How much can I get for this Windows laptop? (So I can put towards a Pro)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vampireszombies, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. vampireszombies macrumors 6502

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    Ok I'll be buying a Macbook pro soon because I need a computer to last me during college and have better battery life so to help out with the cost I want to sell my year old Sony Vaio.

    Its a VPCEE25FX

    2.1 GHz AMD Athlon II DualCore processor P320
    ATI Radeon HD 4250 Graphics
    15.5 inch
    4GB RAM
    320GB HDD
    Blu-Ray ROM optical drive
    Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
    In pretty top notch condition.

    I paid about $750 for it Jan 2010.
    I never sold a computer before and am planning to craigslist it.
    I also dont know how to restore it to factory conditions since it did not come with any cds; but thats a whole nother thread somewhere.

    How much should I ask for it?


    Thanks!
     
  2. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    With dated specs like those, you'll be lucky to get $350.
     
  3. vampireszombies thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Whoa I didnt know it would be that dated.
    hmm..
     
  4. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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  5. mixxy macrumors newbie

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    i think thats slightly high as laptops (at least in Canada) have been selling dirt cheap lately.

    I just bought a lenovo for my dad. Granted it was a refurb. but was packaged and looked absolutely brand new. Dual core intel cpu, 3 gb ram, 320 gb hdd, 1 gb dedicated graphics, 15.4 inch screen

    paid 229.99 + taxes (15%) out the door.

    boxing day will bring even better deals. Id honestly say you'd be looking at $300. But the benefit in yours is the blu ray drive, so i think u may be able to squeeze another 75 bucks for that.
     
  6. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    u can buy a brand new laptop these days for around 200 bucks LOL
     
  7. vampireszombies thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm I might be better off just keeping it lol
    I'll shoot for $300-375
     
  8. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    No matter what the topic the answer to your question is always "look at comparable recent sales". Use ebay, Craigslist, etc. It's not rocket science.
     
  9. ObuckiO macrumors regular

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    Keep it for testing

    I would and have kept a Windows computer around to test, keep junk files and download curtain things so my MacBookPro stays fresh. I try to help friends that don't have Apple with the HP Laptop i have, because i can't explaine to them "how to do" things on two differant kinds of systems. I see used laptop like that run for about $125-$175 on a street style market.
     
  10. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Or run a Windows VM in Parallels/VMWare etc.
     

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