Would you sell a 2.4 GHZ Penryn for $1600 cash?

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  1. Rlkv011 macrumors regular

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    In anticipation for the new macbook pros and macbooks, I decided to put my 15" MBP 2.4 200gb up for sale. I was offered $1,600 cash. Would you take it? I paid $1,799 with student discount for it in February when they were released.
     
  2. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    i would, yes

    you wont get that after the case-refresh (that is supposedly coming).

    Im not so optimistic about a new case, i dont think until JAN.

    Who knows though.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Looks good. Only $200 depreciation—not bad for 6 months.
     
  4. swordth macrumors newbie

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    considering I payed that (with the student discount+selling the free ipod) for it..yes I would sell it for 1600 cash.
     
  5. archesdevil macrumors 6502

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    I just sold my year old iPhone for more than I paid for it. If the new MacBook Pros are bad, people might pay you more for your older version.
     
  6. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    The new MBPs aren't going to be noticeably fastr. Unless you're doing it because of the graphics card, forget it.

    But it's a good deal.
     
  7. g4cubed macrumors 6502a

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    I'd say yes if you were still able to get your student discount.
     
  8. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    student annual discount resets in sept, i believe, so you wont be able to get that!

    you can however spend 100$ on a Student ADC membership, and save 200$ more than the student price.

    !!!
     
  9. mattniles007 macrumors 6502

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    I would sell it thats a great price, you can upgrade for just a little bit of cash.
     
  10. Rlkv011 thread starter macrumors regular

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    How does this work?? This seems great to good to be true.
     
  11. Rlkv011 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am really hoping for a case redesign even though I love the current case. I

    just graduated college but I don't think they'd know I am not a student

    anymore. Even if I couldn't I'd let my sister get it for me to get the discount.

    Based on the rumors around here my guess is that the new MBP is going to be

    less than 1999.00 entry level maybe 1799.00 I am hoping.
     
  12. anirban macrumors 6502a

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    You can purchase only 1 notebook per academic year, under the educational discount. So if you purchased your Penryn MBP less than a year ago, you may have to wait a while before using your student discount to get a new notebook.
     
  13. Rlkv011 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'll probably use my sisters student id to get the discount. Hope it works.
     
  14. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

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    I'd recommend letting your sister get it, just in case Apple does a background check on ya. Plus, you won't be deceiving anyone!

    I'd definitely sell my 2.4 for $1600. Do you live in a no tax State? With the student discount, my 2.4 still came to around $2,000 with New York States taxes. :(
     
  15. DaveF macrumors 6502a

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    Buy MBP #1: -$1799 * 1.07 = -$1925 after tax
    Sell MBP #1: +$1600
    Buy MBP #2: : -$1799 * 1.07 = -$1925 after tax (assuming same price)

    Total cost to you: -($1925 + $1925) + $1600 = -$2250

    Is an $1800 MBP worth $2250 to you? That's what you will have paid, total.

    That is, you're losing $200 sell your current one, plus double-paying sales tax in short order.


    Another perspective, again assuming sales tax: selling your current computer means you've spent $325 for 6 months use. Would you spend $625 per year to have the newest MBP?
     
  16. chariotofFIRE macrumors member

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    :) this is pretty idiotic way of managing money

    Depends on the condition of the computer, with zero scratches i would not sell.
     
  17. Rlkv011 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't think it's bad at all. I am really hoping for a new case design. I think a $325 upgrade is cheap for possibly a touch trackpad, and maybe blu ray, also hoping for hi def display on the 15".
     

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