Macbook Pro- should I buy for $750??

LuvKaya

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Selling my Macbook Pro Aluminum in excellent condition. Will rate the condition 9 out of 10.
Processor: Intel Core Duo 1.83ghz
Memory: 2GB
Hard Disk: 160gb
Backlit keyboard
Superdrive combo
Parallel software so you can run windows; ILife09
It comes with the latest OS Snow Leopard; 10.5 and 10.6 install disks; power adapter with the
extension cord,two batteries(one is almost brand new,16 cycles and the other one holds about an hour charge) and a protective laptop sleeve.

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this is the ad on craigslist. do you think this is worth $750. IF not, what is the max you would pay based on the specs???

how much would it cost me to upgrade to a intel core 2 duo??

please help, Im meeting him @7pm tonight.

thanks!!
 

nonocei

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I wouldn't, at least for that price.

Try getting a core2duo one for around the same price.

OR for $100 more ($850) you can pick up the newer refurbished white unibody macbook which has better specs and is from the apple store.
 

maflynn

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yeah, its a core duo not a core 2 duo, meaning its only a 32bit cpu.

Better deals are out there. I'd recommend you look to get a unibody MBP because the GPU is so much better.
 

iLog.Genius

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For that (and this is only if you're desperate and can't afford to dish out more cash and just need a computer to do basic things), no more than in the $500 range. I would say no more than maybe $560 or $570. If it's more than that, you're better off buying something more current either through the refurb store.
 

LuvKaya

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yeah, its a core duo not a core 2 duo, meaning its only a 32bit cpu.

Better deals are out there. I'd recommend you look to get a unibody MBP because the GPU is so much better.
right!

can you please point me in the direction of where the better deals are pleasssssseeeee.

i need to buy a mac for school quick. it can be used. no big deal. just dont want to get ripped off.
 

elfxmilhouse

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sounds like you are flexible with your budget. i would go with what some have already said. the latest white macbook is a great value right now, and only a little bit more than any older used model worth getting if you use your student discount.
 

LuvKaya

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For $520

This is a 15" Macbook Pro is in beautiful condition. It has a scrape on the top case (pictured), and the top case is also very slightly bent in the top left corner (also pictured), but it's otherwise in perfect shape - even the underside is in perfect shape.
It features:
2.33 Ghz Core 2 Duo processor - can run Windows or Mac OS
4gb RAM
Brand new, blazingly fast 7200rpm 500gb hard drive
ATI Radeon x1600 graphics card with 256MB dedicated memory
Backlit keyboard
15" 1440 x 900 glossy display, in perfect condition
Brand new battery with 3+ hours of battery life!
Superdrive that can read and write CDs and DVDs, even dual-layer DVDs
Fresh install of Snow Leopard 10.6 and iLife 09, and includes original Snow Leopard DVD
Includes new Apple Remote (still in wrapper) and DVI to VGA adapter
85w Magsafe charger
All the other Macbook Pro stuff: Firewire 800 and 400 ports, USB ports, DVI port, 802.11n Wifi, iSight camera, etc.


this one is selling for $520!!
 

macrumorsMaster

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This is a 15" Macbook Pro is in beautiful condition.
this one is selling for $520!![/SIZE]


That's pretty good, though I'd check it out first. Try the dvd drive, check internet, etc. If you have a local apple store, see if they'll go with you there and have it checked out.
ALso, check the serial # as well.

If you haven't emailed them, don't be surprised if they say they're out of the country and they'll ship it to you :p
 

LuvKaya

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what's wrong with refurb? that's your best bet

* no scrapes/dents and you're sure to get over 3 hours of battery life
i cant afford refurb right now. my daughter is always giving me the side eye cause im constantly using her black book.

time to get my owns and i dont mind used.
 

LuvKaya

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That's pretty good, though I'd check it out first. Try the dvd drive, check internet, etc. If you have a local apple store, see if they'll go with you there and have it checked out.
ALso, check the serial # as well.

If you haven't emailed them, don't be surprised if they say they're out of the country and they'll ship it to you :p
arrrrghhhhh a scam. u r right!!! case of too good to be true. i put the specs in mac2sell and it showed 990!!! why would they sell for half of that. duhhhhh
 

Chris Rogers

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i cant afford refurb right now. my daughter is always giving me the side eye cause im constantly using her black book.

time to get my owns and i dont mind used.
Is financing an option? The additional $150 plus, to me, is worth security in knowing what you're getting vs. something someone is telling you that you're getting. Plus you will get a 1 year warranty with the option to buy applecare at anytime during the year to extend that warranty.

How about a mini?
 

TheBritishBloke

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arrrrghhhhh a scam. u r right!!! case of too good to be true. i put the specs in mac2sell and it showed 990!!! why would they sell for half of that. duhhhhh
Two possibilities:

1: The guy needs some quick and easy money desperately, so is selling it off to the first buyer.
2: He doesn't think it's worth much due to the damage on the computer.

To be honest, like it has been recommended, go to Apple, get the refurbished Unibody Macbook for $849, pay the $750 you have and get the other $100 on financing if you can't afford it.
 

LuvKaya

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Two possibilities:

1: The guy needs some quick and easy money desperately, so is selling it off to the first buyer.
2: He doesn't think it's worth much due to the damage on the computer.

To be honest, like it has been recommended, go to Apple, get the refurbished Unibody Macbook for $849, pay the $750 you have and get the other $100 on financing if you can't afford it.
i didnt know you can do it like this. pay now and finance the rest. but if that is an option I LOVE the idea!!

i really want the old MBP all alum refurb. i like that model.
 

Chris Rogers

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i didnt know you can do it like this. pay now and finance the rest. but if that is an option I LOVE the idea!!

i really want the old MBP all alum refurb. i like that model.
He's saying finance the whole thing and then pay off with whatever cash you are willing to pay now. Leaving the rest to be financed.
 

Kebabselector

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Macbook Pro is in beautiful condition.

It has a scrape on the top case (pictured), and the top case is also very slightly bent in the top left corner
Strange definition of beautiful condition. Maybe I could sell my Passat with the same wording.
 

macrumorsMaster

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arrrrghhhhh a scam. u r right!!! case of too good to be true. i put the specs in mac2sell and it showed 990!!! why would they sell for half of that. duhhhhh
I didn't say it was definitely a scam. I was just warning you if they tell you they'll 'deliver' it and use escrow or whatever then it's a scam. I'd email the guy and see what happens. But make sure you check everything out before you hand over the cash.

Aside:
WHO bought your daugther the black mb??
If it was you, then I'd give her a pirate patch for that side eye.
If it wasn't you, remind her of all the things she's used of yours!

If money's tight, no reason she can't share the MB for a while:)
 

chris7777

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I think Micro center is still selling the white macbook unibody with a 200 rebate(card) it is still $1000 plus tax, but thats a little better, as well as the apple store refurbs at $850.

I am looking at local craigslist, at at least $150-200 lower than apple refurbs, otherwise Its not worth the risk to me. And even then if its one with no power cord, or restore cd's I just automatically assume its been stolen.

there are alot of scammers out there now There was a time with like 90% of the ads in my area were scammers, but I have learned to knock out those with prices so low that they are likely scammers and the results are much better.
 

92jlee

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For that (and this is only if you're desperate and can't afford to dish out more cash and just need a computer to do basic things), no more than in the $500 range. I would say no more than maybe $560 or $570. If it's more than that, you're better off buying something more current either through the refurb store.
How much would you say a 17" MacBook Pro 2.5Ghz Core 2 Duo, 2Gb ddr 667, 8600gt, 250gb is worth? I'm looking to sell as I was practically given this MacBook Pro but I need the money for a motorbike.

Thanks :)
 

LuvKaya

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I found this for $800

a refurb from a local store....BUT it doesnt have snow leopard..

MacBook 13.3" MB466LL/A

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Our Price: $799.99
SKU: 885475
Mfr Part #: MB466LL/A
UPC: 885909223138
Intel® Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0GHz
2GB DDR3-1066 RAM
160GB 5,400RPM Hard Drive
SuperDrive Double Layer 8x DVD±RW Drive
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
10/100/1000 Network
AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wireless Network
Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
13.3" Widescreen Display
Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard

Model Number MacBook 13.3" MB466LL/A
Operating System Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Processor Intel® Core 2 Duo Processor
Processor Speed 2.0GHz
Level 2 Cache 3MB Level 2 Cache
Data Bus Speed 1066MHz Frontside Bus
RAM Installed / Max RAM Supported 2GB PC-8500 DDR3 RAM (Expandable to 4GB)
Memory Configuration (2) 1GB SO-DIMM Memory Modules
Memory Slots Available (0) Available 200-pin SO-DIMM Slots
Hard Drive 160GB 5,400RPM Serial ATA Hard Drive
Multimedia Drive SuperDrive Double Layer 8x DVD±RW Drive
Display Type 13.3" TFT Widescreen Display
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce 9400M Video Chipset
Video Memory Installed 256MB DDR3 Shared SDRAM
Internal Max Resolution 1280 x 800
Sound Card Integrated Sound Card
Audio Input Built-In Omnidirectional Microphone
Network Features 10/100/1000 Gigabit Network Adapter
Wireless Network Features AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wireless Network; Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
Ports and Connectors (2) USB 2.0 Ports; (1) Mini DisplayPort; (1) RJ-45 Port; (1) MagSafe Power Port; (1) Audio Line In; (1) Audio Line Out
Built-in Devices Speakers, Microphone, iSight Camera
Input Device Keyboard, Trackpad
Included Battery Rechargeable 45 watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
Included Power Supply MagSafe 60W power adapter
Average Run Time Up to 5 hours
Included Software iLife '08 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 12.78" x 8.94" x 0.95"
Weight 4.5 lbs
 

LuvKaya

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Is this a Lowball offer???

I want to offer him $700 cash- would you be offended??? what is a reasonable offer??

I bought a desktop PC and have no need for my laptop. I will consider reasonable offers.

MacBook Pro 2.2 Ghz Intel Core Duo 2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacBook_Pro#Models (See Late 2007)
3 GB RAM
120 GB Hard drive
Glossy LED 15.4" Display
GeForce 8600M GT 128 MB
Microsoft Office 2008

AppleCare Warranty is good until July 29, 2010

Also included as a package:
Apple Wireless Keyboard
Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse
Sleeve

I have the original box for the MacBook Pro and keyboard.

One caveat: the battery only holds 45% of its original capacity. You will definitely need (or want) a new battery. The price is approximately $120 below what I value it to compensate for the bad battery. Absolutely no other caveats: no dead/stuck pixels, no dents in case, etc..

This is being sold as a package and not separately. Will only deal person-to-person. Please email me your questions. Thanks for looking.