Good deal on 2012 rMBP?

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  1. SwaggMuffin, Jul 20, 2013
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    SwaggMuffin macrumors newbie

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    I found a New 15 inch retina MacBook Pro on craigslist for $1750

    specs:

    15-inch Retina display
    2.4 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
    Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz
    8GB 1600MHz memory
    256GB flash storage

    Is this a good deal? I could get a student discount on a new one, but it still would not be this low. Am I wrong in wanting to pick this up if the new models are not announced in a few days? I originally wanted the new 13" when it was announced, but it seems this may be a better deal. Thoughts?
     
  2. newdeal macrumors 68020

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    Worst deal of all time. Refurbs go for less than this and you buy from apple instead of a sketch on craigslist and get full warranty
     
  3. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    I would not purchase a 8GB rMBP if I planned to keep it for a few years. Memory requirements increase over time as you upgrade OS and add/upgrade apps.

    Always check the price list at www.appleinsider.com before making a purchase.
     
  4. fskywalker, Jul 21, 2013
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    fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    Not a good price, perhaps he/she would take a lower offer? Also ask screen manufacturer and warranty on it
     
  5. Voodoofreak macrumors regular

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    A refurbished from Apple Outlet store (which is essentially brand new with 1 year warranty) is cheaper than this with same specs.
     
  6. SwaggMuffin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all for your input, this will be a no purchase.
     
  7. perry8912 macrumors newbie

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    If you live in canada, you will think this is a good deal because of the HST(13%)
     
  8. KevinC867 macrumors 6502a

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    A 2.4 GHz processor would make it a 2013 rMBP. However, it's still not a good deal.
     
  9. john123 macrumors 68000

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    I sold my 2012 rMBP (2.3/8/256) for $1700 with about 10 days left on the warranty. I then turned around and bought a 2012 Refurb rMBP with the same specs. I actually made money on the transaction, while getting a fresh 1 year warranty and unused battery.

    Craigslist is beautiful.
     
  10. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    That is a nice move! Hope the new one has either LG SJA2 or Samsung display.
     
  11. john123 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, it's a Samsung. I can't complain. :)
     

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