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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:07 PM   #1
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Need help with a possible trade...

Just got a brand new iPad 4...and really like it, but a coworker has offered to trade me her like-new late 2009 15" MBP for my pad + $200 on my end. Sounds like a pretty good trade to me...but I have no idea what her MB is worth. It's totally stock too, and will need an OS update as well.

What is the 15" MBP worth right now, really? Is a 2009 going to be prehistoric soon?

I'm an Apple noob too...and I appreciate the help. Thanks in advance.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:09 PM   #2
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Which iPad? Wifi or Cellular? GB? 16? 32? 64?
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:34 PM   #3
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Which iPad? Wifi or Cellular? GB? 16? 32? 64?
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:47 PM   #4
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I would say dont trade - may not be a huge difference. But I would never buy a 2009 MBP in 2013.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:56 PM   #5
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I would say dont trade - may not be a huge difference. But I would never buy a 2009 MBP in 2013.
I'm thinking so too, not only for that but because of a portability issue as well. The iPad is easy to carry, the 15" MBP...not so much.

Also although really like my iPad...because I'm well versed in OS6, bot I have no experience with the Apple OS at all and I don't want to trade then not be happy with the Mac and have a hard time selling it because of the age.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:44 PM   #6
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I'd never go for that considering the age of the hardware. Think about for a second...you're going to give this person a brand new piece of hardware and $200 for their 4 year old laptop.

But if it's what you want, don't let a bunch of voices on the internet throw you off course.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:54 PM   #7
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For what it's worth, I absolutely loved my mid 2009 13" MBP, but 2 weeks ago I decided it was time to retire it. I ended up giving it to my parents, mainly for my mom to use.

Anyway, what I'm saying is that the iPad may be worth less overall, but I think it will be more useful in the next year or so. Also, the MBP doesn't have any warranty left, so if something fails, you're SOL.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:57 PM   #8
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If she offers to pay $200 [ instead of asking ], then the trade isn't a bad deal!

What are the specs on her MBP ? How is the battery holding up ? [ imp, because you might end up coughing up some dough for a replacement ] ...

Honestly, iPad and MBP aren't comparable... One's a full blown computer, the other [ iPad ] well... gets the job done for the most part, but not even close to replacing a computer!
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 12:33 AM   #9
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ebay completed auctions show 660 to 875 depending for her computer. I have no real idea what iPads cost so there you go. I would take the trade, but then I would never have bought the iPad.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 12:36 AM   #10
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I'd say take it and run!
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 01:02 AM   #11
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If the MBP is one with the higher-res anti-glare screen, I'd probably accept the trade.

Then, I'd take the $200, sell the MBP, pool the money, and get one of the new 128GB iPads.
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ebay completed auctions show 660 to 875 depending for her computer. I have no real idea what iPads cost so there you go. I would take the trade, but then I would never have bought the iPad.
Those numbers are high, you can get a 2011 for the high end of that range, and there's a BIG difference between the 2009 C2D models and the 2011 Core i7 models. Try CL instead.

I wouldn't pay more than $500 for a 2009 uMBP-15, unless it had at least 8GB of RAM and an SSD.



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Those numbers are high, you can get a 2011 for the high end of that range, and there's a BIG difference between the 2009 C2D models and the 2011 Core i7 models. Try CL instead.

I wouldn't pay more than $500 for a 2009 uMBP-15, unless it had at least 8GB of RAM and an SSD.



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Old Feb 1, 2013, 09:06 AM   #14
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Take away $100 or in fees and shipping

iPad + $200 is alot better than 09 MBP - thing is 4 years old!
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 10:47 AM   #15
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