MacBook from Craigslist

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Habitus, May 8, 2009.

  1. Habitus macrumors 6502a

    Habitus

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    Hey all,

    I'm looking into purchasing a Mac from craigslist. I know many people have asked this question before, but I don't know where else to turn for advice. What should I look/watch out for? Thanks!
     
  2. silverblack macrumors 68030

    silverblack

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    This question has been asked for more than one time. A search would be the fastest way to get some answers.
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

    rgarjr

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    Depends if you're buying one that is brand spanking new or used. Either way you should have a sit down with the seller at Starbucks or somewhere public and turn on the machine and inspect it real good.
     
  4. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

    NewMacbookPlz

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    Ask to bring it to an Apple store to make sure the SN isn't reported as stolen...
     
  5. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

    michael.lauden

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    definitely use search.

    but i would go ahead. turn it on. check system profiler and go down the list.

    install geekbench to see where it stands, and iStat/Coconut to check battery - use Rember if you are really OCD.

    look for scratches on the body+screen - CHECK EVERY KEYBOARD KEY, check the i/o's, iSight, Airport, Bluetooth etc.

    if they are willing to let you do that, then you won't have a problem.
     

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