$2000 .... Which one should i get? Answers are appreciated!

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  1. dragonjinse, Jul 9, 2013
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    dragonjinse macrumors 6502

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    1. Retina 15"
    2.6, i7, 512 SSD, 8GB
    2012 model with Samsung display
    Used: 1 battery cycle
    No scratches/dings
    No AppleCare, ran out of 1 year limited warranty
    Cant buy applecare in the futute
    $2000

    2. Retina 15"
    2.6, i7, 512 SSD, 8GB
    Used w/ light scratches
    Dont know how many battery cycles
    2012 model, doesn't know what type of screen
    No AppleCare, come with 1 year Apple warranty
    $1874

    3. Retina 15"
    2.6, i7, 512SSD, 8GB
    New
    2012 model
    No applecare
    Come with Parallel Windows 7
    $2100

    4. Macbook pro 15" anti glare
    2.5, i7, 1TB, 16GB
    2012 model
    Used with 80 battery cycles
    Come with 3 years AppleCare
    & Microsoft office
    $1700


    Which one i should get? Im using for school, watching movies.. Basic internet surfing
     
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  3. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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    3 considering you'll be protected for a year and could purchase AppleCare later. Not having AppleCare on a $2000+ machine that has parts soldered in and glued would be a concern for me. My second option would be option 2. Actually, maybe option 2 if it's not in bad condition and doesn't have a lot of battery cycles on it.
     
  4. dragonjinse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is exactly im concerned about.
    Im pretty sure im going to buy applecare

    What about the 4th choice?
    I know it's not retina but it's a good deal right?


     
  5. Buckaye macrumors member

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    It's an ok price - not the best I've seen but certainly not the worst. I think it depends what you are going to be doing with the computer as to whether you want retina or not....
     
  6. dragonjinse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't need a retina screen.
    But i have heard that it's getting cooler than cMBP and the speakers quality is better than cMBP.

    I don't mind both cMBP & rMBP though. I just want to get the one that is worth the money.

    I'm new for Macbook pro. It's going to be my first MBP.

    So for the choice 4.. What price i should ask to the seller? We are negociating right now.
    Is it worth my money if I get choice 4 with $1700 instead of rmbp choice 2 and3?

    Thanks in advance


     
  7. B... macrumors 68000

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    Didn't see that part about no Applecare. Choice 3 then.
     
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  9. dragonjinse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hahaha the 4th one is from the pushy seller




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    Btw, i talked with the 1st choice seller about the warranty. This is what she said, "Sorry I was misinformed. When you go to the apple to check warrenty status it doesn't bring up any results because the unit is brand new and has never been used or activated. Once you purchace the laptop from me the invoice you get should be your proof of purchase if needed. This model of macbook I don't believe has even been out for a full year anyway so you should be good."

    Do you think i can trust her about this? I never heard such a circumstance like this before
     
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    You said choice one is used. Is it new?
     
  11. dragonjinse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It lists as used, but i think the seller used only for a day (only get 1 battery cycle) and decided to sell it.


    Btw, i asked her for $1900 and she agrees with the price.

    But i dont quite sure about the warranty circumstance. Is it possible like that?

     
  12. tgi macrumors 65816

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    #1 for $1,900 is the best choice.

    #3 would be my 2nd choice. (if it's new and you need parallels)

    #2 would be my 3rd choice

    #4 STAY AWAY
     
  13. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    It's more likely that it was just never taken off the charger, meaning the battery could have issues (batteries want to be exercised).
     
  14. dragonjinse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hahaha okay, i will stay away for choice 4


    Btw, i talked with the 1st choice seller about the warranty. This is what she said, "Sorry I was misinformed. When you go to the apple to check warrenty status it doesn't bring up any results because the unit is brand new and has never been used or activated. Once you purchace the laptop from me the invoice you get should be your proof of purchase if needed. This model of macbook I don't believe has even been out for a full year anyway so you should be good."

    Do you think i can trust her about this? I never heard such a circumstance like this before

     
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  16. dragonjinse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What about the warranty thing?
    I thought when you buy a laptop from apple store or online, you will automically get 1 year warranty without registered or 1st timeturn on the laptop...

    This is what she said about the warranty
    "Sorry I was misinformed. When you go to the apple to check warrenty status it doesn't bring up any results because the unit is brand new and has never been used or activated. Once you purchace the laptop from me the invoice you get should be your proof of purchase if needed. This model of macbook I don't believe has even been out for a full year anyway so you should be good."
     
  17. dragonjinse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nevermind guys... I already bought the choice 3 with parallel windows 7...

    Hope i made a right decision
     
  18. lagisibuk macrumors 6502

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    thats right...
    I have 15 retina and 15cmbp, and retina more silent (fan rotate)
     
  19. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    Hope you did! Let us know how it turns out and what screen you get with it.
     
  20. Chuck-Norris macrumors 6502a

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    why dont u buy a brand new one off the apple education store.

    yes its a sltight bit more, but ur spending over 2k seriously

    i said the same damned thing in your other thread!!!
     
  21. dragonjinse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If i buy from apple with this spec, it's gonna cost me more than 2,300 (not include tax yet)
    I want to buy at apple website too, but man.. Those taxes that add up are killing me. Actually my budget is $1800. So im already above the budget.


     
  22. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    That's the one I'd get
     
  23. Chuck-Norris macrumors 6502a

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    buy the base model. unless your actually going to do intensive stuff, you'll never take advantageof the higher processor

    spend that extra for brand new, with full warranty support.

    its stupid to buy used which marginal difference between new
     

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