buying a used macbook pro off of craigslist HELP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by erikalacey, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. erikalacey macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2011
    Hi tomorrow I will be going to look at a used macbook pro near my area. I found the add on craigslist and this is the description on the page:

    This macbook pro has been professionally refurbished by apple with a brand new logic board.they also ran all test and passed. macbook pro 17in running windows 7 ultimate on paralelles.loaded with osx10.6 snow leopard.also has all the software as seen in pics.this laptop is mint condition I would give it a 9.5 out of 10 .glossy lcd is very nice 1920x 1200 .I ran this for a long time and it ran perfect and includes ac adapter and apple OEM battery that holds great with all my auctions no warranty and no returns.buyer should love this laptop.use thx.Hard drive is brand new

    I know NOTHING about macs. I've always had a dell. PLEASE tell me if this is a good deal. and also, tips to know whether or not it will be a good purchase.
  2. ct2k7 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2008
    London or Florida
    Go to see the owner and the laptop in person.
    Check that it boots and is in good nick.

    Request the serial number and check the information of the unit.
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    Depending on the price look at apples refurb section they come with a year warranty and look brand new
  4. SurferMan macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2010
    South FL
    As above check to see if it works smoothly (OS/X, booting etc). But also ask for the serial number and call Apple to verify... (and make sure that serial number is the same on the laptop when you actually see it ;) )

    There are plenty on CL so don't worry if this one doesn't work out.
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I am skeptical. This machine has seen very hard use and I wouldn't trust it. The wording of the ad also concerns me. There are other choices.
  6. Liquinn Suspended

    Apr 10, 2011
    Buy refurbished from Apple or new, if you can save up the money :p
  7. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Go for need to meet this person and have a hard look at it to make sure everything is working...I had a good luck buying a Powerbook G4 off CL 5 months ago. :)
  8. mwhities macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2011
    Strangely, unless you live near Jackson, MS... I noticed the same post last week. Be careful with it.

    Post up what comes of it.
  9. MOKHAN macrumors 6502

    Mar 19, 2011
    Toronto, Canada

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