I’m thinking of selling my 15" Macbook Pro ("Early-2011"), but I’m wondering what’s the best (safest) way to do so—and if it would even be worth what I might get for it.
With the official announcement of the upcoming Retina-display Macbooks
, I was thinking I might try selling my early-2011 15" Macbook Pro
. (the Retina screen sounds great, and I would like the increased speed of an SSD drive—and a somewhat lighter machine wouldn't hurt)
(I know that while Macs historically hold their value well, with the rather big change to Retina displays, this may not hold as well for me.)
I'm not sure how much I could reasonably ask for, but just as importantly I would want a safe/reliable way
to sell it. (I would be worried about some scammer buying it on eBay and then saying it didn't work, had arrived without RAM, or all scratched up or something, thus leaving me without both my working laptop or any payment).
Here are my MBP’s specs:
- 15" display with 1680-by-1050 high-resolution glossy display (this was a higher resolution than normal MBPs, and cost a couple hundred at the time of order)
- 2GHz quad-core Intel i7 processor
- 8 GB 133 MHz DDR3 memory (upgraded from 4GB)
- 500 GB hard drive
- Covered by AppleCare insurance through mid-March 2014
(the laptop has been sitting on a laptop stand on my desk for most of it's life, so has no scratches that I can see—oh, and the screen has no dead pixels)
It shipped with Snow Leopard (I think it was the last MBP to do so), and I still have everything it shipped with (box, discs, cords)
What do you guys think? Worth it* to sell?
If so, best suggestions for safe way to do so?
Thanks for your suggestions!
*I would be turning around and ordering the low-end Retina Macbook Pro, which I can get at the educational price of $1999.