- Aug 17, 2006
I'm looking for a used MacBook for my girlfriend. What's the best place (online or otherwise) to look for one?
OK cool, I'll check those out. I would definitely go with Craigslist over eBay. I'm far too skeptical with all the scams and whatnot.Some resellers have used or open box items. Online places included SmallDog, MacMall/MacConnection, etc. Even Best Buy will have "open box" specials its just a matter of calling and finding the stores.
Otherwise I recommend Craigslist over eBay because you can see the computer in person.
Probably around $500 or less. A quick craigslist search showed a couple of macbooks 2-3 years old that should still be good.whats your budget?
I absolutely agree that MacBooks hold up very well. My MacBook just turned 3 years old and still runs like a champ. I do care for my electronics like I'd care for my child, but I still think it's the highest quality computer I've ever owned. That's why I don't really have a problem buying a 2-3 year old MacBook.The good news is that macbooks are incredibly durable...when i bought acer laptops, which were very good btw (i'm not trying to talk bad bout em), i would need to get a new one every 2-3 years. I switched to Mac a little over 2 years ago and my macbook still runs like new...Also, no obnoxiously loud fan noise, which is one of the main reasons i'll never get a laptop that doesn't have an apple on it...