Good Deal?

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  1. atticus18244fsa macrumors 6502

    atticus18244fsa

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    Just found this on a local classified's site:

    We're talking Canadian dollars here.

    What do you guys think? The battery replacement is ~$120. RAM could be brought up to 3GB and the HDD cheaply brought up to 320GB. Upgrade the RAM and you're golden? Probably could haggle down to $400.
     
  2. atticus18244fsa thread starter macrumors 6502

    atticus18244fsa

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  3. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    I would definitely hop on that. I ebayed something similar for 700 not too long ago.
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Just under 2 years old could be a Rev E. Depends on the graphics.
     
  5. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Not with a dead battery... Offer $350CA. You will spend $200-250 just to upgrade it.

    *edit*
    Wait.... $2400? Is this a Macbook "Pro"?
     
  6. tkingart macrumors 6502

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    Validate what system it actually is first. Ask for the model designation and revision (with System Profiler).

    Was there ever a "Core 2 Duo" MacBook Pro with 1gb ram and 111(120)gb hd? (I honestly don't remember there being one, but I could be wrong...)

    It does sound like a Rev C MacBook. It said that they paid $2400? I suppose, if it includes Final Cut Pro, and various other software? With a dead battery, I wouldn't pay more than $350 unless it was "mint". Also, there is no guarantee that replacing the battery will fix it. I bought a Netbook once, and was told it just needed a new battery. I replaced it and still needed to be plugged in, turned out there was something wrong on the logic board itself.

    Give it a very thorough inspection. I've had people on CL try to pass one MacBook off as another.
     
  7. atticus18244fsa thread starter macrumors 6502

    atticus18244fsa

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    I'm thinking they probably included the price of Software and the new power adapter in the price which is kinda sneaky :rolleyes: . They don't sound like they really know what they're talking about but it definitely sounds like a Rev C except for the fact that they say 2 years old...
     
  8. miicah macrumors regular

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    I'm pretty sure it's a rev C as it's the only macbook that came with a 2.16ghz proc
     

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