First time apple owner. Macbook pro? $1650?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cavemeister, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. cavemeister macrumors newbie

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    I am tired of windows, I have used MS os for 20 years!
    so I am thinking of buying a new "in the box" macbook pro 17" 200 gig 2gig ram 2.6ghz that a guy is selling new for $1650. I am an author, and would also like to use dragon dictate.
    I am going to look at it in person (I'm not a total idiot:)
    This sounds like a good deal.
    Any tips on avoiding a rip off?
    Can I always buy additional years from applecare if necessary?
    thanks Bill
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Try to get the serial number if you can because that sounds too good to be true. That's US$ right?
     
  3. cavemeister thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes

    I know it sounds too good...so I will ask for the serial number. Dell uses a service tag number...so Apple uses the serial number?
     
  4. teerexx52 macrumors 68000

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    This sounds like the model I bought from SpringBoard for $1799. So if he's selling it for $1650 he'd be losing a few bucks. I'm typing on mine now and its a great machine with High res screen. Good luck.
     
  5. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    At $1800, yours sounds like it was probably stolen- that's a $3,000 machine.

    There's no way this is legitimate... even if you end up with it, and it's not a scam, it's probably stolen.

    Just get a low-end one for $1999 (or buy a refurbished one for about $1800), and at least you'll have a clear conscience :)
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Ever heard of liquidation? ;)
     
  7. teerexx52 macrumors 68000

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    No, not stolen. Came from SpringBoard Media authorized Apple reseller. Serial number checks out and yes and yes what a deal it was. I'm typing on it now.
     

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