BlackBook Higher resale?

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

  1. hockeysc23 macrumors regular

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    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.

    Scott
     
  2. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    Ditto. And never buy anything based on resale value - buy for the value to you at the time.
     
  7. hockeysc23 thread starter macrumors regular

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    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

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    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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