Price Advice Value of my MBP 15" High End

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  1. ptruong31, Mar 12, 2012
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    ptruong31 macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2011
    Hello all,

    So I currently own my very first MBP 2011 15" high end with apple care. I've owned it since February of 2011.

    I'm thinking of selling my mbp when the low end imac gets refreshed to purchase an imac and the new ipad.

    How much do you think I can sell my mbp for in a few months? I believe I spent around 2500 total after the student discount.

    Thanks :)

    I was thinking around $2200. Please tell me if thats a reasonable price and if I should sell it for more or less.


    I also forgot to mention that I upgraded to osx lion and 8gb ram - corsair 1333mhz
  2. dlimes13 macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2011
    Perrysburg, OH

    Can you give exact specs? Any upgrades, or a stock high-end Early 2011?
  3. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    One problem with the high end 15 feb edition - Apple sells it refurb for 1650 - obviously tax adds another $150ish so about $1800 for refurb - comes with 1 years warranty and is basically brand new.

    The high end loses more than the lower base model 15

    I see your is an upgraded model - what upgrades do you have?
  4. Jazwire macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2009
    Which CPU?
    Which Screen?
    Which Hard Drive?

    This could swing the value significantly.
  5. hotgrease macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2010
    Applecare is a plus, but I you could probably get somewhere around $1800 depending on the specs and condition, IMO
  6. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    thats more than a refurb from apple, granted you have 2 years left of warranry vs the 1 year a refurbs comes with, but apple care is less than your difference in apples refurb price.

    so essentially someone could by a refurb and apple care giving them 3 years of warranty vs your with 2 and come out ahead.

    plus even if yours is in great condition is hard to beat the condition of a refurb from apple, they are essentially brand new.
  7. 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.
  8. talmy macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
    New MacBook Pro's will be out at that time, further reducing the value.
  9. Naimfan macrumors 601


    Jan 15, 2003
    $1600-1700 would be my limit.

    With refurbs being available for $1659, and with the new base 15" available for $1599 at Microcenter, a used one is going to be less than that - and the upgrade to 8 GB RAM is only worth about $40. Extended Applecare is good, but it's not worth nearly as much as what it cost.

    Hope that helps, and good luck with your sale.

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