$950 Early 2008 15" MBP - Good deal?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Illicit, May 19, 2009.

  1. Illicit macrumors 6502

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    I have the option of purchasing a used 15" Early 2008 pre-unibody MBP.
    The MBP has scuffs and two medium sized scratches (1" long) on the bottom, and the security slot on the right side is missing the plastic so it looks mangled. The rest of the computer is in great condition. It is being offered to me for $950 CDN. Is this a good deal to take?

    The specs are as follows:
    2.4 GHz Penryn
    2 x 1 GB RAM
    200 GB 5400 RPM
    256 MB GeForce 8600M GT
    48 Cycle 4950 mAh battery

    thanks
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    According to Mac2Sell (link to your machine), the machine you're opting for is 1.440$ CDN worth.

    So it may be a to good to be true deal. Do you trust the source?

    Some scratches on the bottom and a little hole won't take 500$ off the machine's price, unless the seller doesn't know better.
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    It seems like a great deal, which makes me wary. If it is being sold locally, I would definitely test it to make sure that it works before purchasing.
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Let me guess, it does not come with the system restore disks, no box, no receipt

    "security slot on the right side is missing the plastic so it looks mangled" = stolen
     
  5. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Yeah, it looks like there's more than the 8600 chip that's hot on that model.
     
  6. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    lol

    Pretty good deal, but I agree with the others that its probably stolen. It's the first thing I thought of when you mentioned a mangled security slot.
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Ask for the S/N and call Apple to see who the current owner is—if they can't tell you, at least have them send an email to the owner to verify.
     

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