Smokin deal on a used Macbook Pro...literally

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sonyab523, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. sonyab523 macrumors newbie

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    So a few months ago I was looking for a used Macbook Pro to save some cash. I admittedly low balled this guy for a 13" early 2010 model: 2.26 GHZ, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard drive for $700. I expected to get laughed at but he accepted. It came with a case and the keyboard cover...

    Now I get it home and notice it smells like cigarettes, and I mean badly. I take the cover and the keyboard cover off, it eliminates most of it, but still under the keyboard it smells. I went through the vinegar and soap and water routine. Now 2 months later most of it is gone but it's still there if you smell the keyboard, I know I'm being funny but I hate the smell of cigarettes. Will it ever go away?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Unlikely, unless you replace the top case. Odors like those generated by the chemicals in cigarette smoke tend to last a long time.
     
  3. Resist macrumors 68030

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    That's why I never buy used computers.

    You had better disinfect the keys while you are at it. Never know what the previous owner was doing while using that computer. :eek:
     
  4. melterx12 macrumors 6502a

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    *equip flame retardant suit*

    As someone who has sold stuff online in the past and still sell stuff from time to time, I would like to say that you deserved what you got. I hate people who low ball on a sale, especially if you know this person irl.
     
  5. fcortese macrumors demi-god

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    I agree. Your only hope is a nearby room re freshener. Bummer. Oh, just thought of something. Why don't you call one of those companies that comes in after there is a fire in your house and cleans everything. See if they have something that wont rot or destroy your computer.
     
  6. Resist macrumors 68030

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    Why be a hater towards low ball offers? The seller didn't have to take it. If you're insulted by a low offer that's your problem. It's really no big deal when all you have to say is no thanks, instead of getting all hate filled towards the person. :rolleyes:
     
  7. MarkCooz macrumors 6502a

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    That sucks... Man if i bought something used from local sales and etc...
    and it smelled like vinegar and cigarettes, i'd be tad disappointed. but the price was good

    I recently bought a MacBook Pro 2.53GHz, 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD, for $785

    It's a great deal for great specs. It runs great!
     

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