BNIB Macbook pro - Sketchy?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by vorbb, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. vorbb macrumors member

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    Does this seem sketchy to you? It seems like an awfully good price, but it's tough to say. I'd hate to pass this up, but I also don't *really* wanna buy stolen property or anything.

    Price: $1,520

    "Brand new in box Macbook Pro 15-inch 2.66GHz
    Never opened!! Got it as a gift but don't need it.
    3 YEAR APPLE CARE WARRANTY!


    Some more spec.:

    2.66GHz Intel Core i7
    4MB shared
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    500GB Serial ATA; 5400 rpm
    512MB GDDR3
    15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1440-by-900 resolution
    One FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps), two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps), SD card slot"
     
  2. vorbb thread starter macrumors member

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    GDDR3 = graphics memory
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Oh... right. Well it's still a scam.
     
  4. vorbb thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, thanks.

    Anyone else?
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Considering that the retail price is $ 2199, I highly doubt this is a legit offer. Even if it was a gift, why cut the price by $600?
     
  6. PhelpsiPhan macrumors 6502

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    I agree, best to just wal away.

    Always remember the old saying, if it seems too good to be true, it most likely is....
     
  7. SDLSteve macrumors 6502

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    I agree with PhelpsPhan. You already have your doubts so the question is, will you risk $1500 to determine whether it is a scam or not.

    I personally would not take the risk. Get it on amazon and pay no tax or get a refurbished on apple's website if you want to save money.
     
  8. vorbb thread starter macrumors member

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    Thought you guys could use a laugh. I sent an email probing, and here was the response:

    "I'm actually in Toronto, ON now (relocated for work) but overnight shipping is included in the price, UPS or FedEx, and insurance/tracking is also included.

    If you use eBay I'd like to do it that way, so we're both protected and can exchange feedback later. You will be covered by $2000 buyer protection
    and get 90 days money back guarantee.

    I just need your name and eBay ID, once I set it up with eBay they'll confirm it with you and then we're good to go, even if you don't use eBay now I can set it up.

    It will be set up for WU payment which is instant so I can ship same day. My sister works for them and gets the fee back so I will cover the fee.

    Just go to http://www.westernunion.com/info/agentInquiryIntl.asp and find their agent close to you

    Let me know when you do that and I can send you all details and instructions."

    Funny how he relocated across the county in less then six hours after posting the ad. His email is pokas582@gmail.com, and he was selling the laptops for various prices on various Canadian sites, randing from $1200 to $1800.
     

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