Is this a good price for MBP?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Mexbearpig, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Mexbearpig macrumors 65816

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    Ok so I was on CL and saw this for sale "15 inch MacBook Pro Unibody, 5 Months old - $600"

    Here is the full post and the specs
    "I need to sell my Pro laptop, 15 inch version. The condition is mint, I took good care of it.
    The laptop is very fast, lots of space and it looks very nice too.
    Spec:
    2.6 Ghz Intel Core2 Duo 4MB cache
    4 GB 667 Mhz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300)
    250 GB hard drive
    15.4 inch screen
    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M and NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics processors w/ 256MB GDDR3 memory
    Built-in iSight video camera
    8X superdrive, DVD-Burner / CD-Burner
    Built-in AirPort Extreme
    The price is $600."

    Is this a good deal? Or to good to be true?
     
  2. eXan macrumors 601

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  4. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    I suggest you meet the seller in a public place, and take a nice good long look at the laptop. Run hardware tests n everything, cause that is incredibly fishy.

    and of course if that is not possible, I suppose you could get a picture of the mac, on the about me screen, with the seller holding todays paper and doing a peace sign (there is no way to fake that kinda photo) but if you can't see the laptop in person, this is to good to be true and I wouldn't do it.

    Play it safe

    -Omi
     
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  6. cjacks68 macrumors regular

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    Scam or possibly stolen. Oh and the unibodies never used 667MHz DDR2 RAM did they? I thought they all used 1067MHzDDR3
     
  7. nigameash macrumors 6502

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    scam or the seller doesnt know the value of money :p
     
  8. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    Definitely a scam.
    If you have to ask then stay away. Otherwise you're likely to lose.
     
  9. mscriv macrumors 601

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    It doesn't hurt to send an email saying you are interested in the machine and would like a few more details. Ask simple questions like "why are you selling, has the machine ever needed repair, and are you interested in anything for possible trade." You can almost always tell if it's a scam based on how they respond to you. I bet you get an email back saying the seller is out of the country and they want to use some 3rd party money/shipping service to make the transaction. It's a classic CL scam, but your not worst off for sending an email to make sure. Best of luck and always be smart. :)
     
  10. Mexbearpig thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok I just e-mailed him/her. Hopefully i can tell if its a scam from the email he sends back. Ill keep it updated
     
  11. summits macrumors newbie

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    For sure its a scam. Maybe its stolen and wants to be resold?
     
  12. tamman macrumors newbie

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    "I need to sell my Pro laptop, 15 inch version" why would he just not say i need to sell my 15 inch macbook pro, i call scam
     
  13. Jigsawjammer macrumors regular

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    THis is why I vote for a scam too. I've looked on CL a lot lately and 80% of it is crap and scams (at least in NYC). Beware.
     
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  15. jbrenn macrumors 6502a

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    the specks are wrong 5 months ago is about the time the updated the 2.53 to 2.66 give or take a few days they released the 2.66 on 3/3. That model came with 320 hd 4b ddr3 512 video ram. so it is a scam.
    250 gb was available as a bto.
     
  16. Mexbearpig thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok well it seems that everyone thinks it is a scam and not a reasonable price. The seller still hasnt responded. Oh well. Ill just keep looking
     
  17. waiwai macrumors regular

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    this thread is an EPIC FAIL.

    Dude... who in the right mind would sell a $2000+ machine for $600. Even cars don't depreciate that fast over 5 months!!! nuff said.
     
  18. boston44 macrumors 6502

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    Notice how this seller posted in every major city on clist? Here's a tip: On macbooks if they put *I want -____ for it* or, *The price is ______*, it's a joke. He'll ask you to use western union or some crap..
     

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