Selling MBP need your advice

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  1. AppleDApp, Dec 1, 2011
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    AppleDApp macrumors 68020

    AppleDApp

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    I'm going to be selling my macbook pro soon. what are the steps to ensure none of my data is on the computer.

    I was tihnking of backing everything up to time machine.
    then load snow leopard and iLfe back on to the computer
    from there update
    then sell

    did I miss anything?

    Also where are the best place to advertise.

    How much is my mac worth?

    Macbook pro 13" (2010)
    2.66 intel core 2 duo
    4gb DDR3 RAM
    Nvidia GeForce 320m 256mb graphics
    500gb SATA hard drive
    Apple Care (about 20 months left)

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. AppleDApp thread starter macrumors 68020

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    When I get a new computer, could I restore from my time machine backup to the new mac?
     
  3. Corrosive vinyl macrumors 6502

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    I believe you can... but have not done it myself.
     
  4. keysersoze macrumors 68000

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    Sure, just use Migration Assistant utility.
     
  5. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    It's probably worth $700-750.

    2.3 Ghz i5s are going for $800-900 and are substantially faster, which is driving down the price for Core 2 Duos. It also depends on if you have the box and restore discs, how much warranty is left (if any), etc.
     
  6. AppleDApp thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Great thanks


    I have the restore disc but I no longer have the box. Warranty about 20 months left.
     
  7. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    I'd probably list it for $800 and be willing to take $700 or more. Is the remaining warranty Applecare?
     
  8. AppleDApp thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Apple Care Protection Plan Coverage expires August 16th, 2013.
     
  9. crzdcolombian macrumors 6502a

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    You have Applecare on it. I would list it at $1,000, people will try to haggle with you.If you list for $800 you will be offered $650 or $700 at the max.

    The computer was at least $1200 last year(tho it looks like the mid range one not the cheapest one) and you have applecare that's another $180. You can sweeten the deal by leaving your music on it. That is how I usually get so much for the ones I sell on craigslist. I do this every year and usually break even on a new one but I never buy apple care because I get a new one before the warranty expires. Just be very good at discribing the computer and take nice pictures.

    Good luck.
     
  10. AppleDApp thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for the advice. Do you think I could price it at more then 1000$ and get about 1000$ for it?
     
  11. crzdcolombian macrumors 6502a

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    Depends where you live. I highly doubt you'll get $1000 for it considering many places are selling the new one for $1000-1100 because of X-mas specials. The good news is many dumb people out there that might be willing to give you that much.
     
  12. OneMike macrumors 601

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    You possibly can, but I think you'd do better if you had more to offer in the deal such as 8GB of RAM and possibly a larger HD.

    I often flip computers on craigslist. Will buy a Mac low, max out the ram and throw in a 1TB hard drive. People love that. At least around my location.
     
  13. AppleDApp thread starter macrumors 68020

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    it seems silly to upgrade my computer now that I want to sell it.
     

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