Value of Early 2011 Macbook Pro

redsoxfan320

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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.
 

Longdrive

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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.
 

redsoxfan320

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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?
 

Eidorian

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redsoxfan320

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

Naimfan

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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.
 

Eidorian

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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.
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.
 

redsoxfan320

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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.
 

dukebound85

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


Ridiculous. You are always going to be better selling it on the open market.
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.
 

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