I want to sell used (broken) Macbook Pro. What should I do?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by park29, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. park29 macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2010
    I have a 5 month old Macbook Pro 13 inch 2.26Ghz.(The latest model) I spilled liquid on the laptop about 2 months ago, which killed its backlight. But everything works perfect besides this backlight thing - it powers on, screen works (but dark), keyboard's fine etc. Being a poor college student, I kept using the computer for few months but now I'm tired of staring into the dark screen(it affects my eyesight) so I've decided to sell it and get new one.

    So far, I have two options.

    1. Sell the computer to Gazelle.com, the company that buys used products (and they will sell the parts or recycle them) It's probably going to pay me about $ 443.

    2. Put the laptop on bid at ebay.com I saw the 15 inch laptop which doesn't even power on is getting the bid of $ 326.

    Which do you think is the best offer for me? Also what will be the maximum amount of money I can get from this? Feel free to make any suggestions for me.
  2. Picho macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2010
    Why don't you get a good or a cheap monitor (depending on your budget) and use it as if it was a desktop pc or Mac Mini?

    I mean, for $100 bucks you can be up and running again, granted it won't be portable, but it beats losing $1,000 bucks on it.
  3. phrint macrumors 6502

    Feb 8, 2006
    eBay it. Maximum money is whatever someone is willing to pay for it. Someone is probably going to want documentation from a professional that it is only the component you describe as being damaged and nothing else. I personally wouldn't bid on it but someone else probably will. This will maximize what someone is going to pay for it. The online buyers such as Gazelle are ripoffs.
  4. St.Jimmy! macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2009
    Dude but don't you have any warranty on it? I mean, it's only 5 months old can't you somehow make apple change/fix it?
  5. Alvi macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2008
    Replace the keyboard and sell it for 700$ or something
  6. Gidiyup macrumors member


    Feb 8, 2010
    I want to sell used (broken) Macbook Pro....

    Email me dude. Maybe I'll buy it from you...
  7. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    Apple doesn't cover liquid damage. at all.

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