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Cheap & Used Apple Macbook Pro Under $500

By Edited Mar 7, 2016 1 0

How to Find Cheap Macbook Pro Laptops for Sale Under 500 Dollars

Buying a brand new (latest) macbook pro will cost you easily $1200 and upwards (even for the cheaper 13 inch models) -- however if you shop smart, you can easily find and get a macbook pro, that in many cases works just as well for less than half the price. The following guide will help you find and buy a cheap Macbook Pro under $500 through exploring mainly two different online avenues -- this being said you have to expect it to be of course second hand and used somewhat (as well as generally being a 13.3 inch and 'older' model).

The first place I advise you to head over to... is Amazon -- where through a bit of filtering  -- selecting electronics, computer & accessories, laptops, set the price to be less than $500 and then operating system: Mac OS X. You will come across a whole range of mac-book pro laptops all priced at less than 500 dollars, and as stated-- they mostly are 13.3 inch models but will you will come across some 15.4 inch models too. You might even come across some refurbished mac book pros as well.

Apple MacBook Pro MB990LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop
Amazon Price: $2,866.28 Buy Now
(price as of Mar 7, 2016)

As you will see they are sold mostly through third party companies/individuals operating through Amazon to sell their mac book pros (you will see a link saying Available from these sellers when you are on the overview of a specific macbook pro laptop). So once you have found the ideal macbook pro model you like (have established the specs and details, making sure it matches to a macbook pro specs -- check apple & macbook forums etc.), make sure that the seller has a very positive rating 90%+ from numerous reviews and they should describe the condition it is in. 

They will usually state its condition and are usually is in either Acceptable, Good or Very Good (for Excellent your budget would have to be more around the $700 mark) -- as well some details letting you know of any possible defects (scratches, markings, scuffs, dents etc.) along with an array of photos of the macbook pro itself you are buying -- you will also have the option of contacting the seller to find out some more info. Such as how old is it? Covered by warranty? Additional specs? Operating System? (usually all this info is already provided though).

Apple MacBook Pro MB985LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop
Amazon Price: $1,799.00 Buy Now
(price as of Mar 7, 2016)
Also like here for example although the new price is very high, if you go to the overview page of this model you will see numerous third party sellers selling it under the 'used' or 'refurbished' category for under $500.

They will be usually very quick to respond (especially the more reputable companies). Then, once you have found the used mac book pro model and a good reputable buyer, you are pretty much good to buy. Remember, if you are unhappy with the product you received in anyway -- Amazon will back you and refund your money once you have sent it away to be returned. (One of the major reasons, I pretty much always buy 'through' Amazon, you can trust them).

The alternative avenue to take is through eBay & other reputable sorts of listing sales sites such as craigslist to go hunting for a quality yet inexpensive macbook. Here, you are even more likely to find a good deal, however at the same time you need to certainly keep your wits about you. You will come across a good few buy it now deals on ebay for macbooks for less than $500 (just search for macbook pro) & to be fair if they are from a top rated seller (who is experienced, offers 'hassle free' returns and sells them regularly) they are often a pretty good deal (the laptops have usually just been refurbished) -- just make triple, quadruple sure that what you are buying is indeed a mac book pro (the model you are after) and the seller is beyond reputable.

Moreover, if you have any questions, comments, concerns or after some more targeted 'advice' regarding buying a macbook pro under 500 dollars or generally speaking then please do not hesitate to make them in the comments section that you will find just below and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.

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