Is this too good to be true?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Liquinn, Aug 30, 2011.

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  4. treestar macrumors 6502

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    You changed your post after I replied. I was replying "No [it's not too good to be true]." It seems fine to me. Buy it.
     
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    Will a warranty come with it?
     
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    Well, it's the 2010 model, used...
     
  8. AppleGoat macrumors 6502a

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    That's a terrible deal for the States -- £840.00 = $1,367

    Used + older model. Not that there's anything wrong with the 2010 model.
     
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    Strange, Amazon.co.uk had it used for 310 pounds.
     
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    Thanks for posting this.. I *think* that I've just purchased a 2010 MBP in "Used - New" condition for £312! If it's not a scam, I should be able to sell my upgraded 2008 non-unibody one for £650 and I'll be extremely chuffed

    Excited for delivery date
     
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    Does it come with a year warranty?

    Amazon.co.uk want £900+ or so for it now, as I said earlier xD
     
  13. chazmuzz macrumors newbie

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    Not sure. I fix/upgrade computers as a secondary money maker/hobby so i'm not hugely worried about a warranty, especially as its so cheap.
     
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    I thought it seemed like a scam at first, as just over 300 pounds for the 2010 13" MBP is very cheap.
     
  15. chazmuzz macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I'm still worried that it'll be a photo of a MBP or something. When I bought mine there were still 5 others left, but it seems they've all sold now. Thought it was worth a punt at £300, even if it comes dead I could sell the parts of it for almost that much anyway
     
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    Just grab one from the official Apple Refurb Store, it'll probably be cheaper. And it'll have warranty on it, guaranteed.
     
  17. chazmuzz macrumors newbie

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    It's half the price they are going for on eBay, which is surely less than the Apple Refurb Store (I've not checked). I suspect that it's a scam, or a mistake. Hoping mistake..

    http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/3854/screenshot20110830at233.png
     
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    That smells fishy.
    But then again, this MacBook Pro came with these specs:
    2.2Ghz
    15" Hi-res glossy
    8GB Apple-installed RAM
    500GB 7200RPM
    Office 2011 Academic
    Starcraft 2
    Genuine packaging
    3-week-old Apple 1-year warranty!

    Which should total up to be more than $3000, but the eBay guy sold it for $2000!
    But no online experience can match the retail experience. You get to go up close and see what the laptop feels like before you buy it. Plus, there's no scamming involved (unless you live in China).

    I would highly recommend getting the 2011 model, just because it's a performance boost and you get the retail experience. But if you're short on money, then try eBay's high-ranked sellers (98-100% rep is good). They often don't scam, and they are true to their words. And their products are really cheap!
     
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    Here's hoping you get it for what you paid, like 550USD right? If so, GOOD DEAL! Even if you add a SSD you're still well under the refurb store price, and it will be a screamer.

    I love my 7,1 mid-2010; I wouldn't even think of trading mine for a 2011, Intel HD3000 is a deal breaker for me.
     
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  21. chazmuzz macrumors newbie

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    I'm so happy!

    MBP came today, in excellent condition. It even has the new apple product smell!

    Thank you so much OP, saved around £400 if I had bought from eBay, or £700 if I had bought it new from Amazon! :D :D :apple:
     
  22. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    Post some photos of it if you want.

    I will be ordering the 2012 MBP, which isn't that far away now.
     

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