Macbook Pro Depreciation rate

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by aaron5566, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. aaron5566 macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, I'm currently thinking of getting the 2015 13" Macbook Pro Retina to replace my 2012 Macbook Air. I was just wondering with Skylake being released soon, if I do buy now and when the new Macbook with Skylake gets released, how much depreciation (10%?) will I have to incur if I do plan to sell it?
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Well a few assumptions there,

    No one even knows when skylake H chips will be released let alone when we will see them in a macbook pro. I would put more emphasis on a silent update to broadwell in the nest few months and a skylake rMBP in early 2016 sometime.

    Depreciation also depends on which spec you buy. Higher specs lose more relatively that just seems to be the way it is, and with great deals in many places on brand new older stock totalling 15 - 20% at many places the depreciation can easily reach 30% on second hand macbooks. Still not bad for tech but not what it used to be 5 years ago.
     
  3. dollystereo macrumors 6502a

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    20% minimum for a second hand product. If there is a new gen model currently available, up to 30%. This is for base models. Upgraded model tend to loose more value. (Considering apple upgrade pricing policy).
    Look at 2013 retina MBP prices to give you an idea.
     
  4. aaron5566 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow 30% is quite a bit, don't think I'm willing to bare the depreciation for a year's use. Thanks guys! This has been immensely helpful in my decision.
     
  5. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a

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    I just bought a 2 month old mid 2014 (built first week of 2015) 15" rMBP for $1675. It is the i7/16/512 model with the nvidia GPU ($2500). And it even has the 3 year AppleCare.
    So 30% is probably the minimum you will lose in a year.
     
  6. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    It is much better than almost any other computer manufacturer though as most will lose 50% the moment you've paid for it.
     
  7. spatlese44 macrumors 6502

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    I've been in the market for a used iMac and people are asking about 50% of purchase price at somewhere around four years old. That's crazy if you ask me. 50%? Given that the machine has a total lifespan of about 8 years, why would I pay 50% for the half of the machines life where it's going obsolete? I found a relatively good deal, but buying and selling three/four years later does look like a pretty good deal for the seller. At one year, not so much.
     
  8. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a

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    Asking price does not equal selling price. Everyone thinks their stuff is worth a lot (especially in a hipster central like the Seattle area) but as with everything, market sets the price.
     
  9. Hog Milanese macrumors regular

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    The rMBPs have not been substantially improved over the past 3 years. I'd expect a refresh/overhaul in the next 12-18 months, but unless Intel pulls something out of a hat, I don't think a huge performance increase is on tap.
     
  10. rdkjglsk macrumors newbie

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    where did you get that deal?!
     

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