Brian, I've seen the 2.8 Ghz model offered as low as $1100 on Toronto craigslist, but there are plenty to choose from here. I can get a used MacBook Pro 15″ 2.4GHz with Apple Care to 2012 at a local retailer for $1,199. You might do better offering it on a local craigslist where there's less local product.
...and I'd take two of them at $700 each.
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Why would he offer it at below what the market is currently paying for these?
Maybe we should not be hijacking this seller's thread to discuss these issues. But since you ask, the reason is simple: in order to actually sell it, you offer it at a price that it will actually sell at. (This is a firm price, remember, no bargaining.) If others are asking $ 1,000, what are they actually selling for? That amount, or is there some bargaining going on?
Okay, so how much of a price drop so that you could live with the glossy screen. How a price drop to, say, $ 700?
I would simply not buy it because of the glossy screen. I have one 13-inch MBP with a glossy screen, that's enough.
But that's an individual choice.
With a glossy screen I would only consider buying it for resale and then I would expect to make 30 to 40% on it, so yeah, for resale, I would pay $700.-
But I think for $1000.- with maybe just a little wiggle room, this MBP will sell.