Damaged macbook pro, how much is it worth?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nimr0d, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. nimr0d macrumors member

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    First generation, 1.87ghz. Everything is stock. Long story short someone spilled their drink into my laptop. It doesnt power on, and apple wants $1,600 to fix it. Obviously its just smarter to buya new one. I plan on paying the difference between the repair price and the price of the new laptop($400) while having the person who spilled it pay the $1,600. But i want to offset the cost by selling my damaged laptop and the free ipod nano that comeswith it.

    So how much do you think i could get for it? I know one of the more expensive parts of a laptop is the screen, and thats in perfect condition. I dunno what any of the insides look like, and dont really plan on opening it, apple didnt tell me what was damaged cause they just said they charge a flat fee for situations like this.
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    it's funny that apple wants $1600 to fix it; they sell it for $1299 (+tax) on their refurbished store. i don't know how much your broken laptop is worth, but i'm guessing it would be less than $500.
     
  3. nimr0d thread starter macrumors member

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    I was thinking around $300, soo any more than that would be fine
     
  4. jellz macrumors regular

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    bleh. why cant your friend just buy you a refurb one for 1299 like the previous poster mentioned? making him pay $1,600 seems a little...unfair.
     
  5. nimr0d thread starter macrumors member

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    can anyone link me to the 15" refurb, on the refurb site it seesm they have everything except the 15" macbook pro
     
  6. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    apple sells their refurbished stock fairly quickly. your best bet is to check the late hours of the night or early morning, like 2 am pdt.
     
  7. nimr0d thread starter macrumors member

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    ok thanks, does it get updated almost daily?
     
  8. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    almost. not during the weekend, however.
     

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