MacBook from Craigslist

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

  1. Habitus macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2009
    Where ever my life takes me...
    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


    Nov 27, 2007
    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


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    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


    Sep 28, 2008
    Ask to bring it to an Apple store to make sure the SN isn't reported as stolen...
  5. michael.lauden macrumors 68020


    Dec 25, 2008
    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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