Best Place to get a Used Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by drakee510, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. drakee510 macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2013
    My old white macbook went kaput so I have been searching like nuts for a Quad Core MBP for gaming. I am on a tight budget of $870. Ebay tends to go over that. Does anybody know of any good sites? (Also craigslist has nothing good)
  2. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    You're not going to find what you're looking for at that price. The going rate for such a machine with decent GPU (Radeon 6750M or better) is at least $1000.
  3. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Do yourself a favor, save a little more $, buy an Apple Refurb, have the comfort of a 1 year warranty and Apple Care eligibility.
  4. makaveli559m macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2012
    You can check on eBay too that could be a good start.
  5. NewishMacGuy macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2007
    Don't know where you are but CL is the only place where you're going to find something like you want in your price range; and that can be done, you just have to be in an active CL area (near colleges is best) and keep looking.

    I bought one last October for $900 including an unused licensed copy of Win 7. I live in an area with A LOT of universities nearby, still had to drive 2 hrs to get it (big state). If anything they'll be cheaper now.

  6. glenthompson macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2011
    I found mine on Craigslist. Price was significantly more than your amount but it was only 3 months old. Expand your search area. I bought a Synology NAS out of town but near where my brother lives. Got him to pick it up for me and got it from him when I visited.
  7. gamerish macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2012
    You'll have to keep a very keen eye on ebay and craigslist. There aren't a ton of cheap MBPs out there that can handle new, top of the line games. To be frank, I'm not quite sure there are any that can handle graphic intensive games very well at that price range.

    I'm sure this won't be a popular opinion on here but if you're looking for a cheap computer that can game well, you're much better off looking at a PC.

    *runs and hides*
  8. fskywalker macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2009
    Ebay is the place to go, check sellers reputation, if look carefully may find good deals
  9. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'd vote for craigslist because you can check out the machine in person before handing over the cash.

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