Maxed out mid '12 Retina for $1500 worth it?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ilu21, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. ilu21 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, while my '06 MBP is still in great working condition, I'd like to be safe and just go ahead and get another MBP. After a little research I think I'm going to settle for the 2012 15'' Retina Pro. I have been looking around craigslist just to see what's out there and I found a decent one just not sure how decent of a price it is or what I could get it for..

    It's a mid 2012 Retina, Model #A1398, full apple care warranty until Aug 2015. 750 GB flash SSD, 16 GB ram, 2.6 ghz quad-core i7. Comes with a bunch of software, Battery cycle is less than 100. It looks like it's in fantastic condition and I would be using this for the long haul. This one is listed for $1500.

    What do you guys think of the price for the specs of this one? Should I offer something around $1200 and settle for $1300? Thanks!
     
  2. dollystereo macrumors 6502a

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  3. ilu21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, definitely going to tread carefully with this one.. Any ideas on how to protect myself? I've asked for a screenshot of the serial number to look up.

    I know I'm missing some things. It is a very well written post unlike the others I've seen. Seems like it was barely used to run a business and they just want to get some money back.

    Meanwhile I saw another ad for a reg spec'd MBP $2500 OBO!! A day after tha $1800 OBO!! next day after that $1500 OBO!! That screams "PLEASE BUY THIS MBP THAT I STOLE!!" to me lol
     
  4. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    Id ask them if they have proof of purchase or the box at least.
     
  5. Spink10 Suspended

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    Purchased a $3000 cMBP for $1450 - 6 moths after its release. Was completely legit. They were willing to meet me at my office so that helped. I would be careful - but it could be legit.
     
  6. ilu21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nice! off of Craigslist? How much did you talk them down? Also, how can I protect myself and make sure the comp is legit? They're willing to meet an an internet cafe for me to test it out..
     
  7. Spink10 Suspended

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    It was listed for close to that price - maybe $1500. I sell Macs on CL alot so knew everything to look for. Also had them meet me at my work - a church. Thought that might hinder someone from trying to rob me. :)
     
  8. ilu21, Oct 28, 2014
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    ilu21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can you please explain everything I need to look for in this mac so I know it's legit please?
     

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