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Macintosh for sale FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about selling and buying Macintoshes.

This FAQ about selling and buying Macintoshes was compiled and written by Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo@shock.njit.edu with numerous contributions by others.

-01 Should I buy or sell on usenet? (Macintosh for sale)
No, you should not. Usenet is a medium by which information ...
-02 Where should I buy/sell used equipment? (Macintosh for sale)
LOCAL bulletin boards, both of the electronic and ...
-03 I want to post my ad anyway. What should I do? (Macintosh for sale)
First see section 2.0 below to try and decide on a ...
-04 How can I avoid being ripped off when I buy something from the net? (Macintosh for sale)
You can't, which is the single biggest reason I ...
-05 How much is my used hardware worth? (Macintosh for sale)
Make your lowest estimate of the resale value of your ...
-06 What is used software worth? (Macintosh for sale)
Almost nothing. It's certainly worth less than the cost ...
-07 No really, how much is my system worth? (Macintosh for sale)
I'll give a few numbers I consider current as of Fall, 1995....
-08 Authorized dealers (Where Should I buy a new Mac?)
Hard as it may be to believe Apple authorized dealers ...
-09 Var's (Where Should I buy a new Mac?)
I include Value Added Resellers (VAR's for short) only for ...
-10 Superstores (Where Should I buy a new Mac?)
Superstores like CompUSA are fairly hassle-free since ...
-11 Performas (Where Should I buy a new Mac?)
At various times Apple repackages different models of LC's,...
-12 Educational dealers (Where Should I buy a new Mac?)
The nicest thing about campus computer stores is that they'...
-13 Direct from Apple (Where Should I buy a new Mac?)
Apple does not sell Macs retail except to their largest ...
-14 Auctions (Where Should I buy a new Mac?)
Apple occasionally dumps overstocked equipment at various ...
-15 Does anyone know a dealer in New York City? (Where Should I buy a new Mac?)
If you're planning a trip to New York, you may want to do ...
-16 New equipment prices (Where Should I buy a new Mac?)
What follows are mostly maximum prices you should expect to ...
-17 Macrotime (When should I buy a new mac?)
Apple releases new models of Macs about every three months. In ...
-18 Microtime (When should I buy a new mac?)
If you're buying a low end home system from a high end ...
-19 When will I get my Mac? (When should I buy a new mac?)
I've never heard of a delivery taking more than a year, ...
-20 Know what you want (How should I buy a new Mac?)
When you walk into the store where you're thinking about ...
-21 The dealer needs to sell you a Mac more than you need to buy one (How should I buy a new Mac?)
Remember that the salesperson needs the sale more than ...
-22 Have a competitor's ad handy (How should I buy a new Mac?)
Nothing is more helpful in convincing salespeople to ...
-23 Cash on delivery (How should I buy a new Mac?)
If you're buying at a dealership, don't pay a penny until ...
-24 The sales tax game (How should I buy a new Mac?)
In some sections of the U.S. a significant savings can ...
-25 Leasing (How should I buy a new Mac?)
The short answer to this option is DON'T. If you're ...
-26 Be nice to your salesperson (How should I buy a new Mac?)
This final tip ought to be obvious, but many people have a ...
-27 What is the gray market? (The gray market and mail order - Macintosh)
Due to Apple's reluctance to authorize mail order dealers,...
-28 Are gray market Macs covered by Apple warranties? (The gray market and mail order - Macintosh)
Gray market computers are still official Apple ...
-29 Does anyone know a good mail-order company? (The gray market and mail order - Macintosh)
Many mail-order dealers advertise in the back pages of ...









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