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On the craigslist in my local area i notice that the going rate for a white or a black macbook is about $600, about half of the original msrp of not too many months ago. I am just wondering why it is that they got to be so cheap so fast, I really want one but i just want to make sure that there is nothing wrongwith them
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I'd be careful with craigslist offers.
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
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I'd be careful with craigslist offers.
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Well I'm not talking about the rare extremely cheap flukes all of the macbooks on craigslist are like $600 to $700
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Well, with a student's discount, the macbook only costs around 970$, so a used model would probably only cost around 700-800 anyway.

I'd still be careful though, even though there are lots of them, they might still be fraudulent.
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Personally, I would be cautious to purchase any used system that is less than 6 months old from someone, no matter what the price. I wouldn't trust someone who is selling something that soon after they themselves purchased it brand-new.

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Agreed with DB. Sounds quite fishy to me. Also I can get that for my 1.33Ghz iBook on Ebay. I would be very careful with prices like that on such a new Mac.
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new macbook with edu discount isn't 970. the cheapest one is 1050, plus tax.
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Ah sorry, I mixed up the *and $ prices there...
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