Thoughts on this MBP price?

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  1. Queen of Spades macrumors 68030

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    My sister is interested in getting a mac, so I've been looking around for at some deals on used ones. She's not interested in a 13" anything, and with tax and all the new ones would be $1700+, so new is not really what we're looking for.

    I found an excellent condition 2.4Ghz Unibody MBP in the box with an incase sleeve for $1200. Still has 9 months warranty left, it's stock.

    I'm thinking it's a good deal since the refurbs are $1349 in the Apple Store (which is still a good deal, imo). What do you guys think? I just figured I would get some input before I go for it.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Go for the refurbished models. They're a steal compared to the new models.
     
  3. PhixionFilms macrumors 6502

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    I just seen an unopened macbook pro 2009 model on craigslist for 1300. He was a legit seller, to bad i need the 13" more than the 15".
     
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    Having sold my Early 2008 15" MBP for $1200 - I can say that is a good deal given that there are no caveats.
     
  5. Queen of Spades thread starter macrumors 68030

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    They're a good deal, but with tax they come out to $1416.50 where I am, which is a good $215 more expensive.

    Still mulling, though.
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    9600M GT, FireWire 800, and the 15.4" screen are well worth it over a Unibody MacBook.

    Not to mention it's just like new and so is the warranty.
     
  7. Queen of Spades thread starter macrumors 68030

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    The used one for $1200 I'm looking at is a Unibody MacBook Pro - it has all that stuff - 9600GT, firewire, etc. etc. I think you might be thinking I was talking about a different model.

    Basically it's the same exactly model as a refurb from Apple for $1349. Anyway, I think I've decided it's a good deal. I'm going to arrange a pick-up.
     
  8. duky macrumors 6502

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    If I'm understanding correctly, the only advantage I can see the refurbished model having is the 12 months warranty over the 9 months. At $200+ more I'd say go for the used one--just make sure to inspect it thoroughly and make sure it's in great condition/comes with all of the accessories. This way you don't run the risk of getting a scratched up refurb or anything (though this is unlikely I think)--you know exactly what you're getting. In many ways the resale value of the used one is even higher than a refurb one because you'll have all the original (fancy) packaging and accessories (I am always thinking resale value because I rarely keep my computers more than 5/6 mths at a time).
     
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    This is my advice also; you get Apple's warranties and guarantees and the knowledge that everything is completely legit.

    However, while the deal you write about is a good deal, I'd still recommend the refurb.

    Cheers and good luck
     
  10. ButtUglyJeff macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure you get a copy of the receipt, for proof of warrantee transfer....
     

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