Is $1425 for the 15" 2.5Ghz Mid-2015 MBP a good price

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  1. mossme89 macrumors 6502a

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    On eBay I found a Mid-2015 15" MBP for $1400+$25 shipping. Seller has a lot of feedback. Good condition. Is has a 512GB internal SSD, 16GB of RAM, the Radeon R9 M370X and has Applecare until May 2019.

    Seems like a good deal, right? Unless I'm missing something. What do you think, worth it?

    I will sell my current Mac, a 15" Mid-2014 MBP with 2.2Ghz, 16GB RAM, and 256GB internal SSD. Upgrade may only cost me a couple 100 $ tops.
     
  2. mcpix macrumors 6502

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    This looks like a good deal to me. I bought my MBP with the same specs off the Apple Refurb store for $1949. You're getting the same machine with essentially the same 1 year warranty for $1425.
     
  3. darksithpro macrumors 6502a

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    It amazes me that people can still charge almost fifteen hundred dollars for an apple laptop that's 3 friken years old and people will still buy it. Never would happen with a Windows laptop.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    For that price, I'd go to the Apple Refurbished store and see what I could find.
    The price might be a little higher for what you get.
    But one additional thing you get (that an ebay seller can't give) is the 1-year warranty.
     
  5. raqball macrumors 68000

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    The eBay sellers machine has Apple Care until May 2019 according to the OP.

    I do agree though that IF you can find one at Apple Refurb shop for close to the price I'd buy there as opposed to eBay..
     
  6. robvas macrumors 68030

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    Nope.

    you can buy a new 2016 with the same specs for $1600 at B&H
     
  7. Natzoo macrumors 65816

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    On the apple refurbished site, the 2015 15" cost more than the 2016 and 2017
     
  8. D.T. macrumors G3

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    Right, so technically this one has 15 months, total warranty, no additional cost, but no option to extend (funny enough, I have the same machine, same AC warranty expiration). With a refurb, they get 12 months, plus the option for another 24 for $300+ (that I believe is the new AC+).

    So pretty close to the same "no cost" warranty (i.e., about another 12 months).


    I was just looking at B&H the other day, sort of thinking about a small upgrade, not seeing a 16/512GB with a dGPU in a 15" for $1600? Link?
     
  9. Hoff macrumors member

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    Add to that budget $XXX for any number number of dongles and adapters...
     
  10. eltoslightfoot macrumors 6502a

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    I am tempted to do this as well. I bought (from a reputable Mac reseller on eBay) a mid 2014 top of the line MacBook Pro 15" for around $1300 a while back, and love it. If the eBay seller is legit, that is a pretty decent deal.
     
  11. Natzoo macrumors 65816

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    Is there a big difference between the 14 and 15 year models? I upgraded from the 2013 15" to 2015" because of the force touch trackpad and spec bump. I really wanted to get a 2017 one this year but at this momment the 2015 > 2017
     
  12. eltoslightfoot macrumors 6502a

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    Probably not, I made <ahem> a Hackintosh with a current i5 processor (and a nVidia 1060) and was shocked to find that my mid 2015 MBP 15 inch with 2.8 Ghz i7, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD was just a few points slower. I gave up on the Hackintosh and stayed with the MBP. Only problem is that I got a 4k monitor and am running into the nVidia High Sierra problem. So I had to downgrade to Sierra.

    Cinebench CPU had 628 for the MBP and 645 for the i5 Hackintosh. Now GPU was a bit different LOL. 101 for the 1060 in the hackintosh and 58.95 for the 750M in the MBP.
     
  13. JackieInCo Suspended

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    I would not pay that much. I sold my 2015 with the same specs for $900 yesterday. I had trouble selling it for that much.
     
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  15. eltoslightfoot macrumors 6502a

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    Not really, how much did it cost new? Here are some comparables off of Apple's Refurbished Store:

    2016 MBP 16 GB RAM, 512 SSD, Discrete Video Card: $2,359.00; eBay for about $2,249 (although with extra software)
    2017 MBP 16 GB RAM, 512 SSD, Discrete Video Card: $2,379.00; eBay for about $2,300, or $2,194

    That is what you are saving.
     
  16. kudos212 Suspended

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    Where are you getting these crazy eBay prices.

    A 2016 macbook pro 512gb with 450 cost 1899.99 at B&h. And that's brand new.

    You have to know where to shop to get the good deals not just buy from any seller off eBay with good reviews.
     
  17. eltoslightfoot, Mar 2, 2018
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    eltoslightfoot macrumors 6502a

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    I found them, you are correct. While I didn't find them for $1899, I did for $1999. That is fair. Still, that is $600 more and no AppleCare. So my conclusion still stands.

    Here is the link to which I think the other poster is referring: Good deals if you are willing to pay more... https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=2016 macbook pro&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=hist-ma&Top+Nav-Search=

    Hilariously, if you search for 2015 MBPs they are actually MORE money on that site:

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=2015+macbook+pro&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=sugst
     

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