Value of MBP's as years go on?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by engaged44, May 27, 2011.

  1. engaged44 macrumors member

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    Just curious I bought my 2010 15 inch MBP 11 months ago and soon it will be a year old. Still runs ****ing amazingly and has one small scratch on it.

    How much do you think this computer is worth now? How much (if maintained well of coarse) will it be in 3 years?

    I plan on getting another macbook pro in 3 years once I have graduated from college, assuming better machines will be out then.
     
  2. aramosc macrumors regular

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    It usually holds up.. of course not as goot as desktops but you can sell it for some good money on craigslist or eBay.. but for a 4 year old computer might be a little hard to sell.. I usually trade my macs within 3 years and get good money for them..
     
  3. engaged44 thread starter macrumors member

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    I guess I should just trade this bad boy in another 2 years then. I like how it holds high value so you can always be kept up to date with new technology :)
     
  4. Shanekarpi251 macrumors member

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    If you want, Best Buy allows trade in of computers and other electronics and you can see what they would give you for yours here
     
  5. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Right now, if it's stock, with box, restore discs, etc., probably $1100-1200. Apple sells them refurbed for $1269, with full one year warranty, and so you're probably a bit under that.

    In 3 years, probably $700-800 or so, though it is hard to project. If you look at first generation unibodies, they are around $700-800 now depending on condition, etc. And right now that seems to the floor for 15" unibodies, whereas the non-unibody models are bottoming out at $400-500 or so.
     
  6. engaged44 thread starter macrumors member

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    lol i tried that one and it said 400 dollars in cash...don't think i'd do that :)
     
  7. thermodynamic Suspended

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    They offered $669 for my mid-2009 MBP (17", 8GB RAM). Rip-off. One can get 2x that on ebay. BB does this "service" to make themselves money. Not to be altruistic to their customers. They offered $200 for a virtually never-used 2010 Sony VPCFM115, which could fetch $500~$600 on ebay as well, and still sells for #1000 refurbished.

    Their extended warranty plan is a joke as well (they match "comparable parts", not brands, so a Macbook could be replaced with a Sony and it was fun getting the rep tongue-tied over the issue as well...)
     
  8. Hydrocity macrumors 6502a

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    Haha that thing is a joke. Only 500$ for the MBP in my sig?
     
  9. zwodubber macrumors 6502a

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    I sold my 15" 2007 2.4 core 2 duo a few weeks ago for $675 on craigslist the second day I advertised it
     
  10. InuNacho macrumors 65816

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    That seems about right for an older MBP. In my area first and second gen ones go for around 450-550.
     
  11. dagamer34 macrumors 65816

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    It's like a car, looses a lot of value when a new model comes out, but has a linear decrease in value as time goes on. Unlike Windows machines, there's still a magical floor which most MacBook Pros don't go lower than. Even a first-gen Core Duo MacBook Pro could go for $400 today, and that sucker is 5 years old. I challenge you to find someone who will buy a 5 year old Windows laptop for that much.
     

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