is this a steal or just a good deal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gochi, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. gochi macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2011
    macbook pro 17" 2010 core i5 4gb, 500gb HD

    apple care till feb 2014

    no box/cd/manual

    good condition, 340 battery cycles, 80% battery health.

    for a whopping $900.
  2. Essenar macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2008
    I don't know man. I mean I know it's a 17" and people seem to get glittery eyes over them but it's 2 year old hardware. Is that Sandy Bridge?

    It's a good deal in the sense that, it's probably worth more than $900 but is it really worth more than $900? To you, at least?
  3. Ploki macrumors 68020

    Jan 21, 2008
    I hate 17"-ers, always did. They're just so clunky
  4. NewishMacGuy macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2007

    Pre-SandyBridge model prices are, and should be, dropping off the cliff at this point. They're limited to 8GB, SATA II, and don't have Thunderbolt.
  5. vpro macrumors 65816


    Jun 8, 2012
    what ?!

    are you serious?


    save your money go shop on Apple's refurb page, or if you really want that one make a counter offer of no more than 750 for it.
  6. imlovinit macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2012
    I would shop around more and decide what specs you really want.. There are much better deals out there.
  7. Ploki macrumors 68020

    Jan 21, 2008

    Kinda. What's the fuss about 17"-ers?
  8. desmotesta macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2012
    It all depends on a lot of factors.

    17" MBP are getting harder and harder to find, especially those with some applecare left on them. I was in the market myself for the last few months and decided to go for a Refurb'd Sandy bridge (early 2011 with i7 Quad). I paid extra because I needed my laptop to be able to render/process HD Home videos and a LOT of photo editing.

    Although I am sure the late 2010 with i5 MAY have been good enough, I paid extra to play it safe and to be able to have 16 GB of RAM.

    IF you need the laptop for usual laptop use, email/surf/school work etc the 2010 model for $750-$800 WITH Applecare IS a steal.

    You have to decide what your needs are and if the hardware you are buying will support that for at least 2-3 years.

    IF you decided on a refurb'd Sandy bridge, you will have to spend at least $1899+tax + $300 for applecare
  9. glenthompson macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2011
    As a reference point, I sold a 2008 17" with upgraded memory & hdd for $550 this past spring. I had it on Craigslist and sold it in a day.

    If you need the 17" screen, it doesn't sound out of reason. I loved the big screen but hated the bulk and weight.
  10. teribithia macrumors member


    Oct 18, 2012
    Too expensive for a 2 years old MBP, if you like 17" it may be a good deal.

    You can view the used price in Apple store .

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