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# 157243 24-Nov-2014 22:59
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I decided it was time to upgrade my Macbook as I have had it 3 years. 

Ordered a new 13" Macbook Pro Retina - cost around $2800.

Just sold my mid-2011 11" i5 1.6Ghz 2Gb RAM 64Gb storage Macbook Air for $550.

Cost me $1250 so I reckon that's pretty good resale for a 3 yo machine.

By the time I claim the GST back and credit myself the $550 the new one will only have cost $1900. Excellent!

I've sold 3 Macs and never got less than 35% resale so far at 3 years of age - its nice to get something back worth having.

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  # 1182481 24-Nov-2014 23:26
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Agree. I've sold a few over the years and always got more than I wanted for them.

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  # 1182486 24-Nov-2014 23:43
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TBH the same works for iPhones too :)


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  # 1182488 24-Nov-2014 23:47
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PhantomNVD: TBH the same works for iPhones too :)

True - my last 2 iPhone changes have been paid for by the sale of the previous ones.

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  # 1182500 25-Nov-2014 06:33
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never done it on a windows laptop, but many a times I've bought things on sale, used it once, didn't suit, put on trademe, and got back more money even after commission.

you can't do that on an apple coz they're never on sale!

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.

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  # 1182601 25-Nov-2014 09:59
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Yea got my 2007 iMac for $2,200, sold it for $850 on TradeMe last year!

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  # 1182607 25-Nov-2014 10:04
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In 2009 I bought a White MacBook for $600, used the hell out of it and put it on Trade Me in really used condition, and it sold for over $350. Just one of the perks of owning Macs.

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  # 1182609 25-Nov-2014 10:06
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One of the most amusing things for me was when I listed a computer (I think it was an iMac) on Trade Me for $2000 and it didn't sell. I tried again for $1800 and it didn't sell. I bit the bullet, listed it with no reserve... and it went for a little over $2200. Go figure.


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  # 1182624 25-Nov-2014 10:19
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I bought macbook pro a couple of years ago ,upgraded it with a bigger hard drive and doubled the ram. I recently sold said machine for about $200 odd less than what I paid for it. Would never be able to achieve that with a windows machine.
I actually think the resale factor increases, up to a point with secondhand devices. Maybe one day I will play with the stats'

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