Buyers remorse.......

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by JoeJoe, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. JoeJoe macrumors member

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    but wanted to check with the pro's first.

    Macbook Pro. 15.4"/2.2GHZ/4GB/320HD/glossy/CS4/Office2008 included.

    $1,325.

    Did I get a deal or no deal?

    I needed the big hard drive (photo's/videos) and my trusty powerbook G4 was getting a little long in the tooth.
     
  2. bradenwh macrumors 6502

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    I'd say that was an amazing deal.
    That's only $25 more than the unibody MacBook low end model with no upgraded specs.
     
  3. mattyb240 macrumors 6502a

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    TO me although I am in the UK it doesn't sound amazing, but I don't know what US refurbs to go? My MBP retailed at £1700 and I paid £1499 with discount. Which is in an around refurb prices although a little better.

    I could be very wrong though and am happy to admit if I am! The main thing is as long as your happy with it!
     
  4. sl1200mk2 macrumors 6502

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    If you plan to actually make use of CS4 (i.e. you were going to buy it) you got a great deal. Depending on the version that's almost half the price alone or more. If the machine is in like new condition than even a sweeter deal!

    Now if the machine looks a bit worn (had a lot of use), you have no plans to make much use of CS4 or you're the type who'd seek it out on the 'grey' market... is it still a great deal? Mmmm... maybe not so much. Definitely still a good deal though.
     
  5. rathernot2 macrumors newbie

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    Is CS4 and Office 2008 legit versions of the software programs? Did the seller provide you with COA (certificate of authenticity)? If it was bootleg, then no, not a great deal.

    320 GB 7200 rpm could be had for $50 AR.
     
  6. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    as others have said, if that software is legit it's an amazing deal. If not, it's Ok, depending on condition.
     
  7. arthursiew macrumors 6502

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    Where you buy it from? MacMall sells them for $1299 after rebate I think, but it's still a great deal.
     
  8. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...if its a new old model with legit software = great deal...

    ...if you bought it from an individual and its still got apple care left on it = ok deal...

    ...if its older than that...
     
  9. EB66 macrumors 6502

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    if youre happy with it and its already done then it was good enough
     
  10. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    Considering how much the software costs - that WOULD be a great deal.

    except for most of the time, when buying used - people include cracked versions of MS Office, and CS4. as there are many widespread crack files. ESPECIALLY for CS4.

    I'd say you did good. After all - you were happy with it until you looked up other stuff about the new pricing right?


    i'd be happy if i were you! but i would reccomend in the future, to research a bit before you spend over 1,000$ :)
     

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