MacBook Pro Value

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LamboSE5, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. LamboSE5 macrumors newbie

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    Hey MacRumors,

    I'd like to sell my MacBook Pro and I was wondering what it's worth and where, if other than kijiji/craigslist/ebay, to look to sell it.

    I bought it in early 2012 (just after an upgrade occured because I returned my first one they sent me and then got the newer model) for school. I picked all the top tier options in the 'build'.

    Here are the details:

    -15" MacBook Pro; late 2011 (despite being purchased early 2012..)
    -Model Identifier 8,2
    -2.4Ghz Intel Core i7 quad core
    -8GB memory
    -Hi Res Screen option
    -AMD Radeon HD 6770M
    -750GB HDD
    -Original Box etc
    -No cosmetic damage (scrapes n' scratches)
    -Bluetooth Mac Magic Mouse

    I thought I'd ask the knowledgeable people of these forums before I go to sell it. I think I paid around $2200 at the time, I'd have to check on that.

    Thanks for any help and suggestions.

    -Oh Also- What is the best and thorough method of wiping all personal data and such off a MacBook Pro before a sale to make sure that there is nothing left behind?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    eBay - you may get $925-975 if its a good ad (based on completed sales)

    AppleCare?

    The model was originally $2200
     
  3. LamboSE5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ebay hey,
    I've never actually sold anything on ebay. I was going to about a year ago until I saw the cost to list an item for sale :/

    Thanks for the ballpark, appreciate the help.
    Maybe I'll throw a feeler ad up on kijiji and similar sites and see what happens.
     
  4. comptr macrumors 65816

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    Try Craiglist I am selling my mid 2009 macbook pro on there and depending on your area you may sell it faster there.
     
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  6. MacInTO macrumors 6502a

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    eBay final sale fees are what kill you. They take about 10% of the sale price.

    You're better off on kijiji and CL.

    I almost bought the same model as you - with the same specs. But then I found out about Radeongate and decided not to buy it. It was on CL, I negotiated a price of around $850-$900.
     
  7. LamboSE5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Radeongate?! The F? Haha, I'll have to look that up.
    And ebay..takes 10% pff, no thanks. Damn.

    Thanks guys.

    Any links or suggestions for how to best completely erase before sale? I'll check youtube n DDG search.

    Thanks again :D
     
  8. MacInTO macrumors 6502a

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  9. LamboSE5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the links.

    I had just done a quick search on it before getting your links. If I've had mine for I guess just about ~3 years now. I guess there is no point where you know you're "out of danger" though is there?

    I'm browsin kijiji now, people seem to be asking 800-1100 (1000 may be high) for similar model n' specs as mine. I'd sell mine for somewhere in the $900 area I think :)

    We'll see.
     
  10. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    I sold the same model but the 2.3ghz hi res anti glare with ati 6750m model with 16gb of ram. I got about $900 from eBay.
     
  11. Pjrufus macrumors 6502

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    It's not feasible for the average person to sell on ebay anymore. In addition to the cut ebay takes, Paypal gets a cut, there are shipping costs, and now, ebay just changed their terms for opening a claim from 45 days to 180. 5 months from now, someone could file a claim and say they rec'd a broken computer, phone or whatever.
     
  12. MacInTO macrumors 6502a

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    That's a good point about the claim timeframe. I've used eBay for over ten years and I've sold lots of stuff, but probably won't anymore because of the new changes. It's a good place to find some hard to find stuff though.

    I don't think the OP will sell via eBay because they've never sold that way before.
     

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