Macbook Pro trade!! MBP (15-inch Late 2008) FOR MBP (13-inch, Mid 2010)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Whobarra, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Whobarra macrumors member

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    MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008) trade for MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010)

    here's the issue the serial pops up as a 15" macbook pro however they claim to have a 17" macbook pro here are the specs I was given
    300gb hard drive
    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 6 MB
    Memory: 4 GB

    and here are my specs off my macbook pro 13"
    320gb hard drive
    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro7,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 4 GB

    laptop seems to be in excellent condition... from the pictures not really sure if its a good deal just to swap for a 15" I do have a mid 2010 macbook white 2.4 160gb that I might be willing to trade instead.... I'm just torn if its just that good of a deal HELP!!
     
  2. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    That's not a good sign.

    You could try to sell both your 13'' machines and buy a refurb 15'' from Apple.
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I agree, that's not right....Check it out more, it's easy to get burned. You may be better of selling and doing as suggested by thundersteele.
     
  4. shanester macrumors newbie

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    i would stay away, any time you buy anything and the serials dont match, its better to play it safe and walk away.
     
  5. yousifabdullah macrumors regular

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    DON'T!

    I did EXACTLY the same swap a year ago—a Mid 2010 for the Late 2008. Just don't. Trust me. (I'm in a hurry now, but had to respond to this one. If you want, I can tell you more exactly why later.)

    ~ Yousif.
     
  6. Whobarra thread starter macrumors member

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    lets assume the computers are both in excellent condition and coming from a guy who is trust worthy a coworker ill have more details tomorrow after i get a chance to actually look at the macbook just wondering what you guys thought about the actual trade lets say if both were brand new....??

    yousif?? i need to know why!!!
     
  7. JohnBossu macrumors member

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    even with those assumption the answer is still no, if I were you.

    Better safe than sorry and if you really need to swap it you can do what others have suggested. Sell yours and buy the one you need. I personally never trust a good for a good swap because it will be harder to proceed if anything goes wrong later on.
     
  8. ThomasBoss macrumors regular

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    I am guessing you were somehow scammed, but I too would like to know your story of why it is a bad idea.
     

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