MacBook Pro Value

LamboSE5

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Sep 18, 2011
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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!
 

Spink10

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Nov 3, 2011
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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
 

LamboSE5

macrumors newbie
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Sep 18, 2011
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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.
 

comptr

macrumors 68000
Oct 25, 2007
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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.
Try Craiglist I am selling my mid 2009 macbook pro on there and depending on your area you may sell it faster there.
 

MacInTO

macrumors 65816
Apr 25, 2005
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Canada, eh!
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.
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.
 

LamboSE5

macrumors newbie
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Sep 18, 2011
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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
 

MacInTO

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Apr 25, 2005
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Canada, eh!

LamboSE5

macrumors newbie
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Sep 18, 2011
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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.
 

jjahshik32

macrumors 603
Sep 4, 2006
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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.
 

Pjrufus

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Sep 20, 2014
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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.
 

MacInTO

macrumors 65816
Apr 25, 2005
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Canada, eh!
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.
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.