Sell PB before warranty runs out?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by tsk, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. tsk macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2004
    I've got a PowerBook 12" 1GHz machine that I'm considering selling. It's got just over a month left on the warranty which is making me think now might be a good time to unload it. If I don't sell it, I'm not going to get the Applecare. I plan on getting a new Powerbook over the summer (probably with the $200 rebate off an iPod).

    So I'm wondering if it makes sense to unload it now while it still has a warranty and the next user can still get Applecare. Anyone have a ballpark on how much more an "in warranty" vs "out of warranty" PowerBook brings?

    I can wing it for a few months right now, as I have a nice desktop I can use at home and at school.

  2. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005

    It might be a good idea to sell, while it is still under warranty. You might want to compare warranty and non-warranty Powerbooks being sold on ebay. It is a tough call. If it wasn't for that iPod rebate you're hoping for, I would certainly tell you to sell it now.
  3. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

    Apr 13, 2004
    New York
    I would say to sell it now, because once that warantee runs out, it will be more difficult to sell and you won't get as much money.
  4. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2004
    I suspect you wont get much extra for selling somebody the opportunity to pay an additional $350 for Applecare on a year old computer. I think most people who are buying a used computer are really looking for the best price they can get and Applecare is going to be a pretty pricey add-on.

    on the other hand, selling it as a "less than year old" laptop will probably get you a better price than selling a "year old" computer just for psychological reasons

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