Buying a cd mac book?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Nitromaster, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. Nitromaster macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (Nokia N70-3 Ireland-Opera: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; OpenWeb 5.4.11) Opera 8.54)

    with leopard delayed , I have decided to wait until penryn before buying my dream mac book,

    I have decided until then, i am going to buy a 2nd hand/refurbished mac book,

    what sort of prices would i be paying?

    Would there be a large price difference between cd and core 2 duo?

  2. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    Do you plan to sell the CD/C2D MacBook when you get your hands on a Penryn one? If so, perhaps you should buy the C2D because the CD's had more problems and will have less resale value in the future.
  3. Nitromaster thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2007
    i havent yet decided whether i am going to sell it,

    What sort of prices would i be paying for a refurb?

    and it is a better idea to buy refurb than 2nd hand?
  4. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN

    Apple feels that after fixing any issues that a refurb product is stable enough to still keep the 1 year warranty. That being said if possible cost is not a issue the refurb would be the best chose.

    Although there are some really nice deals on slightly used MBP. I got mine for $1850. This is a 2.16 C2D that was literally on long enough for my friend to put it into firewire disc mode, move his documents over, (about 20 minutes) then a second time as he did a clean install (45 minutes). the computer was outside of the box and packaging for about 2 hours. So I got a brand new Mac for nothing, just because he used his 12" powerbook so much it's hard for him to use a 15", so keep your eyes pealed at all times, and you'll find a deal.
  5. Nitromaster thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2007
    Just had a look at the irish refurb store,

    About 15% off the base model and I will be claiming tax back, )
    (due to my dad owning a business)

    It will be used for the business as well ,

    So thats 800euro , a saving of 320 euro,

    And a thousand euro off cd mac book pros,
    Im beginning to like t.he refurb store,

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