Need help as soon as possible. $1300 for Macbook pro 15" is a good deal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dragonjinse, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. dragonjinse macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2013
    I'm making a deal with one seller.
    He agrees to sell $1300 for macbook pro 15"
    i7, 2.4, 500GB, 8GB Ram, anti-glare.

    Is it a good deal? Should it be lower?

    Thank you
  2. me43 macrumors member

    May 11, 2011
    Is it new or used? And if used is it still under warranty?
  3. dragonjinse thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2013
    It's a used one and no warranty. The seller also said the battery will be in good shape. But he can't tell me how many there are now. He said, "every computer is different."


    It's a used one and no warranty.

  4. filmbuff macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2011
    Have you seen this thing and inspected it? I wouldn't want a dented, scratched up laptop with no warranty.
  5. falconeight Guest


    Apr 6, 2010
  6. dragonjinse thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2013
    which price I should ask for this spec?
    It's my first time buying macbook. So please give me advice


    I didn't see it though. But the seller said there are no dents. It might have some minor scratches but very hard to see.
    He has 100% feedback on ebay.

  7. Laco macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2008
  8. dragonjinse thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2013
    I'm prefer 15" though. And it comes with Microsoft office 2011.
    I asked him for $1100, but he said it won't happen.

    So ... what should I do next? I'm not sure if $1300 is a good deal for this spec or not.

  9. falconeight Guest


    Apr 6, 2010
    Its not that great of a deal. It depends on warranty and condition. You would want to do a clean install of the os and that would wipe office off of the laptop unless he gives you the disk or a good key. You haven't said what year it is either so its hard to give you a good answer.
  10. dragonjinse thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2013
    it's 2010.. He is a technician so he's going to add anything that I want for the price.

  11. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030


    Jun 10, 2010
    Decent deal, but if the seller cannot give you specifics about what you are buying then I would not jump into that.
  12. falconeight Guest


    Apr 6, 2010
    Sounds like its the previous model with upgraded ram so the price is ok. For $1449 you can get the same one refurbished from apple. Or you can get a used one from craigslist or ebay for about $1100 to 1200.


    If its a 2010 then no its not a good deal. $1000 tops
  13. dragonjinse thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2013
    I'm going to ask him to get more specific spec! Thanks


    Thank you very much! Useful information. I'm going to ask him to lower the price more. Hopefully he will agree with me.

    Does processor 2.6 and 2.4 are similar in work?

  14. falconeight Guest


    Apr 6, 2010
    It depends on the version of the processor. I know the I7 was a 2.6 and the 2.4 was a I5. You should get the model number and do some research. Its a lot of money to end up with the wrong mac.
  15. dragonjinse thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2013
    I know :(

    I'm going to be careful about it. Thank you

  16. NewishMacGuy macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2007
    If you're saying that it is a 2010 model laptop, that's a terrible price. A 2010 uMBP-15 is worth less than $1000 for sure, and I wouldn't pay more than $750.

    For $1300 you should be getting a very well specified late 2011 uMBP-15 or possibly even a medium spec early 2012 model.

  17. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
  18. newdeal macrumors 68020

    Oct 21, 2009
    For 1650 I got a retina 15 that was mint only 3 months old with the 2.7 quad cpu, 16gb of ram and 512gb ssd. 1300 for this is ice cold
  19. thundersteele macrumors 68030

    Oct 19, 2011
    You don't seem to be very well informed about the different models and CPUs that are available. I would stay away from buying a used machine in that case.

    Also, the machine comes with "MS Office 2011." You should realize that this is most likely an illegal copy of Office - unless the vendor has stated that he will transfer his license to you.
  20. Longhorns90 macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2013
    Thats a good deal

    They bought is from somewhere other then Apple. Just make sure it came I7, but should because now all 15's are, and the base 15 is 2.3 not 2.4, but outside apple that happens, just as configurations technically could vary.

    A unit with 2.3 is 1999 before tax, so a good discount new was 200, so 1800 plus tax 1900, so you are getting 600 off best deal, 800 off retail. It is a good deal. You never get ridiculous deals because very quality machines, but a good deal for sure. Priced to sell , and will go whether you buy or not in a few days.
  21. falconeight Guest


    Apr 6, 2010
    It's a 2010 2.4 and that's a I5. It's 3 years old and not worth $1000 much less the price of a new one.
  22. kensic macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2013
    its a 2010 model? 1300$? its an ok-1 deal at most. atleast to me

    such old technology. i would save abit more and buy a 3rd gen model.

    soon the 4th gen will come out. and just be on a look out for bestbuy open box items.

    i think you'll more happy this way
  23. 53kyle macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2012
    Sebastopol, CA
    This sounds more like the late 2011 i7 base model (with upgraded ram)
  24. Todthebod macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2007
    I'll sell you my late 2011 model i7 2.4/ 4g ram/ 750HD and I can promise you it's barely used as I could never get used to the OS. Paypal me $1150 and it's your shipping included. I can send pics. It's just wiped clean. I'ma about to put it on Craigslist. I can send pics and spec. Have the box and cables and everything too.
  25. Buckaye macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2013
    Yeah... I'd hit ebay - it's not outrageous if it is in pristine condition... but it sounds like you don't know that.

    On Ebay - at least you can check the seller's rep and see good pics. Plus there a lots of them on there with similar specs selling below this price.

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