Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: What is the resale value of my 2013 MacBook Pro?

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Central NJ
    Posts
    2,433
    Blog Entries
    1

    What is the resale value of my 2013 MacBook Pro?

    It is in pretty pristine condition because I always use it only with an external monitor and keyboard. If there were choices to be made I probably would've chosen the maximum everything. I can't at the moment find the receipt, but I think it came to around $3000. If there are relevant factors, please ask me and I'll try to find them. I'm using it at the moment, so please tell me where to look.

  2. #2

  3. #3
    Randy, why do you want to sell your MacBook Pro? I run Dragon in BootCamp. It works great! Find out how much gazelle will pay if you really want to give it up. I am somewhat interested in buying if you really want to sell.
    Rock bottom is relative to how high you bounce when you hit.
    --General George Patton

    Complex problems need to be solved collectively.
    ––Paul Nussbaum
    usc87.blogspot.com

  4. #4
    For whatever it's worth, my computer tech told me that he thinks the MacBook Pro is one of the finest machines Apple ever built, and he advised me to hang onto my 2012 model until it couldn't support the software anymore. It's a very stable, reliable computer - resale value, based on age alone, is probably not equal to its broader value (though I realize that's a subjective judgement).
    MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Central NJ
    Posts
    2,433
    Blog Entries
    1
    Oh my head, she spins. I would love to just keep using my boot camped Mac, cut my losses now. Paul, what version of Dragon are you using? Do you have the add-ins installed? Do you have any idea why I might be having so much trouble with it? Nuance sold one of my computer guys that it's only really reliable in the native environment. Right now it's only working well word pad. If I just could get functional using office on my boot camped Mac, life would be almost divine. I aim small.

  6. #6
    Randy, I would recommend paying (approximately $20) Apple's tech support to help you set up BootCamp. I think your MacBook Pro came with CDs or DVDs. You will need them to load all the drivers etc. I would recommend having someone who is able body at your home to assist with this process. Make sure that the Windows drive is formatted using NTFS and not FAT 32.

    I am using Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.5 Pro.

    I have an iMac with an optical drive. I do realize that your MacBook Pro does not have an optical drive. If I had a MacBook Pro, I would partition the hard drive and run Dragon in BootCamp!

    Feel free to contact me if needed.
    Rock bottom is relative to how high you bounce when you hit.
    --General George Patton

    Complex problems need to be solved collectively.
    ––Paul Nussbaum
    usc87.blogspot.com

  7. #7
    go to ebay and type in the exact model you have (or 'macbook pro 2013') and set the filters to show 'Sold Items' and you will be able to get a quick glance at what people are currently paying for your system. in my experience, this is the most 'real world' you are going to get in regards to pricing expectations.

    macbook pro (excluding the most recent rendition with that stupid ribbon) are my favorite laptops of all time.
    Last edited by t8burst; 08-25-2017 at 12:54 PM.

  8. #8
    My old 4Gio klunker MacBookPro6,2 MC372X/A MBP was useless after upgrading to OS X 10.12 until I put 8Gio RAM in it. I still have to re-install Debian on the spare disc.

    Second-hand computers are like rotting fruit even if they are not used. New tech is faster and has better battery life.

    If you buy a new one max out RAM for life.

  9. #9
    I would keep your computer and have someone you trust update it. I just finished updating macbook pro 1TB SSD and maxed out the ram for cheap and that macbook pro rips!!!

    My experience with Apple products sometimes MS stuff doesn't update as fast as apple and things like Chrome and other PC like programs jam up the works. Also you might have a hard drive issue not sure when Apple made SSD standard but the one I updated still had the old spinning disc Hard drive and it was giving the spinning wheel of death all the time. After I got the new Hard drive it is like new.


    Also click on the apple icon top left and hit about this mac. This will give you all the info about your computer processor,memory, storage, and Graphics card. no need to look for a receipt.

  10. #10
    Junior Member Tina G. West's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Boulder, CO
    Posts
    13
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by cfx View Post
    I would keep your computer and have someone you trust update it. I just finished updating macbook pro 1TB SSD and maxed out the ram for cheap and that macbook pro rips!!!

    My experience with Apple products sometimes MS stuff doesn't update as fast as apple and things like Chrome and other PC like programs jam up the works. Also you might have a hard drive issue not sure when Apple made SSD standard but the one I updated still had the old spinning disc Hard drive and it was giving the spinning wheel of death all the time. After I got the new Hard drive it is like new.


    Also click on the apple icon top left and hit about this mac. This will give you all the info about your computer processor,memory, storage, and Graphics card. no need to look for a receipt.
    I know i'm a bit late but CFX just posted some great advice. Lately i've been experiencing issues with my iMac (late 2013 model) and I wondered why it wasnt performing like some of my other reliable Apple devices (iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, etc.). Turns out the amount of RAM I had (8gbs) just wasnt enough. I found a site that shows you how to take your computer apart and install more RAM cards, and now i've got my machine running on 16GBs of RAM and this thing is amazing. Havent had a single issue with it since.

    Random i'm certain a boost in RAM would get you sorted out.

Similar Threads

  1. Resale value of accessibility modifications
    By Lone Beagle in forum Housing and Home Design
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 07-25-2015, 09:44 PM
  2. MacBook
    By Liz321 in forum Computers
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-27-2012, 09:11 AM
  3. MacBook Air
    By Alexis93 in forum Computers
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-21-2011, 01:42 AM
  4. The Macbook Air
    By Wise Young in forum Computers
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 02-11-2008, 01:20 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •