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Old June 22nd, 2009, 12:55 AM   #1
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MacBook Pro...... need suggestion...

About to get a 17" MacBook pro.... dont wanna do impulse buy.

Please let me know if this is good deal or not

9 months old. 3 months apple care left.

2.5Ghz Core2Duo
250GB
4G Ram - maxed out
Nvidia 8600GT 512MB
Leopard installed.
Matte LCD finish, 1600 x 1050 reso.

$1740 USD..?
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 03:23 AM   #2
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No info on the price, but in case you didn't know I did this.

Bought my Imac used, about 9 months old. Wasn't sure If i wanted the extended warranty (you can appy it any time in the first year - you can run the serial number on apples website) and went into an Apple store to talk about it with a rep. He basically said the cheapest fix on a Mac runs you $250, the AppleCare is $169. I agreed with him. Bought it on ebay for $100 :) Two years of complete protection feels good.
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 07:39 AM   #3
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Sounds like a good deal EXCEPT apple care covers the laptop (from the date of purchase) for 3 years. If the laptop is only 9 months old you should have more than 3 months of coverage left. You should maybe also consider taking the buyer and his laptop to the genuis bar at the apple store to do a quick clean up and check up.

Other than that...If it's gonna make you money i'd go for it.
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 07:55 AM   #4
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I honestly think you can find a better deal than that. With new macs going at $1200 try to bring this guy down to $1500. I paid $1400 cdn last year for exact same traits
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 08:11 AM   #5
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Apple warranty is one year standard. Apple Care is an extra purchase that extends the warranty a further two years.

Anyway, if it were me, I would pass it up. I would want the high resolution screen, and I believe the 250Gig hard drive in that model is not 7200 rpm. And the price isn't THAT good.
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 01:11 PM   #6
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sorry.. price is $1350

$1350 not $1750..
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