Price Advice Fair Price

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by elberto1, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. elberto1 macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2012
    Hi Forum Experts,

    I'm trying to sell a heavily-modified MBP Late 2007:

    2.2Ghz c2d
    4Gb Ram [Double what it came with]
    512mb GDDR3 Graphics Card [Quadruple what it came with]
    1Gb 7200 Rpm [Octuple what it came with; plus quicker rpms]

    The video card was changed when I took my computer in for video card repair. I did a graphics check on bootcamp using PCID. It pointed out that my video card now has 512mb. Also, it can run games it never could before (HL2: Lost Coast; SC2 etc.).

    What price do you think I could get for it? (Old - I know!)
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    As a starting point, you can check Mac2Sell, eBay (including completed sales), or Amazon for prices of similar models, to get an idea of what a reasonable price may be. Then adjust the price to account for condition, configuration, remaining AppleCare coverage (if any), etc.
  3. gngan macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2009
    I don't think you will get a lot more than other similar models. If people wants a good spec computer then they will be looking at more 'modern' computer. Therefore, potential buyers will only be people that who don't cares much about spec and people that can't afford newer Mac.
  4. throAU macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    4gb of ram brand new today is about $25
    a 1tb drive, brand new today is about $120 if that.

    i.e., the value of your secondhand components will be significantly less.

    not sure on the GPU, but I'd suggest that if you were to add say $70 on top of the current ebay value of the base spec machine that machine was built from you'd be somewhere in the ballpark.

    No, you won't get your money back...
  5. elberto1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2012

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