Is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by KBenton, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. KBenton macrumors member

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    "I'm selling my Macbook, which is in pretty good condition. I just upgraded to Macbook Pro.

    1.83GHz Intel Core Duo
    1GB RAM
    80GB Hard Drive
    Combo Drive
    OS 10.5
    iWork 09
    iLife 09

    Machine is good working order, has some typical wear on the case. I did have the topcase replaced recently"

    He is asking $300. Is this a good deal?

    Thanks!
     
  2. airjuggernaut macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like a fantastic deal.

    But... as always, be careful and be aware of scams.
     
  3. claimed4all macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like a good deal. Be careful though, if its an Intel Core Duo (not an Intel Core 2 Duo) its a 32 bit chip and more than likely it will not run the next edition of the OS, Snow Leopard (all speculation though). Also make sure you get all of the disks.
     
  4. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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  5. teflon macrumors 6502a

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    Is it a local pick up and a cash deal? If the seller agrees to meet locally at a public place and let you look and try out the machine before you buy, bring a friend or two and you should be fine. But if there's any shipping involved, run the other way.
    If it is legit, it is an excellent deal.
     
  6. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    This isn't a scam. A lot of people think there MacBook's are only worth a few hundred dollars when actually worth more like $500. For a Core Duo... it's actually a pretty good deal, but not a reason to consider it a SCAM.

    Just try it out as a local sale. No sending money over the Internet. See it, test it, and then pay the cash.

    Good luck.
     
  7. KBenton thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh man. I thought all intel macs were compatible
     
  8. Gioman macrumors newbie

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    Seems very cheap, so money-wise it is an excellent deal.

    But it seems too good to be true.....
     
  9. claimed4all macrumors 6502

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    Like I said, that is the current speculation, so take it for whats its worth.
     
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