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Old Jul 17, 2013, 08:09 PM   #1
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Please help!! (2013) MBA on Craigslist, too good to be true?

I was looking to buy a MBA through craigslist and came across this deal. For a sealed 2013 MBA with, 256gb ssd, it is selling for $1050. He posted the serial number as a picture and i checked it out and looks clean on the apple serial checker website. What do you guys think of this? Sketchy, or not? Too cheap? Or just a good deal? any thoughts are appreciated, thanks!

Update: I went through with the deal, and it really was sealed. Saved me a lot of money! $1050 for a $1299 machine + tax. seems like craigslist does have some legit deals sometimes.

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Old Jul 17, 2013, 09:06 PM   #2
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That's one heck of a deal. Caution is required with dealings on craigslist.
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Old Jul 17, 2013, 09:48 PM   #3
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sealed? that price?

stolen? fake?

or.. it's a rich teenager selling his father's gift to buy weed.
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Old Jul 17, 2013, 09:52 PM   #4
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Call and tell the buyer you'll definitely buy but you want to open it before handing over cash because of all the brick in a box scams. If they're "legit", this shouldn't be a problem. This goes without saying, but make sure to meet in public place preferably with cops nearby.

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Old Jul 17, 2013, 10:34 PM   #5
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Call and tell the buyer you'll definitely buy but you want to open it before handing over cash because of all the brick in a box scams. If they're "legit", this shouldn't be a problem. This goes without saying, but make sure to meet in public place preferably with cops nearby.
Excellent advice, thanks for the tip!
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Old Jul 17, 2013, 11:00 PM   #6
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Excellent advice, thanks for the tip!
No problem. I have done a lot selling and buying from CL. The seller should be just as suspicious of you as you are of them. And if you get that weird feeling, just bail. Saving a couple hundred dollars is not worth your life or losing a grand. Good luck!

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Old Jul 18, 2013, 12:41 PM   #7
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I have sold stuff on craiglists and have yet to come across folks that give me the creeps. Not sure, definitely would call the seller to check if they sound legit. Often, I have even let buyers into my own home. Maybe some people are genuinely interested in buying/selling things?
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