Price Advice Value of my mac?

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  1. skippymac, Apr 9, 2012
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    skippymac macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2010
    Hampshire, UK
    I was just wondering how much you would consider a fair price for my macbook pro.

    I intend to sell it some time around September-November 2012,probably on ebay unless there is a better place to sell and I'd like to know a rough ball park figure of what I can expect to get.

    Mid 2010 Macbook Pro 13"
    2.4GHz Core 2 Duo
    Snow Leopard OS
    Includes original packaging and startup disks etc.
    In perfect working condition.
    Some cosmetic damage: Very few light dings to the casing on the back of the screen. These are almost unnoticable. Fairly large scuff on the front right corner, the case is aver so slightly dented and the corresponding corner of the screen is slightly misshapen. (The case around the screen not the screen itself) The front left foot has come off but I still have it. Could be fixed with some double sided tape.
    The original hard drive is 250GB, but for slightly less or more respectively I could replace with 160GB or 500GB HD.
    I will supply the computer as new so you will have to install the OS etc. unless specified, as I have some software such as iWorks, Aperture, VMWare Fusion, Reason 4 etc. which might be desirable.
    Finally at the time of selling there will be about 10-12 months of applecare left.

    I'm hoping for at the very least £200. If I can expect less than this I doubt I will sell. Would love somewhere around 400-600 although that is unlikely.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance,


    (Just to clarify this isn't an advert, I'd like some opinions on the value of my mac)
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    As a starting point, you can check Mac2Sell, eBay, or Amazon for prices of similar models, to get an idea of what you may be able to charge. Then adjust your price to account for condition, configuration, remaining AppleCare coverage (if any), etc.
  3. lamboman macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2011
    Definitely not as low as £200. Your figures of £400-600 are actually roughly where it's at.
  4. JamerTheProgram macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2011
    One Infinite Lo- I've said too much...
    The buyer would be getting a bargin if you sold it for 200!
    My Macbook Aluminium 2008 is worth 500-600 as it is, so I would say 500-600 is about on the money.
    Good luck.
    Macs arent like normal laptops, where you buy it and 4 months later what was worth 600 pounds is now worth 200 or whatever.
    Macs hold their value.
  5. Moonjumper macrumors 68000


    Jun 20, 2009
    Lincoln, UK
    I'm looking at selling my aluminium MacBook that is in excellent condition (hardly used, boxed, no marks, 97.8% battery health). It is the base model expanded to 4GB RAM. I'd come to the conclusion that I should put it up for £550, but what I haven't decided on is the best place to sell it.

    I don't have an ebay account, so a new account may put off potential bidders, keeping the price down. Where else is a good place to sell it in the UK?
  6. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    To all potential sales persons..Give ebay a miss, try a local private sale..It might take a little longer but you don't get burned.

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