"Refurb" MBP 2.2 2011 for 1800?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 2hvy4grvty, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. 2hvy4grvty macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2011
    So a buddy of mine asked me for my advice, and I can't say I could offer a straight answer, because I really don't know.

    The MBP in question is a 2011 15 inch 2.2 model with a hi-res anti glare screen. The asking price is 1900, but he figures he can get it for ~1800, maybe ~1850 shipped. This was a unit about 4 months old, with one major repair on it. The owner had dropped "something" on the cover of the MBP, denting the aluminum cover, shattering the screen, and somehow killing the mobo. Assuming it dead, he bought a new one. However, he later got it repaired by Apple at a hefty cost. Now with two units, he wants to sell the old one.

    His question, technically, it should still be under warranty correct?

    And second, "could" there be any lasting damage from this? The way I see it, if the motherboard itself needed to be replaced, what's to say the other components weren't damaged in the process?

    And is $1800-1850 a good price for such a unit?
  2. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2007
    you can not seek pricing advice outside the marketplace violates mr rules

    mac2sell is your friend and ebay
  3. 2hvy4grvty thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2011
    Actually, 70% of that post is NOT a pricing question.

    Cheers though.
  4. hawk1410 macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2011
    He's asking for buying advice not selling advice, i dont see why this would be against the rules.
    Yeah it would still be under warranty, but if any parts were damages in the accident the prev. owner had then Apple may not cover those. And yeah it may have suffered some other serious damage too, you cant tell until o,something goes wrong. I would personally stay away from such a refurb when you can get tested refurbs from Apple at around 1900$, there are not any with the hi res screen available now but i when i checked last week you could get the 2.2 with the Hi res antiglare for 1900$.
  5. 2hvy4grvty thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2011
    Apple outlet store is a very rigid system, it's nothing like Dell or Sony. The 2011 models get a strict 15% "discount". It would've retailed for 2200+150=2350, with the 15% would be 1997.5, rounded up to 1999. That would be Apple's pricing. 9% tax put that price at 2180.

    So the difference is about $300-400.

    He should be fine with the warranty as long as he gets proof of repair from a certified Apple technician, correct? Or is there some fine print I'm missing. It makes more sense to put that $300-400 towards Applecare the way I see it.

    Apple does not cover accidents, that much I'm sure. Hence, the massive $1200 repair bill.
  6. SlickShoes macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2011
    Make sure then that the repair was done by apple and not a third party.

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