Where to sell a MacBook?

iHarrison

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Feb 16, 2009
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Anyone know or recommend a good service to use for selling my used MacBook?

I'll be looking to upgrade to a new MacBook Pro in June after Apple (hopefully) announces an upgraded line at WWDC. I'd like to get something for my old one, which still functions quite well.

Thanks
 

7itanium

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Craigslist or ebay is where I sell them pretty frequently

Craigslist will usually bring you a bit more money, plus you have the luxury of a cash deal

ebay is good for a quick sell but sometimes you get dead beat bidders that dont pay (you just have to relist, as they pay before shipment)
 

Weaselboy

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Anyone know or recommend a good service to use for selling my used MacBook?

I'll be looking to upgrade to a new MacBook Pro in June after Apple (hopefully) announces an upgraded line at WWDC. I'd like to get something for my old one, which still functions quite well.

Thanks
I have been using Gazelle lately. You won't get as much as selling yourself on eBay or CL, but much also less hassle and lower risk.
 

7itanium

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I have been using Gazelle lately. You won't get as much as selling yourself on eBay or CL, but much also less hassle and lower risk.
Seriously?

You should start messaging me... I will wire you twice as much in a heartbeat

they just offered me $40 for my nexus 7, and $111 for my 2009 macbook
 

Weaselboy

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Seriously?

You should start messaging me... I will wire you twice as much in a heartbeat

they just offered me $40 for my nexus 7, and $111 for my 2009 macbook
Yes, seriously. Look, compare recently ended eBay auctions for your item to the Gazelle offer, then factor in all the eBay/Paypal fees and make your decision. If you don't think the convenience is worth the lower Gazelle offer, then by all means use eBay or CL.

Right now Gazelle is offering $632 for my 2012 MBA and recent eBay auctions look like they are pulling between $800-900. Factor in fees and even with the high end $900, I would clear about $810. So best case, I might make an extra $178 on eBay... worst case I make $88 more. So for me, the potential extra $178 (or $88) is just not worth all the hassle and risk of some scammer on eBay claiming I sent him a box of rocks then eBay taking the scammers side.
 

slomo86

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Not sure if your up for it or not, I would be willing to buy it depending on the specs... If you would be interested in that message me and we could make a deal.

-Joe