Did I get a good deal.. Macbook.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by miamijim, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. miamijim macrumors 6502

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    Picked up this today...

    Macbook 2,1
    2GHZ
    2GB Ram upgraded to 4GB
    100gb HD
    Superdrive

    With a brand new battery, Install disks and original reciept...

    (Slight crack on the right wrist area, nothing that can't be fixed with some epoxy resin)

    350€

    I think that is a nice bargain...
     
  2. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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  3. session101 macrumors regular

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    $485...

    its not bad, but not great, i got mine for about $450 w/ upgraded HD
     
  4. ibuyufo macrumors 6502

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    I got my macbook 4,1

    2.4 ghz core 2 duo, 160 gb hard drive, 2gb ram for $285.
     
  5. miamijim thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK now I just feel stupid....... :)
     
  6. session101 macrumors regular

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    ill give you $300
     
  7. ibuyufo macrumors 6502

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    Nah don't feel bad! You're in a different country so prices will vary.

    I never said I was selling! :) It runs lion surprisingly well for a 3 year old macbook.
     
  8. miamijim thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I actually picked it up as a present for my Ex....

    Well I say Ex it is actually for my sons mother.... complicated long story.... :)
     
  9. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    I dont mind. I have time.......:eek:
     
  10. miamijim thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Simple Version...

    I moved to Finland, met an English girl and we had a kid...

    We broke up but I moved just around the corner to be near to my son..

    Thing is we are now getting along better than we did when we were together..

    She has a permanent job here and now I am unemployed as my last job would not renew my contract due to the downturn i the economy...

    I could go back to the UK and work, but I refuse to leave my son here..

    Anyway she loves my iMac and when I moved out, all she was left with was an 8yr old Acer Espire laptop... my god that machine has seen better days... (Lets not kid ourselves here, it was crap when she bought it and it is even more crap now).

    So I found her a 2nd gen white Macbook, as she is a teacher and she really does need a decent laptop.

    So there you go longish story wrapped up nicely... :

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  11. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    So do you think there is any chance of rekindling the relationship between you two? How old is your son now? What does he think of it all?
     
  12. burnout8488 macrumors 6502a

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    That same laptop can be picked up for $300-400 on eBay in the states, in that condition.

    In europe, the overall resale value might be worth more, so it might not be comparing apples to apples. Not sure.
     
  13. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Apple will fix this for free if you bring it in to a retail Apple Store. I don't remember off the top of my head if there are any in your area or not.

    I would hope that your son's mother would be an ex. By that, I don't mean that if you have a kid you should separate from the mother, but that if your son's mother isn't currently with you, I should hope that she's an ex, as opposed to some random girl you don't know. ;)
     
  14. miamijim thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Fair point Well made.

    I suppose i feel it is a bit of an odd situation. The both of us living in a foreign country With no familial back up close by, ever though we are not together anymore we rely heavily on each other to be there for our son and each other.

    In some ways we have a better relationship now than we did when we lived together... I must say talking this over With complete strangers.... Like minded individual Mac users as we are, is very theraputic. :)
     
  15. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    well if things go pear shaped and you have a little falling out with her. Just install Lion on her mac. That will get back at her....

    No, dont do that. That would be too harsh....:confused:
     
  16. miamijim thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nah I was gonna stick Snow Leopard on it though.... and fill it up with stuff she will need before I give it to her...


    Plus I keep reading your name as Laura Dern.... ah if only in my dreams I could be your Sailor. (Apologies if you are a guy and I have just freaked you out).

    :)
     
  17. rohan.shah020 macrumors newbie

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    I got my black 2008 macbook 2.4ghz, 4gb ram, 250gb hdd for free!!! i am a developer and traded my cr-48 google chrome book for it ;)
     
  18. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    How does this help the conversation in any way? :confused:
     
  19. miamijim thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Clean install of Snow Leopard done and Laptop delivered to my Ex.

    She was over the moon with it, I went round yesterday and set up Plex for her from to run from her EXT HD.

    Now have to just convince my son that it is not actually his and he can't Skype people whenever he wants to.

    For a 3 year old his ability to use technology amazes me.
     

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