Is this a good price for a black macbook?

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  1. shmutheprophet macrumors regular

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    $1,200 for a used Black Macbook. Perfect condition, comes with a case, 2.5 years of warranty left.

    2.2 ghz SR
    160GB HDD
    2.5 year warranty.
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Are you buying or selling?

    First step is to ping the Apple refurb price on the same machine.

    Refurbished MacBook 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - White
    13.3-inch glossy widescreen display
    2GB memory
    160GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Built-in iSight camera
    Original price: $1,299.00
    Your price: $1,099.00

    So the Apple unit with 1 year warranty and a faster CPU is $100 cheaper.

    While the used unit is slower, has an (unspecified) case and 1.5 years more warranty.

    That puts the used unit a little high, in my book
     
  3. Peace macrumors P6

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    Keep in mind the Blackbook sells for $200 more than the Whitebook.
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Yes, but it also has the 250 GB HD which the OP doesn't have.
     
  5. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    That price sounds pretty good if the computer is in mint condition, but might be a little bit high if not (but otherwise I think that the price is a pretty good find figuring it includes Apple Care).
     
  6. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    Refurbished MacBook 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - Black
    13.3-inch glossy widescreen display
    2GB memory
    250GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Built-in iSight camera

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    Original price: $1,499.00
    Your price: $1,299.00
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    $100 more for a 2.4, larger harddrive
     
  7. shmutheprophet thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmm, the only problem is that on the refurb I have to pay Tax as well.
     
  8. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    I think that you will be all set with the computer that you found, I would see if there is any way for you to get the price slightly lower, if it is a personal deal, rather than online or something. I would try to get it lowered by $50-$100, it just seems a little bit overpriced compared to models that Apple is selling, but then again, it appears that this user purchased Apple Care for the MacBook, which would make the price pretty good, just make sure that the Apple Care still counts for you after a resale. I am not positive that it will, but maybe another user can bring light to this topic.
     
  9. shmutheprophet thread starter macrumors regular

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    I forgot to mention, the used one also has 4GB of ram.
     
  10. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    Then the price sounds like a steal in my eyes, depending on the condition, I would have to say go for it.
     
  11. NSNick macrumors regular

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    It depends on how much that warranty is worth to you.
     
  12. shmutheprophet thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I will go for it. If I add $109, I can make the hard drive 320GB as well.
     
  13. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    Are you sure you are getting Applecare? If you are, and the 4gb, I cant imagine you finding a better deal for a 2.2 Blackbook.
     
  14. shmutheprophet thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I am sure, I checked the serial from a photo off it off the actual blackbook. It says Applecare ends in November 2010. It has 4GB of RAM and here is what it comes with:

    - OS X 10.5.1
    - Upgraded RAM: 4 GB
    - 160 GB Hard drive
    - Waterfield Designs Sleeve
    - Leather Screen Protector
    - AppleCare Warranty (2 1/2 Years remaining)
    - Original Box Packing Material
     
  15. shmutheprophet thread starter macrumors regular

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    Alright awesome, I will be buying it on Friday unless anyone has any reason why I shouldn't :):D
     
  16. mixmacface macrumors regular

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    don't do it! it's a trap! as soon as the laptop is yours. . it will ASPLODE!!

    . . just kidding. sounds like a steal. congrats!
     
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  18. shmutheprophet thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not yet, but the transaction will take place in person - so I will check it for scratches, etc. He says its in perfect condition and I trust him.



    lol :p
     

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