buying a used macbook pro 15"?

arctyler

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Jan 20, 2011
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i am thinking about buying myself a used macbook pro 15", what do you think about buying used macs? good? bad? and is there any certain year i should want over the other? i want something atleast 2010 or newer, is there any significant difference between the different years? what do you guys think?
 

ivoruest

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Jul 12, 2010
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I suggest trying the Mac Refurbished section. Buying used hardware not always is a wise choice. Refurbs at least have some warranty plus its like buying new but better pricing.
 

greenchiliman

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Jul 29, 2010
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The other place is to get your post count up and by from the classifieds here. Members must have 225 posts and be around for 6 months - a little bit more reassuring that faceless ebay/craigslist users.
 

pingfan59

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Aug 9, 2011
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Refurbished from Apple.com or a reputable seller here/ebay that possibly has applecare. This would be my approach.
 

thermodynamic

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May 3, 2009
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Used or refurb, if it comes with AppleCare and the seller states how much time is left on the warranty, you might get a good deal.

Refurbs cost more than used, but offer a full 3 years if you get AppleCare (1 year). Used models come with whatever warranty still remains...

Either way you can get a good deal...