What's a reasonable price for a used macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bq06, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. bq06 macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2008
    hi guys, my friend is selling his black macbook thats less than 1 year old and we'll be negotiating a price in the near future. i'm curious what you think is a reasonable price for both of us. he initially said $1000 but i said i would want to negotiate that since i could buy a new one for $1400 (student discount). he said thats cool and the $1k was just a starting point.

    he messaged me:
    "It's the mid 2007 model, released in May of last year. I actually placed the order before that revision but was given an upgrade anyway. So it's 2.16Ghz Core 2 Duo, 1GB RAM, 160GB HD, DVI adapter, 802.11n and Bluetooth, plus DVD burner. Screen's in great shape, keyboard and trackpad are slightly smudgy due to use. Battery lasts between 3 to 4 hours."
    also, he said he's selling it because he really has no need for a laptop and wants to replace it with an imac.

    what do you think? thanks! :D
  2. slipper macrumors 68000


    Nov 19, 2003
    $1k is actually a pretty fair price. Check eBay and save a few auctions on the same machine for the current market value. If you can get it for $800, that would be a hell of a deal. But $1k is fair.
  3. squeeks macrumors 68040


    Jun 19, 2007
    i agree, 1000 is more than fair, theres an auction for an earlier model (2ghz) going for around $900 apple products particularly computers, dont lose their value very fast
  4. khunxhor macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2007
    los angeles
    another reason why i switched to apple. I would have to pay someone to take my old dell...but I can probably sell my mb if I want to upgrade it in a couple of years.

    i would say the same also, if a new one is only 400 more, I would probably lean towards that...just my opinion, i dont have too much experience buying/selling used laptops.
  5. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Jun 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL, USA
    I sold mine about two months ago (with 2.5GB ram, same model) for $1050.

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