MB alu. 13" for $600?

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  1. Mexbearpig macrumors 65816

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    Ok so I was on craigslist and saw this post. It doesnt have the specs listed but I emailed him about it. Once I get them, ill post it. Is it too good to be true?
     
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    It's 900$ from refurb store. Hmm, it's little bit too cheap but not too much. Could be just "stupid" seller that doesn't know it's real value or wants to get rid of it fast. I would run for that
     
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    Given the sellers descriptions, he/she is just trying to get rid of real quick. Jump on it. Looks legit.
     
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    I just sold a PC box that had become redundant for about half of what it was worth just to make a quick sale.

    Hey, it can happen.
     
  5. boston44 macrumors 6502

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    Call him rather then email, but the ad said MBP 13 inch was purchased in April. It wasn't released until June..
     
  6. iTzChasE macrumors 6502

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    He said Backlit keyboard so it is 2.4GHz. Most likely 2gb ram. I would buy it.
     
  7. boston44 macrumors 6502

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    the title says Macbook pro, and his warranty ends in June but was purchased in April?...
     
  8. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    The paragraph says, "Macbook" calling the Craigslist person would likely solve all confusion.
     
  9. boston44 macrumors 6502

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    The warranty makes no sense- just call the dude. Always better to deal over the phone then via email.
     
  10. Mexbearpig thread starter macrumors 65816

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    GREAT! Thats exactly what I wanted to hear. Once I get an email back I will make an offer. Thanks guys. This will be my first :apple:mac! :D:D:D:D
     
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    What you wanted to hear was a bunch of forum users shrugging their heads because of massive confusion as to what this machine is? ROFL.
     
  12. Mexbearpig thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Haha. Well I got off the phone and I got the specs. It has 2.4ghz processor,
    2gb of ddr2 or whatever. 160gb hard drive, 13.3" LED screen. :D
    He said he had a $550 offer and he wont go any lower. But it comes with a printer which i could sell to level out the cost. Hopefully I will get it :D:D:D
     
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    The Alu has DDR3
     
  14. boston44 macrumors 6502

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    More importantly, the 2.4 comes with a 250 GB HD, not 160...
     
  15. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    True, something is fishy about it IMO
     
  16. Mexbearpig thread starter macrumors 65816

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    He was a fast talker, i might have misheard.

    Oh, well I must have misheard. It must be the 2.0ghz one.
     
  17. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    if it is 2.0 ghz it won't be backlit
     
  18. Mexbearpig thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I just called, it is a 2.0GHz. But I dont mind no blacklit keyboard. And for the post way above me, it said a LED Blacklit screen, not keyboard.
     
  19. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    Even if it is the lower-end one, it's still a fine deal. Remember, the amount of time you spend wrestling every nickle and dime out of a computer deal is worth something as well.
     
  20. 2056 macrumors 6502

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    that seems like a great deal. i sold mine for $700 on ebay with the same specs. i felt gypped..but i needed money.
     
  21. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, well I noticed it wasn't too far from me and I bought it! I figured I needed a backup MBP.












    Kidding :D that would be cold. If I were you I'd call him, ask to meet him in a public place and if he seems honest and the computer runs good buy it!! :apple:
     
  22. Mexbearpig thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Haha. I would be really mad if you did that! And yes we will meet publicly. How do you get the about mac thing? The popup showing the specs.
    Thanks
     
  23. highertechnology macrumors 6502

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    I stay away from any computer related on Craigslist but......

    Make sure you fully test the computer before you hand over your money. Bring an optical disk with you and run it. Open a couple programs and see how they run. Test the speakers, etc. Do not accept a "I forgot to charge it, I promise it works" excuse.

    Good luck!
     
  24. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Click on the apple logo on the upper left portion of the screen and scroll down to 'about this mac'. It may be a good idea to print up a quick bill of sale with a blank space for the serial number and take it with you.

    Nice deal.
     

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