Looking to sell your Mac? We are able to consign, buy, or accept in trade most Macs from the modern era.
Consignment takes the burden off the buyer seeking a used Macintosh computer by giving them the assurance of a good working unit. We've been doing this from our retail location for over 10 years, so you know that nothing suspect will ever be sold from our store. If it goes out, then it has our stamp of approval.
The consignee will bring in a unit for us to sell on their behalf. The Mac Market acts as a go-between from seller to buyer, and the unit always remains the property of the consignee until it's sold.
The consignee must also submit all personal information and multiple forms of identity to ensure that at no time whatsoever is the unit stolen or improperly acquired.
We then put the unit through a very thorough technical bench test to ensure everything is in working order. If there is a problem with the machine, the consignee must fix or replace any defective or suspect parts before it goes up for sale.
A selling price is set and does not change unless market conditions dictate. The Mac Market takes 20% of the total sale price plus a $25 appraisal fee. Here are some examples:
Selling price: $495
Consignment fee: $495 x 20% + $25 = $124
Consignee receives: $495 - $124 = $371
Selling price: $1195
Consignment fee: $1195 x 20% + $25 = $264
Consignee receives: $1195 - $264 = $931
The consignee is entitled to be paid on the fourth working day after the sale of their unit. Payment is by cheque.
Typically, The Mac Market will give approximately half the selling price of a unit's value in trade. This may be less or more, depending on the unit and its value. Payment is by cheque.
Trading has its advantage in that the money is paid out immediately. Consignment has its advantage in that the consignee receives more money for their unit.