Should I buy...

ethandt72

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May 10, 2016
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Ok experts, here's yet another "should I buy used" thread. So unfortunately my 2009 MBP bit the dust unexpectedly and I need to pick up a replacement. Buying new or refurbished is really not an option right now so I have taken to Craigslist to see if I can find a replacement that will last me the next several years. I also really want to stick with a 15". I do some design work (photoshop, illustrator, indesign), as well as photo editing with Lightroom. So... found an option to buy a Mid 2012 15" Retina with the following specs:

MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012)
Processor - 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory - 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Graphics - Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB
Storage - 256 GB

From the pics it appears to be in excellent condition, one owner, 520 charge cycles on the battery. He was asking $950 and I talked him down to $800.

What say all the experts here?

Thank you so much!
 

ethandt72

macrumors newbie
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May 10, 2016
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Thanks so much.. I would but I am new to the forum and can't get into the Marketplace. Thanks for the response!
 

ethandt72

macrumors newbie
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May 10, 2016
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Is the 256 Gb storage an SSD? If so, $800 is a pretty good deal for you, but only if new or refurbished is not an option.
Yes, it's an SSD. Thanks for the reply. I would go new or refurbished in a second but yeah, just not feasible at the moment.
 
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