Where is the best place to get $$ for my MacBook?!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bperrella, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. bperrella macrumors regular

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    I'm looking to sell my mid 2007 white MacBook with the C2D 2.16, 2gb, 120gb, SuperDrive, etc in good condition with a good working battery. I have listed it on Craigslist for $500 which I think is a fair price, but no one seems to want it! I am hesitant to put something so expensive on ebay or amazon because I was recently scammed buy a buyer who claims that I sent them an empty box... Long story short ebay sided with the buyer and I lost my item and the cash. I have looked into the apple trade in program, but they will only give me $230 for it. Powermax offered me $525, but I can't use my student discount there or get a free iPod touch. My goal is to get a new MBP for $1099 after student discount and then sell the touch and free printer. Along with the $500 selling price of my current MacBook, this would bring down the cost to around $400 for the upgrade. Is there any way for me to make this happen? Your advice is appreciated!
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Sites like this but not this one due to the rules they have for new posters selling items.

    Otherwise, eBay ... although I see your reservation.
     
  3. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    eBay. Set a cheap reserve to entice people and set a quite pricey buy now :p
     
  4. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    the closest guy you can find in a dark alleyway wearing a trench coat
     
  5. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

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    at what point do they allow people here to sell stuff - do you need to have been a member for a certain amount of time? or a certain number of posts?

    just curious
     
  6. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    After you have had your account for 6 months and you have 250 posts you can access the marketplace.
     
  7. Stokes macrumors regular

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    Sounds like a lot of money still.

    A local pawnshop to me has a few Macs out for sale.
    I asked him how he came up with his pricing.

    Basically, he finds it on the Apple refurb site, and discounts his price from there.

    Currently, he has a 2.26Ghz Unibody Macbook for $650, and a 15.4" A1286 MBP for $1200 (With a Speck case!). Both are still under the first years warrentee.

    I'm tempted to buy that MBP, but I love my 13" so much I doubt I'd use it. Still good prices. When I think of a three year old machine for only $150 less (your deal), I'd quickly pass.

    If you want it to sell, price it to sell.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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