2014 MacBook Pro Use/Resale?

AverageGuy

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I posted the other day and received several helpful responses from very few people. I hope this is okay, but I am posting again to see if anyone else will chime in. I found a 2014 13” MacBook Pro 16GB 512GB in excellent condition for $375 that I am in the last phase of buying. It has 98% of battery capacity left and 71 Battery Cycles. However, I have been checking and find 2015 models for maybe $125-$200 more. Can’t tell if condition is comparable! So hard to value these used computers. The advantage of the 2015 Model is improved graphics Iris 6100 vs 5100, larger battery, faster SSD on read (twice as fast), somewhat faster Ram, somewhat faster processor Haswell 2.8 (2014) vs Broadwell 2.7 (2015) and an updated Force Touch trackpad on 2015. I will be using this largely for document management and web surfing. Want to keep it 1-2 years and upgrade. Should I pass on the 2014 and go for a 2015 or does this seem like a very good deal? I have been checking eBay, Offer Up, Craig’s List and Let Go and prices seem all over the board. OS may not be supported after Catalina (?). Will I get much out of the 2014 on the used market or should or should I look for a 2015 model? Will having 16GB make a difference in terms of resale. I know very little about the used market. Just hate the current Apple offerings other than the 16” and waiting until mid-2021 to see what is out at what price! Any thoughts will be appreciated.
 

AverageGuy

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Thanks to everyone who helped with this! I have purchased the 2014 MBP.
Looking forward to getting it.
 
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AverageGuy

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Thanks. The seller is going to wipe the hard drive. So I am guessing that there will be no EFI Password. Any clue what this computer might be worth in 2-3 years? That is the time period I want it for while I wait for new Apple offerings.
 

Peet_B

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Any clue what this computer might be worth in 2-3 years? That is the time period I want it for while I wait for new Apple offerings.
I'm the owner of a 15" 2014 MBP, and since the launch of the 16" prices of mine have dropped dramatically, one year ago I could fetch up to $1500 but now I'm lucky to get about $750...(in the Netherlands) Though I'm sure prices can't really go much lower than the $375 you paid for it, seems like a great deal for a great machine!
 

pshufd

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I'm the owner of a 15" 2014 MBP, and since the launch of the 16" prices of mine have dropped dramatically, one year ago I could fetch up to $1500 but now I'm lucky to get about $750...(in the Netherlands) Though I'm sure prices can't really go much lower than the $375 you paid for it, seems like a great deal for a great machine!
I have 2014 and 2015 15 inch MBPs and can confirm that these have dropped a lot. It's not a problem as I will use these two until they die or I need the 16. I'll just give one away and keep the other as a backup.
 
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