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Old May 1st, 2013, 10:15 PM   #1
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Price Check 2007 MacBook Pro 15"

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.

Help is super appreciated.
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Old May 1st, 2013, 10:20 PM   #2
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If you can get $300 for it, take it and run. Be prepared to settle for less.
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Old May 1st, 2013, 10:32 PM   #3
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Interesting, is it because of my "issues" with the "logic board" or is it a general model thing being a gamble with the hardware failure.

Too much less, I can sell it on ebay as broken, and still get something decent for payment.
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Old May 1st, 2013, 10:35 PM   #4
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Interesting, is it because of my "issues" with the "logic board" or is it a general model thing being a gamble with the hardware failure.

Too much less, I can sell it on ebay as broken, and still get something decent for payment.
Partly because of the graphics issues with that model, but mostly because it's very old and slow.
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Old May 1st, 2013, 11:03 PM   #5
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Partly because of the graphics issues with that model, but mostly because it's very old and slow.
Thanks for your input and further explanation.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 04:26 AM   #6
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Try
Mac2Sell - Argus, Evaluation, Guide to used Mac, iPad, iPhone & iPod - Occasion
and see what you get.
Then subtract the price of a new battery.
That's the most you could hope for I think.

What shape in the power supply in? I have replaced mine on these MacBook Pros a couple of times.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 08:59 AM   #7
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Try
Mac2Sell - Argus, Evaluation, Guide to used Mac, iPad, iPhone & iPod - Occasion
and see what you get.
Then subtract the price of a new battery.
That's the most you could hope for I think.

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.

Power supply seems to be in great shape.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 11:37 AM   #8
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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.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 12:25 PM   #9
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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.

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Old May 5th, 2013, 05:16 PM   #10
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The thing is... I agree with HowEver.

The general market "asking" rate in my local area is between $450 and $550, depending on condition. Also well aware of what "asking" means, much like how $1000 > $500 and 13" is not 15" etc.

$400 seems likely.
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