Macbook Resell/Price Hold Value?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by branharrison6, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. branharrison6 macrumors member

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    What is the current resell value or price retaining ability of a macbook. I want to get one but am worried of being outdated MUCH too soon. Would I, if I chose to, be able to get a good % of the $ back for my macbook if I decided later to sell it to upgrade when a new macbook or MBP comes out??

    Thanks,
    Brandon
     
  2. civilizedrat macrumors regular

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    Mar 20, 2007
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    That would based, firstly and largely, on the condition (of how worn it is), whether it's 1.83 or 2.0 (CD or C2D), white/black and the going rate of a refurbished of that very model from Apple (which most people, given two non-new computers with same specs, would prefer). Then factor in any upgrades you made, e.g. RAM, HD or Invisible Shield etc.

    3 months-old "Like New" models of the 2.0GHZ Core Duo MacBook on eBay are hovering close to (and at times are just the same as) the prices of a newer model from Apple. I don't really see any consistent pricing strategy/buying pattern in the used MacBook market (on eBay, that is).

    I'd say Apple rivals Honda in holding resale value. Furthermore, I think some dedicated Apple fans will pay almost the same price for a used MacBook in good condition as they would a new one. Dunno why. But YMMV.

    P.S.: When all else fails, rely on the original packaging to boost the deal.
     

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