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Old 01-27-2009, 04:15 PM
 
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I am looking at a 10 month old Apple MacBook Black, 2.2Ghz, Core 2 Duo, 2G memory, 160GHD with leopard 10.5. I am not sure of screen size. It is offered at $500 and I think it sold for about $1500 new. What do you think of
this deal? Thanks.
Don
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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I am looking at a 10 month old Apple MacBook Black, 2.2Ghz, Core 2 Duo, 2G memory, 160GHD with leopard 10.5. I am not sure of screen size. It is offered at $500 and I think it sold for about $1500 new. What do you think of
this deal? Thanks.
Don
Yeah, it is a good price. Even if the thing was busted, you could make more than $500 parting it out. It is also a 13.3" MacBook.
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Old 01-28-2009, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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sounds almost to good to be true! I want it!
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:16 AM
 
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Thanks for your posts. It was too good to be true. It turned out to be a scam.
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Old 01-30-2009, 03:30 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Thanks for your posts. It was too good to be true. It turned out to be a scam.
oh, that sucks. it did just sound too good to be true. I've been checking out Macs for a while, and I've never seen one for under $800, let alone a coveted black one that new w/ those specs. I've seen a couple of the older iBooks (I think that's what they were. the ones that used to come in colors) for around that price
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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Thanks for your posts. It was too good to be true. It turned out to be a scam.


You should expect about 20 to 30% less. Otherwise there is something wrong with it or a total scam.

I recommend check the 'fair market value' of a used product by cross checking your 'offered price' to a used version through Ebay or Amazon or Refurb from Apple. It should be within a $100-$150 - otherwise there is something missing....
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Meeami
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When I was first looking for a Macbook Pro i was looking on craigslist. I looked for a few months, EVERY ONE for sale at less than the price of a new one, was a scam. Even some of the fairly priced ones, id get letters explaining they were overseas, and using ebays wire transfer system and all sorts of loads of crap. I probably inquired on 30 of themn. Only buy local. I ended up buying one new. More money, no regrets.
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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When I was first looking for a Macbook Pro i was looking on craigslist. I looked for a few months, EVERY ONE for sale at less than the price of a new one, was a scam. Even some of the fairly priced ones, id get letters explaining they were overseas, and using ebays wire transfer system and all sorts of loads of crap. I probably inquired on 30 of themn. Only buy local. I ended up buying one new. More money, no regrets.
Good idea. Buy new, and add the extended warranty in case you need it. I have never have had to use the extended warranty, but it it's quite good and not too expensive.

I usually buy computers directly from Apple, and get the student discount, which amounts to around $100.00. A friend of mine ordered one, and got a free 8GB Ipod Touch a year or so ago.
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:07 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Yep, get the extended warranty (which I'm not to usually fond of), but what Apple offers is well worth it.

Just had a new 250GB HD replaced for free, unfortunately the data was gone.
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:13 AM
 
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Hi,
My suggestion is that buy new one and get extra warranty with it.
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