Brand new '13 Retina or used '15 Retina?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by sece1212, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2013
    So, I have a bit of a dilemma. I recently purchased a brand new 13' Retina for about $1500. However, someone recently offered me a '15 Retina for $1400. Now, I've done research and have seen the benchmarks and what not, but the idea of a used computer bothers me. He did tell me it was basically spotless but I would not be receiving the charger, which is sort of sketchy...

    Opinions? :)
  2. macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2011
    Perrysburg, OH
    Used computers can be alright. Just make sure it powers up and you can test everything before the purchase. Ask the right questions (why are you selling it, anything wrong with it, etc.) and you should be fine.

    I just bought a base 2012 13" MacBook Air for $775. Looks and feels like brand new. Not a scratch on it and it's a steal of a price. Just take your time during the examination and you'll be fine. The 15" rMBP is a much better value than the 13" anyway. More power and more bang for you buck. $1400 would be an amazing price.
  3. macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
    A $1400 RMBP is a steal. Check it out first, then buy it.
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2013
    Thanks for the input, guys! Really appreciate it :)

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