Will the cMBP loose its resale value?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hazawaza, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. hazawaza macrumors newbie

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    Since the cMBP's will most likely be discontinued next year will they hold their value as well as say the 2011 models have in 2012?

    so if i buy the cMBP 2012 13" model (baseline) will it hold a high resale value in 2013 or 2014 as well as it has done in previous years?
     
  2. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    Nope, no "wow factor" = no resale value!

    In all seriousness though, yeah man you'll be able to resell it no worries.
     
  3. pingfan59 macrumors member

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    I don't foresee any problems in reselling your cMBP, not sure what the market will be like, but it will go for more than a used windows based laptop.
     
  4. hazawaza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    lool . I made this thread because of my very poor choice of words in the other thread. This is what I was trying to say
     
  5. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    It's all good, was just teasing - but yes you will be able to resell it, not for what you paid for it obviously but for a solid amount if you keep it in good condition.
     
  6. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68000

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    You're focusing on the wrong thing. You obviously don't need a laptop.
     
  7. Silmarien macrumors member

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    wtf! How did you come up with that conclusion? Please enlighten me.
     
  8. MaxPower72 macrumors 6502

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    After 4 years they're only worth to be taken at Starbucks to update your FB page...
     
  9. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68000

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    You buy a computer when the need justifies one. You don't buy a computer based on resale value. All technology depreciates the moment you bring it home and open the box, it's a rather silly consideration. If someone is solely focused on resale value in their purchase decision, there is obviously no immediate need to purchase a computer. If you don't understand this, you probably fall into the same category as the OP.
     
  10. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    You buy a computer because you need one, but it's worth considering resale (amongst other things) to decide *which* laptop to buy. Having a high enough resale can enable one to keep purchasing high end models while staying within their budget.

    For example, many dells and HPs are significantly more powerful than macs. But they tend to have crap resale - so one might have to keep one for 3-5 years before being able afford a new one, after which time that laptop will be worthless. A Mac on the other hand retains its resale much better than most. So one might be able to afford to upgrade to every new release
     
  11. Silmarien macrumors member

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    How is this relevant? Azreo said that the OP didnt need a laptop. You should re-read my reply, please.


    Exactly my thought. I made my purchase based on the resale value too.

    Anyway, to the OP. If I was in your place I would seriously consider getting the 13 Retina when it comes out. Otherwise do what I did and get the cMBP with the prospect of selling it at around 60-70% of its original value after 2-3years. Again you can never tell for sure since technology is rapidly evolving and the computational needs change constantly.
     

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