resale value affected for 13" unibody macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mathieuheartmac, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. mathieuheartmac macrumors member

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    Whenever I end up buying a new macbook, (or macbook pro, I guess) how do you think today's updates will change my resale value?

    Will it be much lower in the end because of the 2.0ghz processor, no backlit keys, etc. or will it be higher since they were only made for 8 months? Or, will it be pretty much the same?

    Thoughts??
     
  2. Poirot818 macrumors regular

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    Why would you even think that? Of course your resale value is going to be lower.
     
  3. mathieuheartmac thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't know I am just trying to start a discussion.
    I thought it was a semi-legitimate question. :rolleyes:
     
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  5. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

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    Should be $200-$300 less valuable than it was 12 hours ago. Sorry. :(
     
  6. mathieuheartmac thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah no problem. That is what happens!
     
  7. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    MacBook's got hit pretty hard - I don't think anyone was expecting such a fairly significant upgrade. As for the MacBook Pro users, that's still up in the air.
     
  8. ddeadserious macrumors 6502a

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    My advice: sell NOW before the majority of people realize our UMB's are "outdated". A few weeks from now is when the resale value will really be affected.

    I'm selling mine to my friend as soon as the new 13" MBP gets in stock at my local Apple Store(they said hopefully by the end of the week."
     
  9. Narco220 macrumors regular

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  10. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    you're probably going to lose atleast ~150$ on the resale - you might be able to find someone easier on craigslist and get a better deal from.
     

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