2009 17" mbp (Purchased)

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  1. GermanyChris, Sep 15, 2012
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    What would you guys and gals pay for an 09 17" MBP? I like express card slots and this is available locally I was thinking $900-$1000. It's a 2.8 C2D 8GB glossy in outstanding shape.
     
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    Probably no more than $750-ish, and that's assuming all of the original software discs and such.
     
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    I don't worry about German pricing, I'm not German and paying in dollars.

    Thanks for the mac to sell link I didn't know about them. They say $1050
     
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    Thats the model I have, and once I put a SSD in there, still dam fast. Your getting good MBP there.

    Sorry no idea what they are worth though
     
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    I have an SSD laying around for it.
     
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    I wouldn't pay the $1000 for it - sounds overpriced. Maybe $900, I would still try to get it for less though if possible.
     
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    Now we're into personal opinion. I don't think $1000 is unreasonable at all. I'm not sure I'd pay much more.

    It's worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it.
     
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    I don't like Mac2sell prices I have a Mid 2009 model 13.3 Pro, 2.53Ghz 320GB 7200 RPM , 8GB ram Pristine condition, Original everything and they said $450 Screw that
     
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    id say $800 would be fair for it. if it was flawless
     
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    Uh....that's because they made and sold a ton more of the 13" than the 17". Not to mention that the 17" sold for more than twice what the comparable 13" retailed.
     
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    Way too much.

    I would pay no more than $500... maybe $600 if it had one year of AppleCare remaining. It's great it's got nary a scratch on it, but how often had it been used and under what conditions (word processing, web browsing, 3D rendering, video editing, etc...)

    As for eBay, that's only running averages based on existing data; some will sell for more (dunno how) and some will sell for less... I'd look at what others are selling theirs for manually and judge from that instead.

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    Hopefully the seller is good at swindling. :D That's usually what "whatever someone is willing to pay" usually involves, either directly, indirectly, covertly, unethically, and/or other other issues...

    17" versions will likely retain some value, only because Apple has discontinued the line altogether and some want the larger 17" form factor (maybe my $500~$600 bid was too small, but in all probability there is no extended warranty and I would want to know every last possible detail for spending $1000 for a used laptop that is well over one year old...)

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    I checked the US prices for my 2011 model w/stock equipment (puny 4GB, etc).

    $1510.

    Seems kinda high, given it's only 17 months old...

    With the same stock drive and 16GB of RAM (16384, since the site asks for "MB" and not "GB), the value goes up to $1940... Putting in 16 for the RAM (assuming they made a typo and meant to say "GB"), the value remained at $1510...

    Either way, I'm not convinced.

    I wish I knew that site when I tried selling my 2011 in December... Even at $1900, for less than a refurb but with 2x the memory and much larger HDD, and with 2.5 years of AppleCare remaining, eBay denizens were just trollng at my expense... It was for the best; it turned out keeping the MBP was the better situation, since I'll be using it and all...
     
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    Yeah, isn't that what this is?

    OP asked "what would you pay." I'm responding with what I would and would not pay.
     
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    So I bought it, and let me tell you, it's nice!
     
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    What was the final price?
     
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    $900
     
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    congrats!
     
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    Thanks all..I paid right where I figured it was worth even though some said 600-800..
     

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