Anyone bought a 2nd hand Mac in the UK?

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  1. F1 Fan, Feb 10, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2013

    F1 Fan macrumors regular

    F1 Fan

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    I have been thinking about getting my first Mac for quite some time now and have more or less settled on a 15 inch Macbook Pro. I want the anti glare screen but other than that, any specs from the Feb 2011 models onwards would be fine. Ideally, I'd like to spend under £1200

    I keep looking at the refurbished section on Apple's website but am also wondering about going for a second hand unit. Any UK residents able to recommend a seller?

    Thanks :)

    EDIT: Also, if I buy a second hand one, what should I look for? I'm thinking: visual inspection of the whole body of it, check display for dead pixels/discolouration/etc, check that the optical drive works. Any more?
     
  2. BeeJee macrumors 6502

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    Look for battery cycle count and check SN to make sure it's not stolen.
     
  3. F1 Fan thread starter macrumors regular

    F1 Fan

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    I plan on making a checklist so I don't forget something in the heat of the moment! I'll add those to the list :)
     

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