is this a good deal used Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Lakeland*won, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Lakeland*won macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2010
    3 or 4 years old.
    Normal scratches on casing nothing on screen. Newer battery.
    Its a Craigslist post for $500.00.
    Assuming it works well, your thoughts?
  2. rpang macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2009
    So Cal...
    Not bad... considering a lot of people in my area are selling PowerBooks at that price range and MBPS are still in $900-1000 range.
  3. hellfire88 macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2008
    2.0GHz, so its most likely a Core Duo (not Core 2 Duo)? If so, then its not 64bit compatible I don't think for future OSX releases assuming they ever go full 64bit. Also, definitely no Applecare warranty left. I suppose $400-$500 is a fair price, but the tech is quite old, so you may want to save a bit more $$ for a Core 2 Duo model. Perhaps you can try to talk the guy down to $400-$450, even then I would not get it but that's simply my opinion, your call :).
  4. Lakeland*won thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2010
    thanks for the advice. I think most "craiglisters" are expecting to be haggled down.
  5. js81 macrumors 65816


    Dec 31, 2008
    If its in great condition, $500 would probably be OK. However, if its in a more average condition, I think about $400 would be better. You'd be surprised what some people consider normal wear and tear - other than the unavoidable surface swirls, my wife's two year old white Macbook still looks brand new. But I take care of my tech - not everyone does. :)
  6. Arrandale macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2010
    It's decent.

    You could probably sell it for more than that.

    That said, if it's a core duo (not core 2) then it might be a pain to use.

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