selling my mba, what to do?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by macAssimilated, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. macAssimilated macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2010
    So I bought a refubished macbook air two months ago for 1150, now I want to sell it for a 11.6" air. I have two options

    1) sell it for 900 at a local buyer/seller, guaranteed
    2) drive 90 miles round trip to sell it for 1100, keep in mind my car gets 15-20 mpg at $3 per gallon which isn't a guaranteed sale, since it's through craigslist

    I really just want to unload this mba revC asap so I can order the 11.6", but I am torn do I take the chance to gain +170 in revenue or just make the quick sale locally?
  2. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
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    Quick for sure sale.

    That's what I'm doing with my rev C
  3. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

    Adidas Addict

    Sep 9, 2008
    Local, save yourself the hassle and doubt.
  4. JimmyTheKnife macrumors member


    Mar 1, 2010
    Oregon, USA
    Take the money and run...

    Sell it locally if your time is worth anything to you :)
  5. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2008
    sell it local or tell the guy that is willing to pay 1100 to meet closer. serious buyers are willing to make the drive. i used to go out of my way to sell things on craigslist, but no more. if the buyers wants something, he/she will meet where i want, when i want.
  6. Poochi macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2010
    the $1100 will lowball you after you have driven that 90 miles to bring it to him.
    so you will NOT get $1100 in reality, if he even buys it.

    deal LOCALLY and have buyers COME TO YOU.
  7. C64 macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2008
    +1, or offer to round it to 1000 if he picks it up himself :)
  8. richxps macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2008
    why not throw it on ebay ? im going to list mine in the next couple of days for about 1100. its the previous version, 1.86, 128ssd, nvidia and apple care.. I think i should get atleast that for it.
  9. macAssimilated thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2010
    Did that already, most I got was 800, but the buyer backed out, so local it will be
  10. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    Definitely don't drive out there. I made a mistake of driving to a buyer that ended up not even showing up. Luckily it was only 20 minutes away...

    And plus when you drive out there he will have more leverage. He will probably offer $900, and with you having wasted your time driving out there you will be more likely to take the money to end the hassle because if you don't you just wasted time + gas money.
  11. macAssimilated thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2010
    Ya, I'll be selling it locally for $900 tomorrow, I went on Monday to get the quote so it should be a done deal

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