Need some help, what would this macbook be worth?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by domini99, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. domini99 macrumors member

    domini99

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    I'm trying to find some Mac second handed.

    I was originally looking for PowerPC models, but quickly figured there are more people selling early Intel macs than PowerPC macs.

    Now I've found the following:

    Someone is selling a Macbook Unibody 2009

    It comes without hard drive, battery and without optical drive
    On top of that, the keyboard is dead.

    It has a 2.26ghz core 2 duo and 3gb of RAM.


    What should I pay for this machine?
     
  2. 3568358 macrumors 6502

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    Not a lot, honestly not worth buying. Id say $50 max.
     
  3. domini99 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm not looking for a macbook to use as a macbook, as in portable etc.

    I just need a Mac OS X running machine, that's it.


    I could try to start low, but obviously the seller goes all over the top because OMFG APPLE, and asks a 100 for it.
     
  4. 3568358 macrumors 6502

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    You're better off buying a new-model used Macbook for a couple hundred. It will actually come with everything, be in decent condition, and last quite a while.
     
  5. domini99 thread starter macrumors member

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    That's not what I'm looking for.
    I'm looking for a refurbished machine for a cheap price, for the sole reason of having a machine running OS X.
    It does not need to be a good computer, and does not need to be fully functional.

    It has to be able to boot.
    This Macbook is.

    I'm not planning on using it as a primary machine, I just don't have any other OS X running machines anymore because my PowerMac G5 died. I need it to run very specific Mac OS X applications, apart from that it's not gonna do a lot more with it. So I can just hook up a USB keyboard and mouse, and rely on the charger to keep it working.

    I am aware that the machine will most likely cut the CPU speed down.
     
  6. 3568358 macrumors 6502

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    Perfect idea, again you'd have to either have or buy the keyboard and mouse, so you shouldn't pay above $75, but in all honesty you should only pay $50. Good luck!! :)
     
  7. domini99 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!

    I got tons of peripherals lying around, including hard drives :)
    But don't tell anyone, I still need to convince the buyer that it's not worth 100 euros!
     

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