How much does my retina cost?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kotsumu, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. kotsumu macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2013
    I have a Macbook Pro Retina 15' Mid-2012, slightly customized
    - 2.6ghz
    - 256gb SSD
    - 16gb RAM

    Some details:
    - Samsung panel (means no image retention issue compared to LG panels and more accurate colors)
    - Minor scuff mark on palm rest but has protection now
    - Mint condition elsewise
    - 90 cycles battery

    How much will I be able to get for this? Thinking about selling this now and getting the upcoming haswell version. How much will it drop by when haswell does come out?
  2. raptor402 macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2011

    Since your laptop is in a pretty good state, you should get a Refurbished store equivalent price, which would be around $2,000. Look here. This MacBook has the same processor, less memory and more storage. So the price should be near this model's.

  3. Yell0w macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2008
    I have been watching eBay for a while but the MC975LL model. It was ranging between $1300 - $1800.
  4. raptor402 macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2011
    I guess that depends on usage. $1,700 would be the bottom line in my opinion. I think $1,900 would be the most realistic selling price.

    OP, exactly how old is the laptop?
  5. Yell0w macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2008
    It cost that much only because of the 512 SSD.
  6. kotsumu thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2013
    The laptop is about 8 months old, still under warranty but not on apple care. It still has the original box and all the accessories with it. My problem is I'm getting mixed information from research on prices I should be selling 1400-2000. Too much variety.
  7. Yell0w macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2008
    If you could provide us with the model number, then we can narrow it down.
  8. kotsumu thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2013
    My model number is A1398 (EMC 2512). I believe that's the model number of all mid 2012 mb pro retinas. At least mine is.

    Edit: Oops that's model id, give me a few secs
    Edit2: I might need to get back to this thread tomorrow. My box is at home, I am not currently at home right now. It's one of this MC975xx/A or MC976xx/A, It's probably the MC975xx/A though since I just customized it to have 2.6ghz and 16gb ram. I just did not upgrade the sad.
  9. Yell0w macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2008
    That's what I thought it was as well cause your storage was a 256GB SSD which comes standard with the MC975LL model.
  10. raptor402 macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2011
    Considering the specs of the model in question, I believe that the resale value should be AT LEAST $1,800. It should not depreciate as much as the refurbished model I earlier linked as it has 16GB RAM, which is not user replaceable, thereby increasing the life of this laptop by at least a year over the 8GB model.
  11. kotsumu thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2013
    Thanks, then I'll definitely try selling it on ebay. Any other places seems to not give a fair price, including apple recycling store.
  12. aiyaaabatt, Sep 21, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2013

    aiyaaabatt macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2013
    I am a reseller. Best place to sell that to maximize your cash would be Craigslist. Ebay + paypal will crush you with their fees (~13% total).

    You can expect ~$1700 (+/- $100) average for that exact model on craigslist (If it is out of warranty, subtract $100, so expect ~$1600 +/- $100). Post it with details and pictures and give your contact # (the less sketchy you come across the more likely people will buy from you).

    (Keep in mind, every location has differing prices - so it is best to see what others are selling their models for. But the prices I listed are a good rule of thumb for current resale value)
  13. AXs macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2009
    Apple is selling a 15" Retina Refurb for $1599.
    Only difference is that one is 8GB.

    I think $2000 is very unrealistic. That's the price of a new model (educational price) from Apple. Amazon is also selling a new model for $2000.

    Yes you have 16GB RAM but you're really not going to get value back on that. I think if you can sell it for $1600 you should be happy.

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