Price Advice Price check: Nearly loaded late-2011 MacBook Pro 15 w/AppleCare until 2015

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by saturnotaku, May 13, 2013.

  1. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    I'm kicking around the idea of selling the MacBook Pro in my signature and picking up a clearance 2012 model. Specs are as follows:

    2.5 GHz Core i7 CPU (2860QM, upgraded from the standard processor)
    8 GB of DDR3-1600 RAM (stock 4 GB DDR3-1333 will be included as well)
    750 GB 7200 RPM hard drive (would be keeping or selling my Crucial M500 separately)
    Hi-Res Antiglare/matte screen with 1680x1050 resolution (perfect condition, no dead pixels)
    1 GB AMD Radeon 6770M GPU
    OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 (latest version)

    The notebook has a carbon fiber skin on it since day one, so there are no scratches on the unibody. There are no dents or other cosmetic damage either. The unit has AppleCare that's valid until July 2015 and would be transferred to the new owner upon receipt of all pertinent information. The unit will ship in its original box with its charger and all necessary paperwork.

    I'd be looking for a relatively quick sale. I have an idea of where I'd price this but would like to solicit feedback from the community.
  2. B... macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2013
    Goes for 1700 dollars refurb now. Take 75% of that since it is used and you get around $1300. Add 350 for Applecare, -100 since it is a year old and $50 for the 8 GB RAM.

    You get in the range of $1600, give or take 50-100 dollars.

    I would personally pay around $1500 if I was interested.
  3. SMDBill macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2013
    $1500 is a very fair price for that machine. I don't think I'd pay more than that, even if it was a local seller who I knew personally, but it sounds like a great machine.
  4. saturnotaku thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    1 Ups for both of you. I'd like to put it on sale here, but I don't meet the forum requirements yet.

    Appreciate the feedback.
  5. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    This just sold for 1075 in MacRumors Forum - Hopefully this helps give you an idea. Generally prices are low here in the marketplace.

    Below is the thread in the MacRumors Marketplace:

    Up for sale is an excellent condition MacBook Pro. Specs are:

    15", Late-2011 model MD322LL/A
    Intel Core i7 2.4GHz Quad Core
    16 GB DDR3-1333 Memory, NEW, JUST INSTALLED (G.Skill) (Upgraded, stock 4 GB included)
    750 GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive (Stock)
    Standard Glossy Screen (1440 x 900)
    Intel HD 3000 + AMD Radeon HD 6770M 1 GB Graphics
    DVD Burner/SuperDrive
    283 Battery Cycles
    Comes with MacBook and Charger Only.

    Under AppleCare warranty through March 2, 2015. I can also include an OptiBay adapter if you wish to remove the SuperDrive and install another hard drive/SSD (new and unused OptiBay).

    Screen is bright with no dead pixels, a few of minor scratches on bottom and one tiny scratch on the top. Screen and trackpad area is perfect. Overall, 9.25/10 condition.

    I will install a fresh copy of Mac OS X Mountain Lion (or Lion if the customer wishes).

    Asking $1075 for everything, shipped, insured, CONUS (Alaska, Hawaii extra). May ship internationally.

    For an extra $25, I will include a copy of Microsoft Office 2011 Standard (comes with genuine install media and product key).

    Any questions or offers, feel free to message me. Price is PP gift, or add 3% to cover fees.
  6. B... macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2013
    That had a standard res screen, a few scratches, and a slighly worse processor, even though it does have more RAM. And that is undermarket by a few hundred dollars. Whoever bought that is lucky.
  7. saturnotaku thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    Indeed. Whoever the seller was must have been really desperate for cash.

    The hard drive on that machine is slightly worse performing, too: Mine is 7200 RPM vs that one's 5400.
  8. dlimes13 macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2011
    Perrysburg, OH
    I'm the seller and I wasn't desperate for cash. I started it at $1250 and wasn't getting a lot of results. Same on eBay. Yours, I would say around $1300-$1400 max, and less when they get refreshed.

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