Buying a used rMBP 15

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by johnnyyt, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. johnnyyt macrumors member

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    i've decided to go ahead and get the rMBP 15
    my choices are:
    1) buy in store for 1999 (base model)
    2) buy "brand new" online for 1800-1900
    3) buy used online

    i'm leaning towards option 2 or 3 because i live in toronto and taxes are HIGH.
    i found a really great used one for 1800. it comes with standard specs on the rMBP 15 except for the ram which was upgrade to 16gb. the laptop was bought in july and its in "like new' condition.
    the battery has 112 cycles which i don't know if its a good or bad thing..someone please help me with that

    is there anything else i should ask or look for when buying that laptop or any laptop from a third party?
     
  2. ShiggyMiyamoto macrumors 6502a

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    Well if this matters to you, ask if there are any visible signs of damage (wear and tear, scratches, etc). Also ask if there are any accessories (Thunderbolt ==> Ethernet, any hard shell or carrying case/backpack etc) being sold with it. That's what I'd look for from a 3rd party seller. I plan on getting stuff like that when I get my rMBP whether I get it new or refurb.
     
  3. locoboi187 macrumors 6502a

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    If you can get a refurb, go for it! I bought mine new but now I know its the same thing and fully inspected by apple
     
  4. ShiggyMiyamoto macrumors 6502a

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  5. ammarr macrumors newbie

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  6. jesaja macrumors member

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    When you buy used, be sure to ask what screen and ssd the MBP has (manufacturer) and if it has any pixel errors, etc. ;)

    One of the perks of buying used :cool:
     
  7. locoboi187 macrumors 6502a

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    And to disable firmware password (if any). That's a priority!
     

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