How much more could I fetch ...

AppleGoat

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How much more could I fetch (compared to a stock model) for a three year old 2011 13" MBP with a 128GB SSD and 1 TB drive in optibay.
 

Laco

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How much more could I fetch (compared to a stock model) for a three year old 2011 13" MBP with a 128GB SSD and 1 TB drive in optibay.
Maybe a hundred dollars more at the most. Customizations don't usually add a lot to resale value.
 

accountforit

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Maybe a hundred dollars more at the most. Customizations don't usually add a lot to resale value.
Bingo. You would be better off to take out the SSD, install the 1tb drive alone with the SuperDrive in tact, and then sell the SSD and upgrade the RAM to the max amount possible.

I have bought and sold many MacBooks recently and it seems that 8-16gb of RAM and 1tb hard drives can command a big premium and sell fast.
 

AppleGoat

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Right now I have two 128GB SSDs installed. I wonder if removing the Superdrive hurt the resale value more than anything.
 

alphaod

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Problem is if someone wanted to install Windows or something they would need the original SuperDrive installed.

Anyways, not knowing what condition the computer is in, I think $500 would be a good price to start with.
 

accountforit

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Right now I have two 128GB SSDs installed. I wonder if removing the Superdrive hurt the resale value more than anything.
The small SSD hurts the resale value as well. Believe it or not. Most consumers still choose space over a bit of speed.
 

AppleGoat

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Problem is if someone wanted to install Windows or something they would need the original SuperDrive installed.

Anyways, not knowing what condition the computer is in, I think $500 would be a good price to start with.
$500 is really low. Most have sold for over $700