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WTD: Macbook 13" £400.00

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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months agoFeedback:18 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
I'm after a well looked after 2009 model Macbook. Don't mind if it's black or white, so long as it is the polycarbonate unibody model :) with decent specs and a long battery life (preferably the full 7 hours on full charge.)

Not too worried about apple care, but if it comes with that would also be a bonus.

Can negotiate price as i have the funds, but also have extras to put in to make the deal sweeter perhaps?

Items i have to put in are:

- Xbox 360 (20GB) with 6 months Xbox live & wireless adapter. Official controller, headset & Assasin's Creed II, Red Dead Redemption, Left 4 Dead 2 (with additional purchased DLC). Also with downloaded games such as worms & castle crashers.

- iPod Touch 32GB (1st gen in great condition) - fully boxed, complete with extra cases and protectors.

Thanks again.
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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months agoFeedback:18 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
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#1
This has been posted and it looks pretty good :)
http://www.hotukdeals.com/for-sale-trade/fs-13-black-apple-macbook-core-duo-/735151

Edit: Oops minus the battery life!



Edited By: SecondNature08 on Aug 21, 2010 00:38: .
#2
Hey thanks secondnature :) good find. Will let you know how it goes. If you're a mac user could you answer me something - this is a 2006 model, will it differ tremendously from a 2009 model?

Thanks.
#3
No probs matey and to answer your question:
I have a second hand iBook (2005 model I think) and I won't lie to you, getting an older model increases the chance of the parts inside not conforming to the latest software releases but so far I've had no problems apart from one program I couldn't run because my graphics card was too old. In terms of actual running times mine's been brilliant and it's from 2005 so you shouldn't have any worries there, just make sure (with whatever you get) the RAM is upgraded as far as it can go :)
#4
SecondNature08
No probs matey and to answer your question:
I have a second hand iBook (2005 model I think) and I won't lie to you, getting an older model increases the chance of the parts inside not conforming to the latest software releases but so far I've had no problems apart from one program I couldn't run because my graphics card was too old. In terms of actual running times mine's been brilliant and it's from 2005 so you shouldn't have any worries there, just make sure (with whatever you get) the RAM is upgraded as far as it can go :)


Ah okay I see! Thank you so much for all the advice my friend :) one more question then i'll let you go to sleep haha - i'll be taking this to University for a TV Production course, so it'll need a lot of video editing and fast, smooth running. Do you think the machine you linked me to is ideal for that? Thanks.
#5
SecondNature08
No probs matey and to answer your question:
I have a second hand iBook (2005 model I think) and I won't lie to you, getting an older model increases the chance of the parts inside not conforming to the latest software releases but so far I've had no problems apart from one program I couldn't run because my graphics card was too old. In terms of actual running times mine's been brilliant and it's from 2005 so you shouldn't have any worries there, just make sure (with whatever you get) the RAM is upgraded as far as it can go :)


You won't have any problems at all with the 2006 model it's running Snow Leopard and is intel based so fully compatible with almost everything I can think of. The only reason i'm selling it is because I have another one (that's almost identical and no longer need both).

When I originally got it, it had an 80GB hard drive and 1 gb of ram these have now been upgraded to 250 GB hdd & 2GB of ram and it runs 100% sweet with Snow Leopard on it!

Let me know if any questions.

PS I'm also including the Full Snow Leopard disc (10.6.0).
#6
DVS_Dee
SecondNature08
No probs matey and to answer your question:
I have a second hand iBook (2005 model I think) and I won't lie to you, getting an older model increases the chance of the parts inside not conforming to the latest software releases but so far I've had no problems apart from one program I couldn't run because my graphics card was too old. In terms of actual running times mine's been brilliant and it's from 2005 so you shouldn't have any worries there, just make sure (with whatever you get) the RAM is upgraded as far as it can go :)


You won't have any problems at all with the 2006 model it's running Snow Leopard and is intel based so fully compatible with almost everything I can think of. The only reason i'm selling it is because I have another one (that's almost identical and no longer need both).

When I originally got it, it had an 80GB hard drive and 1 gb of ram these have now been upgraded to 250 GB hdd & 2GB of ram and it runs 100% sweet with Snow Leopard on it!

Let me know if any questions.

PS I'm also including the Full Snow Leopard disc (10.6.0).


This sounds very ideal! What sort of things will the mac come with? The magnetic charger and carry case or anything?

Thanks.
1 Like #7
Tricky question :D I don't wanna say yes and you then find out later it's not going to be good enough.
I've had a look at the apple site (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1651) and it seems that the RAM on the linked mac can be upgraded further (so if you were experiencing any lag whilst running any editing programs, that would be an almost certain solution), having said that the 2GB it comes with should run most heavy editing programs. The other thing to consider is the internal parts which can't be changed (such as the graphics card), I don't suppose you know the kind of programs you're gonna use throughout the year? If you do I'd have a look at the minimum system requirements for them and make sure that machine has them all (and hopefully more than minimum :)). I can't see any reason not to by that mac (especially one in such good condition) but if there's a specific program you're gonna want to use everyday and it doesn't meet the requirements, I'd feel awful for recommending it to you.
#8
Also, if you're worrying about the battery life, batteries are easy to replace and easy to come by online, normally around £40 (although I don't know for the macbook) :)

Edit: Just seen the other post and if it's intel based then it is indeed correct that it's compatible with almost everything, most games/programs need it as standard

Edited By: SecondNature08 on Aug 21, 2010 01:15: .
#9
SecondNature08
Also, if you're worrying about the battery life, batteries are easy to replace and easy to come by online, normally around £40 (although I don't know for the macbook) :)

Edit: Just seen the other post and if it's intel based then it is indeed correct that it's compatible with almost everything, most games/programs need it as standard


Oh that's fantastic! Alright :) thanks for all your help mate. It's helped me make up my mind! Cheers, you're a gem.
#10
DualShocker
DVS_Dee
SecondNature08
No probs matey and to answer your question:
I have a second hand iBook (2005 model I think) and I won't lie to you, getting an older model increases the chance of the parts inside not conforming to the latest software releases but so far I've had no problems apart from one program I couldn't run because my graphics card was too old. In terms of actual running times mine's been brilliant and it's from 2005 so you shouldn't have any worries there, just make sure (with whatever you get) the RAM is upgraded as far as it can go :)


You won't have any problems at all with the 2006 model it's running Snow Leopard and is intel based so fully compatible with almost everything I can think of. The only reason i'm selling it is because I have another one (that's almost identical and no longer need both).

When I originally got it, it had an 80GB hard drive and 1 gb of ram these have now been upgraded to 250 GB hdd & 2GB of ram and it runs 100% sweet with Snow Leopard on it!

Let me know if any questions.

PS I'm also including the Full Snow Leopard disc (10.6.0).


This sounds very ideal! What sort of things will the mac come with? The magnetic charger and carry case or anything?

Thanks.


It comes with a magsafe charger sorry no case.
#11
SecondNature08
Tricky question :D I don't wanna say yes and you then find out later it's not going to be good enough.
I've had a look at the apple site (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1651) and it seems that the RAM on the linked mac can be upgraded further (so if you were experiencing any lag whilst running any editing programs, that would be an almost certain solution), having said that the 2GB it comes with should run most heavy editing programs. The other thing to consider is the internal parts which can't be changed (such as the graphics card), I don't suppose you know the kind of programs you're gonna use throughout the year? If you do I'd have a look at the minimum system requirements for them and make sure that machine has them all (and hopefully more than minimum :)). I can't see any reason not to by that mac (especially one in such good condition) but if there's a specific program you're gonna want to use everyday and it doesn't meet the requirements, I'd feel awful for recommending it to you.


Good advice mate. I totally agree.
#12
Bump #1
#13
i have a macbook
purchased last day of 2009.
still has over 2 years apple care
comes with ms office 08 preinstalled.
was looking for £700.
Only marks are at the bottom but im sure they should go with a good clean everything else is in perfect working order, no problems.
purchased by me directly from apple.
#14
i have a macbook
purchased last day of 2009.
still has over 2 years apple care
comes with ms office 08 preinstalled.
was looking for £700.
Only marks are at the bottom but im sure they should go with a good clean everything else is in perfect working order, no problems.
purchased by me directly from apple.


Hi pal! Is this the latest line of Macbook's - i.e has the fibreglass trackpad that does the pinch and zoom technique?

Also, as a student I can get the Macbook for £729 directly from Apple, with a free £130 ipod touch. If i sold that, it would roughly mean i got the Macbook for £600.

Could offer you a sort of cheeky offer, unless you're after trades of any kind?
#15
depends what you have for trade
the ipod touch they offer have been flying off the shelves at morissons as posted on here for very cheap as its the old one.
I think mine is the 2009 model but the apple care is still there should anything go wrong in the future.
#16
bhara
depends what you have for trade
the ipod touch they offer have been flying off the shelves at morissons as posted on here for very cheap as its the old one.
I think mine is the 2009 model but the apple care is still there should anything go wrong in the future.


For trade, I have:

- Xbox 360 (20GB) with 6 months Xbox live & wireless adapter. Official controller, headset & Assasin's Creed II, Red Dead Redemption, Left 4 Dead 2 (with additional purchased DLC). Also with downloaded games such as worms & castle crashers.

- iPod Touch 32GB (1st gen in great condition) - fully boxed, complete with extra cases and protectors.


also can you give me some more specs on the laptop and some pics? What colour? How is the battery life? Does it have Microsoft Works & iLife? Does it come with the original box and all accesories etc?
#17
Sorry unfortunately those trades are not for me

2.26GHz intel core 2 Duo
2GB DDR3
running the latest version of mac osx
The battery is working fine and still holds charge.
If you want you can always get it replaced free of charge at the genius bar in any apple store
Comes pre installed with Ms Office 08 (word excel and powerpoint for mac)
Will come with everything apple normally give in original box.
Its white.
Has some markings at the bottom apart from that in fantastic condition no chips or cracks or dead pixels.
#18
bhara
Sorry unfortunately those trades are not for me

2.26GHz intel core 2 Duo
2GB DDR3
running the latest version of mac osx
The battery is working fine and still holds charge.
If you want you can always get it replaced free of charge at the genius bar in any apple store
Comes pre installed with Ms Office 08 (word excel and powerpoint for mac)
Will come with everything apple normally give in original box.
Its white.
Has some markings at the bottom apart from that in fantastic condition no chips or cracks or dead pixels.


Fair play that's good thankyou. I'd probably have to offer the going rate at the moment which is roughly £400, so i'm not sure where you'd stand on that.
#19
ill pass, thanks
#20
I have a white 13" macbook, bought in december 2008. it has snow leopard, 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD & 2.1 GHz core 2 duo. The battery lasts around 4- 5 hours of browsing internet. I am looking for £600 for it, but that is negotiable. Would take a netbook and less cash.

EDIT: Also comes in original box, with install disc & original adapter, and a grey skin case. There are a fair amount of scratches on the outside (lid & bottom) but the inside is very nice.

Edited By: hooray290 on Aug 22, 2010 18:32: added stuff
#21
hooray290
I have a white 13" macbook, bought in december 2008. it has snow leopard, 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD & 2.1 GHz core 2 duo. The battery lasts around 4- 5 hours of browsing internet. I am looking for £600 for it, but that is negotiable. Would take a netbook and less cash.

EDIT: Also comes in original box, with install disc & original adapter, and a grey skin case. There are a fair amount of scratches on the outside (lid & bottom) but the inside is very nice.


Hi there, once again - very enticing however i would like to know how bad these scratches are? Has it still got AppleCare on it?

Would you also consider a trade + cash for an ipod touch?
#22
Apple care Contract End Date: 30/11/2011 There are a lot of scratches, but they are all very small. What iOS does the ipod touch have? Does it run the newer games smoothly (Eg NFS or other graphically demanding games)? how much cash would you add to the touch for it?
#23
hooray290
Apple care Contract End Date: 30/11/2011 There are a lot of scratches, but they are all very small. What iOS does the ipod touch have? Does it run the newer games smoothly (Eg NFS or other graphically demanding games)? how much cash would you add to the touch for it?


Errm, i'm not too sure about the iPod's iOS. How would i find that out? It plays the majority of my games comfortably, although i've never purchased anything as graphically demanding as NFS.

I'd need to see a picture really of the lid before i could decide how much money to add on top; scratches on the bottom doesn't bother me in the slightest, but a great deal of scratches on the top would probably bug me after a while. Thanks for the good comms btw :)

Edited By: DualShocker on Aug 23, 2010 14:26: wording.
#24
Scratches come along very easily on apple macbooks (the white versisons)
#25
MarzBarz
Scratches come along very easily on apple macbooks (the white versisons)


How visable are they usually? If you rub your hand over the laptop lid are you able to feel them?
#26
Depends if there deep but in most cases no , they are only visable in reflective positions.
#27
Am at work at the moment, will describe when I get home and maybe take a picture or 2.
DualShocker
Thanks for the good comms btw :)
no worries. I am at work, what else is there to do :p
#28
hooray290
Am at work at the moment, will describe when I get home and maybe take a picture or 2.
DualShocker
Thanks for the good comms btw :)
no worries. I am at work, what else is there to do :p


Haha thanks pal :) i look forward to the pictures.
#29
Cannot get camera working (the wife dropped it oO ), could use iPhone camera, but it cannot really capture the scratches in all their glory... I will make a good effort at describing them for you. They are all quite small, and you cannot feel them when you run your hands over them. There are about 4-5 small marks on it that you can notice by touch, and they are about 3mm x 3mm each. I have also noticed a few marks on the inside now I have looked closer. There is a patch on the left of the keyboard where I usually have my hand for typing. It is about 6 cm long and 4mm wide. it is not a scratch, but that small patch is slightly off colour. There is a scratch on the bottom left that is about 10cm long, it is only noticable in a certain light. Sorry for the lack of pictures, I hope that helps.
#30
I have one Macbook Pro 13inch (mid 2009 version) bought on 25th June 2009 from John Lewis. I would want to sell it at £650 + postage.

Specs:

Processor: 2.26 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
OS: Mac OSX Snow Leopard (I upgraded to Snow Leopard and will include the disc as well)
Memory: 2GB 1067 MHz DDR3
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (I'm able to play Starcraft 2 on low settings)
Warranty: Valid until 25th June 2011 (John Lewis provided 2 years warranty)

It's been well taken care of. The only downside is that the palm rest area seemed to have discoloured slightly. As soon as I realised that, I've bought a palm rest protector to prevent it from getting worse.

Otherwise, it's in very good condition with no scratches on other parts of the body. There's a protector stuck at the bottom and corners as well. I've also got a top lid protector which I've not used it yet as my Macbook stays on my desk all the time and so there wasn't a need to stick it yet.

It comes boxed with all the accessories included.

Pictures are as follow:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/ed_siew/P1000116.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/ed_siew/P1000111.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/ed_siew/P1000114.jpg

Let me know your thoughts. Cheers.
#31
hooray290
Cannot get camera working (the wife dropped it oO ), could use iPhone camera, but it cannot really capture the scratches in all their glory... I will make a good effort at describing them for you. They are all quite small, and you cannot feel them when you run your hands over them. There are about 4-5 small marks on it that you can notice by touch, and they are about 3mm x 3mm each. I have also noticed a few marks on the inside now I have looked closer. There is a patch on the left of the keyboard where I usually have my hand for typing. It is about 6 cm long and 4mm wide. it is not a scratch, but that small patch is slightly off colour. There is a scratch on the bottom left that is about 10cm long, it is only noticable in a certain light. Sorry for the lack of pictures, I hope that helps.


Thanks for the honesty in detail - that amount of scratches and discolouring would probably frustrate me after a while, but I am very interested. It sounds perfect aside from the odd scratch and your comms have been smashing - how does something like £300 + the iPod touch and all the accesories sound? Let me know what you think.



Edited By: DualShocker on Aug 25, 2010 16:18: price edit.
#32
edz87
I have one Macbook Pro 13inch (mid 2009 version) bought on 25th June 2009 from John Lewis. I would want to sell it at £650 + postage.

Specs:

Processor: 2.26 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
OS: Mac OSX Snow Leopard (I upgraded to Snow Leopard and will include the disc as well)
Memory: 2GB 1067 MHz DDR3
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (I'm able to play Starcraft 2 on low settings)
Warranty: Valid until 25th June 2011 (John Lewis provided 2 years warranty)

It's been well taken care of. The only downside is that the palm rest area seemed to have discoloured slightly. As soon as I realised that, I've bought a palm rest protector to prevent it from getting worse.

Otherwise, it's in very good condition with no scratches on other parts of the body. There's a protector stuck at the bottom and corners as well. I've also got a top lid protector which I've not used it yet as my Macbook stays on my desk all the time and so there wasn't a need to stick it yet.

It comes boxed with all the accessories included.

Pictures are as follow:

Let me know your thoughts. Cheers.


Thanks for the offer mate and it does look like a smashing laptop, however £600 is quite out of my price range. Would you accept £350 + iPod Touch? Cheers.
#33
Bump :)
#34
DualShocker
edz87
I have one Macbook Pro 13inch (mid 2009 version) bought on 25th June 2009 from John Lewis. I would want to sell it at £650 + postage.

Specs:

Processor: 2.26 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
OS: Mac OSX Snow Leopard (I upgraded to Snow Leopard and will include the disc as well)
Memory: 2GB 1067 MHz DDR3
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (I'm able to play Starcraft 2 on low settings)
Warranty: Valid until 25th June 2011 (John Lewis provided 2 years warranty)

It's been well taken care of. The only downside is that the palm rest area seemed to have discoloured slightly. As soon as I realised that, I've bought a palm rest protector to prevent it from getting worse.

Otherwise, it's in very good condition with no scratches on other parts of the body. There's a protector stuck at the bottom and corners as well. I've also got a top lid protector which I've not used it yet as my Macbook stays on my desk all the time and so there wasn't a need to stick it yet.

It comes boxed with all the accessories included.

Pictures are as follow:

Let me know your thoughts. Cheers.


Thanks for the offer mate and it does look like a smashing laptop, however £600 is quite out of my price range. Would you accept £350 + iPod Touch? Cheers.


Thanks for the counter offer but not looking to lower my price by that amount. I got it for £900 just about a year ago and would rather keep it for that price.

Good luck in your search.

Cheers.
Ed
#35
Sorry, 1st gen Ipod touch is only worth just over £100, I would have been be looking for closer to £450 for a deal.
However, when the guy I bought it from heard I wanted to sell it, he offered to buy it back for the same as I gave him in december. I have taken that offer. Sorry to mess you about like that.
#36
DualShocker


Thanks for the offer mate and it does look like a smashing laptop, however £600 is quite out of my price range. Would you accept £350 + iPod Touch? Cheers.


Just thought I'd add this in. I've just spoken to John Lewis and apparently I can get the top case replace. As such, this Macbook Pro would look exactly like new with no marks on its palm rest area.

If this makes any difference, my sale price of £650 + postage is still on the table.

Cheers. ;)

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