Price Advice what price for perfect condition MacBook Pro 13" 2.66gHz, mid 2010?

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  1. ofiaich, Aug 18, 2012
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    ofiaich macrumors member

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    Hi!

    I am wondering what price for perfect condition MacBook Pro 13" 2.66gHz, mid 2010? It has 8gb memory and 320GB and is running Mountain Lion.

    Bluetooth Apple mouse also included.

    I will search Ebay and CEX etc but any advice from people here is much appreciated!

    Edit! Thanks for moving this to the correct place! I found lots of good information in other threads here....!!



    Ofiaich :p
     
  2. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    I had the exact same system - 2010 2.66GHz MacBook 13 with 8GB RAM, although the HDD was a 750GB.
    It was all boxed, wrapped back up in original plastic, with all original accessories.
    Not a single mark on it, completely brand new looking.

    I sold it about 3 weeks ago for just over £620.
     
  3. Blackberryroid macrumors 6502a

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    $300-$400 because the 11 Inch Air is more powerful than that.
     
  4. ofiaich thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi Ifti!

    thanks for your reply...

    May I ask, was it a private sale? I will check but I guess CEX would offer something along those lines.

    Thanks for your reply too Blackberryroid,


    Ofiaich
     
  5. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    No way! He'd get much more then that as long as the condition is good.
    I sold mine for over £600, which at a guess is over $800?!!!!!


    Yes it was a private sale via GumTree (like Craigslist).
     
  6. Mikey7c8 macrumors regular

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    It's a core 2 duo, There's no way it's worth $800.

    You may well get something like that on ebay, though.
     
  7. Blackberryroid macrumors 6502a

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    There is absolutely no way it's worth $800, I wouldn't pay for that. I would probably pay up to $500 (Oh snap, the Mac Mini is more powerful than that), or if I'm feeling good, probably $300, but never $800.
     
  8. ofiaich thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Ifti! I'll check out GumtTree too.

    Another question, did you buy a replacement of some kind? I was thinking about it but I have an iPad 2 and since getting that my MacBook Pro has had little use...

    Ofiaich :p
     
  9. Titanium81 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure that you could get $700 - $800 on craiglist.org
     
  10. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    Well that's what I got for mine. It did have a year of AppleCare and everything as new so maybe that increased the value a bit, but it sold pretty easily to be honest.
    Whether the Mac Mini is near that price or not, they serve 2 different purposes. If someone is on the lookout for a MBP they usually want a MBP!
    Value of the MBP stays surprisingly high.

    Yes, it's in my sig, with a 512GB SSD on order ;)
    To be honest I use my iPad most of the time as well. The MBP only really gets used if I'm doing some editing etc, which is only now and then. It is underused if I'm being honest, but I do need a system to do all the stuff the iPad can't as well as for the times when I need to work from home etc.
     
  11. ofiaich thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi Ifti,

    I see! 2012 MacBook Pro 13 / 2.9GHz i7 / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD !

    After all my requests for help and advice, my sale fell through! Maybe my best bet is to keep my MacBook and use it more!

    I use my iPad with an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard a lot, especially for email. Most of my email is in Japanese and I do find checking some words that I don't know on the MacBook Pro is far far easier than on the iPad.

    I might well learn how to create a usb drive with recovery Mountain Lion OS and do that for the future. I have started a thread on that in the MacBook Pro section here.

    Ifti, thanks again for your help and advice!

    Ofiaich
     

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