How much is my macbook worth

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  1. TylerS23

    TylerS23 Notebook Consultant

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    I'm honestly not looking to sell, I'm just wondering how much my macbook has either decreased or increased it's value. I have an Intel Core Duo 2.0ghz black macbook with now 2gb 667mhz ram and 80 gig hdd. What's your estimate.
     
  2. JM

    JM Mr. Misanthrope NBR Reviewer

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    I don't have an estimate, but I can tell you computers never increase in value, so don't get your hopes up for that.

    Computers do nothing but decrease in value.
     
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    passive101 Notebook Deity

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    computers will never increase in value
     
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    I heard somewhere on this forum Apple notebooks have the best residual value. True or false?
     
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    Sam Notebook Virtuoso

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    Maybe not BEST but Apple notebooks certainly have a GOOD resale value.

    I'd buy your BlackBook for $1300.
     
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    Check on Ebay and Craigslist.
     
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    Yeah. I was going to say $1200 to $1300
     
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    cashmonee Notebook Virtuoso NBR Reviewer

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    See what the refurbs on Apple's site for that model are going for and subtract maybe about $100 or so. Apple's have good resale value though.
     
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    I actually saw a few MBPs specced exatly like mine going for slightly more than what I paid. It's definitely the education discount of $200 that's making it that way for me. The gain I would get by selling this would only be like 50 or so bucks, which just isn't worth it.
    From what I saw when I was still looking to buy, used macbooks tend to be around 15% less than their new counterparts. MBPs are between 8% and 15% less than new depending on usage/spec. I may be off by a bit, and that may have changed in the last month or so, but that's a generalization of what I saw.
     
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    Does apple have a trade in program? That, they have a list of laptops, and have a set value for it?

    Cause, I know the Sony Vaios do.
     
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