Price Advice Unibody MacBook Pros (pre-Retina)

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  1. RVijay007, Mar 9, 2013
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    RVijay007 macrumors member

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    Hi guys,

    I'm looking to sell a couple MacBook Pros and could use some advice on what kind of prices I can realistically sell for.

    1.) Hoping for $850
    MacBook Pro 15"
    2.4 Ghz Intel Core i5
    4GB DDR3 RAM
    320 GB 7200-rpm Hard Drive
    Battery Life - 200 cycles - Reports normal and holds a charge for like 4-5 hours on light use.
    MacBook Pro 6,2 - Mid 2010
    Normal wear and tear - smallish dent on one corner and light scratches on the bottom, nothing wrong with the top. No dead pixels.
    Charger only - 2nd hand cause lost the first one.

    2.) Hoping for $750
    MacBook Pro 15"
    2.8 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    4GB DDR3 RAM
    320 GB 5400-rpm Hard Drive
    Battery Life - close to 400 - barely holds a charge and "needs servicing"
    MacBook Pro 5,1 - Late 2008 unibody
    Normal wear and tear - smallish dent on one corner and light scratches on the bottom, nothing wrong with the top. Had an invisible shield on this it's entire life. No dead pixels.
    Original box, CDs, inserts, and original charger without the extension cable.

    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!!!
     
  2. WhiteIphone5 macrumors 65816

    WhiteIphone5

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    1.) $800
    2.) $600

    1.)there are many Macbook Pro's 15" with Quad i7 going for 1k. Yours has a dent, light scratches, 200 cycles and an aftermarket charger.

    2.) 550-600, since user would need to replace battery, slow core 2 duo, 2008 model
     
  3. phoenixsan macrumors 65816

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    I would say....

    1-Between $700-800
    2-Between $650-700

    Both case, the quotes are tops. And in the case 2, please dont take offense, with reserve.


    :):apple:
     
  4. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Maybe just slightly below your price - depends if it is eBay or CL.
     
  5. Yebubbleman macrumors 68030

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    I'd say this price is fair, though you might be able to get a little more. Hard to say given the dents and scratches. I'd try asking for $900 and going down from there.

    This is also a fair asking price.
     
  6. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    on eBay - Yes
    on CL / MacRumors marketplace / sale forum - No
     
  7. NeverhadaPC macrumors 6502

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    This seems reasonable, but a 2-3 year old laptop is tough to justify for more than $750, I think. If it has AppleCare, that helps.


    I have this one but mid-2009 (5,2?), but with newish 128-cycle battery and 8 GB RAM, but I would not pay $750 for mine. Yours is 4+ years old and would struggle against $1000 MacAir and $800 Mac Mini. Why would anyone spend more than $400 on this computer when it's denty and battery needs replacement (battery replacement is ~$150)? Anyone claiming $500+ as reasonable would have to look at eBay where perfect condition versions of similar laptops sell for <$700. Sorry to be negative, but I would be happy to get $500 if I were you.
     
  8. RVijay007 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!

    Just wanted to thank everyone who contributed answers. I was finally able to sell both MacBook Pros on CL.

    In case it helps anyone, the late 2008 one went for $799 and the mid 2010 one for $899.

    Definitely a lot of buyers wanted it for far cheaper, but with time, someone reached out with reasonable offers.
     

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