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Old Feb 25, 2013, 10:47 PM   #1
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Cheaper 2012 Macbook Pros

Hello.

Need some advice on purchasing secondhand 2012 Macbook Pros.

With the price drop of the rMBPs it seems everyone is out selling their 'old' machines. When I say old I mean some of them are claiming they are anywhere between 8-3 months old.

You can buy a mid-2012 MBP for about $8-900 USD. With apple care.

What does everyone think? Buy one of these or get a new rMBP?
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 10:51 PM   #2
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Hello.

Need some advice on purchasing secondhand 2012 Macbook Pros.

With the price drop of the rMBPs it seems everyone is out selling their 'old' machines. When I say old I mean some of them are claiming they are anywhere between 8-3 months old.

You can buy a mid-2012 MBP for about $8-900 USD. With apple care.

What does everyone think? Buy one of these or get a new rMBP?
Point me to the place I can get those and I will buy every one.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 10:54 PM   #3
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I am Prince Nashida of Nigeria. If you wire transfer me Five-Hundred (500) US Dollar I will ship my 2012 Macbook Pro with AppleCare warrantie OVERNIGHT!
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 10:58 PM   #4
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I am Prince Nashida of Nigeria. If you wire transfer me Five-Hundred (500) US Dollar I will ship my 2012 Macbook Pro with AppleCare warrantie OVERNIGHT!
Forwarding my social security and bank account numbers.

Please ship dhl, I hear they're the best.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 11:06 PM   #5
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Confusion

Sorry I do not mean people are selling their 2012 rmbps. I mean they are selling their 2012 cmbps.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 11:28 PM   #6
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OP,you make it sound everyone literally is selling of cMBPs for rMBPs
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 11:32 PM   #7
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I know. I stuffed the thread up and I'm now having an existential crisis.

[Insert suitable emoticon]

In short:

$900AUD 2012 256G secondhand cMBP vs new $1700AUD 2013 256G rMBP?
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 11:39 PM   #8
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cMBP for those prices
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 11:45 PM   #9
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this is an example:

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/butle...-tv/1014871256
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 11:58 PM   #10
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Rip off

cMBP = 950 at very very best
speck case used = free
office = pirated = $0
Apple TV = 60-175 depending on version (worth less since sold as a bundle).
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 12:09 AM   #11
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ok cool, what would you pay for this then:

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/frema...nch/1014691259
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 04:15 PM   #12
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I might sell my Classic and buy a Mac Mini. Depends if I get a good offer for it. It's only about 4 months old with full upgrades. We'll see.

I definitely will not be dumb about selling it. This is still the same Classic 13" you buy at the store for $1199 plus tax.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 04:34 PM   #13
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read this instead:

http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/...urbished-ipads

and here's the link mentioned to the power seller's $200-off deal on 13" cMBP for $999

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Apple-Ma...item51a8f334db

The question in my mind is whether Apple really would use an eBay power seller to liquidate brand new inventory? Full one-year warranty?

If so, why wouldn't they authorize amazon and Best Buy to do the same thing?
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 05:16 PM   #14
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What the heck... That's even cheaper than the student discount.

+1 to you for pointing that out. Now I know where to buy my 15" retina.
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