Is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Rainier42, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Rainier42 macrumors member

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    Can get a hold of a new MBP 2.6GHz, 17" Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, 250GB HD, Final Cut Express installed, and 3 year Apple Care for $1300. Is this a good deal?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    No, it's very bad. Tell me where did you get it :p

    It's awesome deal but if it's in eBay or Craigslist, it may be a scam because retail price would be like 2500$
     
  3. Kidman13 macrumors regular

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    Yeah I agree. If it's too good to be true...

    But it might be one of those late 2007 models (non-unibody), then the price is reasonable...
     
  4. electroshock macrumors 6502a

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    Seems like; I trust the 2.6 GHz figure was a typo because store.apple.com says the only new 17" MBP today has 2.8 GHz. With that said, the 2.8 GHz 17" MBP is going for about $2500 (base price) albeit with a 500 GB HD. FCE would be good for another $200 and AppleCare for another $350 or so.

    So, bottom line is, the offer sounds like worth nearly $3000. I assume this is some sort of educational pricing because otherwise it's a MBP sold from the back of a truck. :D
     
  5. Kidman13 macrumors regular

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    I believe you could upgrade the late 2007 models to 2.6. I'm pretty sure that no one is selling a unibody MBP for that price, it has to be the late 2007 model.
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yea. But that would be the '07 top of the line MBP with all available upgrade so price of that was easily over $3k. And OP says it's new....
     
  7. Rainier42 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for all your responses ... MBP is listed on a local Craigslist. With this, it is cash-and-carry only so will have a chance to look at/evaluate. Have sent the seller an email.
     
  8. neosferatu macrumors newbie

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    as long it has APP and i can test it before buying, i'll buy it :)
    even if it comes from the back of the truck, not after ran by one :)
     

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