$400 too cheap for a late 2008 MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Keeferton, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Keeferton macrumors member

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    I just listed my MacBook for sale on Craigslist for $400 and it sold within the first hour of being up there. The screen is loose and there are scratches on the bottom yet it sold that quick.

    I got this thing the day they released the unibody and the only upgrades are 4g of ram. Honestly I thought I was asking a lot but maybe I'm wrong. Thoughts?
     
  2. richiez, Jun 16, 2012
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    richiez macrumors member

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    i ended up selling my 13" macbook 2ghz c2d alu unibody with 4gb and no hd (they didn't want to pay for the SSD I had in there) for $550. you probably could have gotten more but still the retained value is amazing even at $400 after 3.5 years
     
  3. Himecchi macrumors member

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    Don't know how reliable this is but I used this site when trying to figure out how much to sell my Mid 2009 MacBook Pro for
    http://www.mac2sell.net/

    Said $900 for me.
     
  4. strausd macrumors 68030

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    Check the Apple recycling program to get a basic idea. Of course, they are going to low ball you, but it is worth a start.

    Also, have you checked other craigslist adds as well as eBay to see what others are going for?

    EDIT: Mac2sell is definitely a better starting point than Apple's recycling program.
     
  5. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Sounds a tad low, I see lots on eBay for $500-$600. Guess it depends on the specifics of the condition.

    Even though it's an older machine, the unibody design still looks like a premium laptop. :)
     
  6. Keeferton thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the info guys. It's crazy how well these things hold value after so long. I think the wifi card may be going also. The wifi turns off randomly and I have to restart the computer 1 or 2 times before it works again. I told the guy I can't let it go until I have my new rmbp in hand and I could pull out but 400 sounds reasonable if good conditioned ones are going for 500
     
  7. strausd macrumors 68030

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    I made the mistake of putting mine up on craigslist the day I ordered mine. The next morning, I already had 2 offers. I had to turn them all down because I could not go a month without a laptop.
     
  8. Rmafive macrumors 6502

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    I will probably put my 2008 unibody 15" Pro for sale for about $750-850 on ebay. These things definitely retain value, given that I paid about $2100 for it over 3 years ago. Yet, it is still a great machine, it just isn't fast enough for me anymore!
     
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