How much for my MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Rare, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. Rare macrumors member

    Rare

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    I have had my MacBook since July and I am glad to say it has not had one problem at all.

    I am sadly having to part with it due to uni only letting one computer in my room access the internet (so clearly the MacPro wins), and I want a 30" ACD.

    It is in perfect condition, no scratches, no dead pixels, no mooing, no sleeping problem.

    It is a white, 2ghz model, with 2GB RAM, 60GB hard disk, so basically £900 for the laptop, then £200 for 2GB of RAM.

    I also have a wireless apple mouse (One button - not a mighty mouse, however I do have a wired mighty one spare) & wireless apple keyboard, so that is another £60.

    I have a neoprene case for it, which cost me £15.

    Mini-dvi to dvi & vga cables, £30.

    So that all adds up to £1205, what is a reasonable selling price? £800-850? The UK edu price is £773, without the RAM.
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    why give up the laptop just because your uni says so? thats dumb in my opinion how they would make you do thatlol. i would comment on the price but i dont know pounds as i know dollars lol

    i want to say you have the ram overpriced. most people can get2gigs here for like 200bucks. Isnt a pound close to 2 dollars? if so then yea thats kinda high imo
     
  3. GilGrissom macrumors 65816

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    I would tend to agree with you, but if they need the cash the MB has to go (making that decision would kill me!!)

    Yes, a quick dashboard widget check tells me £1 currently = $1.877. Unfortunately direct price comparisons are near impossible between $ and £. You might think the RAM is overpriced, but probably for the US $ market. Here in the UK where we have rediculous prices higher than the US for no reason (grrr...tax!) it might not seem as high in comparison.

    Your price seems fairly reasonable, but at the higher end. A premium second-hand if you will. But push that price if you can, its a treasured piece of technology! hehe! Try that price, if no luck then lower slightly. Best start higher if you can get it and then work your way down I'd say. Always worth a shot!
     
  4. erikamsterdam macrumors regular

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    Just share your internet on the Airport of the MacPro.
    Then you have 1 computer accessing the internet, and one MB accessing the MacPro :D Everybody happy.
     
  5. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    Especially considering you guys pay so much more for your macs than we do over here.
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i want to say most dorms dont allow routers of any kind so they can strictly monitor the internet activity. however i know at my university, the dorms are wifi which kinda counteracts that point in a sense
     
  7. GilGrissom macrumors 65816

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    Using the Mac Pro as a gateway/router would technically work, if not over wireless then over bluetooth. Sometimes its a little trickier. At my uni first years found it not quite that simple as our IS department had put in measures to try and counter-act such techniques, but with a little perseverance it can be done. It must also be stated that even if you manage to do it, it may be breaking the unis regulations on their network use etc and if caught they might get very arsey and angrey at you...again, depends on what sort of stance the uni takes on it and what kinda people enforce it.
     
  8. Rare thread starter macrumors member

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    Not that simple really, it would cost me at least £200 if i got caught to be put back on.

    I wouldn't use it even if I could have internet in my room really, unless I had wifi in my flat, which is against their rules, that would allow me to use it in our lounge etc, but it isn't worth it.

    The RAM was £200 new, which is why I totalled it up as new then took off a percentage of the total.

    Maybe £750, £800 tops?

    EDIT:
    I don't have wifi / bluetooth on my MacPro, I could run it through a patch cable from the second ethernet port though.
     

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