$700 for a 1.83 Ghz, 512mb, 60 GB Macbook. Would you buy?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by redrory, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. redrory macrumors newbie

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    Heya guys, a while back I did this for a iPhone and I took your advice and I LOVE my iPhone and i've been happy everyday since.

    Now, for the macbook.
    60 Gb hard drive - 1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor - Memory 512MB - MAC OS X 10.4.11 - - Combo Drive

    Includes:

    Charger
    Charger Extension cord
    Apple Remote for Front Row
    Applecare Warranty Paperwork (good until June 2009)
    All original CD's & Booklets


    $700
    I cant get into marketplace, plus eBay is out of the question.. I havent seen it yet

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    a lot better computer for only $200 more.... I wouldn't buy it (yours)
     
  3. redrory thread starter macrumors newbie

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    mhmm...I've been watching the refurb's for one month plus. I saw that deal, but it went out of stock from last week for so.

    With Tax and such, it comes to $957
    ( I don't think I have that though :()
    Thanks anyways..
     
  4. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    sure, if you don't have the money, you don't have the money...

    but you upgrade the processor, ram, HDD, OS, for only $200 ...

    I'd wait till the new ones come out, then if there are any left in the refurb store, they very well might go down in price a bit.
     
  5. frogcat macrumors member

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    Don't Buy, search a little more.

    Why don't you check on other sites, such as craigslist, or ebay? I sold my 1.83
    Core 2 Duo, with 2 GB of RAM, Leopard and Incase for $725. Believe it or not, there are people out there that just want to get rid of the thing, and help others out. Just telling you, if you don't trust craigslist, because I use it all the time. As long as you do a good test-drive of the product before you buy it, then you are good.
     
  6. kalex macrumors 65816

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    $700 is too much for it. its a few generations old and like people said for $200 more u can get current models. i would say that 1.83 C2D model is worth about $500 - $600 not more than that
     
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    explain why, please :)
     
  10. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    i dont know about that, someone bought my ibook g4, 1.42 ghz, 1gb ram, 60gb , 14 inch for $720 on ebay in march. this was the very last generation ibook. this one is pretty much the same thing except a little newer on an intel processor. i think thats the average price for it...
     
  11. dadeef macrumors member

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    I would say its a little too much

    i bought my macbook August 2007 for 700 used

    2.0ghz core2duo
    80gig HD
    1gb ram
    Combo drive
    Applecare till 2010

    I'm pretty sure you wont find a deal like mine but look hard and wide. I would say the 1.83 core2 is worth probably like 600.
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Looks a bit expensive; like many other people have said, for $200 more you can get a new machine. Yeah sure it's adequate and probably fast enough, but I don't think it's worth it. 2 years and only $200 off?

    I'd haggle it down to $500-$550.
     
  13. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    512 megabytes of memory is pretty weak. Combo drive? I agree with the person above. Offer $500 or keep saving your money.
     

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  14. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    because there are better deals out there.
     
  15. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    I would not go over 600 for it. personally I wouldnt go over 500 myself
     
  16. redrory thread starter macrumors newbie

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    THANKS guy... :)

    I decided not to take it.
    I found another offer for $700

    MacBook/13 inch. White:
    -2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    -1GB memory (RAM)
    -120GB hard drive
    -Combo drive

    But there's a catch.. the Macbook doesnt recognize the battery. ( Is this problem easily fixed)

    ?

    Thanks again
     
  17. Max Your Macs macrumors member

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    That does seem just a little high. I am in the process of selling my 2.0 C2D BlackBook with 2GB memory and 250GB hard drive for just a little more at $875. Seems to be about the right range I think but I'd guess the one you're looking at to be just under $700 or so.
     
  18. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Fact is, people will buy ridiculous prices on eBay. Someone thinks he won a competition by bidding $720 and beating the other guy who bid $700. Good for you, congratulations to you as the seller, but I wouldn't recommend buying at that price.

    Instead of paying $700 for a used computer, get the cheapest refurbished computer. It is a better model in every respect, and it is brand new, including a brand new battery, a brand new charger cable, a brand new case. There are certain parts of a MacBook that will eventually wear out.
     
  19. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Save up a bit more and get a refurb from apple, you'll get a far better deal than buying used.
     
  20. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Got to agree with most other people here- don't buy it. It's definitely not worth the money.
     
  21. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    Even on your new offer, don't get it. Just save up $200 more dollars, trust me, it seems like it will take forever, but it really doesn't, and will be worth it in the long run.

    What if you get it and a day after it breaks down? You're our $700. Refurbs comes with a year of Apple Care that can be extended to 3 years.
     
  22. eman macrumors 6502a

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    This could indicate a liquid spill (among other things) to the logic board and the charging circuit may be blown.
     

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