do you think this was a good buy? macbook pro 13 content

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by langis.elbasunu, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. langis.elbasunu macrumors regular

    langis.elbasunu

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    i just bought a used mid09 macbook pro 13 from craigslist for 550. its basically mint with a fresh install of snow leopard. came with original everything.

    2.26
    2gb
    160hdd

    i will upgrade it to 8gb ram and 500gb HDD soon
     
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  3. Peterpot macrumors member

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    Wow that's crazy, those are american dollars I'm guessing? I just bought the same thing, except not quite in mint condition, and it cost me $650 Canadian. And I thought I was getting an awesome deal since I saw the exact same laptop being sold for $800 on ebay :eek:
     
  4. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    That was a great buy I just sold mine last week on Craigslist for $1200 it was a 13" Mid 2009:

    2.26
    8GB RAM
    500 GB Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid

    Also included an extra magsafe cord, all software it came with and a legal license of MS Office 08 that didn't cost me anything.
     
  5. langis.elbasunu thread starter macrumors regular

    langis.elbasunu

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    cool....i thought i was a good deal. i figure the ram upgrade will be 100 and the HDD another 100 so that should me at about 750 which is for a seriously stacked computer. i dont do any video editing (aside from imovie) but i do a ton of audio work. my old SR 2.2 used to start cooking after a while. this thing doesnt even warm up.
     
  6. Peterpot macrumors member

    Peterpot

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    I'm considering either doing what you have done (upgrade the hard drive and ram, if it's worth it) OR selling it for around $500 in a couple months once the new macbook pros are released. That way the computer will only have cost me $150.

    I don't know much about upgrading the ram and hard drive though, is it hard to do?
     
  7. langis.elbasunu thread starter macrumors regular

    langis.elbasunu

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    pretty easy if youre good with parts.
     
  8. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    That's a steal! Upgrade the RAM and hard drive and you will have one mean value machine!
     
  9. langis.elbasunu thread starter macrumors regular

    langis.elbasunu

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    lol...epic signature dude!
     
  10. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    Also, if you do turn around and sell it, you could possibly get your money back for the RAM and Drive upgrade, or darn close to it.

    You got a sweet deal on that computer, that's for sure.
     
  11. kyriostrife macrumors member

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    wow that's an awesome deal. I wish I could come across something like that. I've been craigslist hunting all week and keep coming up short. Too many people with ridiculously high prices for really old models.
     

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