A little reselling advice...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by oscarwolfey, May 4, 2014.

  1. oscarwolfey macrumors newbie

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    Hi I was just looking for some advice quick. I am planning on selling my 15" Macbook Pro (from late 2008). The battery has recently failed and needs replacing. I was just wondering if it's worth spending £100 on replacing the battery and then selling it on, or if I should just sell it as is.
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. mooblie macrumors 6502

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  3. oscarwolfey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh wow so they are, thanks! Are these safe to use? I've had bad experience before buying things from ebay such as chargers and them not being very reliable/good for my mac
     
  4. Barney63 macrumors 6502a

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    I've put non-original batteries into windows laptops

    Barney
     
  5. MarvinHC macrumors 6502a

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    I would sell as is but mention in the advert that batteries can be bought for ... This way a potential seller can decide himself to go for the original or the cheap replacement and also enjoys the full warranty on the new battery.

    Reason for my advice: I have a late 2008 myself and bought a cheap replacement. It worked fine initially but after 30 cycles was below 70% capacity and rapidly reducing. Since I had bought the battery myself I was able to go back to the seller and got an exchange which has been perfectly fine ever since (around 25 cycles so far and still 100%)
     
  6. MyiBill macrumors 6502

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    I'd buy a new battery even if its a ebay one and then sell it. Most buyers aren't going to want something they have to fix even if it's just a battery and those who will want a deal.
     

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