good price for a MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mdwsta4, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. mdwsta4 macrumors 65816

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    is $800 a good price for a used 15" MBP? specs are:

    A1226
    santa rosa macbook pro
    2.2ghz core 2 duo
    2gb 667mhz sram
    upgraded 120gb to 320gb hard drive
    leopard/panther/tiger discs, currently running leopard
    original box, cables, remotes included
    invisible shield on the bottom
    case in perfect condition, no problems with the machine


    this is actually my computer. i'm debating about upgrading. just wondering if the $800 offer is good, too high, too low, etc. any pointers/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks!
    M
     
  2. rnauman821 macrumors member

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    I would offer 600. The graphics cards are known to die at whim.
     
  3. mdwsta4 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    already had it replaced under warranty.

     
  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Won't matter. The replacement is still flawed with the 8600M GT and will still be a problem for the next user or whoever buys the MacBook Pro. Apple will keep fixing it until 3 years from the original purchase date has passed.
     
  5. mdwsta4 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    so to get back to the original point of the post, is $800 a good price?
     
  6. rnauman821 macrumors member

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    No. Like I said before, due to the HIGH risk the graphics card will spontaneously decombust; $600 is about what is to be expected. Computers depreciate 35-40% every year owned.

    If you can find a poor sap dumb enough to buy your two year old computer for $800, more than likely only because its an apple, then take the money and run.
     

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