Ways to sell MacBook Pro 2016?

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  1. bonjourx, Oct 7, 2018
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    I am currently selling my MacBook Pro non touch bar 2016 8gb/ 256gb model on eBay. I set up an auction that started with $950 price, but it didn't sell. its in excellent condition, only 33 cycles and even has an AppleCare protection plan. :/ is the price I'm willing to accept it too high? are there any ways I can sell the MacBook Pro besides eBay that I will get a good selling value? I live in a small town so craigslist is really not a good option.
     
  2. darkloki macrumors regular

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    I think everyone want's the touchbar now, also the larger trackpad is also very attractive as well however this version would only net you an additional $500 I would imagine.
     
  3. bonjourx thread starter macrumors regular

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    should I lower down the price? I checked the other MacBook Pro that have the same specs and some of them are even listed higher than mine. :/
     
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    Have you tried swappa.com? They might be the next best bet if you weren't able to get your asking price on eBay
     
  5. bonjourx thread starter macrumors regular

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    no I have never tried swappa, is it a good place to sell stuff? I have tried to sell my Apple Watch there but it ended up selling on eBay so I cancelled my post there.
     
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    I can't say from personal experience. Like you I was going to sell some stuff there but ended up selling it privately. I hear it is good though and seems to get many recommendations here.
     
  7. Naimfan Suspended

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    You have the 2.0/8/128?

    Check eBay “sold” listings to see what they actually sell for. $950 seems high.
     
  8. bonjourx thread starter macrumors regular

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    Opps I have the 8gb 256gb! I put it as 900 now for auction. I just thought since it still has an AppleCare protection plan somehow I could price it for 950 :/
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    I checked swappa, some of them are even selling the MacBook Pro same specs as mine for 1000! I was just hoping to get rid of it soon since I wanna purchase a new one.
     
  9. kenvip88 macrumors member

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    How much are you willing to sell it. How long is the AppleCare Plan remains?
    2016 non touch is 2.0 chip so may be they are in to the 2.3 chip in 2017
     
  10. darkloki macrumors regular

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    you could also try to sell it locally, like on craigslist or offerup
     
  11. bonjourx thread starter macrumors regular

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    The apple care lasts until December 26, 2019. I was hoping to get at least 950. Is that too high?
     
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    I have had great luck on Swappa having sold a few laptops. Their policy of requiring a serial number + auction # in picture ensures that its not filled with online stores but rather people like us looking to sell a single item for a fair price. Their fee structure is also much more fair vs EBAY. Only drawback I have seen is that people will low ball you in the comments but I have just stuck to a fair price and always sold.
     
  14. Acronyc macrumors 6502a

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    The 2016 non Touch Bar MBP has the same large trackpad as the Touch Bar version. Same screen, footprint, and a bit better battery life. No Touch ID, Touch Bar, only 2 TB ports, and different CPU.
     
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    Yuck! to the touchbar and the hideously oversized trackpad.
     
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    I think not, that's a good price with Apple care. I have the same model no Apple care. I believe I looked at what I could get for trade in at Apple and it was $850 apple gift card. You can do the same if you want an apple gift card. You can also cancel your Apple care and get refunded the remainder of it's policy.

    I am not sure if you plan on upgrading or just want the cash?
     
  18. nylon macrumors 65816

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    Start the auction at 99 cents and watch the bids roll in. You can set a reserve if you wish but most likely you will get close to your estimate. You will attract many more people. When people see starting prices of $900 they are instantly turned off. Just human psychology.
     
  19. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    One has to be realistic.
    The 2016 MBP's have a bad reputation due to the keyboard failures.
    They're not going to be as easy to sell as other MBPs...
     
  20. nylon macrumors 65816

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    They have a keyboard replacement program in place. It should have little impact on price. The biggest factors will be age of machine, specs, warranty.
     
  21. kenvip88 macrumors member

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    You have to wait for Genius Bar taking care of it
    And the problem with the screen's cable make the screen blackout
    That's about 2016 MBP
     
  22. darkloki macrumors regular

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    I have touchbar and I never use it in fact I'd go as far as to say I enjoy and appreciate the fingerprint reader more then the touchbar. But it's only a matter of time before that too is removed and we have face ID for the Macbook Pro as well right?
     
  23. lambertjohn, Oct 9, 2018
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    It didn't sell because you started the bidding at $950. That's ridiculous. No one wants their first bid to be $950. That's not a bid; that's a purchase. I always start my no reserve auctions at $10 and let folks get into a bidding war, and I've never lost money on anything I've ever sold on eBay. Start at $10; that low price will lure people in. Then watch as someone else bids $20, then $30, then $50, then $100. People come to eBay for a great deal, and if they think they can bid $150 for your computer and own it, they will. The key is not to get panicky. Remember, eBay attracts a huge audience; someone in another part of the country will always bid more, and if you just let the process play out, you'll probably get your $950. Maybe more. However...tough love sidenote: your 2016 nTB MBP isn't worth a whole lot on the open market, probably $600 or $700 at the most, but you never know. Do an "advanced" search for your model of MBP on eBay and select the filter, "Sold Listings" From there, you can see what 2016 MacBook Pros like yours have sold for in the last xx days. Good luck!
     
  24. bonjourx, Oct 9, 2018
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    thank you!! someone is currently offering me a 925 for it. I'm thinking of considering it. I just hope I am not selling it too low since I see others pricing theirs that has the same specs as mine but their prices are even higher. this is my second time relisting the item, I feel like the longer I wait the lower the price of the MacBook will be! should I just accept the offer or wait till the bidding ends again? I currently have 6 watchers, but the first time I have posted the listing I have at least 7 watchers but none of them bid. :/ lol
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    I used to do it that way and always started the bid so low, i always got unlucky too with the bid prices. someone told me to instead set the price I'm willing to accept on starting bid, which now I tried to do, but I guess its not a good idea!!
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    checked it on apple trade in and now they're only taking it for 615! :/
     
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    2x2 wifi, so a bit more limited in that regard than the others.
     

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