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    Newbie to this forum and Mac's in general really. I made the switch to Mac about 2 years ago when I purchased an Imac. BEST thing I ever did!!!

    Now then, I have a laptop (PC) that was mainly used for vacation and those times when the kids were on the IMAC. Kind of had it as a back up cause I thought that I'd need to bridge the gap between the mac world and pc - wrong! With my Daughter using the IMAC more and more for school, now going into the 9th grade... I figure that she'll be on it even more. Throw my Son into the mix (5th grade) and we need another machine. I'm looking at the MacBook Pro and looking for a desktop replacement as well as something that will be mobile, thus a 17 seems to be something that would fit the bill. I've found something here locally that seems respectable. I need to know:

    1. What you guys think I should be paying for it.
    2. What to look for in a used machine.

    Here are the specs...

    The MacBook Pro is said to be about a year old.
    17"
    Dual Core 2.16
    120Gig HD
    Wireless
    BlueTooth
    Super Drive DVD-RW
    Back-lit key board
    OS Tiger

    Case seems to be in very good condition except a small bulge near the release button.

    Has the Magnet power adapter along with all the original stuff including the box and all original paperwork and CD's (what ever they are).

    Just curious as to your thoughts.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Hmmmmmm
    ??? either no one cares, or it's a stupid question.

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    It's not a stupid question, however, only YOU can judge how much it's worth and whether or not it's a good buy. Get on eBay and compare prices for a like machine, do the same from Craig's list.

    Regards.

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    been on Craigs list and contacted 5 different sellers. Believe it or not, each was fraudulent siting that they were in the UK and "here's how we can do it....."

    Thanks though

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlc331 View Post
    been on Craigs list and contacted 5 different sellers. Believe it or not, each was fraudulent siting that they were in the UK and "here's how we can do it....."

    Thanks though
    That's why you need to only contact local sellers with local numbers. Shipping and people out of the area is something you don't/shouldn't deal with on CL.

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    That model was acutually discontinued in October of 2006, so its a couple of years old but its still a nice machine. Its really up to you what you want to spend but I dont think I would go over $1500.00 and be very careful on craigslist.

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    Yea, CL is getting pretty bad. Problem contacting people on CL is when they don't leave a number and you have to contact them through the link. I just did another one last night and still haven't heard from the seller. Probably another scam. Guess we'll see.

    Good to know that the model in question is a couple of years old. The prace on the computer that I listed above is 1595 and I think it's high. Not that it's that much more expensive than the machines on ebay, but two years old is seems a little old for top dollar.

    Thanks for the help

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    My personal favorite, and what I have is, a 15 inch MBP for portability, hooked up to a 22" Acer WS DVI Display I got off newegg.com for like 220 bucks. Then just pick up an apple keyboard and bluetooth mighty mouse, and you've got yourself quite the setup.
    -Zach, A.C.T.

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    just thought I would share how the hunt is going with you kind folks. Called on two more computers today in the LV area. Two more scams. One was in the UK and the other was supposedly in vegas but didn't want to make contact with anything but via USPS. Then when I asked for an address, I was given a canadian address.

    So the tally stands...

    7 out of 7 Mac adds in CL that I called on have been fake. Unreal!

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