CL-2.4 original uni mb on sale for 1K. Worth it?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by clyde2801, May 26, 2009.

  1. clyde2801 macrumors 601

    clyde2801

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    Saw following ad on cl today, talked to a guy claiming to be a broke college student...

    "aluminium 2.4Ghz macbook - $1000
    Reply to:email@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
    Date: recently


    still in warranty from apple until october. 250gb hard drive 2gb ram, 802.11 a/b/g/n, bluetooth, builtin iSight webcam, backlit keyboard, apple remote...

    local pickup only, cash only. price is firm

    call/text <local phone no.> for pics or info.."

    Am supposed to meet him at a public place late this afternoon. Does this sound as a good of a deal as I'm thinking for $1K?
     
  2. Capt Crunch macrumors 6502

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    Good deal. If you don't want it for $1k, I'll take it for $1050 :)
     
  3. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    sounds like a great deal. i personally would be a little weary but if all seems well then go for it but i found a better deal, a 17 inch umbp 2.93 for 699 but he was in greece:p
     
  4. clyde2801 thread starter macrumors 601

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    this guy's in a little town 30 minutes away from my (kind of) city. we're supposed to meet at a starbucks in a public place across from the hospital. He's bringing the box, etc., and I've printed up a bill of sale for him to sign.
     
  5. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    Nice, keep us informed. And good id with the bill of sale, never thought of making one when i go through c list what does it say?

    P.S. i do alot of buying and selling with macs on c list so im interested in what it would say
     
  6. clyde2801 thread starter macrumors 601

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    I, ___________ do hereby certify that on this 26th day of May, 2009, I sold the Apple Unibody 2.4ghz Macbook, serial number _______________, to clyde2801 for the sum of $1000.00.

    I certify that I am the lawful owner of said laptop, and agree to transfer any warranties, express or implied, to clyde2801, and transfer any other ownership interest to him.

    ______________
    Signature
    ______________
    Address
    ______________
    ph no.
    ______________
    email
     
  7. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    Well written, thanks for showing it.
     
  8. clyde2801 thread starter macrumors 601

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    T'was nuthin, off the top o'me head...:eek:

    addition...crap, can't meet him until tomorrow afternoon...hope its still there by then!
     
  9. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    lol i found that same deal was it fully loaded w/ antiglare and he got it in a business seminar?
     
  10. Jigsawjammer macrumors regular

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    I've seen some deals and what always worries me is that maybe they spilt something on it and are looking to get rid of it before there is a problem. Also the moisture stickers apple have inside will change color and void your warranty no matter what.

    Why don't you have him also sign that he has never spilled anything on it in case you need to take him to The Peoples Court.

    Am I being too paranoid...???
     
  11. Jigsawjammer macrumors regular

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    IF YOU CAN'T PHYSICALLY PICK UP YOUR MERCHANDISE OFF OF CRAIGSLIST THEN IT 99.99% OF THE TIME IS A SCAM!!!

    sorry to yell...
     
  12. clyde2801 thread starter macrumors 601

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    I've seen 3 college students dumping macbooks on cl lately, the other two are for the new in box 2ghz models. What could also be happening is that they're using their educational discounts for profit at the end of the semester.
     
  13. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    lol yea and for the guy that said it was most likely fake, i know i was jk i have done my fair share of deals on cl ;)
     
  14. Jigsawjammer macrumors regular

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    Fun173: I just wanted to make sure

    Clyde: Can you check the serial # on apples site to see if anything comes up about the warranty or if its voided? I just want to know really for my own info.
     
  15. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    macbooks on cl

    just now i looked at the boston cl and there are 3 extremely cheap macbooks, a 1099 2.4 umb but he calls it an "air"

    A 1100 fully loaded 17 inch

    A 15 inch 2.66 with 512 for 700
     
  16. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    I appreciate it, some people actually do fall for that stuff and it must be horrible when you get scammed.......
     

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