iPad Pro Selling 9.7 pro Disclose Bend?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by burts, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. burts macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2015
    I upgraded to the 11 pro amd now I notice my 9.7 pro has a slight bend..If I ebay this should I disclose the bend with a picture or not mention it at all? For the life of me I dont know how it bent, its home use only.
  2. netdudeuk macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2012
    Do you want to risk the aggravation later on (if) the buyer finds it ?

    If it was me, I'd definitely disclose it. It wouldn't be worth the hassle to not do so.
  3. Johnny365 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 30, 2015
    Depends how big the bend is. Any other cosmetic damage? Totally your call.
  4. nouveau_redneck macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2017
    Always disclose. Two reasons; 1) you don't want to be on the wrong side of an eBay dispute as a seller - you will lose, and 2) always be honest in life to avoid bad charma.
  5. Lyrca macrumors regular


    Sep 21, 2017
    Definitely disclose, think if it this way, how would feel if you were to buy a device and find out it was bent ?
  6. tps3443 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 24, 2019
    iPads can bend? I thought only the 2018 iPad pros did this? lol.
  7. bluespark macrumors 68000

    Jul 11, 2009
    Of course you disclose -- how is this even a question? If you were the buyer, you'd certainly want to know about any defects, so you should give your buyers the same consideration you would expect. Beyond that, you'll almost certainly feel better about yourself for having been honest.

    Also, buyers want to know they are being treated honestly. If you disclose this fault, potential buyers are more likely to believe the rest of your representations.
  8. AutomaticApple macrumors 65816


    Nov 28, 2018
    Disclose it.
  9. LiveM macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2015
    Caveat emptor, but does Ebay still refund the entire purchase amount to the buyer and let the buyer keep the item as well?

    If so, caveat venditor. With Apple products, you don't need a service like Ebay. Just go locally.
  10. Thomas Davie macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2004
    Heh, disclose it. You never know whether or not the person you sell it to is mentally stable. Plus, you know.....karma.

  11. Mainsail macrumors 65816

    Sep 19, 2010
    How would you want to be treated in the same situation? Remember the Golden Rule.
  12. RevTEG macrumors 6502a


    Oct 28, 2012
    San Jose, Ca
    I can't believe this is even a question. Of course you disclose it. You wouldn't want someone to do you that way. I'm just shaking my head... lol
  13. sracer macrumors G3


    Apr 9, 2010
    Only you can answer that question. Here are some diagnostic questions to help you arrive at the answer:

    1. Are you an honest person?
    2. Are you willing to do what it takes to maximize the benefit to you at the expense of others?
    3. Do you have concern for other people?
    4. Would you be concerned if your parents bought a device like that on eBay and the seller did not disclose the condition?
  14. CalMin macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2007
    Don't use eBay for anything less than 'as new' condition, unless you're prepared to document the crap out of it with photos, and put it in BOLD, CAPITAL letters in the listing so you can't be accused of hiding it. eBay buyers get remorse and will use whatever tactic to get their money back.

    Use Craigslist and let the buyer fully check it out before purchasing. And be upfront about it too. In my experience (and if you price it right) someone excited about getting a good deal will be quite tolerant about cosmetic issues, especially if the device is fully functional and in otherwise good shape.

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