Price Advice Value of Early 2011 Macbook Pro

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  1. redsoxfan320 macrumors member

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    Looking to sell my early 2011 MacBook Pro 13-inch. I have 2.3 i5 with 4gb ram and 320gb SATA. The laptop is under apple care until March 9, 2014. I think that would be everything you need to know about the computer. Its in perfect condition, never scratched or dropped.

    Just would like to know an estimated resell value because I want to switch to an iMac, as I have recently began running a website and making youtube videos.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Check Mac2Sell, eBay, or Amazon for prices of equivalent models, to get an idea of what you may be able to charge.
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I like looking at Apple's refurb page as well.
     
  4. Longdrive macrumors member

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    Your best bet would be to comb CL, Ebay, and the like and see what stuff is selling for. Real selling prices in the real world and even your area of the world is a far better measure than our best guess.
     
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  6. redsoxfan320 thread starter macrumors member

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    I know to look at those sites but non of them include the value of apple care, is their a known value for applecare?
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I would probably go with a percentage based on the remaining days left.


    Oh wow, if they really give me anything near what the esimated value of my Macbook is...
     
  8. redsoxfan320 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have more than 2 years left. So like 70%. And then your saying the price I paid minus the time its been used
     
  9. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Probably worth around $950 or so. A new refurb is $929, and the new 13" i5 2.4 GHz is starting to show up at Microcenter, etc., for $1099, with $999 not far behind.

    The Applecare helps, but a lot of people will be put off by spending as much on a used machine as on a faster and newer one, which has more storage space to boot.
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I would much rather get a refurbished machine or wait for a new model to come out. The discounted sales on yesterday's model can get outrageous.

    Fry's and Microcenter tend to price their new models down in the refurbished range like you said. They still manage to sell the Core i5 2500K for $150 too.
     
  11. redsoxfan320 thread starter macrumors member

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    I just need to sell, so that I can get an iMac and If I sold local Microcenter shouldn't matter because we don't have them in Florida. Really would hate to sell it on ebay, with all the fees.
     
  12. Longdrive macrumors member

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    Ridiculous. You are always going to be better selling it on the open market.
     
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    They would offer me a giftcard of 600 for my unibody macbook 2.26 from 2009. That is pretty good imo


    Nice blanket statement and no, you are wrong. When I have put it up on CL, I get offers from 400-500. Apple's recycle program would give around 300.
     
  14. redsoxfan320 thread starter macrumors member

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    My total was under 600
     
  15. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    If you find the right suc...buyer.

    +$400 for my 2007 MacBook? Sure if you hit LowEndMac and see what some people offer but lets be real.
     
  16. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    really?:confused:

    Here is what it shows for my machine
     

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  17. redsoxfan320 thread starter macrumors member

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    Really weird
     

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  18. Longdrive, Jan 17, 2012
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    MBA.jpg

    Even Weirder...

    I maintain a trade-in for a Best Buy gift card is no way to "sell" a machine.

    Thats an '11 MBA Ultimate BTW
     
  19. Longdrive macrumors member

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    Then take your gift card and run...it's your money.
     
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