Sell to Apple or elsewhere

AnnoyedCarrot

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Sep 26, 2018
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I don't have access to the "sell" forums, but I'm really only looking for advice/suggestions as to which is the best method.

I have a 27" iMac late 2015 3.3 i5 2tb fusion 8gb ram AMD Radeon R9 M395X 4096 MB
Apple is offering $520, but would it be possible to get more elsewhere? would anyone even buy it?
It's in good condition, except the screen suffers from "image persistence." ...It was fine until I had it replaced by apple.. They damage my screen, the rear housing case, and they tried to blame me!
 

retta283

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Looking on eBay, they average out to be between $700 and $1,000. The image persistence may effect the value, however. You also would need to consider that selling it on a third party site may take some time. Could be months if you are a new seller.
 

colodane

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Nov 11, 2012
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Yes, you can definitely get more with a private sale than with Apple.

I would avoid Ebay. Shipping is a major expense and hassle with an iMac.

I recommend a local sale so that you avoid shipping and allow the buyer to inspect your iMac before purchase. Do you have a neighborhood/community NextDoor group where you live? If so, this is highly recommended as a sales channel. I have sold many items this way with good results and little stress, including 2 iMacs. Set your terms as "cash only".

If no NextDoor available, Craig's List (with buyer pickup) should be your plan B. Higher stress (scammers, etc.) than
NextDoor, but doable.

You definitely need to disclose the screen issue in your ad and adjust the price accordingly.

If you have all the original documentation, box and other packaging, it will increase your price.

Good Luck!
 

TechRunner

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+1 for selling locally and avoiding eBay. My wife sells lots of stuff in our area using the Facebook Marketplace. The only downside she sees is there is LOTS of stuff listed to wade through, but there is a search engine function for those specifically looking for a particular item.

Good luck!
 

Fishrrman

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If there is "image persistence", and the back of the case is damaged, that may impact what you can get for it with a local sale.

Sometimes it's just better to take what Apple offers, and "let it go at that"...
 

AnnoyedCarrot

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Sep 26, 2018
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I suppose I can try CL.
I don't believe I have all the documents, but I do have the box.

If there is "image persistence", and the back of the case is damaged, that may impact what you can get for it with a local sale.

Sometimes it's just better to take what Apple offers, and "let it go at that"...
The case is fine. I had them replace it. I didn't have any issues with it until AFTER they tampered with my computer.
I also didn't notice the image persistence issues until after the warranty ended...