For Sale MacBook Pro 15, 2.66 C2D, 9600gt, 8GB, 120GB SSD and/or 320GB HDD

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  1. samcs640

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    Hello!

    Up for sale is my trusty old MacBook Pro, moving it on after buying an Air on here after Christmas.

    It is a late 2008 model, but carries the same spec as the later 2009 models.

    The case is in great condition for its age (better than my 2011 MBA!), with an 8mm scratch on the top left corner, a very light 40mm surface scratch near the middle with a small indent next to it (less than 5mm across). The corners are a little scuffed (i.e. discoloured aluminium) but this is just due to carrying it around in a sleeve. The underside is scratched as expected for a machine of this age.

    The inside and screen are near immaculate, no scratches or dings, it has been well looked after.

    The internal specs are:


    • 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo
    • 9600GT 512mb discrete graphics card (or you can use the processor graphics when on the battery)
    • 8GB RAM
    • 120GB OCZ Agility 3 and/or 320GB HDD
    • OSX Mountain Lion
    • Removable battery (very handy!)


    The battery is in great shape, runs for around 3 hours with moderate usage. Coconut battery says 560 cycles with 89% designed capacity. There is a latch on the bottom that can be released to access the battery, something they should have continued with the later models!

    A really fast machine regardless of its age, the 8GB RAM allows it to keep up in every situation. The discreet graphics card is good enough to run older games at a decent frame rate (last game i played on it was COD MW2, handled it fine!). It was the model below the maxxed out spec at the time.

    This machine also has a HDD caddy in the superdrive slot, hence the option to have 2 hard drives above. I do also have the original superdrive somewhere but assume it's a 'freebie' as I can't promise it still works!

    I have the original box and charger for the machine.

    Prices:
    120GB SSD and 320GB HD - £550
    120GB SSD only - £530
    320GB HD only - £515

    All prices + postage or collection welcome :thumbsup:

    Location: Nottingham, NG7
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    Has it got the original discs?
     
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    Hi, Yes this includes the original appple 85W charger, box with matching serial number and (if memory serves me correctly) the install disks for OSX 10.5 and the manuals.

    Edit: The disc in the box is actually the 'software install' disc, presumably for iLife. No OS X install disc included.
     
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    Hi there

    I will offer £450 cash collected with the ssd and SuperDrive
     
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    Hi,
    Thanks for the offer. I'd like to leave it on here a little longer before accepting an offer that much lower than asking.
     
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    No problem my offer stands
     
  8. Qwert

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    Hi can you pm me the serial no please so,I can check the spec.

    Thanks
     
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    I'm interested at the right price - but have a few questions...

    - Have you owned it from new?
    - If not where did you buy it from?
    - Is this the Unibody version (late 2008) or not (Early 2008)?
    - What's your best price for it with the SSD only (and the free Superdrive!) - ie no HDD?
    - Can you include the original brackets etc to reinstall the Superdrive?
    - Can you PM me the Serial number so I can check the exact spec?
     
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    @Qwert - I have PM'd you the serial number

    @drb99
    - I've owned it since it was around 9 months old, I bought it from a business seller on eBay
    - Best price with only SSD is £535 delivered (please bear in mind the Superdrive may not work, admittedly I just slung it in a drawer!). I will include the HDD caddy too as I will have no use for it!
    - The Superdrive slots straight back in with a couple of screws (included), no bracket needed
    - Check PM's for the serial number :)


    Additional point: I have just noticed a hairline crack 20mm long on the left side of the 'hinge clutch cover'. I must stress this is only a cover, the hinges operate 100% perfectly, in fact it's the smoothest opening MacBook I've ever used (no stiffness, sticking, creaking like some). If this becomes a serious negative selling point I will buy a new hinge clutch cover and replace it! Pic to follow.

    Link to explain the part a bit better:
    Installing MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Right Clutch Hinge - Page 3 - iFixit
    (it's the black plastic part)
     

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    Thanks for the quick response. I'm definitely interested but the price is a bit rich for me, especially with a cracked part. If we can somehow get to somewhere under £500 I think we could be in business..
     
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    Yeah as expected the crack isn't great news for me! :laugh:
    It would cost me £15 to source a new one and 30 mins of my time so I wouldn't want to reduce the price too much because of it.

    It's early days too with this ad, i'd like to see what Qwert thinks first before making any decisions. The SSD cost me £75 and if I'm honest it's the bit I want to keep the most! Could set up a nice RAID0 with it in my desktop :D
     
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    No problem....what would be your best price without the SSD, ie with HDD and SuperDrive installed in their original locations...?

    Also, does it include the iLife discs that it originally came with?
     
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    Thanks I would be interested but am on a budget
    Not interested in the ssd as its just for the kids for schoolwork.
    Any offer would unfortunately be a bit below what's already been made so I think that pretty much counts me out now.
     
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    I'm still interested although now there is a crack that does reduce the value.
    I am prepared to offer £440 collected as it is...
     
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    @ drb99 sorry mate I must have missed the last email, no iLife I'm afraid, it would be a really old version anyway!

    Best price posted would be £490 with 320gb HDD and superdrive. Wouldn't be able to post til Tuesday either I'm afraid, for that price I will need to go with the cheaper courier option and I'll only be available all day Tuesday. royal mail will prob be £30 or something stupid!

    @ audimushroom sorry that's too low, as above the hinge cover only costs £15 to replace so I won't move the price down too much because of it
     
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    Quick bump on this, last day or so as it's free listing weekend at the bay!
     
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    Last bump, this is being archived tomorrow evening
     

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