SR 15" 2.4 MBP - Whats it worth, now?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by enklined, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. enklined macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys,

    Love the new look of the MBPs, and would love to have the added trackpad functionality, so I think I might try and craigslist my macbook pro.

    Originally bought for $2100 after 2x iPhone credits, and $200 education discount.

    I've been offered $1500 for it - I'm not sure the added features/look of the new MBP are worth an additional $400+ (with EDU discount) for what I use my MBP for (Light gaming, school work, including ArcGIS (bootcamp/VMware), some light AutoCAD).

    What do you guys think? Is $1500 a good deal for me, or should I hold out and try to get more?

    SR 2.4 MBP with 4GB OCZ RAM and AppleCare - 1 year old.
     
  2. sal macrumors 6502

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    that sounds about right. did you get apple care? it's worht more if you did.
     
  3. sukanas macrumors 6502a

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    id say its DEFINITELY worth it

    theyre going for 1350 or 1499 on refurb i believe
     
  4. enklined thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, it has AppleCare. I wish I could get like $1800, I'd do it in a heartbeat.
     
  5. enklined thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Shameless bump. Posted this kinda late last night, and it got buried under the OMG NO MATTE! threads...

    Any other opinions?
     
  6. marvel2 macrumors 6502

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    You will not get 1800 for the SR 2.4 MBP. Maybe for a 2.5 Penryn, yes. But not a SR machine. 1500 is a good price. This is what happens when you try to keep up with the latest and greatest.
     
  7. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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  8. jw nyc macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in the exact same boat. Same computer but no apple care. I'm hoping to get around $1,500 as well. Where did you get that offer from? I think I'm going to post mine on ebay and see what happens.
     
  9. enklined thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the link. Interesting. Apparently $1500 would be a good deal, except I'm not sure its a good deal FOR ME - The new MBP is cool, i like the added features, but I'm not sure they're worth the extra $400+tax and stuff, not to mention an additional $350 if I wanted AppleCare. That would be over $750 to essentially replace what I have now (money I defiantly DONT have), to add a few new features (I don't think the speed increases in graphics or otherwise would help me at all, heh).

    I hate wanting new tech all the time, it sucks! I know some of you out there feel my pain!
     
  10. Ryvius macrumors member

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    Give the new designs a revision or two just to work out any bugs. The nice thing about owning the last generation is its kinda the epitome of everything the last form factor accomplished.

    Unless you have a buggy video card. :)
     
  11. lighthouse_man macrumors 6502a

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    Have you considered checking the refurbished macs available on the Apple store? You might end up with a better deal.
     
  12. rychencop macrumors 65816

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    yeah...i was thinking around $1500 also. not worth it for me. i'll keep mine about 2 more years before i get another. i may get an iMac early 2009 though.
     
  13. LDB macrumors member

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