Selling MBP C2D in UK - questions

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Outside75, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. Outside75 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    Im thinking about selling my MBP C2D (2.33GHz, 2GB, 160HDD, Glossy). I bought it through Higher Education Store in UK. Now:

    - do I need to transfer my extended Apple Care to the person who will buy it? AppleCare shows my laptops serial number but I just want to be sure that its not against my name too.

    - can I make another purchase throught HE store? I dont want to buy another MBP but I was thinking about downgrading to Macbook. Can anyone remind me what were the the limitations here? (One machine a year or something??)

    - The price - I bought it with discount (Higher Education) but when it comes to sale shall I forgot about it? For example:
    In HE store my MBP costs £1,502.83 (with AppleCare).
    In "normal" store same MBP costs £2,048.01
    So - it will be ok to ask for something about £1700 - 1800 pounds for it? (Together with wireless apple keyboard and mouse, RadTech screen Protector, laptop sleeve, iCurve stand and great Pakuma laptop backpack).
    Can you tell me how much shall I ask for it? Its two months old, no scratches, no problems with anything.

    - finally - I never sold anything:) What shall I do to be sure that transaction will be safe and succesfull? I dont want to cheat and I dont want to be cheated:)

    Thank you
     
  2. gillms1 macrumors newbie

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  3. Outside75 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks:)

    .. oh well:

    a. Desktop: One (1) may be purchased per academic year

    b. Mac mini: One (1) may be purchased per academic year

    c. Notebook: One (1) may be purchased per academic year

    d. Display: A maximum of two (2) may be purchased p er academic year

    e. Software: A maximum of two (2) per software title may be purchased per academic year

    f. iPod: there is no limit on the quantity of iPod purchases per academic year
     
  4. smueboy macrumors 6502a

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    That's a quick turn around - anything wrong with the machine?

    If selling, i'd ignore the fact that you got a discount when deciding what price to sell it for (base it on the rrp), and maybe compare with what a re-furb costs.

    plus, i think gillms1 is right - one discount per year
     
  5. Outside75 thread starter macrumors member

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    Nothing wrong:) just Im not happy with the screen and after couple of months I just realised that MBP is slightly too much for my needs. But still looks like I will not be able to get another laptop through HE store so I need to think about it again:)
     
  6. smueboy macrumors 6502a

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    what do they consider as an 'academic year'??
     
  7. Outside75 thread starter macrumors member

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    exactly.. thats what Im thinking about.. anyone?
     
  8. Amber macrumors regular

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    How did you get that discount? My girlfriend goes to London College of Fashion and doesn't save anywhere near that much.
     
  9. Outside75 thread starter macrumors member

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    I called them. The didnt ask many questions. The price is the price from Apple Store for Higher Education. If someone is interested:

    all standard config:
    MBP 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - £1,146.80
    MBP 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - £1,444.08
    MBP 17' 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - £1,614.45

    MacPro:) £1,427.63

    Anyway - I just called them, they asked about my Uni and that was it:) They didnt even ask for a proof of my student status!
     
  10. gillms1 macrumors newbie

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    may i ask what you are finding wrong with the screen? I'm hoping to pick up a 15" MBP tomorrow myself, so am just curious.
     
  11. Outside75 thread starter macrumors member

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    I think its very personal experience. I dont like narrow viewing angles - its almost impossible to get a "proper" view of the screen without constant head moving:) It makes my eyes tired. It suffers from all the usual Macbook Pro screen issues - like problems with banding but Im sure that some users will be happy with this screen. There is no dead/stuck pixels and movies looks great on it.
     
  12. smueboy macrumors 6502a

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    That's funny since my non-mac friends were impressed by the range of viewing angles on my MBP whilst i was showing it off. I have no banding or grain, and the brightness and clarity have been great on my eyes after my old Ti PB. In short i guess, yes, a very personal thing.
     
  13. Outside75 thread starter macrumors member

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    It is personal indeed. Still I think I will wait a few months before selling this laptop - and the screen.. I will go the local Apple reseller and just compare macbooks there with mine. Maybe I have a "lemon":)
     
  14. Amber macrumors regular

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    That's crazy they didn't ask you anything. Would it be really bad if I tried that myself? We get ripped off enough in the UK compared to US prices as it is. I wonder if you'd have to prove anything if you bought the £50 applecare and had problems?

    How does Apple deal with second owner HE Macs with Applecare?
     

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