Where can I buy a used, older macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Gilvisto, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. Gilvisto macrumors newbie

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    Or maybe even a desktop... My little sister is going to college soon, and I was thinking about getting her a Mac for graduation next year. I am a poor college student myself, though, and was wondering where I can get a used system a generation or two back, something that's got iSight and OSX, but not a terribly roided out system...

    Any ideas?

    Thanks guys,
    -Gil
     
  2. Gilvisto thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    As long as you're smart about it, i.e. meeting in public and with a friend for criagslist and paying with paypal and buying from a seller with all positive feedback on ebay.
     
  4. silverblack macrumors 68020

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    I prefer kijiji and craiglist (?), where you can deal in person locally. This way, you get to look at and inspect the computer before buying. Just pick a public place to meet, then you are safe with your cash.
     
  5. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    You can also try the Apple Refurb store. Not as cheap as eBay or Craigslist, but you know you won't get screwed.

    Right now they have a 17" white iMac 1.83GHz for $699 and a white MacBook 2.1GHz for $849.
     
  6. Gilvisto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What generation am I looking for? Oldest model with iSight, microphone, and OSX?
     
  7. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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  8. dckj95 macrumors member

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    get it off the apple refurb store. :D its quite cheap at $699 for the 1.83 GHz model. heres a picture. :D
     

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  9. lasuther macrumors 6502a

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    Use your student discount and buy the new base white MacBook. You'll get a one year warranty and have the piece of mind of a new computer. It won't be that much more than a used MacBook.
     

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