Advice on MBP 2nd hand value

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by northerngit, Aug 1, 2008.

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  1. northerngit macrumors member

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    Hi All,

    I've had my new MBP for a while, and the time has come to sell my beloved first Mac (read g/f told me it has to go!) A 1st Gen MBP. I've looked at Mac2Sell, but I'm not sure how reflective the guide price is to the real second hand market.

    Details:

    Model Name: MacBook Pro 15"
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro1,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache (per processor): 2 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MBP11.0055.B08
    SMC Version: 1.2f10
    Chipset Model: ATI Radeon X1600
    VRAM (Total): 256 MB

    With a 250GB 5200RPM Western Digital HDD:

    Capacity: 232.89 GB
    Model: WDC WD2500BEVS-22UST0
    Revision: 01.01A01

    Come with OS X 1.4 (Tiger), a brand new battery (2 months old) and no Apple Care.

    Its been well taken care off, but has wear under the left hand side CTRL+ALT+CMD keys - the silver coating has come off, which I believe is a common complaint. There is also a few marks on the corners of the lid... see pics.


    To give an idea, I'm thinking of auctioning on ebay or advertising at the local Mac User Group website.

    BTW/ GBP(£) values would be more useful than USD($) :)

    Cheers,

    J.
     

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  2. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    Read the fine print on mac2sell - there are many, many things they don't include in the price and so are typically very low.

    Ebay is a far better guide because you are getting actual market prices to look at and you can look at each auction for things like condition and extra bolt-ons.
     
  3. northerngit thread starter macrumors member

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    For anyone else in the same boat - the above went for £850 on Ebay, plus postage.
     
  4. logana macrumors 65816

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    Mac2Sell says £710 so you did well to get £850 !!
     
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