How much more could I fetch ...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AppleGoat, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. AppleGoat macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  2. Laco macrumors 6502

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    Maybe a hundred dollars more at the most. Customizations don't usually add a lot to resale value.
     
  3. accountforit macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  4. AppleGoat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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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.
     
  6. accountforit macrumors 6502a

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    The small SSD hurts the resale value as well. Believe it or not. Most consumers still choose space over a bit of speed.
     
  7. AppleGoat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    $500 is really low. Most have sold for over $700
     

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