Refurb MB or New MBP for resale and longevity

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by micol124, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. micol124 macrumors member


    May 29, 2008
    Milan, Italy
    So, Here I am again torn on what to do.
    I definately want a firewire 400 port, so unfortunately the new MB is out (though if someone knows of a way around this, I'm all ears!!!:D)

    I am wondering about the resale value of an onld MBP versus a new MBP in 2 years time, as well as the longevity of the machine itself... what do you guys think?

    I have been changing my mind daily on which to buy, and since I need a computer for gradschool, which has already begun, I need to get moving!!! ;)
  2. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    I paid $2K for my MPB 1.83 in Feb '06. I could get about $800 for it today. I think that is typical depreciation for a MBP.

    The machine itself is still doing well but its sluggish with apps like CS3. I just bought a new MBP 2.4 so the 1.83 will go into backup duty for a couple of years. I plan on selling it in early '10 and expect to get about $400-500 for it. I typically buy new notebooks every 2-3 years and sell my oldest at that time as well.

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