Is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shadrap, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. shadrap macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2009
    I saw this ad on craigslist for a 3 month old 13 inch MacBook Pro for $1,500. I said what the heck and asked the seller if she would consider $500 cash today. She said yes, I met with her and it was in like new condition so I purchased it.

    I know what you are thinking, it's stolen. Well I looked through it before I purchased it and saw all her personal info. So, I thought it would be ok. There was no box or recovery disk though. I called Apple to get the necessary disk to do a restore and they confirmed it was registered to whom I bought it from. So, I am good there and they are sending out my disk.

    The info on it is below. Did I get a good deal? is it relatively easy to switch over from windows? even with business applications? I am currently using a Sony Vaio for business.

    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,5
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.53 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: MBP55.00AC.B03
    SMC Version (system): 1.47f2
    Serial Number (system):
    Hardware UUID: C657F6F8-D62A-597D-81CA-A9292EED0B5F
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    That's a pretty good deal, but if you have verified the seller information with Apple, it might be okay. The part about there being no box and restore DVDs is still not so shiny though.

    Also have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.

    Mac OS X Basics
    Switch 101 - guide with articles made by Apple on how to accustom yourself, after you switched to Mac OS X from Windows​

    Mac 101 - How to get started with Mac OS X​

    Find out how - tutorial videos made by Apple on how to do certain thing in Mac OS X​

    Pro tips - tips made available by Apple for easier ways of doing certain tasks​

    Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts - Learn about common Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts.​

    Mac OS X Beginner's Guide by MacRumors - learn about software, media players, shortcuts and some useful tips, tricks and hints​

    Mac Guides - tutorials, product guides and more​

    MRoogle - a very effective tool to search these fora using Google and made available by edesignuk, introductory threads: 1, 2 and 3

  3. Mac7 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2009
  4. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2010
    yep one HELLUVA deal!

    I got the exact same computer, and I wouldn't sell it for under $1000 (I do have applecare though)
    13" 2.53 MBP 4G RAM, 250 HDD:apple:
  5. chris2k5 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2010
    VERY good deal if you ask me. MBP 13 go for $700-$800 at least still on eBay.
  6. shadrap thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2009
    Well, that makes me feel a lot better. The apple rep said it was within the first year so I could add Apple Care. I am gonna check into it.
  7. chris2k5 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2010
    :eek: So its not even a YEAR OLD! Oh my god you got a VERY good deal with it. Who is this lady and is she selling more MBPs?!?!
  8. shadrap thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2009
    LOL, she was a college chick. Left me some nice pics on the hard drive.;)
  9. chris2k5 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2010
    Haha you must PM me them!
  10. Sanderr macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2007
    it's a set-up! you will be charged for pr0n possession! :)
  11. djasterix macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2010
    Paradise City
    That's a really great deal, plus the pics... enjoy it!
  12. Lunchb0x8 macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2010
    Aberglasslyn, NSW, AU


    EDIT: Also, nice work on that bargain!
  13. applebook macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2009
    Please send to my PM :p
  14. therealdt macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2008
    northeast region
    before you pull the trigger, have you checked out the refurb at apple

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