Price to pay for a MBP Pro 2017 i7 2.9-16Ram 512SSD

mitchell88

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Hi,
Local seller wants to sell MBP Pro 2017 i7 2.9-16 Ram 512 SSD in Space Grey.
Purchase invoice is 1 year ago. Battery cycles 133.

Please advice whats a faor price to pay, or how much is worth after 1 year of use.

Thanks
Mitchell
 

mitchell88

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Dont need it badly. I have a MBP 13 2012 Retina good for travel and I bought a Mbp 15 2013 from a reputable seller who just upgraded to 2018 model. 160 battery cycles and like new. Running very well. I get carried away with the looks of the new models.
I see all issues of not having Magsafe and extra ports. Seller asking higher price 2000€ might just pass from the deal unless the price is really great. If not happy with my two Mbps :)
 
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maflynn

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. Seller asking higher price 2000€ might just pass from the deal unless the price is really great. If not happy with my two Mbps :)
Swappa is showing prices in the $2,100 to $2,400. So the 2000€ is probably a fair price.

Please keep in mind that if there's no applecare warranty, and the keyboard fails or the flexgate issue bites you, you'll have to pay out of pocket. I would pass on the 2018 MBP.
 

mitchell88

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Swappa is showing prices in the $2,100 to $2,400. So the 2000€ is probably a fair price.

Please keep in mind that if there's no applecare warranty, and the keyboard fails or the flexgate issue bites you, you'll have to pay out of pocket. I would pass on the 2018 MBP.
Invoice is from 1 year ago. So I guess warranty 1 year left. Will wait. Thanks Maflynn.
 

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I would definitely pass on this if I were you. Buy a 2018 MBP and have way less worry.
 

maflynn

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Swappa is showing prices in the $2,100 to $2,400. So the 2000€ is probably a fair price.

Please keep in mind that if there's no applecare warranty, and the keyboard fails or the flexgate issue bites you, you'll have to pay out of pocket. I would pass on the 2018 MBP.
I messed up, I was looking up the pricing for 2018 models, given that this is a year older, I'd say the price is not really all that great.

Sorry for the mis-information
 

mitchell88

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I messed up, I was looking up the pricing for 2018 models, given that this is a year older, I'd say the price is not really all that great.

Sorry for the mis-information
Ok coukd you post correct prices for 2017 year?
Sorry I am on the move not good internet. Thx
 

W1cH099

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Hi,
Local seller wants to sell MBP Pro 2017 i7 2.9-16 Ram 512 SSD in Space Grey.
Purchase invoice is 1 year ago. Battery cycles 133.

Please advice whats a faor price to pay, or how much is worth after 1 year of use.

Thanks
Mitchell
I have a 13 inch 2015 MacBook Pro and a 2016 I also got carried away with the looks and not gonna lie the machine it’s really nice and I like the keyboard more on the newer ones but to be honest I wouldn’t recommend it, it’s just too much trouble I got apple care on the 2016 one and that is a relief but the keyboard must be clean to avoid failure and the flex gate thing it’s annoying u cannot open the lid more than 90-100 degree angle to avoid it and even then it will show up overtime if u are gonna get one of the newer one get a 2018 at least but if have the retina ones I wouldn't change them they are plenty fast and still good looking that’s why I keep em booth lol
 
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mitchell88

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I have a 13 inch 2015 MacBook Pro and a 2016 I also got carried away with the looks and not gonna lie the machine it’s really nice and I like the keyboard more on the newer ones but to be honest I wouldn’t recommend it, it’s just too much trouble I got apple care on the 2016 one and that is a relief but the keyboard must be clean to avoid failure and the flex gate thing it’s annoying u cannot open the lid more than 90-100 degree angle to avoid it and even then it will show up overtime if u are gonna get one of the newer one get a 2018 at least but if have the retina ones I would change them they realícele and still good looking that’s why I keep em booth lol
Thank you so much for your honest opinion. Yes I see too mamy issues for a 2k c laptop.
I have a 13 inch 2015 MacBook Pro and a 2016 I also got carried away with the looks and not gonna lie the machine it’s really nice and I like the keyboard more on the newer ones but to be honest I wouldn’t recommend it, it’s just too much trouble I got apple care on the 2016 one and that is a relief but the keyboard must be clean to avoid failure and the flex gate thing it’s annoying u cannot open the lid more than 90-100 degree angle to avoid it and even then it will show up overtime if u are gonna get one of the newer one get a 2018 at least but if have the retina ones I would change them they realícele and still good looking that’s why I keep em booth lol
Thank you very much for sincere opinion.
Will stick to what I have. I might puck uo if a good deal appeaes mbp 2015 highest end then sell the 2013 one. We see what 2019 has to offer :)
 

W1cH099

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Thank you so much for your honest opinion. Yes I see too mamy issues for a 2k c laptop.

Thank you very much for sincere opinion.
Will stick to what I have. I might puck uo if a good deal appeaes mbp 2015 highest end then sell the 2013 one. We see what 2019 has to offer :)
Exactly! The 2015s are really good and still plenty fast hopefully the 19s one are way more reliable than what we have today, I’m glad to help
 

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Exactly! The 2015s are really good and still plenty fast hopefully the 19s one are way more reliable than what we have today, I’m glad to help
Well if everyone expects a redesign this year, you can bet that they won't be more reliable at all. First generation products are generally the worst, just look at 2016.
 

W1cH099

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Well if everyone expects a redesign this year, you can bet that they won't be more reliable at all. First generation products are generally the worst, just look at 2016.
u know? u are right its probably not worth it to jump in t he 2019 models until we can see some users and ifixit reports
 

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u know? u are right its probably not worth it to jump in t he 2019 models until we can see some users and ifixit reports
I honestly feel that way which is why I bought a 2018 model. The 2018 model has enough reliability to where I was satisfied with purchasing. With the addition of the rubber membrane underneath the keycaps and the 2mm longer flex cable, this should certainly help with the known issues of this design.
 
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Seller just called saying he is ready accept a reasonable offer!
I'll bet he did..
He's looking to offload a problem machine with a falling value.

That value could collapse further, quickly, depending upon what this rumored 16" / refreshes look like and solve for.

Careful here OP
It's your money, but drive a hard bargain if you decide to jump in.
 
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mitchell88

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I'll bet he did..
He's looking to offload a problem machine with a falling value.

That value could collapse further, quickly, depending upon what this rumored 16" / refreshes look like and solve for.

Careful here OP
It's your money, but drive a hard bargain if you decide to jump in.
His offer today is 1600 Euros, 1 year sold by Apple Reseller.