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Old Dec 24, 2012, 10:32 AM   #1
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Macbook Pro worth it??

I was searching for a Macbook Pro and found a listing on Craigslist, and I was wondering if $500-550 is a price for it.

Here are the specs:
-2009 15 Inch Macbook Pro
-Processor: 2.53 GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo
-Memory: 4gb
-Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB
-Software: Mac OS X 10.8.2
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 05:00 PM   #2
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I think that's a good deal. I sold my mid 2009 13"pro with similar specs for $500. My battery was dying though
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 05:29 PM   #3
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I was searching for a Macbook Pro and found a listing on Craigslist, and I was wondering if $500-550 is a price for it.

Here are the specs:
-2009 15 Inch Macbook Pro
-Processor: 2.53 GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo
-Memory: 4gb
-Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB
-Software: Mac OS X 10.8.2
This time of year and probably early January, you can get a much better deal if you wait a little longer. A lot of people will get shiny new MacBook Pro's for Christmas and dump their old ones for whatever they can get. If you wait a few days and hound Craig's List, you'll easily find some 2010-2011's for around $500 and could probably pick up a 2009 for $350.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 05:33 PM   #4
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This time of year and probably early January, you can get a much better deal if you wait a little longer. A lot of people will get shiny new MacBook Pro's for Christmas and dump their old ones for whatever they can get. If you wait a few days and hound Craig's List, you'll easily find some 2010-2011's for around $500 and could probably pick up a 2009 for $350.
LOL - a 15inch for those prices? No way!

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Completed lists on eBay for 2009 MacBook Pro 15" - see if you think it is a good deal.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 09:26 AM   #5
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LOL - a 15inch for those prices? No way!

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http://www.ebay.com/sch/Laptops-Netb...20inches&rt=nc

Completed lists on eBay for 2009 MacBook Pro 15" - see if you think it is a good deal.
Looks like a list of busted laptops...LOL
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This time of year and probably early January, you can get a much better deal if you wait a little longer. A lot of people will get shiny new MacBook Pro's for Christmas and dump their old ones for whatever they can get. If you wait a few days and hound Craig's List, you'll easily find some 2010-2011's for around $500 and could probably pick up a 2009 for $350.
Sound advice in general, but I doubt I'll see them go THAT low. I did see someone selling a 2010 15" i7 for $800, and I thought that was a good deal.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 03:20 PM   #7
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Thanks guys! I think I will just hold out and check around in the following days for what good deals I can come by.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 06:26 PM   #8
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LOL - a 15inch for those prices? No way!

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http://www.ebay.com/sch/Laptops-Netb...20inches&rt=nc

Completed lists on eBay for 2009 MacBook Pro 15" - see if you think it is a good deal.
Don't sit there and compare Craig's List to me and make it seem as though you put my point down.

Craig's List is at a minimum, 20-25% cheaper than Ebay for electronics. Electronics on Ebay sell for close to face value even if used. Especially Apple electronics. I've seen iPad 2's sell for $200 in Los Angeles on Craig's List, MacBook Pro's in working condition going for 400-450, iPhone 4S's selling for $250-300 and those constantly sell for much more than that on Ebay.

If he found that price on Ebay, of course it's a great deal. But shopping around locally? You can sometimes find a 15" MBP 2010 that supposedly won't boot, buy it for $400 and SMC reset it and have a working MBP for that price. The question is whether you want to spend that time searching or not.
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