for it, more along the lines of $600 if he played it right. A physically cracked LCD is very easy to fix. Ranting because the guy was an idiot and sold it out from under me... I couldve easily made $600 off this, but I was planning on making it my day to day laptop, because if it was a 2011 model, it shouldve had at least a low power i7 on it...
    Dont you hate it when sellers dont care about interested buyers???
    Grr...
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    Edit: lol definitely learned my lesson on this.. Selling stuff on CL is pretty annoying, lots of "interested" people who really aren't :rolleyes:
     
  2. Suno macrumors 6502

    Suno

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    If I waited for every person who emailed me about my listing to reply, I'd never get anything sold. Fact is, people on Craigslist are there to get rid of whatever they have on them as soon as possible. I'm willing to answer all of your questions, provided you give me a fast response time, but if someone comes along and tells me flat out that they want it, then it's sold. I earn the same profit regardless.
     
  3. Astroboy907 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Astroboy907

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    It was a 3hr car drive for me, but it would be worth it. The seller was out of town and of course didn't reply to mine.... he said he would be out if town for a few days so I waited a couple and texted back and he had sold it.... and the seller didn't get a profit, but I think he was technologically impaired, as he was selling it with a bundled dial up filter...
     
  4. Ljohnson72 macrumors 6502a

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    This. For every 10 emails I get, maybe 2 are serious inquiries.
     
  5. drvelocity macrumors regular

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    Lol you thought you could wait a couple days and get a (broken) $85 Macbook Pro? The person who got this called within 15 minutes and set up a time to meet the guy wherever was going, or met him on the way. Guaranteed. In fact I would have offered $200 just to seal the deal.
     

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