Is this a good good deal or not? Help!

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  1. eddiexhart macrumors regular

    eddiexhart

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    I'm about to meet up with a CL seller but I found another deal.
    Need to know if this one is worth it.


    15' Macbook Pro - Great condition with minor scratches on the bottom of the machine.

    Spec:
    Mid-2009 unibody (right before the update, so it has the old slot not SD)
    2.8GHZ Dual Core Processor 4Gig Ram 500Gig
    With everything (box, cables, etc.)

    $1100 But they are giving it to me for $1000

    OR

    13.3 inch mid 2009
    2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    250 GB Hard Drive, 8x DVD/CD SuperDrive, 4GB DDR3 RAM
    13.3 inch LED-backlit display, 1280-by-800 resolution
    NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256 MB of shared memory
    Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard Operating System
    Processor, Memory, and Motherboard
    Processor: 2.4 hertz
    Memory Slots: 2
    Hard Drive
    Size: 250 GB

    He said he bought it 3 months ago, perfect condition.

    $850 (includes incase sleeve and bag)
     
  2. stefan1975 macrumors 6502a

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    the 2009 mbp13 does not have a nv 320m that was introduced just this year. it has a *much* lesser videocard. i would get a new mbp13 for 999 instead. the 15 might be better but scratched? mmm not me.
     
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  4. eddiexhart thread starter macrumors regular

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    I only have $1000 cash And I'm coming from a 17 mbp that I had to sell to make rent so I'm left with $1000 to work with. I'd like to get a new 13 but then there's tax and then having to upgrade the memory (I maxed out 320) I'm I'm very limited right now. Hmmm
     
  5. eddiexhart thread starter macrumors regular

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    Idk. He said he bought it from apple 3 months ago but I pulled his serial number and it's listed mid-2009 so i think he's lying?
     
  6. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    must be a mistake since 2009 models didn't have the 320M IGP

    those specs sound exactly like my 13" 2010
     
  7. eddiexhart thread starter macrumors regular

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    So assuming that the 13" is really the 09 with the older graphics which would be better for the price? The 15" or this 13"?
    I know I gaining more HD space and screen size and a bigger speed bump, what would you guys do?
     
  8. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    unless you want a 15" screen, I'd go for the 13" especially if it's in excellent condition
     
  9. eddiexhart thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah he just emailed me said he made an mistake. The 13" is a 2.26 GHz
    Hard Drive 160GB 5,400RPM Serial ATA Hard Drive
    So is it still worth it over the 15" 2.8 GHz? Or is it to old?
     
  10. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    is the 15" c2d? would be good if the condition is decent
     
  11. eddiexhart thread starter macrumors regular

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    It is C2D but its running 10.5 not SL?
    I have a feeling I should keep looking. Ahhh this is stressful. Haha
     
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  13. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    yeah, the SL disk is just $30 and you can even do a clean install with it
     
  14. Queen of Spades macrumors 68030

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    The 15" is a much better deal. I've seen 2009 13" MBPs all over the place for 800-900, I've never seen a similarly spec'd 2009 15" MBP for anywhere near $1000.
     
  15. eddiexhart thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sadly the 15" 2.8 seller was mistaken and listed it at a 500gb when having checking it out, I discovered it was actually a 320gb. She felt stupid.
    I eventually talked her down to $970 so I could use the extra $30 to buy SL...

    So I'm now a owner of a Mid-2009 15" 2.8 Ghz 320 GB in actually great condition besides the bottom was a little scruffed for only $970!!

    Did I do good? Or will I be kicking myself in the a** later?
     
  16. Queen of Spades macrumors 68030

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    Great deal. Even the base model, early 2008 unibodies go for about $1000 - yours is newer.
     

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