Is this a good deal that I've been offered. Urgent please offer advice!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by DryEyez, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. DryEyez macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys. I've been offered this deal and have just a few short hours to decide.

    The laptop is 250 GBP (UK)

    Intel Core Duo 1.6ghz
    2GB RAM
    320GB HDD

    The laptop serial number is 4H631CZLU9B. Model Identifier is Macbook 1,1

    This laptop will be used purely for web browsing, word processing, itunes.

    Although it only has a Core Duo processor, obviously I have the option of upgrading the RAM/HDD.

    The advice I need.

    1. Price? Is this a good price or what price would you negotiate for.
    2. Usability. For my needs, is this an ideal candidate?

    Thank you for all your input.

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    Also am I correct in saying this Macbook is from 2006?
     
  2. G5isAlive macrumors 6502

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    so first of all, rarely is a deal that has to be made under pressure a good deal.
    But to answer your question,
    Yes, 2006. Which means it can NOT be upgraded to the latest OS (mountain lion). Which may be why someone is dumping it now.
    Having said that, it will do what you are asking for it to do, probably for a couple of years.
    As for the price, I usually check ebay. There are lots of resellers with reconditioned 1.1's for $340.. or 216 GB. So the price does not strike me as that great. But you have the chance to find out if its been upgraded, and what condition it is in. In particular pay attention to the battery, how well does it hold a charge? A new battery can be expensive.
     
  3. monokakata macrumors 68000

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    I'm pretty sure that with the 1,1 you can't increase RAM beyond 2 gb.

    And I don't think it can run Lion, either.
     
  4. noteple macrumors 65816

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    The advice I need.

    1. Price? Is this a good price or what price would you negotiate for.
    2. Usability. For my needs, is this an ideal candidate?

    1. Not really upgradeable.
    2. Not a great price except for the seller.
    3. Factor in a replacement battery up front.
    4. LCD back light close to end of life making for a dim screen.

    If it were me I would put my money toward something newer.
    Like a 13 " early 2008 Macbook with a core 2 duo that could take 4 GB and run ML,
    if you wanted to.
     

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