Price Advice selling macbook pro best price/ time?

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  1. omar4578, Feb 7, 2012
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    omar4578 macrumors regular

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    hey guys,

    im looking to sell my macbook pro, early 2011 15inch model. the only upgrade that i have is an 8gb ram that was ordered with the computer. i saw another thread mention that craigslist was the best place to sell it? maybe ebay?

    when would be the best time to sell it and whats the most i can get for it?

    thanks in advance, for now ill be selling my mac, but its hard to let go, i need the money, but ill be buying one sometime in the future for sure!!!

    p.s., i got it for 2,200 with accessories and all straight from the apple store online..id like to atleast get 1,400, is that possible?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    The buyer is more important than the timing. Find someone who doesn't know it's an old version.
     
  3. omar4578 thread starter macrumors regular

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    lol seems legit, haha,

    but what should i sell it for? cause anyways there were no major differences other than the ivy bridge or sandy whatever right?
     
  4. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    Try 300 off what you initially got if for minus the RAM upgrade and accesories on Craigslist and see the response you get. Gauge it from there.
     
  5. omar4578 thread starter macrumors regular

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    do macs lose a lot of value compared to like other PCs?
     
  6. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    See what apple sells refurbished early 2011's for to help you decide
     
  7. omar4578 thread starter macrumors regular

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    pretty much what i wanted $1400 flat, thanks

    need the 1400 to pay barclay card, which is killing me, lol
     
  8. Boe11 macrumors 6502a

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    I've sold a couple of my macs on Ebay and it's usually pretty convenient, but they take a pretty hefty percentage of the sale, so that can be sometimes hard to swallow. Just a heads up though, I just tried to sell my late 2011 17" MBP 2.4/16gb mem/256 M4 ssd for 2600 and got no bids... twice! So I'm not sure if that's indicative of the current used market on MBPs are just bad luck. I might try craigslist but the area I live in is sparsely populated so I'm not sure how well that will go. If yours is priced aggressively, I'm sure it'll sell.

    Has anyone tried the facebook marketplace?
     
  9. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    The higher end the model, the more money you lose.
     
  10. shanimal macrumors member

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    unfortunately, this is correct. I bought the 2.2ghz Macbook Pro w/ 1GB Radeon 6750, 500GB 7200rpm HDD, and only the standard display for $2200 i believe. Now the same computer is $1800 on the website. i would have to base my price of the lower one, even though i bought it for $400 more : /
     
  11. Boe11 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, that seems to be the case. I'm probably better off pulling the upgrades and keeping them or selling them separately probably.
     
  12. ixodes macrumors 601

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    In this economy there tends to be two kinds of buyers.

    Those who only buy new. And those who want used at the lowest possible price. Unless you must, wait till May & you'll do lots better.
     
  13. maflynn Moderator

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    Waiting till May means the newer version of MBP would (hopefully) out and thus depressing the resale value even more.

    Selling now before Ivy Bridge hits the streets will give the OP the best opportunity to sell at a decent price
     
  14. rockden macrumors newbie

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    iphoneproduct more demand in usa market and many people sell and buy these product iphone and macbook i got a macbook pro 1800$ and one after i sell it and this time i am very enjoy yo use it i really like it not for this time
     

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