selling stuff

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Derekuda, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Derekuda macrumors 6502

    Derekuda

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    Is there a spot somewhere in the forums to list my macbook for sale? Not trying to post to everyone, just any boise residents.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba, Jun 13, 2011
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    simsaladimbamba

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    Marketplace, but you need 250 posts to access it.
    Mac2Sell, Gazelle or eBay (Việt Nam, Türkiye, Česká republika, Hanguk) might be good price checkers.

    from http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:Forum_Rules#Things_Not_to_Do


    from http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:Marketplace_Rules#General_Rules
     
  3. Peteman100 macrumors 6502

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  4. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a

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    I think the restrictions to get into marketplace are great.

    You don't want someone to keep making new accounts with new mail and screw people over. Someone who has also taken the time to post 250+ times invested a decent amount of time in these forums. Most likely they will not want to tarnish their reputation and ge blacklisted. Both these rules make perfect sense to me.

    Better off on craigslist for your local area. Or eBay and pickup only.
     
  5. MallCop macrumors 6502

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    Definitely craigslist for a local sale or eBay if you want to ship it.
     
  6. Sirmausalot macrumors 6502a

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    I'm 34 posts away...been here since 2007. Soon I hope.
     
  7. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    I was at 250 before I hit the 180 day window.

    I think the restriction is a bit too, uh, restrictive as well. It's a crime that someone who has been here since 2007 can't post an ad on the marketplace. :rolleyes:

    I have no interest in even posting there now...but I did want to about a year ago. Just weird that when I needed it...I couldn't do it, so I went elsewhere and had great success so I don't even think about listing anything here now. :/

    I generally go with eBay or Craigslist or a local 'yardsales' website we have here in Houston.

    And if you have an iPhone or computer to sell, check out green.ebay.com. A refurb company will quote you a price and send you a mailing label and get you money into your PayPal account within 3 or 4 days. You may not get the highest price ever, but for lack of hassle it can't be beat if you are in the US. I got $140 for my wife's iPhone 3G back in March.
     
  8. jupman macrumors newbie

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    First post was a few months ago; only 221, er 220 to go. ;)
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's an average week's worth for some members! :)
     
  10. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    True, but you'll sure get to know them after that week is up! Do you think members will be scrambling to buy from someone who reached that goal so fast?;)
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, I wasn't commenting on the Marketplace requirements; only on the post number. The point is, it's not hard to reach in a reasonable period of time if you answer a lot of questions and help a lot of members.
     
  12. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    As I did, :) but I still had to wait almost 3 months after that to be granted access.

    I just think that the prerequisites are too stringent is all.
     
  13. simsaladimbamba

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    Ah, good old times.
     
  14. marksandvig macrumors regular

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    I agree.. Im on here daily but i rarely post (This community is great at posting quick responses) and I've been here since 2006 with only 146 posts! Maybe they could change it to time as well as post amount.
     

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