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I sold my laptop, and now I need a new one. I have about 1300 to spend and I have been searching craigslist day and night for a Macbook Pro. I wanted the 17" model but I am beginning to think that I am not going to find one that isn't a scam. There are alot out there in this price range, but I am just wondering if I am not able to find one, I may have to make my investment elsewhere so I am coming here for suggestions. I would really appreciate any help you guys could provide for me.
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post #2 of 8
You're not getting a MB Pro in good condition for 1300. A 14 inch Macbook maybe, but no way a pro.

Gateway and HP make some pretty decent laptops, and usually for cheaper than MacBooks, you might want to check out online or instore.
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You're not being realistic, they have them all over craigslist for that price, just I can't find a good one near me
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post #4 of 8
Not realistic?

The MBP 17 inch starts at 2799, and depreciation on Macs isn't enormous, so 1300 is an impossible number. A 15 incher would be possible though.
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I'm not trying to be rude, but before you talk please go search craigslist and you will see. I don't need one that is brand new, people are selling them for 1400-1500 who need cash immediately that are like 7 months old and they are still 2.0ghz c2d not a big difference.
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post #6 of 8
Get yourself an acer, asus or a gateway. Sure it doesn't look all fancy but they do come with alot more features. Also are you looking specifically for a mac. Also max is right, the ones at that price probably have bad batteries, a screen problem or a failing hdd. The last time I bought a mac for cheap the hard drive and the battery failed on me.
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Im not even sure I even want a laptop anymore, im even considering going to a quad core desktop
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Originally Posted by Lysdexik View Post
Im not even sure I even want a laptop anymore, im even considering going to a quad core desktop
good choice a desktop pc has monumentally less amounts of fail and aids than a mac book.
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