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Should I buy this MacBook pro?


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We'll I have been looking for a MacBook pro for awhile not and came across this one on Craig's list:

Up for sale i have a great condition apple macbook pro 15"
its the newer unibody style that has silver body with BLACK keys just like the ones in stores
i still have the original box w/ charger cables as well
also can give a keyboard cover and a magic mouse too

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2.4ghz
8gb ram
500gb hd

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adobe cs5
ilife 11
final cut pro

It is a model number A1286

In a text message he told me it was a 2.53ghz processor though. What do you guys think this laptop is worth? Any major problems with this model? Please let me know. Thank you!
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What's the asking price? That's kind of a major factor in buying ... personally I think too many CL deals are wonky. I just picked up an outstanding deal on a MBP 15" from a seller on NBR, outstanding deal, clear communication, etc.
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What's the asking price? That's kind of a major factor in buying ... personally I think too many CL deals are wonky. I just picked up an outstanding deal on a MBP 15" from a seller on NBR, outstanding deal, clear communication, etc.
He's asking 1200. That's why I asked what it is worth because I do not know what it should be going for. What is NBR?
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You can get an Apple refurbished 15" directly from Apple for $1359

I would feel better about buying on Apple than Craigslist.

Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.0GHz quad-core Intel i7 - Apple Store (U.S.)

Different specs, but similar. Another advantage of buying from Apple is the warranty.
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He's asking 1200. That's why I asked what it is worth because I do not know what it should be going for. What is NBR?
No way...too much! Like "JimboMac" mentioned...why pay $1200 for something older...when you can get something newer from Apple for almost the same price.

The 500gig HD & 8gig of ram are nice...but a 2.53ghz core 2 duo cpu is on the older side (compared to newer hardware) & expensive side when your talking $1200 bucks.

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I figured he was asking too much. I wasn't going to pay him $1200 I was going to offer him less I just didn't know what to offer. I was looking at that Mac on apples site. Maybe I will hold off for a refurbished one.
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