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Macs have a better Resale Value than PC Laptops – eBay Green: Instant Sale –

October 28, 2010 Leave a comment

I was glad to see EBay launch its Instant Sale website a couple of days ago which helps geeks and technophiles recycle their old equipment.

One thing that was remarkable was the difference in resale value of Laptops from 2007 compare to MacBooks from around the same time:

MacBook 13″ Core Due 1.8Ghz Resale $230

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MacBook 13″ Core Duo 1.83GHz
1. Trading in Charger?
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$230

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HP Pavilion Resale Value – $66

Pavilion dv9030us Notebook
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$66

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I’ve looked at a couple of examples and everytime the Apple Mac’s resale value was significantly (up to 4 times) better than that of a PC with equivalent specs.

Just a interesting observation

I decided to have a quick look at the specs of the laptops and their release dates which shows that the Pavilion was supposed to be a “better” computer at the time.

HP Pavilion DV9700t Wikipedia page

MacBook Pro May 2006 Wikipedia page

Add this to the fact newer versions of OSX gets FASTER on the same old hardware makes the Mac definitely a much better investment than a Pc laptop. (in my view)

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24k gold at Dubai airport

October 2, 2010 Leave a comment
Amazon the amount of gold available at the Dubai airport.

With so much abundance of it I wonder if the value shouldn’t decrease?

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