Want to find the best deal possible on a 2014 15-inch Retina Macbook Pro
I am looking through eBay (specifically "completed listings") and Craigslist, trying to find what the going rate is for this laptop. I am looking for something that is used or refurbished, but is still in excellent condition. I specifically don't want a 2015 MBP because, while I love the SSD speed, I hate the force touch, and far prefer the feel of the 2014 MBP.
I notice that the processors on these are a little different. Is there any kind of difference between the core i7 2.2 ghz vs core i7 2.5 ghz? I am also a bit iffy on the storage - 256 GB seems a little low, but maybe I can make it work, with an external usb drive. I suppose if the price difference is drastic enough, I can make 256 GB work. Also, the video card - How important is it to have discrete graphics? Lastly, Apple Care - I'm wondering if any of you guys would purchase something like this w/out Apple Care.
Almost forgot...Regarding Craigslist, I'm wondering if it's worth the risk. You basically have no protection when you're going this route. Would you guys consider this option?