I've been considering buying a MBP for some time now and I've been looking at the 13" unibody base model. I could either buy one brand new from the apple.ca store or I could buy a used one. If I bought one from the apple store, I would get the education discount which would bring the cost down to $1,149 (all money in CAD) plus tax (12% on $1,149 is $137.88, which comes to a total of $1286.88). I would also get the iPod touch with it for free but I could sell that on Craigslist (would $200 for a brand new, unopened iPod touch be to high?). If I could sell it for $200 that would mean that the cost of the MBP would come out to be $1,086.88. I also found an ad on craigslist offering a MBP, exactly the same as the one I'm looking at on the Apple store, for $950. Here is the ad: He also posted three pictures: What sort of reasonable offer could I make? $800? What sort of questions should I ask? Should I ask him how much he bought it for? So, what should I do, should I get a brand new MBP, knowing that it hasn't been abused, or get the used one at a cheaper price?