Late 2011 15" MacBook Pro... $800? Really?

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  1. Bushwood macrumors member

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    I am thinking about selling my MacBook. Looked at Ebay for comps. Holy $^*@ Really? I was very surprised how much these things (appear) to be selling for. The prices - with bids and "Buy it Now" - range from $500 to $1,100. For a 5-year-old laptop.

    I'm assuming it's because the two drives can be swapped for SSDs? Is there something special about these machines? Or, do MacBooks just hold there value that well in general?
     
  2. Royksöpp macrumors 6502

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    Don't forget eBay will take 10 percent of that and Paypal will snag another 6 percent. If can swallow that, then go for it!
     
  3. Kushp14 macrumors regular

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    PayPal is 3%
     
  4. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a

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    The Buy-it-now are not an indicator of the true value. Buy-it-now are always overpriced and rarely sell.
    Only completed listings tell you the real value.
    A late 2011 will sell for $800 only if it has an i7, 16gb ram, and a 250-500gb SSD.
     
  5. Royksöpp macrumors 6502

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    What? When I sold my iPhone 5S I could have sworn it was higher than 3
     
  6. Taz Mangus, Aug 11, 2015
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    Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    I sold my 2009 17" MacBook Pro 2.8GHz for $650 cash through craigslist. Apple computers do have value even when they are 5 years or older.
     
  7. ThisOldMacHead macrumors member

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    Yes... Macs hold their value extremely well - that's one of the intrinsic perks of the platform. $650-800 is completely realistic for that machine, depending on condition and specs... What processor and dGPU, which screen, ram, etc?

    I upgraded to an early 2011 15" in March 2014 (I always prefer to stay a few generations behind as it lets me pass most of the new Mac tax to the first owner) and we paid $870. But we bought from a reputable seller on Amazon and the machine was a 2.3GHz quad BTO option with the high-res, anti-glare screen. It was also in immaculate condition with great battery life (94% health with only 70 full cycles).

    So it completely depends on what you've got... A base 2.0GHz with a regular glossy screen, physical wear, and no upgrades - you can probably fetch around the $650 mark.
     
  8. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Through eBay is based on the $$ amount - not % - so yes your right.
     
  9. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a

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    No, the dollar amount does not matter.
    It's a percentage model. 10% selling fee and 3% for Paypal.
     
  10. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    You are right. I was wrong. Thanks
     
  11. Traverse macrumors 603

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    The 2011 15" MBPs have a bad stigma because of all the GPU failures, that might have driven down the price.
     
  12. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Apple computers hold their value very well.

    I thought this was common knowledge.
     
  13. 3NV7 macrumors member

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    The Late 2011 MBPs have a lot of desirable features; superdrive, ethernet jack, matte screen, user upgrade-able hard drive and RAM, etc.
     

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