15" 2015 MBP For USD1000

Falcon80

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Someone is selling the following 15" MBP with the following configurations for USD1000.

i7 2.2GHz, 16GB Memory, 512GB SSD

He claimed that the screen, battery and keyboard have been replaced by Apple recently and can provide official proof.

Is this something worth considering? I am not sure exactly how old is the machine. What is the chance of a RAM/SSD failure?
 

Sterkenburg

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One grand for a computer released 5 years ago is a bit steep. It's still a very good machine if kept in proper condition, but I'd try to negotiate.
 
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"He claimed that the screen, battery and keyboard have been replaced by Apple recently and can provide official proof.
Is this something worth considering?"


No... probably not.
The 2015's were fine Macs, but this one sounds like "one to pass by..."
 
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I bought a 2015 with 2.5 Ghz, 512 MB, AMD Radeon for $1,123 in January 2019 and it included a 6-month warranty. After the 16 came out, MBP 2015 15s dropped sharply. There are still some who will buy these models for the ports, or the lower entry price. If I had to buy a Mac laptop right now, I'd get the 16. I'd say $1,000 is too much and I have a 2014 and a 2015. I will replace the next one that fails with a 16.
 
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One grand for a computer released 5 years ago is a bit steep. It's still a very good machine if kept in proper condition, but I'd try to negotiate.
I tried but the seller is very firm as he said some parts have already been replaced (screen, keyboard and battery) so kind of as good as new.
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"He claimed that the screen, battery and keyboard have been replaced by Apple recently and can provide official proof.
Is this something worth considering?"


No... probably not.
The 2015's were fine Macs, but this one sounds like "one to pass by..."
Thanks for your input. :)
 

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I'd pass on it. $1000 is way too much for a 5 year old laptop. If it's either the 2015 or no Mac at all, well, I'd get the 2015, but do keep in mind that there will be no warranty on it, but you could always ship it to that popular Mac repair dude in NYC if something does happen to it. He's pretty fair from what I've seen. Louis something.
 

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I tried but the seller is very firm as he said some parts have already been replaced (screen, keyboard and battery) so kind of as good as new.
I see, in that case I'd just pass.

Even if the computer is in perfect condition, it doesn't change the fact that it's a model released 5 years ago on which you'd have no warranty. Prices on the 2015 had inflated terribly in 2016-2019 due to the butterfly fiasco, but as Apple has now moved on from that design on the whole Mac line there's no reason anymore to pay top dollar on those older models.
 
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I bought a 2015 with 2.5 Ghz, 512 MB, AMD Radeon for $1,123 in January 2019 and it included a 6-month warranty. After the 16 came out, MBP 2015 15s dropped sharply. There are still some who will buy these models for the ports, or the lower entry price. If I had to buy a Mac laptop right now, I'd get the 16. I'd say $1,000 is too much and I have a 2014 and a 2015. I will replace the next one that fails with a 16.
Thanks for the advice!
 

Falcon80

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I'd pass on it. $1000 is way too much for a 5 year old laptop. If it's either the 2015 or no Mac at all, well, I'd get the 2015, but do keep in mind that there will be no warranty on it, but you could always ship it to that popular Mac repair dude in NYC if something does happen to it. He's pretty fair from what I've seen. Louis something.
That's true. There is a possibility I cannot get it repaired in 1-2 years time. Thanks for pointing that out too.
 

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Someone is selling the following 15" MBP with the following configurations for USD1000.

i7 2.2GHz, 16GB Memory, 512GB SSD

He claimed that the screen, battery and keyboard have been replaced by Apple recently and can provide official proof.

Is this something worth considering? I am not sure exactly how old is the machine. What is the chance of a RAM/SSD failure?
Eh, seems a bit high to me.

I have a 2.5GHz 2015 MBP 15 with 16GB and 1TB SSD.
It's been skinned since day 1 in a dark brown leather-look but only the top and the keyboard/upper case, and has spent the majority of it's life sitting on a Rain mStand + FinsUp 'stand' which allows additional ventilation under the bottom case, and nearly always was plugged in to an external keyboard and mouse.

It's currently en route back from Apple getting a battery replacement.
It's still a solid performer, and I figured I'be be lucky to see $800 or so on it with the new models coming out.
I haven't checked prices recently, but yeah, $1K seems a bit high to me considering it's only 512GB, etc.
 
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Just sold the 256GB version with a replaced screen and keyboard for $950 so that doesn’t seem too far off.
 
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Someone is selling the following 15" MBP with the following configurations for USD1000.

i7 2.2GHz, 16GB Memory, 512GB SSD

He claimed that the screen, battery and keyboard have been replaced by Apple recently and can provide official proof.

Is this something worth considering? I am not sure exactly how old is the machine. What is the chance of a RAM/SSD failure?
I have a Mid 2015 MacBook Pro 15", i7 2.5 GHz, 16 GB RAM (DDR3), 512 GB SSD, AMD 2GB dGPU that is in very good condition. Has all original parts, the battery has less than 100 cycles, and works flawlessly. When I was poking around on eBay looking for what it is worth, I saw an average of about $650US, and Apple is going to give me $560US for trade in purposes towards a new MBP. Based on that, I would say that $1000US is too much :-(

Rich S.
 
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Thanks everyone for giving me your inputs. I decided to give it a pass and focus on getting one of the newer Macs. :)
 

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Thanks everyone for giving me your inputs. I decided to give it a pass and focus on getting one of the newer Macs. :)
FWIW the 2015 15" is still a great machine, I use it daily as my to go laptop, with my work issues 2017 15" top spec setup as a desktop and doesn't move because I prefer the keyboard, trackpad and more on the 2015 model. If you can find one for $800 or less I would go that route.
 
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FWIW the 2015 15" is still a great machine, I use it daily as my to go laptop, with my work issues 2017 15" top spec setup as a desktop and doesn't move because I prefer the keyboard, trackpad and more on the 2015 model. If you can find one for $800 or less I would go that route.
Yeah, agreed - CPUs haven't set the world on fire with performance improvements since then, and it's still an overall competent system. I might have kept mine a while longer except I was needing both more RAM AND storage, making it impossible to even go to swap to SSD, but if I'd had 2TB of storage I may well have kept it to see what 2020 brought in the way of new options.
 

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