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Resale Value Help - MacBook Pro Early 2011

karalmoreno

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Jul 6, 2015
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Seattle, WA
I am looking into buying a MacBook Pro from a friend and I want to make sure I am getting a good deal, any help you can provide would be great!

Asking: $725
OS X Yosemite version 10.10.4
15 inches, early 2011
Processor: 2 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory: 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB
Storage 500 GB
SuperDrive
8 GB Installed (2 4 GB memory slots)
On the plus side -- brand new battery

My concerns -- None retina display and not SSD
 

karalmoreno

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Jul 6, 2015
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Seattle, WA
I checked Mac2Sell and it said:
The Mac2Sell Quoted Value is: 310 $

That can't be right...
 
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T5BRICK

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I checked Mac2Sell and it said:
The Mac2Sell Quoted Value is: 310 $

That can't be right...

A car dealer isn't going to give you full value on your trade in either.

A quick check on CL shows that 15" 2011 MacBook Pros are selling for $900-1200 depending on specs.
 
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z31fanatic

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karalmoreno

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Jul 6, 2015
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A car dealer isn't going to give you full value on your trade in either.

A quick check on CL shows that 15" 2011 MacBook Pros are selling for $900-1200 depending on specs.

I get that I wouldn't get full price but how could trade in value only be $300 but then to purchase it would be 3x more? Especially for a laptop that is almost 5 years old.
 
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karalmoreno

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z31fanatic

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Mar 7, 2015
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Seattle market is kinda the same. But asking price does not equal selling price.
$725 is way too much. You can get one on eBay all day, every day for less than $600.
 
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karalmoreno

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Jul 6, 2015
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Seattle, WA
Also: is this good for battery?

Charge Information:
Charge Remaining (mAh): 1241
Fully Charged: No
Charging: No
Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 7493
Health Information:
Cycle Count: 3
Condition: Normal
Battery Installed: Yes
Amperage (mA): -2137
Voltage (mV): 10923
 
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z31fanatic

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Dark Void

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I agree that the price in the initial post is too much. I'd pay $400-$500 for that machine. It's a Feb 2011 release. You'll have to decide if the lack of a retina display truly bothers you but you will be able to add a third party SATA SSD to it so no worries there.
 
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ipooed

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Sep 10, 2014
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I am looking into buying a MacBook Pro from a friend and I want to make sure I am getting a good deal, any help you can provide would be great!

Asking: $725
OS X Yosemite version 10.10.4
15 inches, early 2011
Processor: 2 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory: 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB
Storage 500 GB
SuperDrive
8 GB Installed (2 4 GB memory slots)
On the plus side -- brand new battery

My concerns -- None retina display and not SSD
I bought a 2013 13" rMBP for $800
2.6GHz turbo boost to 3.2GHz (I believe)
8GB RAM
Intel HD Graphics 4000 1024MB
256GB SSD

the asking price is too high
 
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yjchua95

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Apr 23, 2011
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I am looking into buying a MacBook Pro from a friend and I want to make sure I am getting a good deal, any help you can provide would be great!

Asking: $725
OS X Yosemite version 10.10.4
15 inches, early 2011
Processor: 2 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory: 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB
Storage 500 GB
SuperDrive
8 GB Installed (2 4 GB memory slots)
On the plus side -- brand new battery

My concerns -- None retina display and not SSD
Too,pricey.

First, it's the baseline variant so it's only got a 256MB 6490M. And all 2011 models are prone to Radeongate.

Second, it doesn't even have an SSD.
 
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karalmoreno

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Jul 6, 2015
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Seattle, WA
New battery so that's a plus. Hopefully it's an Apple battery and not a third party one.

He works for Apple so he got the battery done there and of course with an employee discount. ALSO might I add... he got the computer for free. I'm thinking I'll offer $550??
 
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karalmoreno

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Jul 6, 2015
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Seattle, WA
My advice.
Don't do business with family and friends.

How about the guy you were dating and then found out he was sleeping with someone the whole time? ...cause that's what this jerk did. I kinda feel like he should give it to me for free.
 
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tivoboy

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May 15, 2005
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I just recently sold a 2010 unibody 15" with lower specs for 550$ on ebay..was in nice shape, couple of body dings and I had replaced the from glass recently.. so I would think you could get a tad more than that for a 2011 model.. Price is truth
 
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Sully

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How about the guy you were dating and then found out he was sleeping with someone the whole time? ...cause that's what this jerk did. I kinda feel like he should give it to me for free.


I guess he just wants to screw you one more time. :-0
 
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