Advice on selling a macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ranho, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. ranho macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2015
    Hi all,

    I have a MacBook Pro early 2015, Broadwell i5 2.7GHz, 256gb SSD and 8GB of RAM which I would like to sell to help for a purchase of a iMac, specially for video editing (amateurish) and because I already own a iPad which would suffice for websurfing in the couch.

    I live in the UK and have all of the original boxes and cables and the laptop is in great condition. Is there a simple way to sell it avoiding gumtree (craigslist of UK) or eBay as I don't want to really waste time on those and how much money should I aim for the sale?

    Thank you in advance
  2. Darmok N Jalad macrumors 65816

    Darmok N Jalad

    Sep 26, 2017
    Can't help you on the service to sell it, other than maybe use your company bulletin board if you work at a large company. You can sell it for a little less, since you won't have to deal with fees and deadbeats.

    As for price, check the going rate for a similar item on eBay. Usually Macs have pretty good resale value, and if your machine is in really good shape, you should be able to fetch a decent amount.
  3. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    I looked to sell my 2017 macbook pro 13 inch with touchbar and had a sale of £1,125 but the guy backed out due to a minor scatch so decided to just keep it. Not had another offer of it since apart from for £850 which i wasn't willing to accept
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    If it's financially possible, KEEP the MacBook Pro even though you get a new iMac.
    There's nothing like having BOTH a great desktop AND a nice laptop, too!
  5. ranho thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2015
    Thank you all for the answers. I would really like a kinda of a "service" to sell my macbook or at least some tips from other users, mainly because I am afraid of how to do the transaction safely, in terms of getting the money as I seen a lot people being burned in deals.

    My biggest point in asking is that I always see people referring to mac devices retaining more value and I though it would be easier to sell it.

    I see little point of having the laptop, the iPad and the iMac (and the smartphone which is a Samsung S8). I travel quite a lot but only use the iPad in my travels... I see little benefit on having so many devices.

    Best regards,
  6. mark-in-mk macrumors 6502


    Mar 24, 2011
    Wait for a £1 max fees deal from eBay, put it on there and only accept Paypal. You should be OK with their protection.

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