Need help with a possible trade...

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    davistld01

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    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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    Spink10

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    Which iPad? Wifi or Cellular? GB? 16? 32? 64?
     
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    davistld01

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    16gb WiFi
     
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    Spink10

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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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    davistld01

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    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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    Toby Ziegler

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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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    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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    M5RahuL

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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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    GermanyChris

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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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    duervo

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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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    NewishMacGuy

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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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    GermanyChris

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    Those are sold computers on ebay in the last 7 or so day's. What you'd pay for something and what it's worth are different.
     
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    Spink10

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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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