$$$$-value of MacBookPro 1 year later?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ZzBoG, May 8, 2006.

  1. ZzBoG macrumors member

    May 7, 2006
    Hello everybody,
    Really can't wait for august and want to get MBP right now...

    ...and then (1 year later) sell it and get a 64-bit version. What do you think will be the value of current MacBookPro with:
    15,4" 2-ghz 2GB Ram 100 GB 7200 RPM HDD?

    I know, I'm asking for a wild guess, but maybe somebody had a similar experience with such things?

    P.S. I can say for PC - the price will go like 50%-60% in a year, but I'm pretty new to Mac...
  2. fowler. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2004
    you're asking a question that no one can answer.
  3. ZzBoG thread starter macrumors member

    May 7, 2006
    But someone can presume. It's Macrumors, right?

  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Fine. Probably about 70-80% depending on condition. Happy?
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    And we say:

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  6. Eniregnat macrumors 68000


    Jan 22, 2003
    In your head.
    I'd wait 2 years for the 128- bit version, or will it be 512?;)

    I think your counting your revisions before they are shipped. A lost of us are struggling to be able to afford what we need, verses being able to afford what we want. If you can afford to be a part of the LAG wagon, then good for you. I think your speculating on revisions before you need too. You could likely guess what your computer would be worth in a year by looking at last years 15" PB and seeing what it costs on Ebay today. Don't forget other costs (or improvements to your computer), like memory, AppleCare (which is transferable), and the like. They alter cost.

    What do you do that you need to constently have the latest and greatest Mac laptop?
  7. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Right after buying my MBP, I eBay'ed my last generation 15" PB for $1550. It was six months old and orig. cost $1999.
  8. ZzBoG thread starter macrumors member

    May 7, 2006
    videoediting - mostly on the sets & on the fly

    perfectionism is also involved - and it's a decease, you know ;)
  9. Eniregnat macrumors 68000


    Jan 22, 2003
    In your head.
    If your using FCP and Shake, I can understand it, and if your in the industry then I guess that you have the cash to keep up with the need regardless of what the resale value is.

    Our answers may seem a little harsh. The question you asked is not a poor one, but can be easily be seen in the wrong light. It's a little like buying a new car every year, because the new model is a little faster. There are editors that are working with ignorantly older hardware that do great work. I guess what I am writing is it seemed a little snotty. Neener, I can afford a new computer this year, and next year also.

    I do recommend sharing your skills with the public. Offer to help teach FCP at a film festival, or teach a one day intro class at adult ed., or offer to volunteer at a city media camp. Aside from putting together PSAs for NPOs, teaching helps the community a great deal. I volunteered to help teach the basics of FCP, Shake and DVD Studio Pro for a local film festival one year. The Apple trainers were a blast to hang out with, I got some swag (which I wasn't expecting), and I also learned a lot. I love seeing the faces on people as they start to understand.
  10. Heb1228 macrumors 68020


    Feb 3, 2004
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Resale value will be noticeably higher than a PC. I'd guess around 70% if in good condition. And sell it on ebay cause people will almost surely pay more than its really worth.
  11. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    ~70%-80% seems about right.....although, this is rather hard to predict- only time will tell. :)
  12. Willy S macrumors 6502

    May 8, 2005
    60% tops

    1) The new 64 bit multiple core Mac laptops will have standard 12 month warranty.

    2) New laps will have OS X 10.5

    3) Your laptop is a Rev A product...heat and whine anyone? (just look at the resale value of e.g. rev A iMac G5s)

    4) Your laptop looks just like the old G4s.... and not even as cool or powerful as the current consumer Macbooks!

    Just face it, the times of high value used Macs is gone, especially when the hardware quality and durability has been beaten by many PC makers.
  13. w8ing4intelmacs macrumors 6502a

    Feb 22, 2006
    East Coast, US
    Jeez. Someone sounds bitter.

    I ended up getting my MBP 1.83 for around $1750 (Amazon - rebate - a9 discount - Amazon rewards). I suspect a year from now, I'll get around $1500 on eBay.
  14. ipacmm macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2003
    Cincinnati, OH
    I really don't know about the new Intel Mac's I do not see them holding their price over the old G4 prices, people still pay over 1K for a Dual G4 1 Ghz Power Ma

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