Price Advice Pricing a '08 MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by SDH3BLK, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Dec 7, 2012
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    Been trying to sell my early '08 MacBook Pro and '08 white macbook to upgrade, but getting no luck...
    Here's the specs:

    MacBook Pro
    Processor - 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory - 2 GB 66 MHz DR2 SDRAM
    Graphics - NVIDA GeForce 8600M GT 256 MB
    Software - OS X 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion)
    Hard Drive - 200GB

    white MacBook:
    Processor - 2.1 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory - 1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    Graphics - Intel GMA x31100
    Software - 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard)
    Hard drive - 120 GB


    I guess my first problem is I have no clue how much they are worth!? Soo I have them list together for $1000 and looking for a best offer which I can see it getting low.. The MBP comes with adobe design suite, apple wireless mouse, travel case, power cord, and a new battery. Runs great! And never had a problem with it! It just can't handle my gopro hero 3 black edition.

    Anyone have any tips to where I can get this sold and how I can price it just right? Not assuming to get a lot for these but at least something for a good down payment for a new iMac! Your help and advice is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
    #2
    As a starting point, you can check Mac2Sell, eBay (including completed sales), or Amazon for prices of similar models, to get an idea of what a reasonable price may be. Then adjust the price to account for condition, configuration, remaining AppleCare coverage (if any), etc.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

    phoenixsan

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    Oct 19, 2012
    #3
    I would say....

    $500 tops for the MacBook Pro and $275 tops for the white MacBook, and please dont take any offense, with reserves.

    Can go up based in no cosmetic/functional issues and good care of the machines. Dont forgot to factor in shipping costs/fees, if selling through an online site


    :):apple:
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dec 7, 2012
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    No offense taken! That's what I needed to hear! Thank you guys for the advice! I appreciate it!
     
  5. macrumors member

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    You might have a hard time unloading that 8600M to anyone unless they don't know any better.

    I ended up recently giving my 2008 MBP to a friend recently as I couldn't sell it in good conscience.
     

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