Where to buy pre-unibody macbook (pro)

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  1. macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know where I could get a "new" or nearly new pre-unibody macbook pro 15" or macbook 13"?

    Are ebay and craiglist my only option?
     
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    You can also try the forums here. That said the unibodies came out almost 18 months ago now, so I imagine it will be fairly tough to find.
     
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    Thanks. I still don't have access to the marketplace here though.

    Do you know if it would be possible to install and run Leopard on any the current or upcoming macbooks? There must be a thread here on the topic, I just couldn't find it.
     
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    Any machine that originally shipped with Leopard (so was originally released before Snow Leopard) would run Leopard fine. So older Unibodys will be fine.
     
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    You should be good with Leopard

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    That would be my guess. That way, you can haggle the price.

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    eBay is something of a crapshoot these days. Lots more sellers trying to pass off junk as better condition than it is (IMHO).
     
  10. macrumors member

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    you could always try kijiji they have some really great stuff and its not like ebay more like craigs list
     
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    They come out on Apple refurb every little while. $799 for the white pre-unibody macbook with the 9400m in it. I almost bought one a while ago...
     
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    Craigslist is probably best. Allows you to check condition in person.
     
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    It is only available for in-store pickup at their Silicon Valley store. I want one do, but I don't think I will make the trip from Ohio.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, why pre-unibody? And why Leopard instead of SL?
     
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    All the current macbook pros can run leopard (BUT this probablywont be true about the i5 or i7 update.) Remember, the mid 2009 macbook pros shipped with leopard and people had to order the up to date disc to get SL, as a result I believe leopard can run on any of the machines even if they did ship with SL (because leopard allows installation since they did originally ship with 10.5.7 with a quick update to 10.5.8)
     
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    I'm curious to why you would want this as well. Is it simply a cost thing?
     
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    you are probably better off PM'ing this info to him.

    As for wanting a non unibody, I can't blame him! I love mine, and don't like the look of the new ones:). Its all preference. For what it is worth, I have the same one that ^ posted and love it.

    I would buy something in person, as buying electronics on eBay is risky, at best. With craigslist, atleast you can see it and test it. Not to say there are not honest people on eBay (hey i am one of them), but i would try to buy in person..
     
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    Perhaps it's just me but this just pulls up the homepage of macmall?

    EDIT: Upon searching through the site, I found a 15 incher that was unfortunately both refurb'd and an open box item...can't seem to find any true new sealed ones.
     
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    Because

    I am also interested in a new one, mine is going to die before to long because I use it ALOT! But I am having a very hard time finding one (especily since it is 2013, but also because the stopped making them five years ago) I think the ones with silver keys are better than the new ones.
     

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