BlackBook Higher resale?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hockeysc23, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. hockeysc23 macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2007
    Hey everyone,

    I have been debating between a MB 2.2ghz or MB (black) 2.2ghz. I hate the idea of paying extra for color but here is my thoughts.

    It seems the MB(black) has a higher resale, bigger hd, and does a better job of looking warn out as opposed to the white ones. Is this true?

    For those of you who purchased a black book would you recommend it?

    Suggestions, comments, and ideas appreciated.

  2. Unspeaked macrumors 68020


    Dec 29, 2003
    West Coast
    It does have a higher resale value, but I don't know if it off-sets the premium.

    The hard drive can always be upgraded on the white model.

    Some people think it's better at keeping dirt off but looks more "oily."

    I would just get whichever color you prefer. Resale value, price different and specs are so close between them that it's not worth agonizing over.

    I prefer the black, for what it's worth.
  3. heatmiser macrumors 68020

    Dec 6, 2007
    Resale value is meaningless, as it's more than offset by the higher initial purchase price. As Unspeaked said, get the color you prefer, and remember you're paying $125 extra for the paint job. Each color has its upsides and downsides in terms of what it shows, dirt-wise. I got the white because I didn't see sense in paying more for black.
  4. MarlboroLite macrumors 6502a


    Oct 29, 2007
    the 13 colonies
    Well I got the black simply because I like the color better....yeah there's probably a higher resale value with it, but won't even come close to offsetting it.

    It boils down to what you prefer. I decided to pay up because I figured I'm going to be staring at the computer everyday for the next 3+ years, I'd rather feel good about it :)

    It does get oily and smudgy...but I don't think it's that bad...I can so far easily wipe it off. Black also looks more professional.
  5. phungy macrumors 68020


    Dec 5, 2006
    Well if you're fine with a refurb, a 2.2 Blackbook is $1299.
  6. Batt macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2007
    Syracuse, NY
    Ditto. And never buy anything based on resale value - buy for the value to you at the time.
  7. hockeysc23 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2007
    Very good points. Yeah I was looking at that refurbed blackbook based on the high reviews mac had for their refurbs.

    I guess I was trying to rationalize the black, through a higher resale because i tend to like it more.

    Thanks everyone for your help!
  8. Batt macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2007
    Syracuse, NY
    My daughter is currently awaiting the arrival of her refurbed Blackbook. She waffled, too, but I told her to get the black, because that's what she really wanted. A few more bucks are worth having what you want over what you're willing to settle for.:)

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