I am looking to upgrade from a 2007 MacBook Pro (3,1), and am looking for a fair selling price.
Things to consider:
- There battery is no good.
- I was having some issues with sleep which appeared to be random and only showed up in Snow Leopard and I was worried about a logicboard failure, but its been running fine under load, idle etc. I am wondering if what was happening was related to using possibly the wrong power supply (MacBook) under load.
- Runs well and passes hardware tests.
- Original 160gb harddrive.
- 4GB after market ram.
- In good shape.
What shape in the power supply in? I have replaced mine on these MacBook Pros a couple of times.
Checked out Mac2Sell, I think it priced it a little bit high, from the market competition there seems to be a downward pressure on price of this model as of late, if your including the cost of a battery.
The thing is that one can buy a brand new (well Apple refurbished) 13-inch MacBook Pro with a 1 year warranty, option to get Apple care, a brand new battery, a much faster processor, larger hard drive, software upgradable beyond Mountain Lion, for about $1000.-
Makes it tough to sell a 6 year old Mac lap top for $300.-; a 6-year old PC laptop wouldn't be worth anything.
The thing is that people will pay what people will pay. Someone who has had that model, even if stopped working for them, knows exactly what it does and how fast it is, and may not have $1000 or even $500 to spend. Or they may want exactly what they had before.
There are ehMac users using Pismos as everyday computers, and there are collectors of different models too.