Price Advice Want to sell my 2011 MBP

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by zozoman, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. zozoman macrumors newbie

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    Feb 26, 2011
    #1
    Hello everyone,

    I bought my Macbook Pro on February 26, 2011. I ended up paying around ~$2525.37 (damn that's a lot know that I really add it up, ha ha). This includes tax, High Resolution anti-glare monitor, and 8 gigs of ram that I put in myself. I should also mention that I opted for the faster, but smaller hard drive (500 GB one).

    I still have my year of Apple Care and I am looking to sell this Macbook Pro. I used some of the estimating sites, but they are nearly $1,000 off of what I paid for something that is not even a year old. Do Mac's depreciate this fast?

    I was wondering what you folks might think is a reasonable price for this Macbook Pro? I have used it for school and work; there is a minor mark on the lid which is about 2mm long.

    Here are the specs:
    Code:
    MBP 15.4/CTO
    Part Number: Z0M1
    With the following configuration:
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    PROCESSOR	065-0092	2.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
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    MEMORY	065-0093	4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
    •
    HARD DRIVE	065-0549	500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200
    •
    OPTICAL DRIVE	065-0102	8x Double-Layer SuperDrive
    •
    DISPLAY	065-0105	MBP 15"HR Antiglare WS Display
    •
    DVI Adapter	065-0106	None
    •
    VGA Adapter	065-0108	None
    •
    REMOTE	065-0110	None
    •
    Apple Software - iWork	065-7672	No iWork preinstalled
    •
    Apple Software - Final Cut Exp	065-7674	No Final Cut Express preinstd
    •
    Apple Software - Aperture	065-7673	No Aperture Preinstalled
    •
    Apple Software - Logic Express	065-7675	No Logic Express Preinstalled
    •
    Apple Software - Filemaker	065-8307	No FileMaker Preinstalled
    •
    Apple Software - MS Office	065-8198	No MSO preinstalled
    •
    KEYBOARD AND DOCUMENTATION	065-0116	Keyboard/Users Guide
    •
    COUNTRY KIT	065-0119	Country Kit
    I plan to first try to sell it locally through Craigslist and then possibly eBay or something like that.

    Thank you for your time,

    -Alonzo
     
  2. Naimfan macrumors 68040

    Naimfan

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    Jan 15, 2003
    #2
    Hi. The reason you're looking at such a hit on your machine is that the new base 15" MBP effectively equals it, less 512 MB of VRAM, for $1699 and Apple offers your machine, without the AG screen, for $1699 as a refurb.

    So you're probably looking at $1500-1700 or so, if you have the box, restore discs, etc.
     
  3. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Dec 17, 2009
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    Something else that goes unmentioned is that for your "average joe", they could care less about anything but the Base Models. They don't generally care if you upgraded the RAM, have an SSD, or a hi-res screen (for example). Those are things we care about, but from a Craigslist standpoint it just means that "this 2011 15" MBP is more expensive than this one, so lets just buy the cheaper". What I have come to realize, is if you care about resell value then buy the base. Otherwise, don't be surprised if all of your custom added items are more or less lost when you go to sell it.

    It's like buying a car and putting expensive Wheels and a kickin' sound system. It won't help the trade-in value when you go to unload it to upgrade to a new car.

    EDIT: And yes Naimfan is correct, the 15" High-end Early MBP is now (basically) the Base model MBP. I'm in the same boat as you.
     
  4. Sonhascome macrumors 6502

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    Location:
    Maryland
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    yea, craigslist is a crapshoot with an item with that big of a price tag. there aren't that many people that will pay that much, and they'll probably just lowball you by several hundred dollars
     

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