How much for a 1st Gen MacBook?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by pbkiller, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. pbkiller macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2007
    Puerto Rico
    Hello people, i have a co-worker that's selling his 1st generation MacBook (blackbook, CoreDuo, 512 RAM, Superdrive, etc). The catch is that it's HD is dead. He's moving to another state, so he told me he wanted to sell it, he can really use the money. He tried to sell it for $600 at first, but then he went down to $400.
    Im offering $350 for it. Do you guys think for $350 is a good steal for me? Do you guys think that i can go lower, like maybe $300? Remember that the HD is dead, i'll need to replace it and bump up the RAM to 2GB. So i would have to put $120 ($60 for HD and $60 for 2GB RAM more or less) so it would end up in $470 or $450 after the tune up investment.

    What do you guys think?, Should i go with my price, try to get lower, or settle for $400?

  2. LifeCerealRocks macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2008
    San Diego
    Advise him that he won't be able to get more on the market, and that you're being a little generous with an offer of $350 :D
  3. shdowman macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2008
    Southern California
    I was able to get a MB with a DOA HD from someone on CL for $300

    But the guy didn't know anything about it.

    I say you shoot for about 350 if it's in real good shape.
  4. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    Yes, whatever you get under $500 is an opportunity not to miss out on.

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