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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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Is 1100.00 a good deal for a 2 month old iBook 14 inch screen? I have to call the seller back?
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thats a good deal. pretty much, but what sorta specs?
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256 ram wifi combo cd you know normal setup, 10 months left on warranty
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id just buy a new one its not that great of a deal and id rather buy it directly from apple
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yea, a few hundred $$ more will get you a new one.
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really, even though its an extra 200?
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Well let's see for $200 more you get a factory sealed iBook with no scratches plus not a whole bunch of potential junk in the computer..and an extra 2 months of a warranty! IMO the only way to go with used is through Apple with their refurbished..there practically brand-new..most of them are returned computers that people brought back within 10 days..
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new one will last longer - 10 months is a long time!

pay the 200 extra
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Wow, you guys are brutal. There's no guarantee the new one is going to last longer than the old one. Who's to say the they didn't do a software reload to take it back to factory specs, and maybe they took maticulous care of the notebook, as I know I do, and I bet most of you as well. The way I see it is, get some pictures of the used equipment, ask them about the software, (worst case is you can reload it yourself). Only downside is maybe they'll charge a bit much for shipping and you lose 2 months of Apple warranty, which by the way you can still extend if desired.

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Yea I am still looking. I mean, I am a student so 200 goes a long way. I am gonna try to get an ibook of this guy I know for 1050.00. Its 2 months old and has a 14 inch screen. I figured, what the heck, I can save 250 and at the end of ten months get a student discounted apple care warranty with the money I saved.
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Have you checked to see if you are eleigible for a student discount at the Apple store? That should go for about $1200 with student discount.
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yea i did check actually. It is 1200.00. I am currently looking into one right now for about a thousand, maybe a bit more, and it already has 512 ram and a superdrive. Although I don't really need the superdrive because I have a dvd burner on the pc. I might be able to pick one up off a guy for 900 now or maybe a grand. I am thinking I should just give in a little more but I am going broke right now and gonna get a job
(student) so if I don't have to give up the 200 I really don't want to. But if differences are 150 or less I might just go to apple. Any real difference in a 1.2 and a 1.33 ibook? I mean any real noticable difference?
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Wow, you guys are brutal. There's no guarantee the new one is going to last longer than the old one. Who's to say the they didn't do a software reload to take it back to factory specs, and maybe they took maticulous care of the notebook, as I know I do, and I bet most of you as well. The way I see it is, get some pictures of the used equipment, ask them about the software, (worst case is you can reload it yourself). Only downside is maybe they'll charge a bit much for shipping and you lose 2 months of Apple warranty, which by the way you can still extend if desired.

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Someone who is going to sell their computer doesn't care about it..That's why their getting rid of it..
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yea i did check actually. It is 1200.00. I am currently looking into one right now for about a thousand, maybe a bit more, and it already has 512 ram and a superdrive. Although I don't really need the superdrive because I have a dvd burner on the pc. I might be able to pick one up off a guy for 900 now or maybe a grand. I am thinking I should just give in a little more but I am going broke right now and gonna get a job
(student) so if I don't have to give up the 200 I really don't want to. But if differences are 150 or less I might just go to apple. Any real difference in a 1.2 and a 1.33 ibook? I mean any real noticable difference?
Ah, that is little different. I thought it was a stock, minimum configuration iBook as listed in post #3. I would get the used one if you feel reasonably confident it is in good shape. The extra memory and super drive are more useful than an extra 10% in processor speed IMHO. You can get by on 256MB, but just barely.

If at all possible make sure to get a copy of the original purchase receipt. you will need it if you want to get an AppleCare warranty down the road.
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Yea the original was stock and the one with the sd is a different one.
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