rMBP 15" 2012 worth $450?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by new2oranges, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. new2oranges macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2012
    Hi fella's!
    My work place is getting rid of their macbooks for upgrades and offered to sell them to us employees before dumping it to an op shop.
    They have a couple rMBP 15" 2012 for $450 and a few 2009 27" imac's for $350 (not interested in them though).

    I was wondering if the macbook was still worth this price considering there is a refresh coming soon?
    Will the price drop further on these? I have about 2 weeks to decide.

  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
  3. Matash macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2016
    Are the rmbp ssd ? If so thats about half price what there going for on fleabay get you one or 2. lol
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Yeah, rMBPs are all SSDs. To be honest, $450 is a really reasonable price, but you're always gambling in some way or another when buying older tech.
  5. new2oranges thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2012
    Yup they come with a 256 ssd and dual graphics (intel HD4000/ gtx 650m)
    ivy bridge quad core i7 as well i think?
    --- Post Merged, Oct 3, 2016 ---
    reasonable but is it a good price? I mean if I can get it for a similar price in the future then I might as well wait since I heard this refresh is going to be big and should drop all macbook prices.
  6. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Yeah, it's a good price -- people always overestimate the worth of Macs on the used market, and you'd be extremely lucky to get it at that sort of price even after the refresh.

    If you're not too fussed about potential graphics issues down the line, I'd go for it.
  7. new2oranges thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2012
    wait a minute. what is this graphics issue recall I am reading about? I heard that the graphics card will fail over time. does this happen to all 2012/2013 models retina models? Because there is no point in buying the macbook now and having it fail wiithot warranty :(
  8. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2016
    I'll buy both of them from you for $450 each if you don't want them.
  9. andreyush macrumors 6502


    Oct 24, 2015
    This major problem is mostly founded on 2011 macbook pro

    In 2012/2013 this problem is not so often occurred :) .
  10. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    Buy them! Parts worth $450 if they gave up today.
  11. Pineapples23 macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2015
    What you'll most likely see is screen distortion and flickering. Happens to many 15 inch retina mbp...even the years after 2014. I would personally stay away from mbp 15 inches from now on
  12. lewdvig macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2002
    South Pole
    That's a great price! I am jealous.

    I love the 15" rMBPs that I have owned over the years.
  13. dwfaust macrumors 601


    Jul 3, 2011
    All of the retina MBPs use SSDs and soldered RAM.
  14. DSTOFEL macrumors 6502a

    Feb 11, 2011
    I just sold my mid-2012 i7, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD (MC976LL/A) last week for $1,000 on Craigslist if that helps.....gonna help fund my new one....hoping for an October surprise!

    For $450, you could always sell it and recoup your money. Btw....I bought it new in August 2013. The discrete graphics went bad earlier this year. Since it's soldered to the logic board, they had to replace the logic board. I also had the display replaced (i.e. Delamination) and the keyboard/trackpad assembly replaced (i.e. Some keys stopped working). All done under AppleCare...otherwise $$$$.
  15. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    very good deal, assuming they are in good condition
  16. Pipper99 macrumors 68020


    Aug 14, 2010
    Fort Worth, TX
    I have a 2012 rmbp that I've had since August 2012, and it still runs like a champ. I've had no issues.
  17. David58117 macrumors 65816

    Jan 24, 2013
    The ones with dGPUs you mean.
  18. lulla01 macrumors 68020


    Jul 13, 2007
    Great machine, I had one of these and my dad still uses it. 450 is a steal.
  19. daveak macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2009
    Durham, UK
    No not all. My rMBP would be eligible, but I've not had a problem with it in over 4 years, other than the good old LG screen ghosting. No problems so I didn't bother with the recall.

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