Reliable websites to sell my MBP?


FlushedNotRushed

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From my knowledge, Swappa and Ebay seem to be the popular ones. I have not had an experience with any of the websites you listed.
 

ifrit05

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I second Swappa. I have bought a lot of phones, tablets, and Macs from sellers. (Jut got a 2015 13" MBP).

All devices must be in working order, and there is a lot of communication with potential buyers. Take a look at the site and get a feel for it before registering and putting a device up for sale there.

After a person buys your device, the buyer must confirm their address and you go to a little private sale page that you can directly communicate with the buyer, and you can even request the help of Swappa staff right from there.

I never buy any phones or laptops from eBay anymore, Swappa is my go-to site.

(I'm not affiliated with Swappa nor am I trying to promote them).
 

geraldem

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Swappa 100%. I used sell on EBay, but had way to many problems over the years. Been using Swappa for last year and sold a number of items. Very easy, verified..etc. Great service!
 

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jerryk

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I sold my 2015 15" MBP to Mac of All Trades (aka Mac me an offer). Very painless. I filled out the form and they sent me a price. I liked the price and said let's do it. They sent me a FEDEX label link. I boxed it up and they sent me a check the day they received it.
 

StarShot

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Swappa 100%. I used sell on EBay, but had way to many problems over the years. Been using Swappa for last year and sold a number of items. Very easy, verified..etc. Great service!
While I'm not writing eBay off, the last 2 phones I tried to sell there (IP7S and IP X), the buyers refused to pay. So I lost a few days before selling again. With the IP X, I cancelled the eBay sale and listed it on Swappa. Fast sale with less fees. Next time it's Swappa.com for me.
 
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AMSOS

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I sold my 2015 15" MBP to Mac of All Trades (aka Mac me an offer). Very painless. I filled out the form and they sent me a price. I liked the price and said let's do it. They sent me a FEDEX label link. I boxed it up and they sent me a check the day they received it.
Good to hear that! They're making the best offer, by a significant margin so I am keen to sell them.
However, there's a small issue. Both the speakers crackle and while you can hear sound clearly, they both need to be ideally replaced. I have indicated this while getting the quote, but I am not sure how much money they will take off from the offer I now have.
Also, can you tell me how you wiped out the data? I will be doing this for the first time, so I want to make sure I do something more than just the usual delete and empty trash.
Thanks!
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I second Swappa. I have bought a lot of phones, tablets, and Macs from sellers. (Jut got a 2015 13" MBP).

All devices must be in working order, and there is a lot of communication with potential buyers. Take a look at the site and get a feel for it before registering and putting a device up for sale there.

After a person buys your device, the buyer must confirm their address and you go to a little private sale page that you can directly communicate with the buyer, and you can even request the help of Swappa staff right from there.

I never buy any phones or laptops from eBay anymore, Swappa is my go-to site.

(I'm not affiliated with Swappa nor am I trying to promote them).
Thanks!. But I am actually looking to get a reimbursed right away. So, I am interested in macmeanoffer that is also giving me the best offer on my machine.
 

StarShot

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Also, can you tell me how you wiped out the data? I will be doing this for the first time, so I want to make sure I do something more than just the usual delete and empty trash.
That's easy. Basically the same procedure as erasing an iphone.

Setting/General/Reset/Erase all content and settings.

Before you do this however, you need to click on Apple ID/your ipad/Find my iPad and turn it off.

This whole procedure puts your iPad back to "factory" except it maintains the latest iOS
 

jerryk

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Good to hear that! They're making the best offer, by a significant margin so I am keen to sell them.
However, there's a small issue. Both the speakers crackle and while you can hear sound clearly, they both need to be ideally replaced. I have indicated this while getting the quote, but I am not sure how much money they will take off from the offer I now have.
Also, can you tell me how you wiped out the data? I will be doing this for the first time, so I want to make sure I do something more than just the usual delete and empty trash.
Thanks!
They will test your machine and verify the condition is as you state. Assuming it is they will send a check. According to FEDEX they tested mine the morning after receiving it. They had a check in the mail to me before I got to my office the morning after receiving the machine.

As far as re-initializing the machine, I followed along with these instructions, https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204904. I selected the erase disk option and stopped when it rebooted and started asking for user names.
 

AMSOS

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Setting/General/Reset/Erase all content and settings.
Aren't these instructions for an iPhone or iPad?
I actually have a laptop, a MacBook Pro.
So, what should I do to properly erase the data?
 

AMSOS

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They will test your machine and verify the condition is as you state. Assuming it is they will send a check. According to FEDEX they tested mine the morning after receiving it. They had a check in the mail to me before I got to my office the morning after receiving the machine.

As far as re-initializing the machine, I followed along with these instructions, https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204904. I selected the erase disk option and stopped when it rebooted and started asking for user names.
Sounds good! Can you tell me how many days after you sent them the machine did you get your check? Asking because i need to travel on Dec 2, so not sure if I should do this now or later in Jan.
I also need to order the MBA 2017 before I sell my old machine.

Also, when I format my old MBP should I sign out of iCloud first, or login in into iCloud on my new MBA first?

Thanks!
 

jerryk

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Sounds good! Can you tell me how many days after you sent them the machine did you get your check? Asking because i need to travel on Dec 2, so not sure if I should do this now or later in Jan.
I also need to order the MBA 2017 before I sell my old machine.

Also, when I format my old MBP should I sign out of iCloud first, or login in into iCloud on my new MBA first?

Thanks!
I don't use iCloud, but pretty sure you want to sign out of all service from the device (password, music, etc) prior to reloading the OS and sending in your machine. At least I did. And the instructions say you should remove your device from iCloud(see below)

Here is the email I received. It has the timetable, but of course holidays may mess with that. You probably want to check with them and make sure they can meet your timetable.

Best of luck.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Hello,


Attached is your Purchase Order and FedEx shipping label(s).


Please follow the instructions below:


• Ship the equipment within three (3) business days. Packages can be dropped off at FedEx locations or participating Walgreens (see link below).


http://www.fedex.com/us/onsite/dropoff.html#accetablepackages


Packaging Rules and Requirements: Mac of all trades is not liable for shipping damage if the unit is packaged insufficiently. FedEx requires at least 2-inches of cushion between the object and the box. A double-wall box is the preferred box type. Below we have attached the FedEx the packaging requirements based on the dimension and weight of the item. Please review if you have any concerns.


https://www.fedex.com/content/dam/fedex/us-united-states/services/GrlPkgGuidelines_fxcom.pdf


• Remove all equipment being sold from your iCloud account prior to shipment. Please use this link

for instructions: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH2702?locale=en_US


• Disclose any cosmetic or operational defects (unless already documented on your Purchase Order PDF attachment).


• Remember to include all accessories with the shipment unless omission is documented on your Purchase Order.


Notebooks: Apple brand AC Adapter; battery condition must say "Good” or “Normal” in the system profiler.

This link provides instructions to check the battery condition: http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201585


We only accept units with US Western English keyboards.


iPads/iPhones: Apple brand AC Adapter and USB cable.


All accessories are expected to be fully functional and in good condition.


• Review the Purchase Order for accuracy and notify us of any errors. Payment will be sent via the method on your Purchase Order. If you would like to change the payment method, please notify us. The options are outlined below.


1) Check via US Mail: The equipment is tested within three (3) business days of delivery and an email confirmation is sent upon completion. Tracking information is not available for this method. There is no fee for this service.


2) Overnight Check via FedEx The equipment is tested within one (1) business day of delivery and an email confirmation is sent upon completion. FedEx provides tracking information by email. There is a $25 fee for this service which is deducted from the payment.


3) Payment via PayPal: The equipment is tested within three (3) business days of delivery and an email confirmation is sent upon completion. PayPal charges a fee of up to 3% for this service which is deducted from the payment.


Thank you in advance your business!


Best regards,


Purchasing Department

mac of all trades

14474 Carlson Circle

Tampa, FL 33626

http://macofalltrades.com
 

AMSOS

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I don't use iCloud, but pretty sure you want to sign out of all service from the device (password, music, etc) prior to reloading the OS and sending in your machine. At least I did. And the instructions say you should remove your device from iCloud(see below)

Here is the email I received. It has the timetable, but of course holidays may mess with that. You probably want to check with them and make sure they can meet your timetable.

Best of luck.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Hello,


Attached is your Purchase Order and FedEx shipping label(s).


Please follow the instructions below:


• Ship the equipment within three (3) business days. Packages can be dropped off at FedEx locations or participating Walgreens (see link below).


http://www.fedex.com/us/onsite/dropoff.html#accetablepackages


Packaging Rules and Requirements: Mac of all trades is not liable for shipping damage if the unit is packaged insufficiently. FedEx requires at least 2-inches of cushion between the object and the box. A double-wall box is the preferred box type. Below we have attached the FedEx the packaging requirements based on the dimension and weight of the item. Please review if you have any concerns.


https://www.fedex.com/content/dam/fedex/us-united-states/services/GrlPkgGuidelines_fxcom.pdf


• Remove all equipment being sold from your iCloud account prior to shipment. Please use this link

for instructions: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH2702?locale=en_US


• Disclose any cosmetic or operational defects (unless already documented on your Purchase Order PDF attachment).


• Remember to include all accessories with the shipment unless omission is documented on your Purchase Order.


Notebooks: Apple brand AC Adapter; battery condition must say "Good” or “Normal” in the system profiler.

This link provides instructions to check the battery condition: http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201585


We only accept units with US Western English keyboards.


iPads/iPhones: Apple brand AC Adapter and USB cable.


All accessories are expected to be fully functional and in good condition.


• Review the Purchase Order for accuracy and notify us of any errors. Payment will be sent via the method on your Purchase Order. If you would like to change the payment method, please notify us. The options are outlined below.


1) Check via US Mail: The equipment is tested within three (3) business days of delivery and an email confirmation is sent upon completion. Tracking information is not available for this method. There is no fee for this service.


2) Overnight Check via FedEx The equipment is tested within one (1) business day of delivery and an email confirmation is sent upon completion. FedEx provides tracking information by email. There is a $25 fee for this service which is deducted from the payment.


3) Payment via PayPal: The equipment is tested within three (3) business days of delivery and an email confirmation is sent upon completion. PayPal charges a fee of up to 3% for this service which is deducted from the payment.


Thank you in advance your business!


Best regards,


Purchasing Department

mac of all trades

14474 Carlson Circle

Tampa, FL 33626

http://macofalltrades.com
So nice of you! Thanks! Let me get working on this now.