Fair price on first gen MacBook pro?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by index1489, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. index1489 macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2009
    I'm considering picking up a good condition MacBook pro what would you guys say would be a fair price.
    1.83 core duo
    512mb ram
    80gb 5400rpm drive
    original battery
    Ati radeon x1600 128mb graphics
    15 inch matte screen
    osx tiger
    no dents light scraches from normal use
    read about some issues with heat and fans whining quality control wasn't up to par apples norm
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    eBay, for all of its faults, is a good source for what people are actually paying for machines. You can also read the auction listings to see things like condition - something very important for Macs which generic pricing sites don't provide.
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Mac2Sell quoted 710$ as its value. Looked from eBay and they were around 400$ at the moment (no buy it now option) and 700$ for buy it now. ~600$ sounds fair for me, but max out the RAM, it'll make it a lot faster
  4. macrumorsMaster macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2008
    Try Mac2Sell.net...

    and completed ebay auctions (do advanced search and click completed listings)

    Though if I recall correctly, those 1st gen had heat issues....the seller may say it's in great condition, but remember, they're biased :p

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