Sold my MacBook Pro on Amazon

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Frankie., Feb 3, 2010.

  1. Frankie. macrumors regular

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    First thing I've sold on my Amazon account and now it says,

    I find this frustrating. I sold my Mac because I need the money to pay off a credit card within two weeks. Now I'm out my Mac and out my money for 30 days. I feel like I've got the short end of the stick here.
     
  2. jtmx29 macrumors regular

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    That's why you read the Terms of Service.
     
  3. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Bummer about the Amazon 30 day thing. I bet the sooner the buyer gives you a rating, the sooner you get your money. So keep in touch with the buyer and try to make sure they rate you.
    For the future, Craigslist is the best if you need cash fast.
     
  4. Frankie. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I put it on Craigslist also and I didn't get many seriously responses. Mainly scammers or people trying to get make to take 40-50% off my asking price.
     
  5. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, had the same thing happen with an iMac. You've just gotta have some patience all you'll get a real person with a real offer eventually. Hard to do, I know, if you're in a rush for cash.
     
  6. Frankie. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I left it on there for 3 weeks but gave up. I got literally 15 emails of people saying is this still avaiable? then no response after my follow up email. I couldn't take anymore of the $600 dollars off asking prises. Idiots :p
     
  7. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Wow. I guess I got lucky then with my iMac.
    Well, hopefully if the buyer rates you quickly then you'll get your money fast.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    I've had similar experiences with craigslist but I've had good luck with ebay. I've always sold my computers near what I wanted to sell them there and I got the funds from paypal pretty quickly.
     
  9. NYY FaN macrumors 6502

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    same happened to me, I just sold my macbook and at the same time they are reviewing my account. Anyone have experience with this, does the seller ever get shafted with the payment
     
  10. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    Paypal held all my payments for 28 days until I met their requirements (had to have so many detailed seller ratings, which most people don't give, they just leave normal feedback). Took about 6 months until they lifted the restriction. Very frustrating.
     
  11. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    I've had good luck with eBay where I sold a couple of computers before. Once the payment is made, it shows up in my PayPal account and is available for me to do with it whatever I want.
     
  12. iWoz macrumors 6502a

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    Never accept an echeque they take forever to complete!!
     

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