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Would you buy a five-month old macbook pro and is the applecare warranty transferable?

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Yes and who cares. If it is not, just take out your own.
 

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For the right price, sure!
I'd also buy a refurb from the online Apple Store.
 

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Good point, a refurb usually has higher specs than off the shelf with the exact same warranty.
 

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This is what I got from apple.ca 2yrs ago and couldn't be happier (I even got 2GBs more ram than in the specs :eek:):

15" refurb alu MBP C2D, 2.6 GHz, 4 GB ram, 200GB HD @ 7200rpm; 20" refurb ACD
 

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I currently own a used 13" Macbook Pro (2010 model) It was 5 months old with 3 charge cycles on the battery when I bought it. The original owner took excellent care of it as it never left his house hence it has no marks, scratches or scuffs.
Functionality is perfect.
I saved over $350 going this route.
Apple standard warranty is one year, I have 6 months left. Applecare can be added for an additional fee before the one year cut-off date.

Just do your homework, hopefully the seller will have good reputation/feedback in the online community, can share some photos, information and will spend sometime with you to demo it when meeting up. Excellent communication is important and goes a long way when making an awesome transaction.

Good luck!
 

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Ive bought 2 Imacs refurbed from apple.ca. i forget they are refurbed. They seem new when they arrived. I bought a used macbook (2007) off kijiji. The HD did go. I called apple, it was a known flaw. They replaced the 2.5 year old HD free.
 

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Where would you buy / sell a used Macbook pro?

I would like to upgrade to a newer model and have never been faced with the situation where 1.5 year old computer still has what I would consider significant value.

I can put a listing up on kijiji but I think I would hesitate to give my address to perfect strangers. Meeting in public is alright but then I worry about exchanging a fairly big amount of cash in public. Maybe I'm just paranoid!

How do folks here deal with getting rid of olderish / valuable electronics?

Thanks!
 

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What'll you give me for the 1999 Power MacG4 I just put in the garage to be taken away. Used until 6 months ago, upgraded CPU, maxed RAM at 1.5GB, card reader, DVD burner, etc.

Other than an original white MacBook from 2001 that had a faulty antenna (repaired under warranty) we have four laptops and my 2007 power Mac tower and have never had a failure.

Remarkable.

There's an online store out of KW I think that buys and sells used units. Don't recall the name tho.
 
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