Buy and resell for skylake?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by virginblue4, May 19, 2015.

  1. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

    virginblue4

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    So I'm looking at purchasing the new refreshed 15" baseline rMPB with the upgraded 2.5ghz i7 chip.

    I'm a student so the standard UK price is £1679 but I'll get it for £1428 (also includes free AppleCare which is worth £279). So total price should be £1958 which is a saving of £479!

    What would I realistically be able to sell this model for (still with 2 years left on AppleCare) once Skylake comes out?
     
  2. inhalexhale1 macrumors 6502a

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    If that's your plan, you'd be better off buying/reselling a refurb.
     
  3. virginblue4 thread starter macrumors 68000

    virginblue4

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    I wasn't aware that the education pricing applied to refurb models? Also don't believe you get 3 years AppleCare. I may be wrong. Either way, I'd like to go for the newest model.
     
  4. sebseb macrumors 6502

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    The education discount applies to only new, not refurbs. And in UK, students get te 3 year warranty too??
     
  5. virginblue4 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes, that's what I thought.

    And yes, it includes 3 years of AppleCare.

    So what would I be able to sell this model for after around a year?
     
  6. sebseb macrumors 6502

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    Your best bet would be to check eBay and see how much it sells for. For example I see one in eBay that is being sold for 2000$. It's the dgpu model and has apple care till end of 2017. So pretty much what you have. If he bought it with student discount, it will be about 2299 and 250 for apple care and that's 2550. So there's a big loss there. Check eBay UK for more accurate results. Also watch many items and see how much they sell for.
     
  7. virginblue4 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the response. I'll check it out.

    It's not a huge loss at $229 as AppleCare is free with education pricing.
     

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