New In Box SEALED macbook pro 13" base model for $900

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by langis.elbasunu, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. langis.elbasunu macrumors regular


    Sep 19, 2007
    Should I buy this tonight? Seems like a good deal. Its a craigslist sale though.
  2. nateo200 macrumors 68030


    Feb 4, 2009
    Northern District NY
    Why are you asking us? Just do it and pray you don't get scammed.
  3. langis.elbasunu thread starter macrumors regular


    Sep 19, 2007
    wont get scammed.

    I ma just wondering because revisions loom and its the base model. I sold my 2.2 SR macbook pro a year ago for 925 to build a deck on my house and im currently running on a 1.3ghz celeron toshiba for 2005. its a serious "bag of hurt" as jobs would say. so do i tough it out and pay full pop in 3 months for the new line or get this for 300 of retail and no tax?

  4. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Its hard to believe you are getting a $300+ savings, but if its true, go for it. Check the warranty though, because you don't know how much has expired of it.
  5. nateo200 macrumors 68030


    Feb 4, 2009
    Northern District NY
    Check the year...who knows it could be 2 years old....
  6. shyam09 macrumors 68010


    Oct 31, 2010
    do u have a microcenter nearby.. they have it for $999, brand new, sealed in box and all

    i got one a couple of weeks ago and its sexxxyyy

    check out their site:
    (much safer too)

    EDIT, saw your lcoations so here is the location:
    • Chicagoland/Central
    • Chicagoland/Westmont

    so ur in luck!
    its only 99 bucks more and this gives you full confirmation and a week return policy. you can sign up for membership (free) and save 5% and get a free 4GB USB drive (but ask first for the discount to be sure)
  7. NvrEnough macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2011

    Just picked one up at micro as well. New is gooood.
  8. aCondor macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2010
    United States

    You can still meet the Craigslist poster, but IMO it is worth the extra $99 to buy the MBP from an authorized dealer. You know it is brand spanking new.

    Now, if you can low-ball to $800... whole new ball game.

    Plus, Craigslist posters always seem to ask for as much as possible. This is just my experience. I sold my 40G PS3 recently for $200. Others were asking for $3-400. Yeah, I'm a pretty nice guy. Damn, I always seem to ramble on like this. Okay. :) Good luck to you.
  9. Doc750 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2010
    if it were me, I'd wait for the new one.

    second option would be microcenter for 999

    craigslist only if it's $600
  10. langis.elbasunu thread starter macrumors regular


    Sep 19, 2007
    listed for 1000

    its listed for 1000 but he said he would do 900. im in illinois so microcenter would be an extra 200 after tax. LOL @ 600 for a sealed macbook pro
  11. docal97 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2006
    Does he have a receipt for the mb? You can probably also check the SN on the box to get an idea of when it was manufactured.

    I would do you homework tho. I always get concerned about deals that seem to good to be true. But if it is legit, ie. the person got it for a gift or it is more than 2 wks old and he can't return it, then it's a great deal and you should do it.

    I normally would rather pay the extra $99 as stated above for a new machine from a reputable dealer with a receipt, but to do that would be about 170 more(99 plus 7% tax or so).

    Let us know how it goes. Whether you should wait or not is up to you. Is it worth 400 or so to get the latest model, with a few teaks to what is already available? Depends on the individual, but probably not.
  12. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2010
    This is what you should do.

    Go to the Apple store and ask to speak with the manager.
    Show him the microcenter price and politely ask him to match the price. Since microcenter is an authorized apple reseller he should match the price.
    If he refuses show him this,
    So yea... You can get it for 999.99 at your local Apple store and have a fresh Apple Care warranty. :)
  13. applebook macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2009
    Microcenter's prices are pretty sick. I'm not sure if out of State dealers will match, but you can always try.
  14. skiltrip macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    Seems weird to me. If I really had a sealed in box MacBook Pro 13" base, I'd definitely be asking 1000 for it at least. I'd probably even list it at 1100 and expect to be talked-down / lowballed to land right around 1000.
  15. Built macrumors 68020

    Oct 3, 2007
    Los Angeles

    Amen. Why take chances with Craigslist when a few dollars more gives you peace of mind?

    New in box? For 900? Something ain't right.
  16. shyam09 macrumors 68010


    Oct 31, 2010
    i beg to differ. i checked on microcenter the grand total and this is what came out:
    Subtotal $999.99
    Tax $97.50
    Grand Total $1,097.49 +/- a couple of dollars.

    like i mentioned, ask the sales person if you can get some sort of discount. ( i mention this is my post earlier, but i will tell you the story)

    i ask for discount, and the person who was helping me told me that i would have to become a member of microcenter. he took me to the stand and gave me the paper and said fill this out.
    i filled it out (it was FREE, so no biggy) and then he told me to mark the one i wanted of the two gifts (either a 4GB USB flash drive or SD card)-- note: this was also free.

    i took this form and checked out.
    i got not only a lovely brand new MacBook Pro, but ALSO 5% off and ALSO 4 GB USB Flash Drive....

    in the end i saved much more than going to apple, going to

    so go microcenter, its a great place...
  17. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
    I would never trust craigslist ... IMO they should change their way of business.

    CL has become Scam Central
  18. macandipodfan macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2008
    Uhh, before your discount, that IS almost $200 more expensive ($900 vs $1097.49).

    I'd just go for the Craigslist if I were you, as long as you can see some sort of proof of purchase. It would suck if you bought a stolen computer. :p
  19. Tyler23 macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    For safety's sake, I would recommend MicroCenter or a price match at an Apple Store.
  20. shyam09 macrumors 68010


    Oct 31, 2010
    ahh good catch, i wasn't really thinking. LOL! :p

    @OP: the decision is urs ... but let us know ;)

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