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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:03 PM   #1
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is this a good deal? macbook pro 17 eBay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...:X:RTQ:US:1123

It seems a bit fishy since the seller doesn't mention when apple care expires and doesn't really put forth a meaningful effort on the posting...thoughts?

don't want to buy stolen goods!
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:05 PM   #2
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Very lazy seller - price isn't that low. Purchased that exact same MBP with about 10 months AppleCare for 1025 off eBay. Mine came with a Samsung 830 256GB SSD - had scratches.
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I like the expansion ports it has, would like to know, where the seller copied that from:
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1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire 400), 1 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 2.0, DVI (Digital Video Interface), FireWire 800, HDMI, Mini-DVI, RJ-45 (NIC), VGA out
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I like the expansion ports it has, would like to know, where the seller copied that from:
Just the generic eBay auto fill info - which is almost always flawed.
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Just the generic eBay auto fill info - which is almost always flawed.
Then you are right with the laziness. Strange, that someone owning a Mac for two years does not make the effort to at least get to know the ports on that thing, but then again, I am driving lots of cars during the year and do not take the time to get to know them either. Lazy me.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:16 PM   #6
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I find it strange that someone wants to sell something - but does nothing to make it appealing.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:19 PM   #7
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I find it strange that someone wants to sell something - but does nothing to make it appealing.
lol, yeah that's why i thought it was shady...
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:21 PM   #8
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lol, yeah that's why i thought it was shady...
If you had more posts you can buy the exact MBP from me off the Marketplace here on MacRumors.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:32 PM   #9
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Battery will hold a charge.
Sounds like the battery is going to die. I would send this seller an eBay message to ask how many cycles this laptop has passed, and what is the % of the battery from Max capacity. If it's close to 80%, I would not purchase it since you would need to add $180 (pre taxes) to replace the battery.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:34 PM   #10
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thanks Moshe...

does anybody have any other questions i can ask the seller.

if anybody cares that is....i thought the pictures were to dim.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:36 PM   #11
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thanks Moshe...

does anybody have any other questions i can ask the seller.

if anybody cares that is....i thought the pictures were to dim.
Get Serial Number
Ask for more pics - screen shot of the battery info
Any damage / scratches / dents
Does it include Snow Leopard discs
Does it come with the original box


When you get serial number - check it here - https://selfsolve.apple.com/agreementWarrantyDynamic.do
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:42 PM   #12
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Thank-You very much Spink for the comprehensive list.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 10:12 AM   #13
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Thank-You very much Spink for the comprehensive list.
serial number does a lot of good thing.
Make sure the seller take a screen print of the serial number on the about my computer screen.
I was scammed once on buying a 2010 mbp 17" with seller sent a 2006 mbp with battery bulging, a piece of scam artist work at best, I end up getting refund from ebay, my loss was the return postage.
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