Is this a good deal on the 2.2GHz MBP? - Advice please!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cpweld, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. cpweld macrumors newbie

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    I've found a used 2.2 GHz base model MB Pro for $1800 (CDN) (This is compared to a similar refurbished model from Apple.ca for $1869.00, which would be $2130.66, or a new version which would come to $2392 roughly after tax and my student discount). It's gently used, for less that 2 months, and I've already obtained the serial number so I can call and check with Apple later to verify this information (Which I've done, so far everything seems okay). Any input as to whether this is a good deal? Should I ask for lower? I could get the free printer/ipod directly from Apple as I am a student (plus $100 off) but I have zero need for a printer or ipod, as I have both and am happy with them.

    What should I check for when I inspect the computer right away? I'll inspect if before paying, I'm just curious if anyone has any advice as to what to check immediately to make sure I'm getting my money's worth.

    Thanks!

    P.s. I know i've already posted this in another section of the forum but didn't get any responses, i don't mean to bug everyone i just thought i'd try here!
     
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  3. Raska macrumors 6502

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    If it's something on eBay I generally wouldn't trust it. I know there are a lot of reputable people on there, but with such a large purchase you never know...
     
  4. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    isnt student discount 10% ?? so that would be 200 dollars off if im not missing something

    i say get the new one

    edit: if its ebay, definatly go for the new one

    get the free ipod and printer and sell them on ebay:D
     
  5. Raska macrumors 6502

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    That's what I'm doing with the iPod I got with the MBP yesterday. Nothing like getting almost double money back on an iPod, which I'll be putting towards the new iPod's coming out :D
     
  6. cpweld thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies so far! It's a local deal, I found it through Craigslist. I need the computer asap because I start school in a week and need a laptop from the first day so ebay is definitely not an option.
     
  7. Raska macrumors 6502

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    I say just go to a retail store and see what they have in stock and use your Edu discount. You get the benefit and satisfaction of a brand new product as well as face time with Apple Retail staff.
     
  8. dacreativeguy macrumors 68000

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    The 2.2 JUST came out. It could be a legitimate deal, but the chances are also high that this computer has something wrong with it. Not worth the gamble in my opinion.
     
  9. netdog macrumors 603

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    I didn't realize that face time with Apple Retail staff was either satisfying or something that one had access to only with a purchase.
     
  10. netdog macrumors 603

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    If it is a 2.2 (check the system info in About This Mac under the blue Apple logo), it is under warranty and you can also still purchase AppleCare for it.

    Buy the local machine.
     
  11. dacreativeguy macrumors 68000

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    "wrong with it" meaning it was dropped, it has dead pixels, something was spilled on it or anything else that would NOT be covered under warranty. Otherwise, why wouldn't the original owner just get it fixed. My time is valuable, so dealing with a question mark isn't worth it.
     
  12. cpweld thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Update

    Thanks everyone for the advice! I decided to go with the new machine, and got the free ipod and printer with it. I love it! Now I just need to find a good sleeve and go out and get the software I need and I'm good to go!

    Thanks again!
     
  13. Peafreen macrumors newbie

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    Excellent choice, glad you went with the new machine! Good luck with your classes.

    :)
     

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