|Jun 23, 2013, 08:59 AM||#1|
Buy/Sell Advice for an Early 2008 Macbook
I have a friend who's looking to sell a 2008 Macbook, and I was considering buying it from them, doing a few upgrades, and potentially re-selling it. I've done a bunch of desktop building, but I'm trying to get some experience tinkering with laptops.
The stock specs are:
Early 2008 Macbook (4,1)
Core2Duo @2.1 GHz
1 GB (2x 512 MB) RAM
120GB 5400-rpm SATA HDD
It's in nice physical condition as it's been well cared for, and had the keyboard/plastic-shell replacement under warranty.
I was going to upgrade the RAM to 4 GB, and add a 240/250 GB SSD. I'm still deciding between an OWC (which doesn't require TRIM) and a Samsung or Crucial (which do).
Mac2Sell gives a starting price of $280, and an upgrades price of $730. I was going to offer to buy it for ~300, and then try to sell it for $700. Does that sound reasonable?
|Jun 23, 2013, 10:48 AM||#2|
I'm sure you could buy it and re-sell it, but I would only see this going for a few hundred more with those upgrades, which will cost you a few hundred more...
That's just my opinion. Still a good machine and probably worth it at the lower price, but there are too many advances in the last few years that will make this machine become dated far too quickly for that kind of money ($700+).
|Jun 23, 2013, 02:58 PM||#3|
I wouldn't. The profit you could gain is to little and at 700, it is just too much for a second hand 6 year old laptop. Even if it is an Apple computer.
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|Jun 23, 2013, 03:39 PM||#4|
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