New Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Greenwoodgriff, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. Greenwoodgriff macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I am totally new to this site, I have a windows base laptop and really want/need to move to a macbook. I am currently deployed to afghanistan with the united states army. My current Laptop, which is my lifeline, is crashing on me. I am getting the Blue Screen of Death. I am in the army which means no money. I am trying to find out the best place, and best deal on a MacBook. I more then likely will not be able to afford a new macbook, so if anyone can give me advice on where to purchase one, i would greatly appriciate it. Thank you in advance, a US Soldier
     
  2. hotrod351 macrumors 6502

    hotrod351

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    check out ebay. you can get them for under $400.00, check the sellers feedback and the warranty he, or she, is giving. i bought one for $375.00 to my door with upgraded 320gb hard drive. works great except i had to replace the speakers, $6.25 free shipping, but still a pain to do. if you find one id ask how the speakers sound in it to be sure. anyway i dont think your going to find one any cheaper than that. cheaper would be dell or other windows laptop.
     
  3. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816

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    Well, first of all just wanted to say thanks for serving my country. Words cannot describe all you do for us.

    Secondly, ebay is a great place to go for older, used laptops. I rebuilt an Early 2009 Macbook pro a year ago for about $500 (including new battery, upgraded ram, and a new HDD). I know my computer could take quite a beating and still work, and the fact that it is 5 years old and still working attests to that.

    Depending on your needs (and if you are fine with a 3+ year old computer), you can get a really decent one for $350-800, depending on size, condition, and addons.

    Also worth a look is the marketplace forum here, which requires 250 posts (If I remember right), and 6 months of being a member. I've seen a few deals on here for pretty decent prices.

    Craigslist is another option, provided you have a location where craigslist is used. Not likely to be in Afghanistan though :(

    Hope it helps, and thanks again for your service.
    A907
     
  4. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

    KUguardgrl13

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    Thank you for your service :)

    I'd ask someone you trust in the States to check Craigslist for you. There are people out there selling machines that are a few years old with minor issues.

    Best of luck to you and safe return home.
     

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