Just sold my 2014 rMBP 16GB RAM 256GB :(

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PanolaRoad, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. PanolaRoad macrumors newbie

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    i loved it. but poor money choices put me in a bind and it was all i had left of any immediate value.

    Paid $1400 for it 2 years ago, sold it for $1k.

    Keep telling myself I'll buy a new one when they come out, but i've got to get my financial life in order for that to be realistic.

    no gripes or complaints. accept full responsibility.

    it was light years ahead of anything I used before it. I didn't do much on it outside of Garage Band and a little XCode. I just started to get into coding and app development after buying an online course. Watched movies on it, had my music on it. It was the perfect companion. i backed it up with Time Machine today. Now its gone.:(

    I'll use this as motivation so i don't go through this again, because this sucks. My wife has an AIR that she never uses and I'll be on that for a few months, but its gonna be painful. Need my own machine.

    if you're going to come in here and tell me i left money on the table, or should've done something else to get the cash i needed....save it. decision has been made and I could care less for your criticism or whatever. i've been lurking here for years, doing research before I bought it and after.

    won't be my last Macbook, although I am a little worried the new ones won't live up to the expectations. and I hate being early adopter for anything tech, which means i could be on this AIR for longer than I want to be. Such is life i guess. Learn from your mistakes and all that BS...
     
  2. Toutou macrumors 6502a

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    Don't worry, I'm sure the Air will be capable enough to support your needs — at least until you get that 2017 rMBP! :cool:
     
  3. MrEcted macrumors member

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    Even in the most dire straights there are three things I simply will not get rid of. My MacBook Pro, my bass guitar, and my bicycle (sounds silly, but I'm a bike nerd and I built it myself from the wheels up, it's my baby) - I'd even get rid of my car before the bike.

    I don't care if I'm on the streets, without those few things I would go crazy. Selling them would only very temporarily solve the financial issue and once I run through that cash I would be both out of cash and the things I love, leaving me with neither.
     
  4. PanolaRoad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I remember making that same proclamation. I don't care if I'm homeless, I'll be in the shelter with my MacBook! Yeah well I caved. I'm an adult, I made a choice and now here I am. Not so bad I guess but it still burns, too fresh.

    Telling myself I like new tech anyway and those new ones SHOULD be awesome. Still have my iPhone 6 lol.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 6, 2016 ---
    Thanks man
     
  5. MrEcted macrumors member

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    For me my computer is a tool which is how I get work done (software dev). Without my computer I basically am out of work!
     
  6. inhalexhale1 macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, a $400 loss over 2 years isn't really that bad at all. Especially if you made a quick sale due to financial issues.
     
  7. RegularGuy09 macrumors newbie

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    If I were you I would have sold it to a relative/friend,on the condition he keeps it safe.Then when I get my money back,I would pay him w/ interest,and then take the mac back.Would have been a cool solution, I guess.
     
  8. mljones99 macrumors regular

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    Good on you. You'll be back and better than ever in no time.
     

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