"Gently used" 2015 MacBook being sold for $600 - what are main things to look out for buying used?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Emergo, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. Emergo macrumors member

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    what should I ask and look out for before making a purchase? Thanks
     
  2. japanime macrumors 68000

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    I'd ask myself, "Why does this deal seem to good to be true?"
     
  3. Emergo thread starter macrumors member

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    Ugh! I wish there were still local stores like Best Buy selling it. I don't trust refurbished or buying online. I need to see it personally. The tiniest scratch or stain will irk me. Are there other stores like Best Buy that may have the MacBook?
     
  4. Biggie Robs macrumors member

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    Scratches and stains are not a problem for me, unless they're on the screen, of course. I think refurbs are the way to go if one is on a budget, and sometimes even if one is not.
     
  5. yashz macrumors regular

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    When I went to the Apple Store this morning, genius there said they have the gen 1 in stock as new and are still selling the gen 1 at $200/$300 discount (don't remember which) .
     
  6. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Battery cycles, any visible wear or damage. Other than that, you should be fine if it boots.
     
  7. SR71 macrumors 68000

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    Just an FYI, Best Buy is selling the first gen MacBook's again. They've got quite a few open box ones for very cheap as well.
     

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