Where to sell replaced MBP's?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jjfcpa, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. jjfcpa macrumors member

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    I've got a couple of older MBP's (some not so old) that I want to sell. Is it better to try and sell locally (Craigslist) or use the online services (Gazelle)?
     
  2. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816

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    Why not both and take the best offer? I shopped both craigslist and eBay when looking for my [used] MBP; bought it on eBay.
     
  3. lamboman macrumors 6502

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    eBay (if you're relatively careful), Amazon, and forums where you have a good reputation, the buyer has a good reputation, and overall a forum that you trust.

    Places not to sell, Craigslist, Craigslist, and Craigslist.

    As for Gazelle, I can't comment as I'm not in the US; other's opinions would be better.
     
  4. stridemat Moderator

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    When I have something to sell I often post it on my Facebook page. Costs nothing and you know the people you are dealing with.
     
  5. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Wait, if you're not in the US, how are you commenting on Craigslist? I might be wrong, but isn't it a US-only service? Even if it's not, you could hardly use your experiences from CL in another country to judge how it would go in the US.

    I've bought a few things off CL before, and it always went smoothly. I've gotten a universal remote, my MBP, a 42" LED LCD TV, and an excellent bass guitar. All have gone smoothly. I did have a couple sales that I dropped because they seemed suspicious. Use common sense and you'll be perfectly fine.
     
  6. hotgrease macrumors regular

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    I've bought at least 5 MBPs off of CL and they have all been fine. I've also sold that many on CL. The only bad part about it is that everyone wants to haggle at the last second. But if you're selling at a good price then you would have other offers/a stronger argument that the price is fair.
     
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