found this macbook pro on craigslist

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dankybear, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. dankybear macrumors regular

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    13" unibody macbook pro
    specs:
    2.53 GHZ core 2 duo
    4 GB ddr3 1066 ram
    500GB 7200 rpm drive
    no box is included, he said his daughter took it, but he has all the discs and cords

    all for $900 :D, went to look at it today and it looked perfect. should i pull the trigger?
     
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    It's possibly stolen. Go for it, if you don't mind.
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    But with all discs and cords?... hmmm. I would say legit. (and a good price).
     
  4. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Sounds like a great deal, if it is legit. Got my 13" 2.53GHz MacBook Pro off of eBay for $1,000, but $900 is an even better deal! :)
     
  5. dankybear thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah the no box kind of deterred me, but he had everything, including a family pack snow leopard install... doesn't the 13" come with snow leopard? i think it was purchased in september
     
  6. DEE9299 macrumors 6502a

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    buy it I have been looking on CL for something like that for weeks
     
  7. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    They do now, but I'm sure whatever one they have shipped with Leopard. I have the most up to date Macbook Pro and mine came with Leopard, so I had to get the update disk from Apple.
     
  8. dankybear thread starter macrumors regular

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    picked it up, the restore disk restores to snow leopard... popped in the SSD i bought from another craigslister (a pull from a macbook pro) and now im flying! can't really tell the difference between the 7200rpm drive and the SSD besides the boot times and the quick indexing for spotlight...
     
  9. dankybear thread starter macrumors regular

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    oh and i paid 200 for the 128GB SSD which was a MBP pull, (a $400 upgrade) so final costs (hoping i can sell the 500GB drive for ~70):

    900+200-70=~1030 for a loaded 13" MBP that apple retails for 1899, sometimes i feel like i'm robbing people on craigslist!
     
  10. Vyruz Reaper macrumors regular

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    b/c your a kos khesh? :D
     

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