Always keeping a eye open on eBay for a bargain once again I have struck gold just like it happened with the late 2009 21.5" iMac which is now my daily machine maxed out to the hilt.
This time an early 2008 15" MacBook Pro with an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.50GHz PENRYN CPU sold as spares/repairs and its an easy fix. In great condition and for just £39.79 including postage. (Original Price $2499.00)
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/m ... specs.html
Repair and Install OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan to a Seagate SSHD.
I call that a good eBay search