New 13" resell value

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ptruong31, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. ptruong31 macrumors member

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    If I were to purchase a new MBP right now, do you think it would retain most of its retail value in the next couple of years? It seems that the 13" MBP was a slap in the face to most people.

    Either way, I still need a new laptop. I'm new to macs and my PC is giving out on me.

    I was thinking about buying one now, and just sell it in a couple of years when a much better 13" mbp comes out.

    I will use the mbp for browsing, microsoft office, streaming movies and videos, emails, music, and maybe starcraft 2 once in a while (starcraft 2 not a big deal because I will build a gaming PC when I have the resources)

    Is it worth it to hop on the new 13" mbp, and resell it later? Or would the 2010 refurbed c2d mbp retain better resell value in a couple years?
     
  2. Tiki35 macrumors 6502

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    The newest model will always retain the most resale value. This is the best part about buying a Mac, they retain their value better than any other brand.
     
  3. ptruong31 thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh okay, Thanks! How much do you think the value drops on it after say...2-3 years?
     
  4. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    let me get back to you in 2-3 years...

    no one knows
     
  5. pricej636 macrumors 6502

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    1100 MBP after three years probably worth 500-600 depending on condition.

    Higher end models worth 700-800 up to 1000, depending on specs. That seems to be the trend around here.
     
  6. ptruong31 thread starter macrumors member

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    Lol, I never asked who knows how much it will be, I asked how much do people think it would be in 2-3 years.

    so shaddup :)
     
  7. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    about the same as what a 2-3 year old MBP goes for now :cool:
     
  8. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    $50
     
  9. Stef4n macrumors regular

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    50$ are 2€ in 2-3 years! :( Or the way around, if the greeks can manage it :)

    I would be also interested in possible resell prices, cause I'm planning to sell my new 2011 MBP with the new refresh. So in about 1 year. Planning to buy the 1149€ (1200$) option.
     

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