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Old Dec 28, 2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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Buying a (Retina?) MBP off of kijiji

So I found an ad on kijiji, for a 2012 MBP (assuming this is a retina?)
He says he doesn't know anything about macs, and that's why he's selling it. But get this...it's only $850. Too good to be true? We'll find out

He said its a 15" i5 with 4GB of ram, but doesn't know anything else about it because he's technologically inclined.

Other than where the power button is located,how can I tell this is a 2012 model? We will be meeting at an Apple store to make sure it's legit and not stolen, I suppose I could ask these questions there, but I'd rather save time.

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Old Dec 28, 2012, 08:11 PM   #2
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Please help. I'm exchanging emails with him as I type this and I don't want to get scammed.

To answer any future questions: didn't specify if it's the June 2012 model or October (retina model)
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 08:16 PM   #3
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Please help. I'm exchanging emails with him as I type this and I don't want to get scammed.

To answer any future questions: didn't specify if it's the June 2012 model or October (retina model)
The June 15" is the Retina model. Ask him for the serial number. Use the EveryMac lookup to find which model it is.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 08:23 PM   #4
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The June 15" is the Retina model. Ask him for the serial number. Use the EveryMac lookup to find which model it is.
Ok, I misunderstood that.

Anyway, I asked to meet him at an Apple store and said I'm "so rude," and that he was gonna report me to kijiji "admin" for harrassment. Either way, I smelt trouble from this guy.

And assuming its stolen considering he wouldn't meet me at the Apple store.

Also, that escalated quickly
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 08:25 PM   #5
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Ok, I misunderstood that.

Anyway, I asked to meet him at an Apple store and said I'm "so rude," and that he was gonna report me to kijiji "admin" for harrassment. Either way, I smelt trouble from this guy.

Also assuming its stolen considering he wouldn't meet me at the Apple store.
Ouch. Probably stolen. I suggest you should be the one reporting things!
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 08:33 PM   #6
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Ouch. Probably stolen. I suggest you should be the one reporting things!
I was very skeptical from the beginning when he first said it was "2012" model but was 13 months old...figure that one out....
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So I found an ad on kijiji, for a 2012 MBP (assuming this is a retina?)
He said its a 15" i5 with 4GB of ram, but doesn't know anything else about it because he's technologically inclined.
There is no such thing as a 15" i5 MBP with 4GB RAM. So don't buy it.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 10:46 AM   #8
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I would definitely not pay 2000 for the old one, considering I paid $1800 a few months ago for a brand new, sealed rMBP off Kijiji. Best computer ever.
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There is no such thing as a 15" i5 MBP with 4GB RAM. So don't buy it.
There are, they're from 2010 rather than 2012 though.
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