From a resale perspective, Space Grey vs Silver

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From a resale perspective, which one makes more sense?

  1. Space Grey

    45 vote(s)
    57.7%
  2. Silver

    21 vote(s)
    26.9%
  3. Gold

    12 vote(s)
    15.4%
  1. Macdude2010 macrumors 65816

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    Hello,
    I am trying to decide whether to buy the new Macbook in either Space Grey or silver, I like the way both of them look, so what it will come down to would be which one would be more appealing to resell next year in preparation for generation 2. I'm not talking about wear and tear either, I'm talking about which color would be more desirable to someone buying one next year from me.
    So the Question is, Space Grey or Silver?
     
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  3. Macdude2010 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I don't like the keyboard contrast personally, so I narrowed it down between the two colors.
     
  4. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Given the results of the poll here I would say "Space Grey" personally I am looking at "Gold" as I like the contrast of the contrast of the keyboard to the base colour.

    Q-6
     
  5. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    Some things to consider though... I suspect that poll reflects the fact that MR readers like new things and are just going with anything different (except gold, of course). Also, you should certainly consider whether the space grey will stand up to wear the same way as we know the silver can.
     
  6. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Many of us wanted another black Mac, and this is the closest thing. Not to mention space gray looks the sleekest. I only get space gray on my iOS devices as it is.
     
  7. newellj macrumors 601

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    Probably depends in part on how durable the anodizing on the Space Gray model is and what condition it's in when you sell it.

    I would expect the two colored versions to be more popular than plain old aluminum (my choice, btw) and I expect their resale value might be a little higher, but only if they don't look worn.

    The Space Gray will probably show finish wear worse than a silver or gold one with the same amount of wear - it'll be more apparent against the dark finish.
     
  8. Macdude2010 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The condition is exactly why I am forgoing the wear and tear factor. I think if I can keep a black iPhone 5 in mint condition for a year, then this will be a peice of cake.
     
  9. newellj macrumors 601

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    Likely true. I'm quite careful with my gear and even my iPhone 5 wasn't mint after a year.
     
  10. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    It's clear Space Gray and Gold will be more popular simply because everyone who has any Mac laptop has a silver color already. Therefore the two new options will be more popular - in general.
     
  11. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    They will this year, sure. Space Grey is the obvious colour because that's the identifier for the machine. But in a couple of years when everyone's got them it might not be so. What happens if all the MBPs go Space Grey then? :)
     
  12. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    I wish I wouldn't have voted. I want the gold but voted space Grey for the poll.
     
  13. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    If purely looking for resale value I would get the Gold one.
     
  14. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    Exactly! You should have included it in you poll.
     
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  16. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    Damn! Can I revote? I voted for space grey but would now vote gold.
     
  17. Macdude2010 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's the thing, I'm not purely looking for resale value. In my original post I stated that I liked both the space gray and the silver color options, and because I like both, I decided to make my decision on one based on which would be easiest to resell next year.
     
  18. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    Laptop isn't even out and you're already thinking about selling it? LOL

    But seriously... when you put resale value over the use of the product it somewhat discredits you as a consumer. Why would you care that it'll resell for a few bucks more if it's at the sacrifice of which would bring you the most personal satisfaction when using it for the time you have it?

    Imagine if people's #1 buying logic was resale when they bought a car. LOL
     
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    Some people like to see their things to get the newest thing.... Maybe he wants to sell the macbook right after the 2nd gen rMB comes out.

    As for me, when I buy something expensive, I run it into the ground until it stops working or becomes too much of a pain to use. My macbook is now almost 7 years old, I had the first gen iPod touch for 4 years (when the OS because totally unusable, especially safari), the car I bought 4 years ago new, I intend to keep until it stops working, though it has a good resale value. I guess I'm cheap. If I had more money to spend, I guess I would upgrade my products every year, but I rather spend what money I have on other things.
     
  20. Macdude2010 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I had said I liked both, I'm just using this to make my final decision
     
  21. dexterbell macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, A lot of people do strongly consider re-sale value of their car when they purchase it. Smart people do anyways. A MB or BMW is going to hold its resale value way more than a Chevy or a Dodge and many people consider that.
     
  22. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    Consider, yes. Make it a primary objective in buying such a daily-use product? No. If you do, your priorities are skewed. You are considering what's more important to someone else vs what's more important to you. You're making a concession on your personal taste in favor of what someone else might like. If your personal enjoyment isn't a factor, why not get a Macbook Pro, the resale will always be higher there. Who cares if it's a boat anchor, the resale value is better. Oh, we're just talking about COLOR, something nobody can possibly even fathom as to how it'll affect the resale value of a product that's not even out.
     
  23. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    I'm expecting to sell this rMB when they release a Skylake version. I've never resold before but I think the Skylake upgrade will be very significant. I need a new laptop now and can't wait for Skylake. Skylake is expected to have a significant GPU upgrade compared to Broadwell.
     
  24. Macdude2010 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Jim Dalrymple has also weighed in on my question and I think, after switching back and forth, I'm going to go with space grey.
     

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  25. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    The keyboard stands out the most on gold. Space Gray makes it look lost in a bed of mud. Silver is neutral.
     

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