Scam or Deal?????

Nitro1

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Apr 16, 2009
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I have a fiend selling his mac pro for $2495. Is htis a deal or not so good????

Here are the spec's

Processors: 2 x 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon (8 cores)
* Memory: 6GB (2 x 1GB & 2 x 2GB) (4 more slots available - maximum 32GB total)
* Hard Drive: 500GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA 3Gb/s Hard Drive (3 more internal slots available)
* Video Card: ATI Radeon HD2600 XT 256MB (Dual Link DVI)
* DVD/CD: 2 x 16x Superdrives
* Accessories: Apple Mighty Mouse & Apple Aluminum Keyboard
* Mac OS X.6.2 (latest Snow Leopard, with Boot Camp utility to run Windows XP or Vista)
 

thegoldenmackid

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Dec 29, 2006
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Given that it's your "friend" (I presume that is what you were going out) shouldn't this be a non-issue. Mac2Sell quotes it at $3,520 – it's not scam material on first sight, but it also is not exactly within a predictable price range.
 
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maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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If you need to ask if your friend is scamming you, I'd recommend you get new friends then.
 
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eawmp1

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Feb 19, 2008
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If a fiend, probably a scam
If a friend, then ask why he is selling it, go over and run the machine through its paces, open it up and look inside. If seems like its on the up and up, it's a deal. And if it goes south on you, find your friend and make him make it right.
 
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Consultant

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Jun 27, 2007
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If a fiend, probably a scam
If a friend, then ask why he is selling it, go over and run the machine through its paces, open it up and look inside. If seems like its on the up and up, it's a deal. And if it goes south on you, find your friend and make him make it right.
LOL. Great catch. Totally agree.
 
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Nitro1

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Apr 16, 2009
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paces?

If a fiend, probably a scam
If a friend, then ask why he is selling it, go over and run the machine through its paces, open it up and look inside. If seems like its on the up and up, it's a deal. And if it goes south on you, find your friend and make him make it right.
What would you recommend i do to best run it through a good test for speed and overall awesomeness. LOL also to make sure nothing is really wrong with it. Just do basic's like the internet and itunes or go more intensive???????

Thanks
 
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kellen

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Aug 11, 2006
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Little overpriced in my opinion. I would try to get below 2000. Does it have a warranty through apple?

Refurb 2.66's are 2100 or so.
 
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WotanAgain

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Oct 2, 2009
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Offer him $1950 and go from there. You have to learn to *negotiate* and not just buy everything at asking price...
 
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eastcoastsurfer

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Feb 15, 2007
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Not a very good 'friend'. When I sell to friends I try to give them great deals. If I want to milk absolute value from something I won't attempt to do that to a friend. Basically I put some value on the friendship and the ease of selling whatever it is (no shipping, no ebay, no scammers, etc...).

I'm not saying I give anything away, but I find a price (Ebay or whatever) and then go down a bit from there. Everyone ends up happy.
 
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omerbaker

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Apr 19, 2009
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When I buy from friends, I like to give them fair prices. I don't want to get taken, but I don't want them to feel that they've been taken. You both need to sit down and do the research, you can even do that together, and come up with a price that you are both happy with, or decide that the "fair price" is not worth it for you to buy or your friend to sell.
 
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