Whats the best way to sell a damaged MacBook Pro?
Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 15" (08) Specs
Identifiers: Early 2008 - MB133LL/A - MacBookPro4,1 - A1260 - 2198
First of all, I have a late 2008 Macbook Pro 15"
-2.4 Ghz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM
Its in pretty good condition apart from the screen. Recently I noticed that a portion of the screen contained these horizontal red lines about a 1/3 of the way across. After some searching, and consulting friends, it was determined to be a bad LVDS cable / connection. However, without AppleCare I was reluctant to bring it in for repair.
As a temporary solution, I would just adjust my screen physically about the hinge. It seemed like it was working until one day the brackets on the hinge began to give way. Fast-forward a few weeks a trip to the Apple store, and I'm looking at a $500 bill to replace the display. At this point, Im more inclined to sell my machine for parts, and invest in a newer model. The machine still works, as I am currently typing on it, but the screen/hinge could give way at any point.
Everything else about the machine is in great condition and the HDD was recently replaced.
My question is:
Does anyone know the best route to take when selling a machine in the condition that mine is in? I've submitted a bid to this website to probe a possible value, however are there other channels that one might recommend (craigslist / ebay / etc.) ?
I appreciate any and all help. I need to act on this soon, as I use my machine for work.
Is this a good question?