Do you think I got a good deal on my purchase? (2nd hand)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DryEyez, May 7, 2011.

  1. DryEyez macrumors 6502

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    My story begins a few months back with the newly released 2011 mbp. I invested in a 13" baseline 2011 mbp, after 12 days due to a few reasons, heat, integrated graphics, 13" screen I decided to return it and go back to windows. The mac fever had unknowing to me infected me though. Since then I have made two purchases and crossed over to osx. Do you think I got a good deal though?

    Purchase one - 2010 15" 2.4GHZ MBP - £800.00, purchased november by the original owner, with receipt, checked over at apple store in spiffing condition.

    Purchase two - iPhone 4, 16GB - £300.00, replaced my blackberry bold 9700, it had too many issues to list, else I would have kept it.

    I still have my windows gaming rig for...you guessed it, gaming, but for anything else, even down to checking my mail, I use osx instead, as it's always a pleasure. Do you think I've made wise purchases? good deals?:apple:
     
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    I think you got an OK for both of those devices. For the laptop,
    UK£ 800.00 = 1 309.28 U.S. dollars. I sold my 2.4 2010 MBP last month for $1300. Looking at the US refurb store, the base 15" from 2010 is selling refurbished for $1269. (From $1799 new). The refurbs have a full year warranty and the Apple refurb experience. You can still buy AppleCare for the MBP though, which I suggest that you do before the year is up just in case.

    You probably got off cheaper than this though once you think about your VAT. The U.S. prices don't include taxes. For the phone, I don't know much about UK pricing, since America's iPhones are all subsidized. For comparison, a subsidized iPhone on both at&T and Verizon starts out at $199 (US$ 200 = 122.20457 British pounds)
     
  3. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    From the UK, so can probably understand all the prices more :p

    I think you got a good to very good deal on the MBP. For a computer that was less that a year old, I think you saved about £400.

    The iPhone is getting cheaper now it's older, but I think £300 is still a good price to pay.

    All in all, you got some good deals I think! :)
     
  4. Jakeblu macrumors regular

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    You got an excellent deal on the 15in i5 mine cost me nearly £1100 ex display.
     

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