2017 base MBP 13" for 800?

fate0311

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Like new private sale. Figured it would get me by till the fall releases so I at-least have a laptop...or pass on a 2017?
 

dapa0s

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What do you plan to buy this fall? Do you need one right now, or do you just want to have a macbook for general use?
 

lambertjohn

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If you keep a can of compressed air nearby, it's probably a decent machine for the money.
 

thekev

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Figure out how much the same model refurbished would cost you from apple's refurbished store or via best buy clearance or similar after sales tax. Subtract 15% from that amount. Consider that to be a strict upper bound on price. Subtract more if you prefer, but around the 10% or less mark, I would just buy from a retailer. Also note that "like new" is different from new. It can look clean yet have keyboard wear and battery aging which may not be visible. If I use a laptop lightly for a couple years, it may look new, yet its battery is not new, even if it holds a full charge.

I just noticed you said base or updated it to mention that. I'm still not sure if base means the older style or touchbar (guessing older by its price). Either way, I assume that your intention is to hold it until the new ones come out, and you would like to minimize the loss in value over this time period, assuming a lack of unforeseen events. In that case, I would stick with the formula above.
 

fate0311

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Figure out how much the same model refurbished would cost you from apple's refurbished store or via best buy clearance or similar after sales tax. Subtract 15% from that amount. Consider that to be a strict upper bound on price. Subtract more if you prefer, but around the 10% or less mark, I would just buy from a retailer. Also note that "like new" is different from new. It can look clean yet have keyboard wear and battery aging which may not be visible. If I use a laptop lightly for a couple years, it may look new, yet its battery is not new, even if it holds a full charge.

I just noticed you said base or updated it to mention that. I'm still not sure if base means the older style or touchbar (guessing older by its price). Either way, I assume that your intention is to hold it until the new ones come out, and you would like to minimize the loss in value over this time period, assuming a lack of unforeseen events. In that case, I would stick with the formula above.
Nice feedback. Ended up going with a new air.