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Re: Looking to purchase used Mac for software development

In my experience, spending a little extra on a system with applecare pays 
for itself.  I bought a used MB Pro for more than I wanted, but the mobo, 
dvd drive, power button, and something else all broke and were covered by 
Apple for FREEEE! :)


On Apr 7, 2013, at 6:04 PM, cpr@musetrap.com wrote:

> Thanks for the craigslist tips Michael. I'm not sure I can hit my price 
> point with a unit that still has applecare on it, but it would be nice.
> -cpr
> Quoting TripleOhNine <3x09@carlsonarts.com>:
>> I have had pretty good luck finding systems on Craigslist, but always 
>> do all of your business in a public place anonymously if you can.  
>> also, it's generally worth it if you can find a mac with some applecare 
>> warranty left on it in case something goes wrong.
>> Michael
>> On Apr 7, 2013, at 10:33 AM, cpr@musetrap.com wrote:
>>> Turns out my Mac Mini is toooo old to be useful for software 
>>> development (ie. I can't install the latest software on it). Does 
>>> anyone have a Mac (mini or otherwise) that they would like to part 
>>> with for $300 or less? It's only job is to be a development machine, 
>>> so the ability to use the latest os/xcode trumps performance. I'm 
>>> going to start looking on ebay/etc, but thought I would check here 
>>> first. :)
>>> peace
>>> -cpr