When to sell a macbook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by glennyboiwpg, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. glennyboiwpg macrumors 6502

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    I'm thinking of selling my macbook (1.83 core duo) and adding the differnce to get a new iMac.

    Question: DO I sell the macbook now to maybe cash in on some back to school student's purchase even though I still wouldn't get the imac for a month or two, or do I just wait and sell it when i'm ready to buy?


    I"m a java programmer doing a personal programmming project, I have a peecee that i use as my linux webserver and I use the mac as my dev workstation. (I LOVE programming on a mac)

    Do I just suck it up for a month or two and continue to program on the peecee for a bit so I can make some extra cash?
     
  2. Squonk macrumors 65816

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    The MB is only going to loose value over time. And *IF* :apple: does release an update or bump up the default RAM/HD, then yours would be worth even less.

    However, if you love programming the mac, is it work the extra $50-75 to you to program in bliss for the next couple of months?
     
  3. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    just wait the two months and then sell on eBay.

    You'll still get probably 75% of what you originally paid for it.

    The average eBayer wanting a used Mac doesn't know core duo from core 2 duo. They look at RAM and HD space.
     

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