Macs on eBay?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SR 7, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. SR 7 macrumors regular

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    has anyone bought a macbook from eBay? I never thought about looking there until just now and trying to see what everyone's thoughts are on it..
     
  2. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Ive purchase one. PayPal & eBay will bail you out with almost all problems if needed.
     
  3. MacInTO macrumors 65816

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    I've purchased one as well. As Spink10 stated, PayPal and eBay are your friends as a buyer.

    Read the ads thoroughly and ask questions before bidding or buying.
     
  4. SR 7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks! I have a late 08' macbook so its time for a new one, whats a good price range for a nice upgrade? Not sure if there is much of a difference between the 13 and 14 models and if so whats the price difference? been MIA for a good while so got some picking up to do haha..
     
  5. MacInTO macrumors 65816

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    If you're talking about the 15", I think it's only processor speed, but I could be wrong. Check everymac.com for details.

    You should also check what similar machines sold for on eBay to get a good gauge of how much you'll end up paying.
     
  6. SR 7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am leaning towards the 13..thanks for the site, ill check it out now
     
  7. SR 7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I see the 13' is almost the same as the 14' .. the extra cost of the 14' seems to be a bit unnecessary and I can put that towards a higher HD 13 model...
     
  8. Spink10 macrumors 601

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  9. SR 7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    like model year 2013 vs model year 2014..like late 2013 vs i think its mid 2014
     
  10. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The only concern I'd have about buying on eBay would be warranty.

    Have you considered going with a refurbished model? Apple has some 2014 13" models right now, and you'd get the full 1 year warranty.
     
  11. SR 7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    how much does it cost to upgrade the SSD? I am thinking about the late 2013 rMBP since it appears to be similar to the 2014 version but wondering how much it costs if I get the 128gb and just upgrade to a 512 instead of paying $450 more of a 512gb one...
     
  12. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    You can't there are no third party sellers of the proprietry connected solid state drives, you can get them taken from other macs on ebay but it'll be cheaper to buy one with the specs you want as the going rate is about $1 /GB.

    This applies to all rMBP's from late 2013 onwards only the 2012 early 2013 rMBP's have available upgrade kits and they aren't cheap either.
     
  13. Deane2000 macrumors member

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    If you're looking on ebay, be sure to check the completed listings after you do your search for the particular model you're interested in. Reviewing the completed listings will show you the actual prices your model is trading at, not what sellers are asking. Match the specs and see if what you want is "turning" at the price you want to pay. I didn't see this mentioned and it's excellent feature to use to make sure you are getting a fair price, good deal or not getting ripped off. Good luck in your search!
     

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