Price Advice Is $850 for a 2010 17" MBP max spec'd with an antiglare display a fair price?

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    Seller claims it's in pristine condition, with only 89 cycles on original battery. Includes original box and contents.
     
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    Absolutely not. That's crazy.
    I wouldn't pay more than $400 for that 5 year old machine.
     
  3. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    The battery could be bad. I once owned a 2007 MBP with less then 10 cycles on the battery after a year. I had no idea that I ruined the battery by not using it and when I sold it, the buyer wrote saying the battery was bad. The Apple store replaced the battery free of charge for the new owner due to it being a year old with so few cycles.

    Not sure about the price.
     
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    Agreed, not worth that much. It's a first generation i7 so it's dual core, it's only going to have a 330m, it has a spinning HDD, and it's 5 years old.

    That being said, I sold my 2010 15" MBP (pristine condition) that was the 2.53 GHz i5, 256MB 330m, 8GB RAM, upgraded to 256GB SSD plus 1TB HDD and it went for $600 including original parts and box. And this was a year ago. So they've gone down since then.
     
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    The 17"s seem to have a premium attached to them due to the screen size. That said, as mentioned it is overpriced for a dual core model. I've seen 2011 quad cores w/17"AG for about that price on craigslist lately. Of course then you are getting into Radeongate territory.
     
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    Not worth that much, even with the 17" Premium Tax™. The final 2011 model would be much better for performance (quad core and GPU is twice as quick) but the AMD GPUs are appallingly unreliable even on the "refurbished" logic boards fitted under the repair extension.
     
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    I agree that the price is too expensive by about $350. Maybe you could make a lower offer.
     
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    That laptop is worth $500 at most. $400-450 would be a reasonable offer, and you could counter up to the top amount. Otherwise, pass.
     
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    I recently sold a 2009 17" 2.8GHz MacBook Pro with 8GB RAM and 500GB hard drive for $600. If that helps put the price of the 2010 in perceptive. Something does not sound right about an battery that is 5 years old and only have a cycle count of 89. If you do buy it you should look into replacing the battery.
     
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    What else is that sucker looking to buy?
    I have a few things I can part with :D
     
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    So go sell them and I will comment on what a sucker your buyer was. :rolleyes:
     
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    Wouldn't give half the asking price, nor is it a machine to chase dual core and all.

    Q-6
     
  16. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    You can find a much better deal for that price. It may not be a 17" but it will be much more worth the price.

    I sold my old 2009 15" MBP for $650 back in 2011.
     
  17. TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    For $850, you can get MBA that will blow that Macbook away in performance. You could probably find a 2012 13" cMBP new for a little more.

    I don't know. I just don't think screen size is worth that much. I'd pay $400-$500 at the most. If you need a 17", shoot for a late 2011 for that kind of money at least.
     
  18. DblHelix macrumors 6502

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    Who wants a tiny screen?

    Emilio, to give you an idea of price I have thought about selling my late 2011, 2.4 ghz quad, 16gb ram, 1tb hybrid drive for 1k
     
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    Obviously it's the OPs final decision and his money. If he wants to buy it and feels it's worth the price, he should but it. Again, I don't think it's worth it buy I'm not thinking of buying this old laptop.
     
  20. baypharm macrumors 65816

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    Yes the 17” models are in demand and hold their value. The large screen real estate is a sight to behold. Especially the antiglare screen.
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    I think its a good deal. If you pass on it, slip me the buyers info and I will purchase.
     
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    You do know this thread is two years old and the OP is banned, right?
     
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    No I didn’t know. Thanks for the heads up chief
     
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    It probably was over a 3K laptop when they bought it. In the seller's mind, it is a fair price for 850. But reality is that it isn't. Having said that, I had owned one of those 17 inch MBP and it was a nice to close the gap with that desktop experience when you are away from home.
     
  24. K___H macrumors newbie

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    I wish Apple would release a new 17" MBP, with a 5K or 8K screen. I still have my 2008 17" MBP running (with maxed out RAM and an SSD), but mainly as a media player at this point.

    [EDIT: And yes, it was over $3K new, but well worth it.]
     
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