Value of used 2012 MBP?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MikeVB, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. MikeVB, Nov 12, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2014

    MikeVB macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2014
    What's a fair private sale price for used late 2012 15" MacBook Pro with the following specs?

    i7 2.6 ghz
    8 gb ram
    750 gb hdd 5400 rpm
    8x super drive

    Thanks for the help.
  2. duervo, Nov 12, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2014

    duervo macrumors 68020


    Feb 5, 2011
    For an impossible list of specs? Priceless.

    Hint: There is no such thing as a Retina MBP with a 7200/5400 (no 5200) rpm drive, and 8x Superdrive.

    Assuming the "retina" line is a mistake, and there is no AppleCare remaining, I'd say $1000, obo.
  3. johnnnw macrumors 65816


    Feb 7, 2013
    You don't have a retina screen, they never came with optical drives
  4. MikeVB thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2014
    Sorry, the retina was my mistake.

    Well apparently this one did.

    The machine is my BIL'S across the country, and I'm considering buying it. He emailed me the serial, and I looked up the specs online.
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    As a starting point, you can check Mac2Sell, eBay (including completed sales), and Amazon for prices of similar models, to get an idea of what a reasonable price may be. Then adjust the price to account for condition, configuration, remaining AppleCare coverage (if any), etc. You can also check the Apple refurbished store to see what similar models are selling for.
  6. duervo macrumors 68020


    Feb 5, 2011
    I will also add that if there is AppleCare remaining on it, and it expires about a year from now, then I would add roughly ~100 onto what I would pay for it (generally $100 for each year remaining of the total extended warranty period on a used system.)

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