What would you do?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kmarketing, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. kmarketing macrumors 6502

    Mar 26, 2004

    Here's the dilemma...

    I can get a white macbook - 2.16ghz, 2gb memory, 320gb hard drive, Superdrive, and some boxed software - iwork 08, leopard - for $850. I will definitely sell the boxed software as I have no need for them.

    I also have 4gb of memory lying around that I can install in the macbook.

    I have my macbook pro, and mac mini in my sig, and am considering selling my mbp. It's been great and all, but I know that new machines are in the near future, and I would like to get the most money out of a sale now, since I would probably upgrade to a newly designed macbook or macbook pro.

    Here are my options:
    1. Keep the mbp as is, swap the mac mini and macbook hard drives (120gb-320gb), sell the macbook and the software separately (with or without the memory).
    2 Swap the mini and mbp hard drive (120gb-250gb) and sell the mbp. I would just install the 4gb memory into the macbook and keep it as is.

    So what would you do, keep the mbp or macbook? Either way, I will be keeping the hard drive. I just want to sell the computer that will give me the most return now, as well as give me a decent return when the new line laptops come out.

    Let me know what you think.

    Thanks in advance for your time and help!
  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
  3. kmarketing thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 26, 2004
    Which are you suggesting to keep?

    The macbook or macbook pro? The mac mini we are definitely keeping.

  4. winninganthem macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2008
    I would say keep the Macbook. The MBP is a little old and value will go down again when another is released.
  5. kmarketing thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 26, 2004

    That's what I was thinking...

    I wasn't sure if macbooks drop in value quicker. I figure on ebay, I might be able to get $900-$1000 for the macbook pro now, but I just don't know much about macbooks. I do need to have a macbook, and honestly for now, either one would suffice. What I would miss in the bigger screen in the mbp, I would be happy with in the portability of the macbook. And really, either one is to hold me over until the new ones come out.

    I guess if I was to sell the macbook, I would include the 4gb of memory, since the macbook pro can't utilize it.

    The main thing about getting the macbook in the first place, is to keep the 320gb hard drive. I figure I can make some cash out of it as well.

    Keep the opinions coming!

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