Black Macbook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bonesboom, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. bonesboom macrumors member

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    So I'm looking for a 13.3" black Macbook, actually the first generation one (the 80GB) and obviously I can't use the selling/buying section here yet so I'm looking for advice on online buying. I don't mind refurbished, etc. but I'm just looking for the cheapest possible solution. I know eBay's an option and I'm in the UK but I'm willing to buy from somewhere that offers international shipping. Thanks, hope you guys can help.
     
  2. svndmvn Guest

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    rev A blackbooks are at least 2 years old,you can't really find one that's refurbished, look for a powerseller on ebay or at least for one that has real good feedbacks.
    good luck.
     
  3. bonesboom thread starter macrumors member

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    How much should I be looking to pay?

    I'd guess since they're old and the first generation, they'd be kinda cheap (for Mac standards) by now.
     
  4. svndmvn Guest

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    anything in good conditions, made in 2006, under 600$ would be a good deal in my opinion, the good thing is you won't lose much selling it a few months later. But you can pay about 4 hundred more for a black refurb that is like new and still has a 1 year warranty, you'd still be able to buy apple care during the first year.
     
  5. bonesboom thread starter macrumors member

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    Weird as it sounds, I'm specifically looking for the first gen black macbook 13.3" with specs of 1GB and 80GB, I don't want anything else.

    ...yep, I said weird.
     
  6. iknowyourider macrumors 6502a

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    Check out the market forum at ilounge.com. It is a great place for ipods but there is a strong enough mac interest there and no restriction for market usage. Good Luck and have fun.
     
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    Sorry about that. I looked at ilounge market rules. Starting 7-2008 you have to have 10 posts and be a member / user for 7 days. Still not bad though.
     
  9. bonesboom thread starter macrumors member

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    Hm, I looked and could only see iPod classifieds. Nevermind. Back to eBay it is.
     
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  11. bonesboom thread starter macrumors member

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    Damn, that would have been right in my price range. :(
     
  12. the2j macrumors member

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    I really think that I got over on the person who bought it. Although it was in pristine condition with 2 gigs of ram, I don't think it was really worth it. The core duo processor is no where near as the core 2 duo and the thing got hotter than the surface of the sun.

    It is a great machine, but I wouldn't pay more than $500 for it.
     
  13. bonesboom thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I have a budget of £400 at the most, which is like $600... so I should be able to find one.
     
  14. rumourguy macrumors member

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    I picked up a mid 07 black macbook with a custom colored orange top for 600 on ebay and it came with a retail copy of leopard and vista premium which I sold for 200. great deal
     
  15. bonesboom thread starter macrumors member

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    There's one ending tomorrow, it's on 215 at the moment...hopefully I can get that.
     
  16. svndmvn Guest

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    good luck and keep us posted:)
     
  17. bonesboom thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm just hoping there's not some dude who's willing to pay something absurd for it.
     
  18. rumourguy macrumors member

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    best to look for low buy it now deals. auctions always end up going high last minute
     
  19. svndmvn Guest

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    I doubt it if it's a RevA
     
  20. bonesboom thread starter macrumors member

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    I know but yeah, some guys still bid crazy... male competitiveness I guess.
     
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    It doesn't matter if a couple guys go at it crazy. What's bad is if one person is willing to pay $1 more than you.;)
     
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