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Old Feb 28th, 2012, 10:00 PM   #1
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Advice regarding buying Mac book pro 15

I have finally made my decision regarding I want to buy a Mac computer.
I need advice - should I buy a brand new MacBook Pro 15 or is it 'safe' to save some money and buy a slightly used from say Kijiji?
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Old Feb 28th, 2012, 10:48 PM   #2
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don't forget to check out the refurb area on the Apple web site when making your decision. Sometimes it is better to get a full warranty.
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Old Feb 29th, 2012, 02:46 AM   #3
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I think it's safe as long as you use common sense. A lot of people prefer to buy here as it may be a safer place to purchase.
It all depends on your level of risk but buying something especially with Applecare remaining is a safe bet.
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Old Feb 29th, 2012, 08:39 AM   #4
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Advice regarding buying Mac book pro 15

Thank you for your input.
Someone adviced me against buying a refurb and when I look at the offers on Kijiji - well, some of them seems too good to be true so I would of course make sure to see proof of purchase etc.

Not sure how to go about this though
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Old Feb 29th, 2012, 08:49 AM   #5
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FWIW, I don't by used anything. Laptops, furniture, whatever.

Factory-refurbished Macs on the other hand, are a bargain. Functionally no difference between them and the retail packaged versions, and they have the same warranty coverage.
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Old Feb 29th, 2012, 09:22 AM   #6
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Apple refurbs are an excellent buy. They are sold and guaranteed as new. I've been more than satisfied with my refurb MB.

The issue with Kajiji is provenance - ie is the unit stolen. You should get the original grey system disks with it - one small but imperfect step in assuring the seller is the real owner.

Is the price just too good? - another clue.

Receiving and being in possession of stolen goods can result in criminal prosecution.

Caveat emptor.
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Old Feb 29th, 2012, 09:32 AM   #7
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No, I do not want to buy anything that could be stolen. I do not know what the grey system is (have not ever bought a mac computer so I am not familiar to the system)?

Good news regarding the option of buying a refurbished Macbook Pro from Apple. I will for sure look into that option
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If you are thinking of getting your first Mac why not make it a good experience. Buy it from the Apple. Refurbished or not , whatever you can afford.
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Nobody here can tell you if it's safe to buy a computer through Kijiji. Caveat emptor, right? There's certainly more risk in buying anything this way. Trust your gut and use a bit of common sense. If it seems too good to be true, it often is.

The Apple refurb store is the best way to save a bit of money and retain a guarantee. If the machine you are buying is a recent model, it would be the place I would look first.
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Old Feb 29th, 2012, 09:48 AM   #10
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I will stop looking at Kijiji and instead concentrate on Apple. Thank you for your advice. Much appreciated. Don't want to get a bad first impression of a Macbook
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