Price Advice Should I pay $675 for a 2010 MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MacFitzy9090, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. MacFitzy9090 macrumors newbie


    Jan 23, 2017
    Hi there everyone, just seeing if it's a good idea to pay $675 for a 2010 MacBook Pro 15" 'core i5' '2.4Ghz' '500gb HD' '4gb RAM'
    Any help is wanted
    Anything elas I should ask?
  2. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    NO - don't do it!

    That is way too much.

    Where are you purchasing this from?
  3. MacFitzy9090 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jan 23, 2017
    What do you figure is a good price ? Or don't even buy it ?
  4. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    Just checked eBay.
    A market price for a 2010 15" with those spec in perfect condition is $450 MAX - more like 350-400
    Just checked with local CL seller (business) he is selling the 2010 15" 2.53 8GB 640GB HD - very good condition for $399.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 23, 2017 ---
    If you can afford $675 for a used MacBook Pro - spend about 750-850 and get the 2012 retina 15"
  5. MacFitzy9090 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jan 23, 2017
    Thank you that helps me out a lot. Appreciate that.
  6. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    The 2010 15" MacBook Pros have extensive problems with the graphics processor. Pass and buy something else. For that matter, the 2011 15" and the 2012 Retina 15" have problems as well.
  7. Policar, Jan 24, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2017

    Policar macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2004
    Just sold my high end (high end model) 15" 2013 rMBP on eBay recently refurbished by Apple (brand new screen, case, keyboard, battery, audio jack, and recently replaced mobo). Ended at the time of day with highest average selling prices, too.

    Got $660.

    Or just under $600 after fees.

    You can do better!

    WAY better!
  8. RedTomato macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2005
    .. London ..
    Don't buy a mac without a SSD or at least factor in the cost of a replacement SSD. Modern OSes don't work well with hard drives.
  9. dukeblue219 macrumors regular

    Dec 18, 2012
    Remember too that any 7 year old laptop is going to be hit-or-miss. Yes, a ton of people are using laptops older than that, but electrical components do degrade over time, particularly in a portable computer. The risk of a mechanical hard drive failure (unless you're planning to upgrade), GPU failure, power supply failure, or other random hardware failure is much higher than a 2-3 year old computer.

    Will it work fine today? Sure. But are you planning to keep it for 3-5 more years? That's where it could get dicey, especially when you're paying >50% what a low-end new machine costs.
  10. Jeffois macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2010
    I'll second the motion on the extensive graphics problems. Mine were so bad that Apple actually ended up replacing mine for free in 2014. I'd avoid that particular model. I'd also agree with those who suggest that that's too much for it, even if it's humming along nicely at the moment. For the same money, you can get a more recent machine with more power.
  11. macmee Suspended


    Dec 13, 2008
    that price is a rip-off. Seller is stuck in 2014.
  12. Rob9874 macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2010
    I considered selling my early-2011 MBP to put the proceeds towards a new one, but figured I couldn't get more than $500 for it. Decided to add an SSD and 16GB RAM to it and keep it. So I agree, $675 for a year older is definitely too much.
  13. Woodstockie macrumors member


    Aug 12, 2015
    Typing this message on a 2012 MBP non-retina with a 256GB Apple SSD HD and 16GB RAM bought from eBay for $550 last summer. SO, no you should not go for this MBP, $675 is too much for a 2010.
  14. zaaach48 macrumors regular


    Nov 2, 2016

  15. Efrem macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2009
    Aside from all the above, which I agree with 100 percent, this is the oldest MacBook Pro that MacOS Sierra (10.12) supports. You'd probably cut yourself off from being able to run the next OS version. Over time, applications will start to require it, so you'd be cutting yourself off from new versions of those as well. If you can get something newer, and with $675 to spend you can, do that.

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