Rotating Apple toys...

Posted by: NucleusG4

Rotating Apple toys... - 09/09/10 04:43 AM

I've always done it. Sell the current unit before AppleCare runs out and you get a good price for your tower/whatever.
But when I sell my iPhones...it's nuts.
I paid $300.00 for my 3Gs and $40? for AppleCare last May off of Ebay.
I got an iP4 for anniversary/birthday gift so I am selling the 3Gs.

It's almost busted $400.00...

Making a profit on a used electronic item...lol.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110582955137#ht_500wt_1154
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/09/10 06:11 AM

Nice!

I may have to put mine up on ebay then!
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/09/10 06:43 AM

The winner lives in Thailand. Ugh. Don'y know why, but overseas transactions make me jumpy. Should I be concerned?
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/09/10 06:54 AM

How are they offering to pay?

I always specify US sales only on mine.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/09/10 06:58 AM

Aarghh .. I usually do too.

My listing states Paypal as method of payment..
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/09/10 07:12 AM

Well, at least you have some protection. I would send them a message saying that their money has to clear before shipping due to being overseas.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/09/10 07:18 AM

Yeah, that's what I was thinking. Also, I have Ebay on the line right now to find out my risk, if any?
If I remember correctly PayPal / Ebay only cover up to certain percentage/amount.

The good news is the phone sold for $403.00
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/09/10 07:25 AM

I just remembered that my last few transactions on ebay/paypal, Paypal held my money until the item was received by the buyer or a certain date passed.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/09/10 07:54 AM

That's OK with me.. a third party holding the funds till 1st and 2nd parties are satisfied.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/09/10 08:27 AM

Do you accept credit card payments? Read about chargebacks.

You should only accept payment from a bank account, that way once the money is taken out the buyer can't take the payment back.

Make sure you get a signature for proof of delivery if you accept credit cards. That still is not protection from chargebacks though. The buyer can initiate a chargeback weeks after you get your money, saying they never got the item, and PayPal will take the money back from your funding source(s) until the matter is cleared up, and it's up to you to prove that you shipped the item and that they received it.

Feel more secure now? smirk
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/09/10 08:35 AM

Interesting.

And that's why I would insure it via FedEx/UPS for $400
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/09/10 09:32 AM

Never accept Credit Card payment from foreign buyers, insist on Instant Transfer.

Do a search using paypal chargeback.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/09/10 09:35 AM

Originally Posted By: John Rougeux
Interesting.

And that's why I would insure it via FedEx/UPS for $400
Even if you have a POD if the buyer used a credit card and puts a chargeback on the item you then have to deal with the foreign credit card company.
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/09/10 09:59 AM

And that's why I don't sell overseas.

Quote:
Even if you have a POD if the buyer used a credit card and puts a chargeback on the item you then have to deal with the foreign credit card company.


What if you have the iPod Classic?


laugh
Posted by: carp

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/09/10 11:50 AM

Congrats

Whats the shipping like?
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/09/10 01:43 PM

It clearly says that I am only shipping to the US so I am cancelling this guy and selling to the next guy who IS in the US.
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/09/10 01:56 PM


Phew! All is well!
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/09/10 02:02 PM

I have now edited my preferences so that only US buyers can bid.
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/09/10 02:47 PM

Cool. So what was the next person's bid?

And I wonder what the winning bid would have been without the foreigner?
Posted by: carp

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/09/10 03:08 PM

Originally Posted By: John Rougeux
Cool. So what was the next person's bid?

And I wonder what the winning bid would have been without the foreigner?


IMO
I suspect its just trading one foreigner arsewhole for another US arsewhole - so I am not sure if that, is the right decision?

I suspect that overseas will pay more since I believe there is NO Apple stores in Thailand <-- again I asked for shipping cost?
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/09/10 04:20 PM


http://store.apple.com/th

Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/09/10 04:46 PM

I don't know what the shipping cost would have been. I didn't look it up.

Figure a 2 lb box going Ground to Bangkok.

www.ups.com
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/09/10 04:50 PM

Originally Posted By: John Rougeux
Cool. So what was the next person's bid?

And I wonder what the winning bid would have been without the foreigner?


The next bid was 398.00.
The guy from thailand started bidding around 388.00... but there was also a guy from Italy bidding.
If it wasn't for the overseas bids it would prolly have stalled around 370.00.

lessons learned today.

And thanks to Reboot for the links.
Posted by: carp

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/09/10 06:10 PM

And your point is what now? ?
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/09/10 06:16 PM

You said there were no Apple stores in Thailand. She provided you a link.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/09/10 09:43 PM

Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
I have now edited my preferences so that only US buyers can bid.
Also no credit card, instant transfer only. For small obscure items CC is okay, chances of someone trying to screw you out of $20 for some old tin cookie container is pretty much non-existent, but a popular piece of electronics that goes for a few hundo, yes. There is CC fraud here too.

Don't worry about insisting on instant transfer, there's enough honest ones out there. ebay is huge.
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/10/10 04:41 AM

Originally Posted By: carp

IMO
I suspect its just trading one foreigner arsewhole for another US arsewhole - so I am not sure if that, is the right decision?

I suspect that overseas will pay more since I believe there is NO Apple stores in Thailand <-- again I asked for shipping cost?


It is FAR easier to deal with someone who lives in the US than it is someone who lives in a foreign country.
Posted by: carp

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/10/10 01:15 PM

Thats for sure.

Just wondering if overseas you can get more? Thats all.
Then again it might not be worth the risk, so thats a moot point.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/10/10 02:20 PM

Well.. second chance offer fell through.. so it's relisted.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110584639591&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT#ht_500wt_1154
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/11/10 10:48 AM

Wow.. less than a day and it hit the Reserve price.
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/11/10 10:59 AM

Nice! US buyers?
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/11/10 12:30 PM

Yes, my account is now restricted to US buyers only.
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Rotating Apple toys... - 09/11/10 03:57 PM

I'll have to fix mine up and put it up on ebay!