WOOOO HOOOO! Just got my Air!! And a super sweet deal too!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by hohohong, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. hohohong, Sep 28, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2011

    macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2007
    Thought I was gonna get the Air a month ago so I sold my Rev B Air for $700. But the seller ran out of stock so I gotta endure 1 month without computer, surviving on an iPad.

    Found another seller asking $1250 for a brand spanking new SEALED i7; fully loaded!

    Just picked it up 2 hours ago! I'm loving it!!!

    Edit: It’s 13”. And receipt is included too. I match the serial of the box, the bottom of the air and the software. And did warranty check. It’s good! I would have to pay over $1900 after tax. So more than 30% off for me.
  2. macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    Congrats! It's a beautiful piece of tech - enjoy!
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2008
    Long Beach, CA
    Is this an 11" or 13"? I bought a 13" i7 from the Apple store, so be weary about what you just bought. Can't see how ANYONE can offer the top of the line MBA for so cheap.

    Regardless, hope you enjoy the new MBA!:)
  4. macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2008
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2007
    Craigslist. I missed the Amazon deal, but this is even hotter!


    It’s 13” and it has receipt with matching serial number on the receipt!
  6. macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
  7. macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    You Across The Pond

    Have all the luck...my new MBA 256 with the USB SuperDrive was £1255.00 and that was with an £81.00 discount. We pay more, but lovin mine too!
  8. macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
    Thats was the exactly price & MBA i7 13' I saw on CL last month too! But it was sold! :( But the good news is he still have 2011 15' 2.3 High Resolution Anti-Glare for 1750 So I grab it!;) Congrats on you purchase!
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2007
    Congrat! That’s an awesome deal! The deals u r talking about are brand new sealed right?

    And my LED panel and SSD are samsung! I feel soooo lucky!! Gonna go get myself a lotto!
  10. macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2010
    You bought a $1700 MBA new in a sealed box for $1250? That would make me suspicious that I was buying a fenced item. I just saw on the show American Underworld how they buy stuff like this with stolen credit card numbers and underprice them on CL for a quick sale. The receipt isn't proof it was purchased legitimately.
  11. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2007
    Well, I had my MacBook pro stolen from me a few years ago. And I received that barely a week from Apple before it was stolen.

    So I called Apple to report the theft to give em my police case number and ask if they can stop any repair or report to police if my stolen MBP was brought in for service.

    But “SOL” is what I got back. They’re still gonna repair and unable to report to police.

    Ever since then, I buy new, sealed electronic from trading posts. This is my 2nd Mac after that incident. My previous Air has no problem with Apple care.

    Unless Apple change their theft policy, I will still continue buying from trading post.
  12. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2008
    Probably a stolen credit card. There is no legitimate reason it would be that cheap.
  13. macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2010
    What is a trading post? Leaving aside the ethical issue of buying stuff that you suspect is stolen the police could confiscate it. If you registered the computer in your name or linked it to an itunes account Apple will turn your personal info over to the police if they come asking. You could even be charged with a crime although that is highly unlikely.
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    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    "Super sweet deal" is an understatement. That's sweeter than candy!

  15. macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    So how can we avoid things like this on CL or Kijiji purchase?

  16. macrumors 65816


    Feb 10, 2003
    Buckeye Country, O-H

    First thing I did after i got my MBP, I installed Prey.
  17. macrumors 6502


    Dec 6, 2010
    ...on an island
    If it's new & sealed and within 14 days, the seller could get back 100%, so definitely suspicious if that's the case. After that, anything less than 15% is also suspect but maybe someone is desperate. I'm usually weary of all the "received as a gift" excuses for not having the receipt.

    I always check the seller's driver's license name against the name on the receipt and make a note of the appleid also. If for some reason that's missing, then I would ask the seller to produce the credit card and compare with the last four digits on the receipt. If the seller made a "cash purchase" without an id, I would walk away.
  18. macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2010
    Won't protect you, on that American Underworld show s01e02 that guy punched stolen CC numbers into a blank credit card using a machine and programmed the magnetic strip with the info. He also had (I assume) a fake ID in the same name as the one on the (fake) credit card. He walked into Best Buy and bought an iPad with the fake CC and had to show his ID at the register.
  19. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2010
    Athens, Greece
    That's a tv show...
    I believe when you buy something, it imediately checks with your card company, they don't just give you stuff without checking if the card is valid.
  20. macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2010
    The card is valid by all appearances and of course they don't give it to you if the charge gets denied. The point is the charge goes through and doesn't get disputed until the card holder figures it out days or weeks later and calls the CC company.
  21. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2007
    You think the police would care?? I tried that when I lost mine. Though they didn’t say it plainly, but they have lots of other things to worry about let alone trying to catch the thief.

    Unless there’s fatality involved, chances are, police do not care! End of story.

    I was super pissed when I was dealing with the police. I’ve lost faith in them. Hence, I’ve being buying new sealed electronics from Craigslist, kijiji, etc.

    And I also meet up in places where there’s surveillance camera. Just in case if the police wanna validate my story also for personal safety reason.
  22. macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
    Yup it was all Brand New Sealed! H:D
  23. macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2010
    My guess is that CC fraud is a more serious crime than simple theft so the police would give it more attention. If your MBA is stolen and Apple gives them your itunes or registration info that's a pretty solid lead to go on to at least recover the property. The difference with your MBP was probably that the police had no leads to go on.
  24. macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

    Nov 20, 2010
    ladner cdn
    -you had your macbook pro stolen...feels like crap
    -now you buy a air for way under value (more then likely stolen credit card purchase)

    em i missing something.
  25. macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
    Even out! :p

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