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Old Jul 25th, 2017, 02:13 PM   #1
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What is my mac worth?

I have a 2010 13" mbp with the 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 8GB ram, and 500GB HDD (it was top of the line at the time).

Battery has just over 500 cycles.

Laptop hasn't been used much over the past 3 years - it was mine, then I got a new one and this became my wife's. She mostly uses mine.

It runs well. Installed Sierra on it.

I'll be wiping it before selling, just curious about what to ask for it.

There are some minor scratches on the aluminum part of the lid - thanks to my daughter!! argh...
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Old Jul 25th, 2017, 02:48 PM   #2
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$100, maybe.

We're just tossing those in recycling for clients at this point.
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Old Jul 25th, 2017, 03:08 PM   #3
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You're really just tossing them?

Wow...
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You're really just tossing them?

Wow...
Yep. They're too slow to be useful running 10.11 or 10.12, especially with HDDs.

They're not worth the time/effort to modernize from a business perspective, so into the recycling/donation bin they go.
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Old Jul 25th, 2017, 03:19 PM   #5
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I'll come and get them from you then. Are you in the GTA?

Mine runs like butter - I have Sierra on it, and it runs just fine.
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Old Jul 25th, 2017, 03:30 PM   #6
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Yep. They're too slow to be useful running 10.11 or 10.12, especially with HDDs.

They're not worth the time/effort to modernize from a business perspective, so into the recycling/donation bin they go.


Or course that doesn't prevent the user for doing any updating if they're so inclined.

And I don't know what ones actual description of "slow" actually is, but my older 2007 2.2GHz MBPro does quite well for normal stuff and running El Cap'n OS X 10.11.6, and yes it does have an SSD installed, and it's SATA bus is only 1.5Gbps.

But I'll bet there are still a lot of youngsters and low income families fairly close by that would probably enjoy receiving an older "slow" Mac, and as you say, they don't have much in the way of resale value.

And heck, even a replacement 7,200RPM 2.5" HDD can do wonders to speed things up for even less expenditure vs SSDs.
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Old Jul 25th, 2017, 03:35 PM   #7
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I'll come and get them from you then. Are you in the GTA?

Mine runs like butter - I have Sierra on it, and it runs just fine.
No can do. They're given to a recycler per policy, and HDDs are removed and shredded. They claim to refurbish and donate, and recycle what they can't, but that's out of my hands.
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No can do. They're given to a recycler per policy, and HDDs are removed and shredded. They claim to refurbish and donate, and recycle what they can't, but that's out of my hands.
Doh! I was going to make a similar offer to come pick one up... haha I have my beloved 13" Mid 2010 that won't boot with a suspected bad logic board just sitting there collecting dust at the moment.

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I would take one without a HDD... that's fine...
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I would take one without a HDD... that's fine...
All you'll need is a sketchy van with a recycler logo on it. Back it up to shipping on the right day and you're in luck!

Kidding aside, you won't get a thing (on the up and up.) Where I work, there are only two ways an asset leaves the service of the company; recycling or warranty replacement. And in both cases, the drives are shredded before the unit leaves.
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