What's the best way to sell a nearly new Apple Watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by MikeTheVike, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. MikeTheVike macrumors regular

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    My wife won the smaller sized Apple Watch in a giveaway. She wore it a few times and decided it's not for her. It's too small for me as well. We want to sell it, is Craigslist the best way? Looking to avoid scammers.
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Swappa and the marketplace on this website are both good options.
     
  3. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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  5. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    The best way to avoid scammers has more to do with knowing what to do and not to do than picking a selling venue, as you can encounter scammers on CL and eBay.
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    eBay will get more bids and interest than Craig's List but I have moved to CL simply because you may not get quite as much but there are no eBay or PayPal fees. Just meet in a public place and tell them to bring cash. It has worked well for me!
     
  7. fanboi4lyfe macrumors regular

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    I had a coworker sell his that he won at the office on Ebay. Put it up for $300 bidding and then buy now at $350. Got bought up in 24 hours.
     
  8. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    I would've loved to have won an Apple Watch. I sold mine through eBay. After fees, I made slightly more than a retail.
     
  9. fanboi4lyfe macrumors regular

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    We win that kind of stuff at work all the time. I just didn't want to press my luck and I bought one anyways. If I end up winning it, its going straight to eBay or hell even CL.
     
  10. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    Swappa

    Have done many transactions on there and it has been great. The Marketplace here is very active and again, great interactions with members and all great sales.

    Also check out local FaceBook online garage sales. I do a lot on there as well and meeting in public places with a thorough conversation via FaceBook Messenger prior to has gone very well for me as well.
     
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  12. Mojopin macrumors regular

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    sorry dumb question how do I get to the marketplace her I don't see it on the forum sub?
     
  13. fanboi4lyfe macrumors regular

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    You need to have 250 posts or more to have access to the marketplace forums.
     
  14. Mojopin macrumors regular

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    Ohh thanks makes sense I'm close!
     
  15. frifra macrumors 6502a

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    Before you can access the Marketplace forum, you need a minimum post count of 250, as displayed in your User Profile, and you must have been a MacRumors member for at least 180 days (about 6 months). Posts in certain forums (e.g., the "Politics, Religion, Social Issues" and "Console Games" forums) do not count toward this total.

    LINK: http://forums.macrumors.com/forums/marketplace.132/

    How come? Does your workplace offer draws? ;)
     
  16. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Here's another vote for Swappa from a happy seller. I've sold my iPhones and iPads there for the past 2 upgrade seasons.
     
  17. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    Seems to be an influx of Apple Watches on our Marketplace lately. I count 4?

    People getting tired of them or buyers remorse? Some good deals too!
     
  18. MikeTheVike thread starter macrumors regular

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