Traded in my 2010 MB Pro for a 2011 MB Pro Did I make the right decision?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by underblu, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. underblu macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2010
    I have to say my 17" 2.66 AG MB Pro was a sheer pleasure I took it everywhere with me and it held up beautifully.

    However with one year coming up I would have had to pay $350 for 2 more years of Apple care plus the battery had loss a good bit of its charge.

    I ended up seling my MB Pro for $1650 cash.

    herefore if I include the additonal $350 for AppleCare that brings me up to 2000.

    So for approximately $500 more than what I would have paid for the Applecare warranty alone I got a brand new MB Pro 2.2 17" AG

    My 2010 MB Pro was such a sweet box. I just hope the 2011 model runs as sweetly.

    So I don't know, Did I make the right decison here? I guess I'm one of those folks that always second guesses their decisions
  2. SPEEDwithJJ macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2008
    That's an excellent decision. I'm sure you'll love the 2011 MBP even more than you did for the 2010 MBP. Congrats on your purchase. :)
  3. mark28 macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2010
    I'm actually thinking about the same.

    1. Get Applecare & get Ivy Bridge or Haswell MBP
    2. Get the 2.2 i7 15" MBP

    With option 2, basically you have a new 1-year warranty and a faster computer :)

    It's hard to say really what is best for the money you spent. But it's not a bad choice :D
  4. mrwonkers macrumors 6502


    Oct 31, 2004
    I did the same but went for a 15" this time as I found the 17 to be a wee bit to chunky....
  5. Apple 26.2 macrumors 6502a

    Apple 26.2

    Jan 1, 2011
    What up, 212?!
  6. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020


    Mar 11, 2009
    To your left or right
    YES…Yes you did.

    Interesting that you posted this after you made your decision. Hypothetically, what would you have done if everyone in here had said it was a terrible idea? Ran back out and demand your old computer back?
  7. underblu thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2010
    Hahaha that's true. But hey I said in my post, it's not that I'm necessarily indecsive but rather I second guess my decsions quite often especially when they involve spending money:)

    Hmm, if everyone said it was a terrible idea, that's easy, I would have made a counter argument and convinced myself that way.
  8. thermodynamic Suspended


    May 3, 2009
    $1650 for your previous 17" MBP is a GREAT price. Did you sell it on eBay?

    I've read up on the 2011 models. AWESOME power for the price, and the 17" model even outperforms the 15" model of the same specs (source: Macworld). Not by much, of course, but the fact it edges out really piqued my interest.
  9. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020


    Mar 11, 2009
    To your left or right
    Ha i like the way your mind works then bravo.
  10. underblu thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2010
    I actually did a local sale for $1650.00 Cash. No fees. :) I thought it was a fair price considering my MBP was in excellent conditon.

    That's another thing about these MBPs, they hold their resale value remarkably well for a computer.

    Thanks VShadow
  11. badtzwang macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2009
    I'm confused .... is $1650 for a one year old computer (that initially cost $2500) really a good deal? Thats 66% of its original price.
  12. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020


    Mar 11, 2009
    To your left or right
    well considering that you can buy the new 15" baseline model for $1799 which is much better than the one he sold, id say yes he did well selling it for $1650.
  13. kappaknight macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2009
    Yeah, I was going to sell my 2008 MBP for $1,500. Ended up giving it to my parents though.
  14. adnoh macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2010
    What does you new laptop do that your old one didn't?

    Why pay 2000 dollars for a new laptop when the extra warranty - which is all you really wanted - was 350?

    I think you made the wrong choice and wasted a lot of money.
  15. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    uh he sold his old one for 1650

    1650 + 350 if he got apple care is 2000

    he paid 2500 for the new machine

    how is it a waste of money if one can afford it?

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