Buyers remorse.......

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

  1. JoeJoe macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2006
    but wanted to check with the pro's first.

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


    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

    Apr 12, 2008
    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

    May 11, 2008
    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

    Oct 17, 2006
    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

    Feb 20, 2009
    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 G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    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


    Sep 13, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    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

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    ...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

    Mar 4, 2008
    if youre happy with it and its already done then it was good enough
  10. michael.lauden macrumors 68020


    Dec 25, 2008
    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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