Used rMB price?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by whittywife, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. whittywife macrumors newbie

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    How much are used rMB with 256gb and 8gb ram (standard specs) going for? Also, when looking at used prices, do you consider Apple Care & Microsoft Office in that price? Sorry if I put this in the wrong spot.. feel free to move or delete or direct me to where this question can be found :)
     
  2. tim0409 macrumors regular

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    eBay, advanced search, completed listings will give you an idea.
     
  3. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Well with bestbuy selling them new for $999, used prices should have dropped to $799ish. I wouldn't look into AppleCare since the original owner can always cancel it and get a refund after the sale.
     
  4. emoji man macrumors newbie

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    I think should be at least 30% difference between used and new.
     
  5. MarvinHC macrumors 6502a

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    First time I hear this. How is it possible to cancel AppleCare after activating it?
     
  6. Alexappleusa macrumors newbie

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    I don't know the process but it happened to me, eBay purchase and when I checked after a week of having the computer, suddenly no Apple care, The owner had posted the Apple care receipt on the listing, someone, not even the original owner had seen that info online and used it to fraudulently get a refund. Fortunately I had an honest seller who contacted Apple and I was given a refund for the applecare.

    Perhaps there is a way to contact Apple and make sure the apple care is transferred in name to you? So that the original owner or anyone else can't do get a refund.

    I'd like to think that 99% of people are honest and if you are careful you should be okay.
     
  7. SSD-GUY macrumors 6502a

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    That's why I always try to buy used Apple devices that are still within their original year of applecare, so I can buy the applecare myself.
     
  8. Dunbar macrumors 6502

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    Best Buy open box is a better 'comp' IMO. I think they are going for around $850. So yeah, depending on the condition I'd say $700-800.
     
  9. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Mostly talking about AppleCare+. You can get a prorated refund on that if you never had a claim. You just call the support line and they refund you based on how many months you have left on it. It's usually $40-$50 after the first year (when it was $99)
     
  10. MarvinHC macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, for AppleCare+ I can understand. But I think for the 'normal' one there is no refund.
     
  11. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I think you are right
     
  12. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Right now is the absolute worst time to try and sell a RMB. A possible refresh in a week with the current base model selling for $999 with a free $50 student discount to anyone with an email address. So it's selling for $949 brand new. If yours is open and flawless maybe get $800. Any wear and tear, $700 or less if the damage/wear is bad. And Apple Car + adds no value as mentioned above since it can be canceled by the purchaser at any time.
     

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