Macbook Buying Question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by maxthedrummer, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. maxthedrummer macrumors newbie

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    Hey I'm thinking of selling my Macbook to my friend, on eBay, or on Craigslist but want to know what you all think is a fair price given its age and specs. Haggling aside what do you think its worth? Thanks for your input. :)

    Early 2008 Black Macbook:

    2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2 GB Memory
    150 GB Hard Drive
    -100 GB Mac OS X Partition
    -50 GB Windows XP SP3 Partition Using Boot Camp

    Various Extra Applications Including:

    Windows Office 2008 Home And Student Edition For Mac
    Photoshop CS3 In Windows Partition
     
  2. maxthedrummer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was thinking around $900. Too high or too low?
     
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    way too high. I can buy a white macbook new with a much better processor and graphics for just 100 more.
     
  4. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    The included software drives the price up. But still, I say price it around $850.
     
  5. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    Has it been less than a year since you bought it? Does it have AppleCare? Is it still available to buy?

    If your friend wants to buy it and you know something about computers tell the friend that you will upgrade the HDD and RAM and give a good deal on it.
     
  6. maxthedrummer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ya that sounds pretty good. Obviously the computer itself isn't worth what I originally posted but I figured with the Windows XP, Mac Office 2008, and CS3 would add some value.
     
  7. maxthedrummer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It probably has almost exactly a year on it. I bought it soon after it came out. No it doesn't have Applecare but I take care of my Macbook like a baby lol and honestly doesn't have a whole lot of use on it. Part of the reason I'm selling it because I don't use it enough.
     

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