08-31-2010, 12:05 AM
my wife's ibook g3 is on it's last legs... so we need to replace it.
but with only a tight budget i've been looking at used macbooks...
she's only a basic user, office stuff, internet, itunes... so she doesn't need the latest fast mac.
we're also looking at refurbs which i know are great value, but still cost more.
any thoughts or advice on buying a used/pre owned mac laptop?
is it always gonna be risky? or are there reliable stores to buy from?
I found one place that gives a 90 day warranty DV Warehouse - they service and replace any faulty parts before re-sale, but 90 days ain't long if the mac goes wrong after...
so, $6-700 for a used macbook (13", 2ghz, 1gb etc.)
or $1000 for a refurb with higher spec...
opinions ? advice?
bottom line - is buying used risky?