Price Advice Early '11 13" Resale Question

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  1. 2Turbo macrumors 6502

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    I've got an early '11 MBP 13" stock upgraded w/8GB RAM & 750GB HDD. I'm wondering about how much resale value I would lose selling now vs next summer.

    If the devaluation has pretty much slowed now, I would like to wait until next summer for MBA refresh. But if it's going to devalue considerably (because of 13 rMBP maybe?), I'd rather just get the new MBA right now.

    Thx for any insight.
     
  2. afinch1992 macrumors 6502

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    i would say that it would probably lose $100-$200 in value from now til then. a rMBP could change that figure, but id say somewhere in that range. Ive been looking at prices on macbooks for the past few weeks and it seems to be around $100 per year in the same condition. right now I would say depending on the condition you might be able to get $1000 depending on the processor.

    just my opinion though
     
  3. 2Turbo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    1k would be great!

    Mine is mint w/2.3 i5. I've seen similar systems go for $900ish give or take on eBay, but the fees are a killer. Craigslist for me. Would be happy to get $900.
     
  4. Minicube macrumors regular

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    I've been following this model on Amazon. With your upgrades you should be able to get $900. Apple sells this model with no upgrades for $799 when it's available.
     
  5. afinch1992 macrumors 6502

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    with that processor I think $850-$900 would be fair. might be a little harder to find a buyer now that school has already begun though
     
  6. dbdynsty25 macrumors regular

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    It's never difficult to find a buyer for a MacBook. Always in demand.
     
  7. afinch1992 macrumors 6502

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    true. i did say a little harder, not impossible :p but, i would say 50% of people buying a 13" pro on craigslist will not care as much about the upgrades as the price. im sure it will be sold in no time either way
     
  8. ducatiti macrumors 6502a

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    For your reference, I was able to sell my early 13" i5 2.3 with 8gb of ram for $975 at Craigslist. Sold it within two days of posting last month. Bought the system last year for $999 from an Apple Store price matching Micro Center.
     
  9. srexy macrumors 6502a

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    Another thing to bear in mind with resale on CL is what software you leave on it for the buyer...
     
  10. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    It depends on what kind of condition it is in. Do you have all of the accessories/peripherals/media that came with it as well?
     
  11. afinch1992 macrumors 6502

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    good point. could work to your advantage or disadvantage if you really need the programs and have to rebuy
     
  12. balamw Moderator

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    MOD NOTE: This kind of thread must be in Buying Tips and Advice with the Price Advice prefix.

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  13. MrMacBookPro macrumors 6502

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    OP, i'm kinda in the same boat.. Looking for the value in mine as well.. I told a friend the other day $800.00... I'm looking to get the 15'' model as i want a bigger screen.

    I still also deciding on what display to get also..
     

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