Price Advice Help! How much can a macbook pro with damage sell for?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by indie321, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. indie321 macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2013
    I have a Macbook Pro that i bought in september of 2009. It still works great but has some problems...the entire keyboard doesn't light up anymore, the disc drive doesnt work and its missing the X key. Im selling it because i have a new one and am sick of storing it/lugging it around when i move. Its the 13' and just is the basic one from the store with no upgrades.

    How much should i sell it for? This guy contacted me who refurbishes old computers and said it was worth 100, but i have a friend who said the hard drive alone was worth 170.

    Super untechy and confused! Any advice?
  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. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    Its worth a lot more than $100 and the hard drive is worth a lot less than $170 unless its a large SSD.

    Check eBay completed listings - also look at the description must of the damaged ones there will be completely not working - meaning the logic board is most likely fried.
  4. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    Your friend is wrong. That HDD is worth probably 80 at most.
  5. Ann P macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009
  6. iPhonesandMacs macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2012
    the hard drive is not worth $170 unless its like a 256GB SSD


    no even that, you can get a 500GB HD brand new for $60

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