Selling a Mac Book Pro, 15inch - where?

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  1. djwobble macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    I am trying to sell my Mac Book Pro (not on these boards, as i don't think we can).

    I have listed it on eBay but not getting what I have in mind for it and Im sure the ebay fees would be pretty high considering it would be over $1000. If the eBay fees don't get me, Pay Pal will!

    Do you guys have any recommendations on where to list something like this to get the maximum value?

    Thank you,
    Brian
     
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  3. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    Try placing a local ad on Craigslist. Just be smart and use common sense (for your safety).
     
  4. babyt macrumors regular

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    craigslist for sure.
    people snatch up macbooks like crazy on there.. just be safe about it


    when i craigslist i do these things
    cash only (although with such a high price idk if that will be viable..so if its a check.. maybe take the persons DL number and other info incase it doesnt go through the bank)
    and meet somewhere!
     
  5. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    Craigslist, cash only, meet at your bank, and bring a big guy. End of story.
     
  6. djwobble thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah - the thing I don't like about Craigslist is I usually find stuff there isn't worth the value the seller is trying to sell it for. In other words I always find other people's "Junk." I'm afraid others may look at it that way too which is why I was hesitant.

    I wish this forum had a For Sale / Trade section!!


    Any idea what a MBP (late 08, unibody) 15 Inch, 2.53ghz, 4gb ram and 320 gb hd would go for? Its in GREAT condition. No scratches or dents.
     
  7. johnnymg macrumors 65816

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    10+

    Absolutely bring someone else. Make sure you meet in a place where you can control the situation. Craigslist meet-ups are #1 for snatch and run robberies.

    good luck
    JohnG
     
  8. dubels macrumors 6502

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    It does... you just need 500 post to see it.
     
  9. xi mezmerize ix macrumors 6502a

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    Whatever you do dont take it to an apple store/ reseller. They will rip you off and sell it for double.
     
  10. djwobble thread starter macrumors regular

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    I see... I better get to work!

    Good point...
     
  11. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816

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    A couple of weeks ago, when I was shopping on eBay, MBPs with that configuration were selling for $1300-1500 (price varied depending on the GPU and if there were any other 'goodies' thrown in); more than I wanted to spend.

    I got my late 08 unibody 15" MBP (specs in sig) for $1144 and upgraded the RAM to 4GB for an additional $70.
     
  12. dsprimal macrumors 6502a

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    Craigslist, you'll find someone local and it'll be a much easier selling experience.
     
  13. djwobble thread starter macrumors regular

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  14. phrint macrumors 6502

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    eBay is much safer in terms of personal safety. I have seen quite a bit of robbery/murder stories from Craigslist adds lately. I haven't sold a Mac but I have sold iPhones and other electronic goods. Just know your buyer.
     

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