RMBP resale value

Seany92

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Jun 3, 2012
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I was reading some post about how apple products tend to hold their value pretty well so this go me thinking. Lets assume v2 of the rmbp comes out next summer and we decided to upgrade, what could we get for our first gen rmbps. Im in Ireland so i'll be dealing in euros, I bought mine for €2,357.91 thats the 2.6, 16gb, 256 model. I got an education discount, without the discount it comes to €2,679.00, thats €321.09 of a saving over the normal price. Would the depreciation be more of less that €320 in a single year usually??
 

tau101

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Jul 28, 2012
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I was reading some post about how apple products tend to hold their value pretty well so this go me thinking. Lets assume v2 of the rmbp comes out next summer and we decided to upgrade, what could we get for our first gen rmbps. Im in Ireland so i'll be dealing in euros, I bought mine for €2,357.91 thats the 2.6, 16gb, 256 model. I got an education discount, without the discount it comes to €2,679.00, thats €321.09 of a saving over the normal price. Would the depreciation be more of less that €320 in a single year usually??
I would expect it to be significantly more than that. You could try looking up last year's models regularly on eBay to give you some idea of the trends.

I can say for certain that there is significant depreciation when it comes to 3 years later since I am looking to sell one of these, and the price seems surprisingly sensitive to the condition of the laptop. It may be worth getting a skin to protect the outside (I went with iCarbons) with this in mind.
 

Seany92

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Jun 3, 2012
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You should be able to get about half what you paid for it.
Looking at a site here and most are getting better prices than that. 2011 15inch 2.2ghz i7, 4gb ram and 750 hdd. Asking €1700 other 15inches are around €1500 that are older than a year. I think my chances are a bit better than half
 

gentlefury

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Jul 21, 2011
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Looking at a site here and most are getting better prices than that. 2011 15inch 2.2ghz i7, 4gb ram and 750 hdd. Asking €1700 other 15inches are around €1500 that are older than a year. I think my chances are a bit better than half
ok, so very slightly more than half based on your features.