Should I replace broken screen before selling?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by kevindosi, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. kevindosi macrumors regular

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    Hey everyone, I've got a 2007 macbook that I want to sell on ebay because I upgraded to a pro. The problem, though, is that the screen constantly flickers and sometimes it's impossible to use. I was wondering if it's worth paying the $280 from Apple to fix the screen before I sell it.
    Thanks in advance for any input!
     
  2. jamied95 macrumors 6502

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    How much will you will be selling the laptop for?
     
  3. wordoflife macrumors 604

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  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I doubt you can get more than 600$ off your MacBook so replacing the screen would mean that you got only ~300$. It will likely sell for more than 300$ even though its screen is not perfect.
     
  5. jamied95 macrumors 6502

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    In reality, if someone buys it they're either just going to replace the screen or use it for parts...

    So take what you could sell it for, $600 is Hellhammers guess, take away $280, then take away a bit more, because the buyer might replace the screen and find it still doesn't work, plus they've gone to the expense and time of getting t repaced, not something most people would want to do (I wouldn't), so you'd have to make it their worthwhile....

    Maybe look for someone, not Apple, to replace the screen, I don't know what this would, or whether it's allowed, but it's got to be worth a look?
     

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