Price Advice What's the value of my MBP?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Steve Jobs., Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Steve Jobs. macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2010
    So how much do you guys think I can get for my mid 2009 15" Core2Duo 2.53ghz MBP?

    It has 2 years of apple care left on it I think. Nothing wrong with it at all, no visual dents or scratches on it either.

    It still all stock. 4GB RAM, 250GB harddrive, etc.

    I have all the original boxes for everything, including the applecare box and stuff.
  2. Sneakz macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    $1000 is what I'd say personally. Maybe $1100 on account that you still have ~2 years of AppleCare.
  3. joshuaginter macrumors regular

    May 19, 2011
    I sold a 15" Pro (this exact model) this past summer for $900. It had one dent and a couple scratches. And no extra applecare. So the above poster should be bang on.
  4. JamesGorman macrumors 65816


    Dec 31, 2008
    I would agree with the above posters. Probably 1000 for sure, maybe 1100-1150
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Check Mac2Sell, eBay, or Amazon for prices of equivalent models, to get an idea of what you may be able to charge.
  6. Sardonick007 macrumors regular


    May 18, 2011
    Up to the market

    They're worth whatever someone is willing to pay. People pay FAR too much for used MBP's and other devices based mostly on hype but in the end, it's all about how bad someone wants it and how easy it is to find. Just like anything else, it's whatever the market will bear. Around here, 2009 MBP's go for around 800-900 dollars but I've seen specs like yours go for 750 (rare). As a buyer I wouldn't pay more than 7 or 8 bills for a 2009, but that's me. As a seller, I'd ask for 1100 and then adjust based on offers.
  7. Queen of Spades macrumors 68030

    Queen of Spades

    May 9, 2008
    The Iron Throne
    Is it the one with integrated (9400M) graphics? If so, that model doesn't sell for nearly as much. Honestly, I think $1100 is really high. That's about the going rate for a 2010 Core i5 MBP. I'd say yours is worth more around the $800-$900 range. You can buy a 2010 MBP from Apple with a year warranty and better specs for around $1189 + tax.

    But as others have said, the market will bear what it bears, so if you can get someone to pay $1100, more power to you. I think it'll be tough, though.

    Edit: The only way that machine can have 2 years of Apple Care left on it is if you bought it new in late 2010/early 2011. You might want to re-check the date.

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