Buying a used 2010 Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by theironist08, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. theironist08 macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2008
    Looking at buying a macbook pro. I was offered a 2010 13" upper spec model for €700 with Lion OS. 2 Questions:

    1) What do you look out for on used macbook pros?
    2) What kind of price should I expect to pay if all seems ok?
  2. Beachguy macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2011
    Florida, USA
    I'm not sure what the pound is worth versus the dollar, so I can't help on the price, but I have a MacBook Pro 15" I got a couple of months ago, and I love it. It's an Apri 2010 model.

    One thing I will say on price, by the way, is that a fair price is one that reflects the value it has to you, if within reason.

    Assuming you have access to the machine to check it, look for dents, scratches, etc. in the casing. Check the drive's SMART status, and look at the number of cycles on the battery. Carefully inspect the screen for dead pixels or stuck pixels. Is the keyboard smooth and tight? Does the SuperDrive work? Check with Apple to see that the Serial number is legitimate and registered. Make sure the WiFi works properly. Check to make sure the speakers work well. If you have bluetooth devices, check them as well.

    And if you buy it, enjoy! They're fine machines.

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