Macbook 13" - Intel Duo - Broken CD/DVD Drive - Garage Sale - $115 -Good Deal?

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  1. gamer220 macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering if $115 for a macbook 13" that has a broken cd/dvd drive is a good deal. Should i buy this?


    On craigslist this is what the ad said:

    It's a 13" MacBook. Comes with padded computer sleeve, CS3, Microsoft Office and the standard Apple programs that came with the laptop. $115. The cd/dvd drive does not work. Apple said they could fix it, but I didn't want them to take all the programs off and have to re-install everything. It's not under warranty anymore.

    1.83Ghz Intel Core Duo
    2GB Ram
    Running Mac OS X 10.4.11



    If I would buy this I would want to have it run the latest Snow Leopard. I believe this macbook is compatible with it but since its cdrom is broke i will have a hard time installing it. How much would a new cd/dvd drive cost and is this computer worth buying for such a cheap price. In reality, I never use the dvd drive on my laptop so I will prolly only need it to install Snow Leopard. Whats your thoughts? I been wanting a macbook for a while and this would be my first.


    EDIT: The title of the thread is wrong. Its a Intel Core Duo.
     

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  2. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a

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    $115 for a near perfect macbook?:confused::eek:

    are you sure its not a scam? If I were you I'd check it first before buying it. Take someone who has more knowledge about computers with you so that they can check if everything is alright with it. $115 is too low IMO. It can easily be sold for $450+ .
     
  3. gamer220 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ya it seems fishy. I will check it out and see if it is in good condition.
     
  4. kernkraft macrumors 68020

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    It's too good to be true. Which means that you might get very lucky if it turns out to be genuine.
     
  5. gamer220 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I ended up getting there too late and it was already sold. What a bummer.
     
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