By edwingo on Dec 27, 2007
Sold -- no longer available
Condition: Almost New. Same model currently sells for $2499 + tax from Apple. (You can check for yourself by going to the Apple Store.)
Shipping: local pickup preferred. I live in downtown Mountain View and work in Menlo Park, California.
Price: $1900 cash or check with valid ID. Credit card is $60 extra for transaction fee. Priced to sell so I can enjoy the rest of my break. :-)
- 15-inch MacBook Pro Notebook Part number: MA896LL/A
- Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz, 2GB, 160 GB disk, matte display
- Newly pre-installed with Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard"
- Comes with original box with all accessories, some unopened
Why am I selling it? There is nothing wrong with it. I purchased this in August 2007, before my company gave me with a new MacBook Pro to use instead. I've only used this one for a couple months and then it sat unused. I now have time to sell it because my company shuts down over the holidays. I've erased the hard disk and pre-installed Mac OS 10.5 Leopard on it so it will behave upon power up just like you bought it new from an Apple store with the "Welcome to Leopard" setup video.
I'm a software engineer living in Silicon Valley. This is an excellent development and home computing machine with a very nicely designed user interface. It is an x86-based CPU and so you can also use it to run other operating systems such as Windows, Linux, and Solaris simultaneously using virtualization software like Parallels or VMware Fusion, which is NOT included. I used to use a PC laptop running Windows XP before and I like this machine much better as do other engineers I know who have switched to MacBook Pros as their development machines.
I posted this on eBay originally, but then decided to try craigslist because I prefer a local pickup so I don't have to mail it. The pickup location is negotiable but I live in downtown Mountain View and work in Menlo Park in Silicon Valley. I checked comparable prices and set the price to be low so I could enjoy the rest of my break :-). If you are interested, leave me a comment and I will contact you. Thanks!