Late 2011 MacBook Pro? Good price or not?

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  1. vabigpoppa macrumors member

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    I can buy a Late 2011 Macbook Pro 2.4 i5 8GB ram 500GB HDD for $800. Warranty is still good through 2015. is this a good deal?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Spink10, Nov 28, 2012
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    Amazing - if legit.

    I dont want to insult you - but is the seller legit? If on craigslist your not sending money through paypal are you?

    Rather ask these questions then assume you know how to avoid scams.

    The hard drive must not be original - because the 2011 late 2.4 mbp has a 750gb HD

    I paid $1300 for a late 15inch 2011 MBP 2.4 anti-glare with 1 year warrant through Jan 7th 2013 in July and was happy.
     
  3. vabigpoppa thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah its from craigslist, but im going to go meet the guy to check it out in a few minutes to make sure its legit.
     
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    Awesome - hope to works out.
     
  5. richnyc macrumors regular

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    Good price. It seems reasonable, nothing too aggressive.

    I got mid-2012 cMBP new w/ 4GB RAM and 500GB HDD for $1,012. New, not refurbished, from an official Apple reseller with a full warranty. If you keep an eye on prices, new cMBPs are still going for about the grand from Amazon, Fry, etc. If I was in the market for the last year model I'd definitely wouldn't pay more than $800-850 tops, no matter how mint, even with warranty included... Gotta get at least 20% from the going street prices for a year old computer... But that's just me;)

    BTW, I think he probably just got a base model and added RAM to 8GB total, which you can do yourself for $30-40 nowadays...

    So yeah, $800 seems legit;)
     
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  7. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    I thought it was a 15inch MBP - sorry didnt notice that it was a 13
     
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    Holy crap that's amazing! I wish I bought my Mac for that price! I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro i5 2.3 with 8gb of ram and a 320GB Hard Drive that I got for $1,199.
     
  9. richnyc macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I was wondering, too;) For a 15" quad CPU, this would be too good of a deal... I had to check the Macbook Pro wiki, to be sure the OP meant 13" with dual core i5 model.
     
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    Yeah - the dont make i5 for 2011 15inch - I just overlooked OP
     
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    It's a good price for a computer in perfect shape with a battery health score in the 90s, but it's not suspiciously low.
     
  13. thekev macrumors 604

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    A refurbished 2012 with similar specs is $1019, and there are other third party retailer deals at this time of year. I think he priced it reasonably, but not insanely low. Applecare can be obtained for a pretty low price through B+H, and it's much lower on the 13" models. Basically it sounds like a good deal but not one where the price should be a red flag. He bought it this year if Applecare is good through that date. If possible I'd ask if he has a receipt or valid registration to ensure against receiving a stolen item. I don't know how to change registration over to a new owner. Perhaps someone else on here could help with that part. I would look it over for any signs of water damage, as Applecare wouldn't cover that and the effects can be progressive.

    I figured that given the price and specs. It's favorable against refurbished pricing. I think the 2011 models are under $1000 when they're available refurbished, but this one has a longer warranty.
     
  14. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Super easy to change registered owner - call apple - give them serial - its changed.
     
  15. NewishMacGuy macrumors 6502a

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    Or just do a clean re-install of the OS.
     
  16. robvas macrumors 68020

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    2011 Refurb 13" are $799 on Apples site, when they have them in stock. 8GB of RAM is like $30.
     
  17. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    If in installing ML - yes

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    $929
     
  18. MattSepeta macrumors 65816

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    Good deals

    Sometimes great deals are out there! I just bought a 2011 17" anti-glare 2.3 ghz 1TB HDD for $1400 off craigslist, perfect condition. Put in my existing 256GB SSD as well as a new 512GB SSD I bought, plus a used thunderbolt display I found a deal on for $750. All this for $2500.
    The comparable 15" rMBP I was looking at is $3400 WITHOUT a monitor!

    Just be sure to test the unit before you hand over the cash, and make sure to note a few things, like license plate of car, email address and phone number, just in case.
     

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