[Tfug] Shameless Parts Trafficking: MacBook Pro

Matt Jacob matt at mattjacob.com
Sat Jan 20 00:09:03 MST 2007

Hi again,

Just a [shameless] update on the status of this item: I haven't sold
it yet, but I've talked to several interested people. Here are answers
to some of the questions they've asked:

Q: How much did you pay for it?
A: I paid $2299 + tax = $2427 (educational discount). For everyone
else, this model would have been $2499 + tax.

Q: What are you asking for it?
A: $1700 (pretty firm).

Q: Why are you selling it?
A: Eller College at U of A is a Windows-only shop, and the prospect of
dual-booting for another 3 semesters doesn't sound appealing. It's
back to Windows for me. (I still run *nix servers, though; don't stone

Q: Do you have the original packaging?
A: Of course. :-) I have the original box, all accessories, and even
the receipt. Like I said, I'm very fastidious with my toys.

So, Apple is selling this model refurbished for $1549 + tax +
shipping, and they're going on eBay for more than $1700 + shipping.
Keep in mind that 'refurbished' indicates something was once broken,
and who knows what you're getting when you buy on eBay? Also, the
value of the sleeve case that I'm throwing in is $39 + shipping (from
sfbags.com---really nice stuff).

I'd be happy to answer any additional questions, post pictures, or
meet with you to show it off. Just let me know...



On 1/17/07, Matt Jacob <matt at mattjacob.com> wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> I'm looking to sell my 6-month-old MacBook Pro, and I wanted to give
> TFUG people the first shot at it before it hits the internets. It's
> still in like-new condition; there isn't a scratch on it, and
> everything works perfectly. It's mostly been used while plugged in, so
> the remaining battery capacity is far greater than that of most used
> laptops. Specs follow below.
> * 2 GHz Intel Core Duo
> * 1 GB DDR2 memory (667 MHz)
> * 100 GB SATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
> * 15" display at 1440 x 900 (not glossy)
> * SuperDrive (writes CDs and DVDs +/- RW)
> * 256 MB ATI Radeon X1600
> * Bluetooth, FireWire, USB 2.0, etc.
> * Custom-fitted case by WaterField Designs
> * OS X Tiger 10.4
> Like I said, it's in mint condition. Make me an offer off list. I'll
> have it with me at happy hour tomorrow night in case anyone wants to
> check it out.
> Matt

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