Price Advice MacBook Pro 13 in. 2.7 Ghz Early 2011 (Apple Care)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bryno92, May 29, 2012.

  1. bryno92 macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2011
    Long time lurker here... anyways, how much do you think I could get for the high-end 13 in. early 2011 Macbook Pro with Apple Care expiring in July 31, 2014? I'm currently asking for $1400. Is that too little?

    Battery life is excellent. Rarely unplugged it which is why I want to just get a desktop instead... no scratches at all.

    Any advice is appreciated!
  2. Grumbles Guest

    Aug 2, 2011
    The high-end 13" late 2011 is available as a refurb for $1,269, which would make me think $1,400 is too much, not too little - even with AppleCare. Does it have some other upgrade that would make it worth more (SSD, extra RAM, etc.)?
  3. MacVibe macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2009
    The $1,269 on the refurb store might take a bit of a dive in a couple of weeks if the rumored macbook refresh happens at the WWDC.
  4. bryno92 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2011
    Thanks for the replies. What do you think a good price would be? I have not done any upgrades to it.
  5. goRoostr macrumors member

    May 17, 2012
    Philadelphia Suburbs
    Depends on where you are selling it? Craigslist or eBay? Craigslist I always list it for less because you get cash, and dont have to pay selling fees( and its much less of a hassle). Stuff tends to go for a tad more on eBay, but you get fees. Look up similar models on either platform and see how much they are selling for. Its though selling anything over $1,000 on C List, people are skeptical dealing with that much cash. Best bet is to list it on eBay auction and let the marketplace decide what its worth...
  6. bryno92 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2011
    I ended up selling it for $1,100. I figured I better sell this thing before the new ones come out. Especially if the new ones get a retina display, the price would have taken a nose dive.

    It hurts selling it, I'll truly miss it but I just wasn't getting much out of it. I was using my iPhone while traveling more than the laptop. I also could not handle traveling with such an expensive machine either.

    With the money, I'm going to be building a gaming machine. I'll miss OSX but honestly I wasn't getting much from it. Sure, it's pretty but I find it somewhat slow. This HP Pavilion DV1000 (can now be found for $20 online) could open Office faster than the MacBook could. (I understand I could install Windows on it)

    The thing that I'm going to miss the most, was using the trackpad with OSX Lion. That was truly an amazing experience. However, it's not worth the price premium to me.
  7. 3dflyboy1 macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2011
    California, USA
    That's what I'm doing, and I had the exact same thoughts about the price premium. I have parts arriving tomorrow for my custom desktop, and I just bought an iPad from a member here. I'm all set! :D

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