Would you sell your Macbook Air for...

meaty

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Feb 27, 2011
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$1250? I have the i7 with a samsung ssd. i put it on craigslist for $1400 and that was the best offer i got. what do you guys think?
 

oneMadRssn

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Sep 8, 2011
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You didn't mention which air you have, 11" or 13". I'll assume 13" for this reply.

You can get more for it on ebay. Check http://www.ebay.com/csc/i.html?Screen%20Size=13%20inches&Processor%20Type=Intel%20Core%20i7&LH_ItemCondition=12&rt=nc&LH_Complete=1&_nkw=macbook air i7&_dmpt=Apple_Laptops&_fln=1&_trksid=m194&ssPageName=STRK:MEFSRCHX:SRCH for sold items.

People seem to be getting $1400-1600 depending on extras such as accessories or applecare, and condition.

Given that you'll pay about 10% in ebay and paypal fees, and it sells for the lower end of $1400, thats still $1360 in your pocket. So... $1250 is too low. I wouldn't take that unless I desperately needed the cash today.
 

meaty

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Feb 27, 2011
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oh yea sorry it i forgot. yea its a 13"

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You didn't mention which air you have, 11" or 13". I'll assume 13" for this reply.

You can get more for it on ebay. Check http://www.ebay.com/csc/i.html?Screen%20Size=13%20inches&Processor%20Type=Intel%20Core%20i7&LH_ItemCondition=12&rt=nc&LH_Complete=1&_nkw=macbook air i7&_dmpt=Apple_Laptops&_fln=1&_trksid=m194&ssPageName=STRK:MEFSRCHX:SRCH for sold items.

People seem to be getting $1400-1600 depending on extras such as accessories or applecare, and condition.

Given that you'll pay about 10% in ebay and paypal fees, and it sells for the lower end of $1400, thats still $1360 in your pocket. So... $1250 is too low. I wouldn't take that unless I desperately needed the cash today.
ok thanks for the info. thing is my ebay account doesn't have any feedback.
 

gpat

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Mar 1, 2011
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you didn't mention which air you have, 11" or 13". I'll assume 13" for this reply.

You can get more for it on ebay. Check http://www.ebay.com/csc/i.html?screen%20size=13%20inches&processor%20type=intel%20core%20i7&lh_itemcondition=12&rt=nc&lh_complete=1&_nkw=macbook air i7&_dmpt=apple_laptops&_fln=1&_trksid=m194&sspagename=strk:mefsrchx:srch for sold items.

People seem to be getting $1400-1600 depending on extras such as accessories or applecare, and condition.

Given that you'll pay about 10% in ebay and paypal fees, and it sells for the lower end of $1400, thats still $1360 in your pocket. So... $1250 is too low. I wouldn't take that unless i desperately needed the cash today.
1400 - 10% = 1260
 

Kyllle

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Apr 25, 2011
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I think the maximum eBay takes is $50 isn't it? Thought I read that somewhere on the site.
There is the 2% PayPal takes also though.
 

mrobit

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Mar 7, 2012
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I'd say for you to at least try to finagle your way to $1300. An extra $50 can't hurt ;)
 

meaty

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Feb 27, 2011
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i just sold my air for 1600 but the guy doesn't have any feedback or anything. this was my first time selling on ebay. is there anything i need to look out for before shipping? thanks

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I'd say for you to at least try to finagle your way to $1300. An extra $50 can't hurt ;)
someone just bought it now for 1600 on ebay!

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he lives in united kingdom...
 

Kyllle

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Apr 25, 2011
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There is no limitation that I am aware of. Combined with PayPal fees, you "lose" 12-15% for an eBay transaction.
Oh I checked and it's actually a $100 maximum.

From ebays website:

Auction-style listings: The final value fee is based on a percentage of the item's total cost to the buyer (less any sales tax). The maximum final value fee for auction-style listings is $100.00. For example, if you sell an item for $1,500.00 and charge $10.00 for shipping, you'll pay only $100.00, even though 9% of $1,510.00 is $135.90. This maximum final value fee does not apply to Stores subscribers.
 

noisycats

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Jun 1, 2010
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The 'ham. Alabama.
Oh I checked and it's actually a $100 maximum.

From ebays website:

Auction-style listings: The final value fee is based on a percentage of the item's total cost to the buyer (less any sales tax). The maximum final value fee for auction-style listings is $100.00. For example, if you sell an item for $1,500.00 and charge $10.00 for shipping, you'll pay only $100.00, even though 9% of $1,510.00 is $135.90. This maximum final value fee does not apply to Stores subscribers.
Good to know. Thanks for the research and education.