Price Advice worth replacing battery before reselling?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by watchthesky, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. watchthesky macrumors newbie

    watchthesky

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    i'm heavily debating treating myself to the new macbook pro model for christmas and therefore selling my current macbook pro. how much would a new battery affect resale value? enough to be worth dropping $200 just to turn around and sell, or should i let the new owner worry about a battery? it's a mid 2012 15" retina in otherwise fantastic condition but the battery has over 1000 cycles on it now.
     
  2. Spink10 Suspended

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    Let the user repair it. Whatever your cost your will not be able to make it back.
     
  3. Pearl Wisdom macrumors member

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    You won't get the money back for the repair, assuming that your computer is currently working and not showing some problem like a bulging battery. You'll get buyers who might want to replace the battery sometime, but also some buyers might like to pay a lower price for a computer with a weak battery because they will have it plugged into a charger most of the time. I've got a 2011 Macbook Pro with only 300 cycles on the battery because I have it plugged in most of the time.
     
  4. watchthesky thread starter macrumors newbie

    watchthesky

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    thanks for the advice. i was leaning towards letting the new user worry about it since it isn't really an issue if you keep it plugged in (which i do now) and it still lasts a few hours on battery power alone. if battery replacements were cheaper on retina models it'd be a no-brainer but alas...
     

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