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Topic # 213934 19-Apr-2017 16:43
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After an older macbook. Macbook pro preferred but will look at anything that runs el Capitan. It's for my son as a byod for school, we are currently borrowing a friend's 2008 one and works great for him but need his own one.

So if you have one,beaten up or whatever please let me know.




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  Reply # 1767552 19-Apr-2017 20:23
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see here

 

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/laptops/laptops/apple/auction-1305960988.htm




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  Reply # 1767693 20-Apr-2017 08:39
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Says for parts?




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  Reply # 1767705 20-Apr-2017 09:04
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I've got a 2006 or 2007 (will have to check) MacBook (black) that has been lying around for a couple of years. Not sure of condition now (I got a new battery for it a couple of years ago but then never used it!) but it definitely goes. Will have to check battery life etc. Was planning on upgrading the RAM and setting it up for use around the house but never got around to it. 

 

If you're not in a rush I can check it this weekend and let you know. I'm in Auckland. Thanks.




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  Reply # 1767792 20-Apr-2017 11:03
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Cool thanks mate, not in any real rush. Appreciate the response




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  Reply # 1768754 22-Apr-2017 10:10
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Weekend bump




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  Reply # 1768805 22-Apr-2017 12:15
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I have an old Unibody Macbook (not Pro) Late 2008 lying around. The battery is completely spent, so you're only going to get 5 minutes of use if it isn't plugged in at the wall, and the fan will spin up if you do anything at all on it, but it works about as well as you could hope for a laptop that old.


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  Reply # 1768848 22-Apr-2017 13:13
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My 2013 13" MacBook Pro with Retina will be needing a new home soon. Served me very well through uni and I just need one with a bigger display now. 
4GB RAM, 128GB SSD and 2.4GHz i5 CPU. Don't really want to list it on TradeMe because of crazy fees so if you're keen PM me. Comes with a hardshell case and I've never used it without so it's near on new looking. 




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  Reply # 1768854 22-Apr-2017 13:22
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Thanks for the reply tardtasticx. That sounds like a really nice laptop but I suspect out of my budget.




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  Reply # 1768860 22-Apr-2017 13:48
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I have an Apple MacBook Pro "Core i5" 2.3 13" Early 2011 which has been sitting around for a couple of years; West Auckland.

 

Condition not too bad:

 

  • Minor scratches / scuffs.
  • Minor dent on lid.
  • Missing 1x rubber pad on bottom + lid has a bit of play exactly like this one.
  • Charger cord has been "repaired" a few times, could use a new charger.
  • Currently has stock 4GB RAM (2x2GB DDR3 1333Mhz) and 320GB HDD.



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  Reply # 1768923 22-Apr-2017 14:37
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Will on you solutionz




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  Reply # 1768934 22-Apr-2017 15:01
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Meant to say have PMD you




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  Reply # 1769310 23-Apr-2017 18:56
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Bumping again. The above were just a bit out of our budget. Specifically the 2011 one. We are just after something cheap and well used




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  Reply # 1769438 23-Apr-2017 22:15
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There are definitely a few on TradeMe under the $300 mark that will run El Capitan:

 

Otherwise as I mentioned you could go the Hackentosh route with something like an HP ProBook 4530s for under $300 on TM.

 

 




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  Reply # 1769485 24-Apr-2017 08:12
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Hey thanks for those links, I'll hold out and see if someone here has one.




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  Reply # 1771870 28-Apr-2017 13:23
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Hi, I've got an early 2011 A1278 that you can have for $300. I pulled it out of storage & gave it a fresh Sierra install this morning. It's in better condition than I remember - a small dent on the left front of the chassis, otherwise looks fine. Spec is:

 

Processor - 2.3GHz i5

 

RAM - 4GB DDR2

 

Storage - 320GB

 

Graphics - Intel HD 3000 384MB 

 

I was thinking it'd fetch a bit more on Trademe, that'd take 7-10 days & viewers would ask "Reason for selling?" then Trademe would gouge me for fees & & &... So it might just be easier to do it this way.

 

You want it? Let me know.

 

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