2015 13" rMBP Pawnshop Question

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  1. jbuckner macrumors member

    jbuckner

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    Hi all, long time lurker first post in the MBP forums.

    I found a NIB 13" rMBP unopened at my local pawnshop. They have it for a really good price and I currently have it on hold. I know that the pawnshop here have a police database that lists stolen items, but I'm still leery of buying it from a pawnshop. Since it's unopened and in the original packaging, I'm VERY temped to pick it up. I've ran the SE# via Apple's site and nothing crazy jumps out.

    Are there any databases that list stolen Apple products to make sure I'm not going to end up with a stolen laptop?

    Thanks.....
     
  2. Spink10 Suspended

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    There is no list. Hopefully it's just someone that purchased it on credit and took the cash from the pawn shop and is destroying their credit. This is fairly common. I am not supporting this practice. Just letting you know what many people do.
     
  3. raqball macrumors 68000

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    You can call Apple and ask them about it.. Just explain the situation and give them the SN#..

    I'd also get something in writing from the Pawn Shop that says if there is an issue (lost / stolen) that you can return it for a refund..
     
  4. jbuckner thread starter macrumors member

    jbuckner

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    Thanks for the replys.

    @Spink10 That's wild about the credit stuff. Given the price that the pawnshop is selling it for, they didn't get much for it when it was pawned.

    @raqball I doubt I'd get any kind of guarantee from the pawnshop outside of the 30 day warranty/exchange for store credit. I think I'll give Apple a call and see if the SE# is flagged for any reason.

    Now all I need to do is figure out how to get AppleCare on it.

    Thanks
     
  5. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    I wouldn't worry about it being stolen.
     

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