Looking to buy a used MacBook Pro on Craigslist

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MorningGirl, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. MorningGirl macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone!

    I'm looking at buying a used Macbook Pro (Mid-2010) I found on Craigslist (asking price is $700).

    15" Matte High Resolution Display (1680x1050)
    2.53Ghz Intel "Core i5" Processor
    8GB 1067Mhz DDr3 Memory
    500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
    Nvidia GT330M Graphics Card
    Has scratches on the outside (from photo)

    This looks like a good deal to me, but what do you think?
     
  2. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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  3. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    I honestly think $600 would be a better deal.
     
  4. thetechfixer macrumors 6502

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    Yeah offer the seller $550, if he does not accept then offer $600
     
  5. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    I would start at $500 and grudgingly come up to $550.

    While a good machine, it IS 4 years old and there are much newer models available for not much more.

    For that matter, there are plenty of reports here of people stacking discounts and getting brand new machines starting under $600 (IIRC).
     
  6. Orr macrumors 6502

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    Wouldn't go over $500. Especially if you plan to add an SSD yourself which will be an additional expense. It's very dated tech and unless you really want that 15" screen, there's significantly better deals out there. You can get a refurbished base 2013 11" Air from Apple for ~$700 which is a much better computer in virtually every regard.
     
  7. merkinmuffley macrumors 6502a

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    It's over priced, but more importantly if you agree to meet the seller do it in a public place (coffee shop, library, police station, etc).
     
  8. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

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