MacBook Pro Value

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  1. €p1c

    €p1c New Member

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    I'm looking to buy a used MacBook Pro from a friend. I'm not sure how much to offer for it. Here are the specs:

    • 120gb HD
    • 2gb RAM
    • 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Mac OSX 10.5.8
    • Microsoft Office Suite
    • Battery Life- approx 3 hours

    There appears to be no dead pixels and the speakers/headphone jack/webcam are working. It's about 2 years old and comes with a hard case sleeve. He's the original owner.

    I'd like to mention that I'd mostly be using this to develop iPhone/iPad Applications and possibly Graphic Designing (PsCS4, etc)and music recording (MIDI).

    So... the big question... How much (reasonably) do I offer?
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    iPwn Community Development Staff Member

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    800 would be a good offer. An equally specced MacBook today costs 999, but this is used, so I'd say 750-800 is a nice deal. One thing, what's the graphics card? If it's an nvidia thing, good, if it's an intel 950 thing, BAD.
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    €p1c New Member

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    hm 800 seems kind of a lot for a two year old computer... I'd probably be better off buying a new one...
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    Meikura Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The fact of the matter is, and this has been shown time and time again, Macs rarely go down in value. Check ebay and you'll see what I mean. 4 year old macs are still selling for a LOT.
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    €p1c New Member

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    So if you were looking to buy a Macbook Pro now, would you buy this or just buy new?
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    if it was me i would definetely buy new..butt go and have a look at wat they're going for on ebay

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