Best resale value configuration

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by manurk112, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. manurk112 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,


    I'm on the verge of ordering a rMbP 13, and I hesitate between two configuration:
    - one BTO with i5 2.6 / 16 gigs / 512 Gb => 1999 $
    - one classic with I5 2.4 / 8 gigs / 256 Gb => 1499 $

    I think I'll probably sell it on ebay or something in one year, and i'm wondering on which configuration i will loose the less money.


    Thanks
     
  2. puma1552 macrumors 601

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  3. Akack macrumors 6502a

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    Concur.
     
  4. Aylan macrumors regular

    Aylan

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    If your concern is resale value, always get the base model. Future buyers will look at the base price for a "new" model and judge from there how much they want to spend. Apple sells the lower cost Macs with a smaller profit margin as compared to the upgraded ones. Apple makes it expensive to upgrade.
     
  5. spronkey macrumors newbie

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    I disagree with this these days now that you can't really upgrade anything easily.

    Having said that, the 8GB/256GB configuration is reasonably well spec'd to begin with, so it's probably not going to cause too much issue down the line. I don't think you'd gain much by moving to 16/512 in resale unless you sell it in over 3 years time.

    I would definitely consider the entry level 4GB or 128GB models to be a bad choice for resale though.
     

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