Resale value of early 2011 Macbook Pro 13"

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  1. ambreaux405 macrumors newbie

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    I am wondering if anyone knows, or can show me where to find out, the resale value of an early 2011 Macbook Pro 13".
    I bought it in 2011 and it still works great...except the optical drive no longer works. I have googled and googled and googled and tried everything imaginable to make the optical drive work, but it just won't.
    I need to bootcamp Windows for work, and the only way is through the optical drive. I even tried using an external dvd drive but apparently you can't use that to install Windows.
    I tried Parallels and it just was not for me. I'd rather have the bootcamp.
    So anyway, the macbook is working great except for the optical drive. It has a few scuffs and marks on the outside, but internally everything is great. I even upgraded the harddrive to an SSD and added RAM so it's at 8GB now.
    What could I reasonably expect to get for it? If anyone knows, I would be very grateful to hear! Thanks!
    -Amanda
     
  2. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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  3. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    You can just replace the optical drive if you want. $50 at Ifixit.
     
  4. MacInTO macrumors 6502a

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    You can also check eBay and filter by sold listings to see what they are selling for.
     
  5. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

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    Today I sold a late 2011 13" MBP i5/8GB/500GB for $490 on ebay.
    Yours is a few months older model. I'd expect around $450 on ebay.
    Local listing on craigslist are all over the map. Too many dreamers on craigslist who think their 4 year old MBP should sell for 70% of new price.
     
  6. lowendlinux Contributor

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    Yup..
     

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