Resale Value Help - MacBook Pro Early 2011

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  1. karalmoreno macrumors newbie

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

    That can't be right...
     
  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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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.
     
  4. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a

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    A 2011? He'd be lucky to get anything more than $500. Tell your friend that he is asking for an unrealistic price.
     
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  6. karalmoreno thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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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  8. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  9. karalmoreno thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  10. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a

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    New battery so that's a plus. Hopefully it's an Apple battery and not a third party one.
     
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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.
     
  13. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The search parameters I used didn't bring up any less expensive ones. Like I said, a quick search.
     
  14. ipooed macrumors 6502

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    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
     
  15. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    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.
     
  16. karalmoreno thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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??
     
  17. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't even pay $550 for an early 2011 model but it's up to you. If it checks out good and you like it, it's your money.
     
  18. LxHunter macrumors 6502

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    My advice.
    Don't do business with family and friends.
     
  19. karalmoreno thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  20. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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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
     
  21. Sully macrumors regular

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

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