You know it was a good upgrade when...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iViking, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. iViking macrumors 6502

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    The value of your six-month old Macbook with backlit keyboard, ($1520), just crashed through the floor and you can't even unload it for $1100.

    That's the fastest value drop I've witnessed in twelve years of owning Macs, and it's due mainly to the huge upgrade/price drop we just saw.
     
  2. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    That computer was a terrible value even when brand-new, so frankly it's not surprising at all to me. The previous market price was artificially high.
     
  3. AdamLikesMusic macrumors 6502

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    If you were looking to make money, you shouldn't have invested in a computer at all.
     
  4. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    Or banks. :D
     
  5. iViking thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks but you missed the point of my post.

    The point is that Macs have great resale value--that is still true--so the fact that the value of my six month old Macbook fell so instantly testifies to how good their recent offerings are.

    (The other guy had a good point, too, in that I may have paid too much for this particular model to begin with.)
     
  6. sm0 macrumors regular

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    True but alot less so nowadays. Even here in NZ, <2 year old white/blackbooks for for dirt cheap resale prob around a third of their rrp.

    Back in the day pre-intel days, thats where you can say macs held their value...

    ^ He does make a valid point. My rule is the resale value of any technology halves the second I buy it, anything more I get on sale is a bonus.

    Deal with it and move on.
     
  7. qpid macrumors regular

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    Hey people complained that apple needed to update more often, so this happens
     

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