(UK) Value of MBP... kinda marketplace feeler

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Daniel75, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. Daniel75 macrumors member

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    I was thinking about my future "upgrade path" which obviously involves selling my current laptop (MBP 2.33, 160GB HDD, Glossy, Applecare till end of 2009).
    I looked at all the usual places - ebay and gumtree and got confused. Gumtree - you can find MBP 2.33 for silly prices - like £800. Is it a scam or those laptops really lost quite a lot because of the new revision?
    If you - proud MBP owners :) would like to sell it - how much you would like to ask? Slightly less than laptop from Apple Refurbished store? Or are there any other indicators?
     
  2. clickclickw00t macrumors regular

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  3. Daniel75 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. clickclickw00t macrumors regular

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    800 pounds is, I guesstimate is about $1,620. That seems about right (I think), for a used MBP. My new one was $1800 with student discount and a free ipod and printer, so you do the math..
     
  5. Daniel75 thread starter macrumors member

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    New MBP C2D 2.33 etc.. in UK was about £1600?. In Apple Refurbished store you can get one for £1350. So is it possible that MBP C2D lost almost... how much is it? £500 of initial price just after 7/8 months?
     
  6. kolax macrumors G3

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    £1,599 for the new Santa Rosa C2D.

    UK is always more expensive than the US.

    They usually take the US price and just change the dollar sign to a pound sign, regardless of exchange rates.
     
  7. Daniel75 thread starter macrumors member

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    True.

    Anyway - my "indicator" of the MBP value was the refurbished store and when I checked the gumtree I was really surprised how low some prices were. So what should I look at? I'm planning my next upgrade at the beggining of next year and it looks like by then my MBP will be worth 10 pounds:)
     
  8. Mr R macrumors member

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    I bought my new MacBook Pro through the Higher Education scheme and it basically cut about £200 off the list price. Do you not know anyone that could do this for you?
     
  9. CarlosG macrumors member

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    Have a look at this wonderful site that could have been custom made to answer your question.

    http://www.mac2sell.net/
     
  10. CarlosG macrumors member

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    I entered what info you gave in the opening post with the assumption of 1GB RAM and Superdrive and it came up as:

    Your Computer is a MacBook Pro 15 inch Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz 1024/160 GB/superdrive
    The Mac2Sell Quoted Value of your computer is :
    £ 1,070
     
  11. mrkamputee macrumors newbie

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    Well, I sold my MBP (CD 1.83GHz, 1.5GB RAM, ATi x1600 128MB, 80GB HD, warranty till March '09) for £840 a couple of weeks ago. So I'm guessing, you'd be looking at something between £950-£1000.
     
  12. Daniel75 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! mac2sell website shows £1000 which is more or less what I was thinking about. Altho I am happy with my lappy and probably I will wait till something really huge will happen in the Apple world:)
     

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